VISA RULES UPDATES: Resident Visa Violators Get Extended Grace Period


The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has announced the extension of the grace period granted to residency violators for another three months, along with fine exemptions.

Major General Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi, Director General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports at ICA, said the grace period extension runs from August 18 to November 17 and includes all violators with resident visas expired before 1 March

He also highlighted that the initiative covers all kinds of violators of the entry and residency law and guaranteed that the violaters will not be banned from entering the UAE provided they leave the country before November 17.

Visa holders wishing to leave the UAE from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah airports must arrive 6 hours before the flight.

Meanwhile, those wishing to leave the country through Dubai Airport must visit the deportation centre at the Civil Aviation Security Centre near Terminal 2 48 hours before the flight

Also Read: Expired UAE Visit Visa Holders Have A One Month Grace Period

PSA: DHA is reminding all Dubai citizens and returning residents to treat wearing a face mask at all times as the NEW normal!

The UAE has been using police dogs as an additional defence against the novel coronavirus, thus you are still required to abide by travel regulations and guidelines to curb the spread of the virus, such as undergo a PCR-testing on arrival and wear a mask at all times.

If you’ve run out of disposable masks or are looking for quality reusable masks (to avoid being fined AED 3000) then check these out:

1. A pack of 50 three-layer disposable medical face masks for AED 14.95.

2. Advance reusable face mask, suitable for when you go running or cycling for AED 46.99.

3. Pack of 5 HypaShield Face Masks for AED 74.98.

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