No more Visa Extension without Exiting the Country

No more Visa Extension without Exiting the Country

The UAE immigration department has come up with new rules regarding the extension of visas without exiting the country. Reports suggest that inside-country visa extensions are discontinued now, and applications for the same are getting rejected. The option which was introduced during the pandemic for humanitarian concerns has been taken off as the country is going back to normalcy. As of now, Dubai is an exception for extension, and the applications submitted in Dubai are showing an approval rate.

Visit Visa – Options available for an extension as of now are;

    • Those who have a visit visa issued in Dubai have the option to extend it without exiting the country.
    • If you have a visa from any other emirate, it is advised to exit the country and apply for a new permit
    • If you want to change your visa status, once it gets approved, exit the country and re-enter with the changed visa.
The new rule applies to all nationalities with immediate effect.