Dubai: Holders of residence visas and visitor visas in Dubai are likely to face a hefty fine for not completing the relevant procedures on time. Denial of a visitor’s visa to the country after expiration and failure to renew the expired residence visa are subject to higher fines. It is very easy to check online whether there are any fines related to his visa. If they are not checked and ensured in a timely manner, huge financial losses can sometimes occur.
What is the grace period of visas?
UAE Emigration authorities have granted a grace period of one day prior to the introduction of the fine for expired visas. This is different for each visa. If you do not renew your visa, change your visa status, obtain a new visa or leave the country during this grace period, you will have to pay a fine. In the case of a residence visa, it can be renewed within 30 days of expiration. Tourist and visitor visas can stay in the country for up to 10 days without penalty. You will have to pay a fine for each day thereafter.
What is the penalty after the visa expires?
The penalty for entering the grace period after the expiration date is different for each visa. Tourist and visit visas carry the highest fines. The fine is 200 dirhams for the first day, 10 days after the expiration date. A fine of 100 dirhams will be levied for each subsequent day. A service fee of Dh100 will also be charged. The fine is valid from the 31st day of the residence visa. The first day after the grace period expires 125 dirhams and the subsequent days 25 dirhams each. But the fine is up to six months. After six months you will be fined 50 dirhams per day and after one year you will be fined 100 dirhams per day.
How do you know if there is a penalty?
Visas are issued by the Directorate General of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai. However, visas to other emirates are issued by the Federal Authority of Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security – or the ICP. However, it is possible to find out whether the visa is fine from any of them through the websites of both. The GDRFA website address is www.gdrfa.gov.ae. www.icp.gov.ae by ICP. Through any of these websites we know if there is any penalty related to visa and how much it is.
Open beta.smartservices.icp.gov.ae, the ICP Smart Service link and click on Public Services above to access the various services menu. Go down a little and you will see the box ‘Fines’. Click on it and enter the information and click on the submit button to get the information about the fine. If you know the penalty on the residence visa, select the file number and enter the visa number. The file number refers to the visa number stamped on the passport. After filling in the date of birth and captcha box, you can click on the search button to know the fines on that visa.
Penalty related to visit visa
Now if you want to know about the penalty related to the visit visa, instead of the file number option, select the Citizens of Certon Countries option. Then select the passport type (Ordinary and Diplomatic) and submit by giving the date of birth and country.
Penalties can be obtained by logging on to GDRFA’s website at www.gdrfa.gov.ae or by accessing https://www.gdrfad.gov.ae/en/fines-inquiry-service. If you have a residence visa, you have to choose the option of Resident and if you have a visit or tourist visa, you have to choose the option of Permit. Then click on the submit button to enter the emirate in which the visa was issued and the visa number, date of birth and gender. If there is no fine, a green popup message will appear on the screen.