New UAE Visa system starting today (21st Oct)
Effective today, the following Visa rules are rolling out across UAE.
Visa for divorcees, widows
The one-year visa extension for this category of beneficiaries starts from the date of the divorce or death of the spouse. They won’t need a sponsor to apply for the visa, said Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi, acting director-general of foreigners affairs and ports, FAIC.
One-year visas will be given to students after Grade 12 or those who have completed their university studies. The visa is renewable for another year. Parents will need to deposit Dh5,000 to avail of the visa.
“Students should submit their attested academic certificates for high school or university and other supporting documents that show that they have studied in the UAE,” said Brig Al Rashidi.
Visit visa extension
Visit visa holders will be able to apply for 30-day extensions twice without having to leave the country. A Dh600 fee is applicable for each extension. Previously, visitors had to leave the UAE after the expiry of their three-month visit visas or one-month tourist visas.