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Visit visas that expired after 1st March have been granted another month extension of the grace period thanks to The Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship in the UAE.

The announcement came yesterday 10th August, which was the initially announced deadline for these visit visa holders. The additional month grace period starts today, 11th August.

Grace Period Begins

The tweet which announced the grace period said:

“The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship extends the grace period for holders of expiring entry permits, starting from 11 / 8 / 2020 for a period of one month, with the aim of enabling them to leave the country with exemption from all fines during this period.”

This means that these visit visa holders will be able to leave the country without paying overstay fines, for a month starting 11th August.

Overstay fines for expired visit visa will apply thereafter. It costs Dh200 for the first day and then Dh100 for each day following that. 

Prior to this announcement authorities announced that holders of entry permits expiring before the 1st of March would have to leave the UAE by the 18th of August. To date, this remains unchanged.

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