UAE grants 30-day grace period to expired visit visa holders who don't exit by August 11

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Dubai - Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced on Twitter on Thursday.



By Saman Haziq

Published: Sat 18 Jul 2020, 9:09 PM

Last updated: Fri 31 Jul 2020, 9:59 AM

Visitors or tourists in the UAE whose visit visas expired after March 1 have until August 11 to leave the country, after which they will be given another 30-day grace period to either change their status or exit the country.
This was announced by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) on Twitter on Thursday.
Previously, the ICA stated that those with expired visit visas have one month to leave after July 12, however, in a revised statement on Thursday it said they will have another one month as grace period after August 11.
On its official Twitter handle, ICA tweeted:  "As per the last amendments, it has been decided to grant entry permits and visit visa holders inside the country, a period of one month (30 days) to leave the country. The grace period is renewable one time by the authority. After which, the entry permit or visit visa holder needs to exit the country."

The extension of the grace period would be done by the ICA.
Brigadier Khamis Al Kaabi, the official spokesman of ICA, had earlier said that those whose visit visa expired after March 1, 2020, will have one month to either change their status inside the country or leave by August 11. He also said that UAE residents with visas that expired after March 1, 2020 will have three months to renew their residency as of July 12. The advisory came after the recent UAE Cabinet decision that cancelled all previously issued resolutions related to the residency of expatriates and validity of visas, entry permits and ID cards. The automatic extension of expired visas and IDs until December this year was withdrawn.
saman@khaleejtimes.com


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