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UAE Has Announced Important Updates For Visas And Entry Permits

New UAE Visa Changes 2023

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) in the UAE has revised a number of visas and entry permits under its smart services system.

UAE New Residence Visa Rules 2023

About 15 services and processes have been revised. One of the changes includes that a person’s residence visa will not be renewed if they stay outside the UAE for more than 6 months.

The ICA (Identity and Citizenship) has added additional options to cancel and change visa information for registered GCC nationals who do not hold Emirates ID. The changes also include services for extending a relative’s or friend’s visit visa for 30, 60, and 90 days for one or more visits and extending the visa’s pre-entry period.

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Also, people can now print visa and residence details under the smart service system. A ‘PRAN Number’ is assigned to the financial receipt to identify the applications. The system also disabled delegate services, facility funds services, and other related features and authentication mechanisms.

Persons with disabilities are not required to submit fingerprints during applications for issuance, renewal and replacement of passports. A service has been launched to issue a group family visa for tourism, medical treatment, and companion of the patient, with single and multiple entry options for 60 and 180 days.

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UAE Announces Major Visa Changes For All Nationalities

The UAE ICP reportedly said that rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.

The UAE Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) has launched a new service through its smart services, under which the validity of all types of visas issued to visitors has been extended to 60 days.

However, this service can be availed only once, a Gulf Today report said, citing ICP. “They can do this even before entering the country,” the ICP said.

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The visa extension fee is reportedly AED200 which includes AED100 for smart services, AED50 for application form and AED50 for authorization and electronic services offered to customers.

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New UAE Visa Reforms

For a visa extension, the applicant’s passport must be valid for less than three months, and must not be in the UAE for an entry permit, the ICP added. That the applicant may extend the period through the authority. Official website and its smart application UAE PASS or through username.

A confirmation email will be sent to the registered ID for visa extension, ICP said. Applicants can also approach customer happiness centers and ICP approved typing centers to avail the service.

If data in the application is found to be missing or incomplete, the application will be rejected electronically 30 days after it is returned, if the applicant does not complete the required details within this period.

“Furthermore, it will be rejected, if it is returned three times due to incomplete data or documents. Fees and financial guarantees (if any) are refundable in case of rejection of the application.” The report said.

Fees are refunded by credit card within a period not exceeding six months from the date of submission of the application, or by check or bank transfer to banks located within the country only through the procedures applicable for fee recovery. is returned. Not more than 5 years,” the ICP said, adding that the rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.