Now, individuals have the option to apply for entry permits through the official website, a smart application, the Dubai Now app, or authorized printing centers.
The UAE government is simplifying visa regulations by consolidating fines for visa overstays. The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security has established a standardized fine of Dh50 per day for residents, tourists, and visit visa holders who exceed their permitted stay, instead of the previous Dh100 per day.
This new policy aims to promote adherence to visa regulations and encourage individuals to renew their visas promptly. Officials strongly advise expatriates and tourists to visit the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship websites and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai to ensure a smoother visa application process.
Applicants can stay informed and prevent unnecessary delays or penalties by reviewing the service fees associated with different visa applications, such as issuance, extension, or cancellation.
Applicants now have multiple options to submit their requests for entry permits and visas, including using the official website, the authority's smart application, the Dubai Now app, and authorized printing centers.
For those who prefer a more traditional approach, visa applications, and entry permits can still be submitted at registered printing offices under the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, or accredited printing offices approved by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai.
Once approved, applicants will receive a confirmation message along with the original entry permit.
On October 3, 2022, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security introduced the rules and procedures of the New Visa Scheme for the UAE, coinciding with the official launch of the system.
News Source: Khaleej Times