Dubai: The UAE Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security has announced that holders of family and friend visit visas valid for 30, 60 or 90 days are entitled to a one-time extension of 30 days for a fee of Dh750.
Visa extension can be easily applied through the smart application “UAEICP”.
To be eligible for extended service, visitors must be in the country at the time of application and their passport must be valid for at least six months. Documents required for the extension include the original entry permit and a color personal photo that meets the approved criteria.
• AED 500 – issuance fee,
• AED 100 – application fee
• AED 100 – Smart Service Charge
• Dh50 – Insurance fee and insurance fee
Applications returned due to missing data or incomplete documentation will be rejected electronically after 30 days. After three such denials, the application will be permanently denied.
If rejected, only the issue fee and financial security (if any) will be refunded.
Refunds will be processed by credit card within six months from the date of application, or by check or bank transfer (for banks within the UAE) within a maximum of five years.
Federal authorities have streamlined the process of applying for visitor visas for relatives and friends abroad through a smart app, enhancing customer experience and catering to the needs of all types of expatriates and residents in the UAE.
The authorities set out a number of conditions for issuing visitor visas for relatives and friends, including proof of kinship and reasons for the visit. If the visitor is a foreign wife visiting her husband, who is a GCC citizen, she must have a valid residence permit in the country where her husband lives.