New UAE Visa Rules to benefit transit passengers, job seekers

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UAE authorities have decided to update Visa rules that will greatly benefit job seekers and transit passengers.

New UAE Visa Rules

Free UAE Visa for transit passengers

Free 48 hours Transit visa

  • Transit passengers will be exempted from entry fees for the first 48 hours.
  • Transit visa can be extended for up to 96 hours for a fee of only Dh50.
  • Obtaining transit visa will be facilitated by a number of express counter at the passport-control hall across UAE airports.

Visa status update without leaving UAE

Visa for overstayed job seekers

  • A new 6-month visa will be introduced for job seekers who overstayed their visa but wish to work in the country.
  • Individuals who entered the UAE illegally will have the chance to leave voluntarily with a “no entry” stamp for two years given that they provide a valid return ticket.
  • Individuals wishing to adjust or renew their visa can now do so for a fee without having to leave and re-enter the country. This was previously available for the Free Zone visa holders.

no labor guarantee UAE work visa

No More 3,000 AED guarantee for Labor Visas

  • A new insurance scheme for workers’ guarantees has been introduced. The previous mandatory deposit of Dh3,000 per worker is now replaced by a new insurance scheme that cost only Dh60 annually per worker.


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