As recently announced by the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, effective 3 October 2022, all newly issued and/or renewed visas will have a validity of 2 years maximum (previously up to 3 years).
The said visa validity change will apply to the following permit types:
- Investor visa
- Employee visa
- Dependent visa
Any ongoing 3-year visa applications currently in progress will be automatically converted to the 2-years’ validity, without the need to re-apply.
It is worth noting, however, that the expiration dates of all valid 3-year visas issued or renewed before 3 October 2022 will not be affected.
Please also note that the overstay immigration fine is now increased to AED 50 per day.
Please contact us for more info or any further clarifications.