UAE announces the new residency law for renewing residency and visas

zahraa ahmed - | Arab News

Expatriate travelers residing in the UAE are eligible for a variety of benefits from the UAE, which are provided by the relevant authorities in the UAE, and the UAE government has published the decisions of the executive regulations of the new UAE residency law.

Renewal of residence visa in the UAE

How to renew a residence visa After the expiration of the residence visa for non-UAE citizens, the sponsor must expedite its renewal for those under his sponsorship during the specified visa renewal period to avoid any penalties or legal consequences.

Duration of residence for foreigners residing in the UAE

The General Directorate of Residents and Foreigners (GDRFA) provides a 30-day grace period for legal residence in the UAE after the expiration of the residence visa.

Fine for not renewing residency in the UAE

According to the residence penalty system in the UAE, the penalty for staying in the country after the end of the grace period or not renewing the residence permit is: 25 dirhams per day for the first six months (180 days), 50 dirhams per day for the next six months, and 100 dirhams per day after a year. Or more.

Residence visa expiration in the UAE

According to the country's legislation, as the residence visa for foreigners expires, the ID card also expires and the initiative must be extended before applying for an extension of the residence permit, in accordance with the law

Renewing the residence visa before its expiry

If the client has reasons that require extending it before the expiration of the residence visa from one month to six months for a number of reasons, including travel reasons, health reasons, or others, he must obtain prior permission from the General Administration of Residence, and for foreigners in the emirate that issued the visa.

Types of residency in the UAE

According to the authority, the executive regulations for the entry and residence of foreigners in the country are characterized by the multiplicity of types of residency and the addition of new types that suit all categories of investors, entrepreneurs, brilliant talents, scholars, specialists, top students, graduates, pioneers of humanitarian work, the first line of defense, and skilled workers in all sectors. This is because the executive regulations are designed to accommodate all of these categories of individuals. They are domains.

The sources also mentioned that the burdens have been lessened, the procedures have been simplified, and new benefits have been added for residency holders. Additionally, there has been a separation between residency and the employer, which contributes to the improvement of the quality of life and makes the experience of living, working, and investing in the UAE a joyful and enjoyable one.

An integrated system and a new generation of residences

An integrated system and a new generation of residency with great benefits and facilities are included in the executive regulations, according to the sources. The purpose of these regulations is to attract investors, entrepreneurs, high-level skilled workers, and freelancers. The green residency, which is granted for a period of five years and is renewable, is the most prominent of these regulations.

It also contains flexible grace periods of up to six months following the expiration or cancellation of residence, as well as increased incentives for bringing family members who are already living in the nation. Green residency encompasses three distinct forms of residence: green residency for a skilled worker, green residency for self-employment, and green residency for an investment or partner. Each of these categories is referred to as "green residency." Within the context of a business endeavor.

Renewing residence permits in the UAE online

The procedure of renewing residence in Dubai online is a straightforward and convenient method that enables residents of Dubai to renew their residency from any location and at any time to suit their needs. By utilizing the online renewal service that is offered by the Dubai Immigration and Passports Department (GDRFA-Dubai), persons are able to submit applications for the renewal of their residency credentials and update their information in a simple and expedient manner.

Residents have the ability to submit applications and upload the necessary papers immediately through the dedicated web portal by utilizing the online service. The fees are paid online when the electronic form has been filled out and the appropriate papers have been submitted. Additionally, the status of the application can be monitored through the personal account.

Residents of the Emirates can reap numerous advantages by renewing their residency through the use of the Internet. These advantages include the reduction of the amount of time and effort that was spent traveling to government offices, as well as the acceleration of the application processing process, which contributes to the overall facilitation of residency procedures in the Emirates.

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