UAE extends validity of expired visit visas for a month

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The grace period as announced by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) starts from Aug. 11. — WAM photo
The grace period as announced by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) starts from Aug. 11. — WAM photo

Saudi Gazette report

ABU DHABI — In another coronavirus relief measure, the United Arab Emirates on Monday granted an additional 30-day grace period to visitors whose visas expired after March 1 to regularize their status or exit the country without paying overstay fines.

The grace period as announced by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) starts from Aug. 11.

“The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), issued a decision to extend the deadline for holders of expired entry permits and visas from 11th August, 2020, for one month, to enable them to leave the country and exempt them from all resulting fines,” the authority said in a statement.

The authority’s decision is part of the national initiatives launched by the UAE and is in implementation of the UAE Cabinet’s related decisions and regulations of entry and residency of foreigners.

The ICA urged those eligible to leave the country within the set deadline, which will help facilitate their return to the UAE.


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