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List of Residency and Foreign Affairs Centres (GDRFA) in Dubai

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has provided a list of centres operating under the residency department all over Dubai. Residents are suggested to visit these centres instead of rushing out at the Head Office. – Jebel Ali branch working hour’s 07:30-20:00 contact number 04-7075430 – Al Manar centre at Dubai […]

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300 typing centres in Dubai stopped from visa processing

300 typing centres in Dubai stopped from visa processing

More than 300 typing centres in Dubai were barred from processing residency visa applications after failing to adhere to certain conditions. Starting of November 1, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) stopped visa-related services at hundreds of typing centres and alternatively provided the facilities at the three Amer Centers. GDRFA […]

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Dubai typing centers adopt new visa system

As reported earlier, Dubai has launched a new visa system, called the UAE Vision System, which allows residents to apply and renew visas directly through typing centers without the need of visiting the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). One such typing center, the ID Card Centre, located in Deira, has launched 800 […]

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Dubai Visa System Updated: No need to visit GDRFA offices now

Dubai Visa System Updated: No need to visit GDRFA offices now

According to a recent announcement by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), residents can now carry out all visa and residency transactions without visiting GDRFA offices. Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Marri, Director General of GDRFA, said residents will not be required any more to visit the GDRFA headquarters or any of […]

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Dubai Police campaign to stop sex trafficking of housemaids

Dubai Police has launched a campaign to crack down on gangs forcing domestic workers into prostitution. It also promised that trafficked housemaids will not be prosecuted, in an attempt to encourage more to come forward and report the crimes. Housemaids are often recruited to the UAE with the promise of good jobs but then taken […]

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GDRFA will not accept photocopies of documents anymore

According to a recent announcement, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affair (GDRFA) will accept only the original documents for any transaction at the directorate. Those submitting visa applications or any transactions at the GDRFA are required to hand over the original copies of their identification documents, applications and any other documents required for […]

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No Residence Visas in Dubai without Health Insurance

No Residence Visas in Dubai without Health Insurance

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that no visas will be issued or renewed for workers whose employers have not paid for their insurance. The DHA said that it was working with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs to ensure that no work visas were issued to companies with more than 100 […]

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Bank Statement required to sponsor family in Dubai

Expats planning sponsor family in Dubai have to produce a bank statement of three months, along with other required documents, according to a new rule by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA). At least three months’ bank statements are required for those who have already been living here and want […]

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