Can We Extend Visa In Dubai

If you are out of the country and would like to extend your visa due to unforeseen circumstances, Circle Visa Services LLC has a team of highly trained legal professionals to help you. 

Yes. Expat, who reside and work in Dubai can extend the Visa. However, they need to be in possession of a valid work permit (visa) from their employer. The employment contract alone is not a sufficient document to obtain visa extension. One can apply for visa extension online through UAE e-Visa or by directly visiting the immigration office, or registered Visa agent or by calling up Dubai Visa office and Immigration Department but to save time and efforts one should use the above 3 options which are simple, easy and user friendly.

Can We Extend Visa In Dubai

Every year, millions of visitors pass through Dubai International Airport. A growing number of these visitors are heading to Dubai not to simply explore the deserts and beaches, but to discover a new life.

Tourist visas through agencies and hotels

Licensed travel agents and hotels in the UAE can arrange a tourist visa for you provided you purchase the ticket through them and maintain hotel reservation with the specific hotel.

You can also contact travel agencies in your country for any tourist packages available to the UAE in collaboration with a local tour operator.

It is important to check the authenticity of travel agents you are dealing with and refrain from paying or sending copies of your official documents until after you are 100 per cent sure the tour operator is genuine. You can seek the help of the UAE embassy in your country for verification.

Note: The UAE embassies do not issue tourist visas. In order to get a tourist visa to the UAE, you need to get in touch with one of the UAE-based airlines, a tour agency or a hotel (where you intend to stay) in the UAE who will apply for visa on your behalf to the official visa-issuing authorities in the UAE.

Also learn about the provisions of a transit visa to the UAE.

Renewing or extending tourist visa

All types of visit and tourist visas can be extended for 30 days twice, upon applying for it and after successful approval by the relevant authority. This can be done without the need to leave the country.

Visitors and tourists can apply for the second renewal before the expiry of the first one against AED 600 each time of renewal.

Visa overstayers who do not renew, as above, will have to pay AED 100 fine for each day of their overstay, to be calculated from 10 days after the visa expiry.

However, the new rule for extension does not apply on the following categories:

  • visitors and tourists who are residents in GCC countries
  • residents accompanying GCC nationals
  • those on special entry permits
  • those on 96-hour permit for special missions.

Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM

Multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities

A new multiple entry tourist visa can now be issued for all nationalities, in a step that aims to facilitate the process for tourists and visitors. The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended for another 90 days.

For more information about the multiple entry tourist visa, please contact the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

Read related news coverage on WAM.

What is the validity of a tourist visa?

Depending on your plan, tourist visas to the UAE can be issued for 30 days or 90 days duration, single entry or multiple entry. Recently, the UAE facilitated a five-year visa which enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended for another 90 days.

Who can apply for your tourist visa?

Tourist visas through airlines

Each airline has some conditions, which must be met in order for your visa to be arranged by them. One of the conditions is flying with them. For more updated and specific information, check the following UAE-based airlines for visa types, facilities, terms and conditions:

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