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UAE Extends Deadline for Expired Visas

UAE Extends Deadline for Expired Visas - Coming Soon in UAE
24 November 2020
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UAE government confirms reinstating deadline to December 31 for visa expired before March 1.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announces a new deadline of December 31, 2020, for those people whose visas expired before March 1, 2020. Previously, UAE already extended the grace period for visa overstay violations, but that decision was revoked, stating the deadline of July 12.

 

Now, the Major General Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi, Director General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports at Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) confirmed that the deadline has been extended, giving holders of expired visas and Emirates ID until December 31 to leave the country. They will be exempted from all fines provided they leave the country before the deadline.

People who have a visa that expired before March 1 and still haven’t left the country are granted a chance to do so before the end of the year without facing any fines. This decision includes people on a visit, tourist, or residence visas who haven’t changed their visa status yet in the wake of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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