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UAE Announces Reduction in Visa Overstay Fines: Dh50 from Dh100



The UAE government has introduced a unified fine system for visa overstays. Effective immediately, those who exceed their visa duration—be it residents, tourists, or visit visa holders—will be fined Dh50 per day, a reduction from the previous Dh100.


This revision, instituted by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, is part of a broader effort to ensure better adherence to visa regulations and motivate timely renewals.


To facilitate an efficient visa process, officials recommend that expatriates and tourists access the websites of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai. By staying updated on visa application fees—including those for issuance, extension, or cancellation—applicants can prevent unnecessary setbacks and penalties.


Moreover, visa applications and entry permits have been made even more accessible. Applicants can now use the official website, the authority's smart application, the Dubai Now app, and authorized printing centres to submit their requests. Those inclined towards traditional methods can still apply at registered printing offices affiliated with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship or those approved by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai.


Upon successful application, individuals will be sent a confirmation message accompanied by the original entry permit.


It's noteworthy that these enhancements follow the introduction of the New Visa Scheme for the UAE on October 3, 2022, which was launched to modernize and simplify the visa application and approval process in the country.

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