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UAE visit visa extension can be done only once, for 30 days only

Abu Dhabi: The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) has said that the extension of visit visas to the UAE will be only once, for a period of 30 days only, in exchange for a fee of 750 dirhams.

An official source confirmed to Gulf News that holders of a visa to visit a family member or friend in the UAE, whether for 30, 60 or 90 days, for one or multiple trips, now have the right to extend it for a 30 day period. only, paying a fee of 750 dirhams. The source said the decision to extend a single-visit visa for only 30 days was issued several weeks ago and is being implemented in accordance with a decision issued by the UAE Cabinet.

The authority allows visiting foreigners the possibility of extending the visa according to the specified period (30 days and only once), through smart channels through the “UAEICP” smart application.

The source indicated that the documents required to benefit from the service include the original entry permit and a personal color photograph.

Approved standards

According to the authority, the extension of the visa requires the presence of the sponsored person within the country, and the validity of the passport at the time of submitting the service request must not be less than six months, and the value of the visa fees to visit a family member or friend for a period of 30 days and one time is 750 dirhams, which includes 500 dirhams of issuance fee and 100 dirhams for the application, 100 dirhams of intelligent services fee and 50 dirhams of insurance and authority rate.

The authority has indicated on its website that there are several conditions for the issuance of a visa to visit a family member or friend, including that the visitor be a family member or friend of a citizen or foreigner residing in the country in accordance with the provisions that determine the authority. , attaching proof of relationship and justifications for the visit, and complying with the financial guarantee determined according to the object.

The authority said that once the service of issuing a visit visa for a family member or friend is chosen through the application according to its duration, all the data of the person staying in the country automatically appears, and you only have to complete the form . steps to apply and enter the identification details of the sponsored person benefiting from the service, then attach the required documents and pay the prescribed fees for the issuance of the visa.

The authority added that the application will be rejected electronically after 30 days if the application is returned due to data deficiencies or failure to complete the required documents. The application will also be rejected if it is returned three times due to data deficiencies or failure to complete the required documents.

The authority noted that fees are refunded by credit card within a period of no more than six months from the date of submission of the application, or are refunded through the procedures used to recover fees by check or bank transfer – for banks located within the country. only, and in a period not exceeding five years.

The authority allows people residing in the UAE the ability to self-apply for issuance of a visit visa for a relative or friend of foreigners abroad through a smart application with simplified and seamless steps, which improves the experience of electronic services provided to customers, and meets the future needs of all categories of foreigners and residents of the country.

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