Those in Dubai with expired UAE residency visas must renew by October 10 or get an overstay fine of AED 25 per day
7 October 2020| Last updated on 7 October 2020
If your UAE residency visa expired between March 1 and July 12, you must read this...
Earlier, the UAE Cabinet decided to cancel all resolutions about the automatic extension of visas.
As a result, expired residency visa-holders have until Saturday 10th October to either exit the UAE or renew their visas, according to a Khaleej Times article.
An overstay fine of AED 125 will be charged on the first say, followed by AED 25 per month will be applied starting next week.
If a residency visa was cancelled between March 1 and July 12, then as per usual, passport-holders will have a month to cancel their visa and apply for a new work visa in the country, or travel out of the UAE.
Travel agencies in Dubai pointed that those who are due for a visa renewal are mostly employees who were laid off. Many of the ones who lost their jobs have applied for tourist visas to look for jobs, while others felt safer to stay in the UAE amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
UAE health officials reported 1,061 new Coronavirus cases, 1,146 further recoveries and six deaths.
The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 100,794 since the outbreak reached the emirates.
90,556 have recovered since March.
435 people died due to Covid-related health complications.