Citizens of countries exempt from pre-entry visa to pay for renewal
Abu Dhabi: Citizens of countries exempt from UAE pre-entry visas will now have to pay to renew their visas, according to a new visa fee structure that took effect from August 1.
Under the new system, citizens of 45 countries, including 28 EU countries, Australia, Canada and the United States, will get a 30-day visit visa free of charge, but its renewal for one more month will cost Dh600.
An extension of the visa will entitle visitors to stay in the country for up to 90 days from the entry date.
The visa renewal fee will be waived in the event visitors have been invited by UAE ministries, federal or local departments.
The new measures include study, medical treatment and business visas as well as a visa for people sharing a border with the UAE, such as those living in Buraimi and have business in Al Ain and people who have landed in the UAE in a state of urgency such as a flawed aircraft or medical emergency, said Brigadier Rashid Sultan Al Khadr, Director of Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Interior.