If your UAE visa expired while you're still in the country, you are required to pay a total fine based on how long you've overstayed
23 June 2022| Last updated on 4 July 2022
Find out how much your UAE visa overstay fine is with our quick guide.
As guests of this country, visitors and residents in the UAE must follow the local rules and laws. Part of these rules are the overstay fines, which have been set up for the benefit of the public, and to ensure the people's safety and security.
If you find yourself staying beyond your tourist visa or residency visa's expiry date, our guide on checking your overstay fines is here to help.
Here is how to check your UAE visa overstay fines online and where you can settle them before leaving the country or renewing your visa.
Editor's note: All information in this article comes from the official GDRFAD and ICP websites.
What happens if I overstay beyond my UAE visa's expiry date?
Overstaying on a UAE tourist or visit visa
Those who have entered the UAE on a tourist or visit visa have a grace period of 10 days after the date of its expiry.
If a visitor overstays beyond the grace period, he or she will receive a fine based on the number of days of overstay.
How much is the fine for overstaying my UAE tourist or visit visa?
- AED 200 for the first day of overstay
- AED 100 for each consecutive day
- Additional AED 100 for service fees
Overstaying on a UAE residency visa
Those who overstay their expired UAE residency visas will have 30 days' grace period after the date of visa expiry. They will either have to amend their status and apply for another residency visa, or leave the country.
If your residency visa has been cancelled, you will also be granted a grace period of 30 days from the date of cancellation. If you overstay beyond the grace period, you will also be fined. Expats with cancelled UAE residency visas must change their status, get a tourist visa, or exit the country before the grace period passes to avoid overstay fines.
How much is the fine for overstaying my UAE residency visa?
- AED 125 for the first day of overstay
- AED 25 for each subsequent day
- AED 50 per day after six months of overstaying
- AED 100 per day after one year of overstaying
Will I get jail time for overstaying my UAE visa?
No, overstaying your UAE visa will not result in being arrested and placed in jail, nor will it lead to deportation or being banned from re-entering the country again in the future.
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The only consequence of overstaying your UAE visa is incurring a fine based on the total number of days you stay beyond the grace period.
How to check UAE visa overstay fines online?
Where to check your overstay fines in Dubai:
You can check your UAE visa overstay fines online in Dubai through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFAD) website. Simply visit the Fines Inquiry Service page, here and fill in the form.
Where to check your overstay fines in other emirates:
If your visa was issued in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, or Umm Al Quwain, you can check your UAE visa overstay fines online through the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship website (ICP), here.
Where can I pay my UAE visa overstay fines?
You can settle your UAE visa overstay fines at the immigration offices, country entry ports (airports, land borders, or sea ports), Amer offices, and typing centres.