In an effort to provide some respite to Visit Visa holders, Ministry of Interior spokesperson on Sunday revealed that a visit visa holder would no longer need to leave the country to amend the status of their visa to residency permit. In fact, all visa holders can now modify the status of their entry permits while staying in the UAE.
According to spokesman of Naturalization, Residency and Ports department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Rashid Sultan Al Khadar: “Customers will now be able to amend the status of their entry permits electronically through a few quick and user-friendly steps”
However, visitors will now have to pay all the necessary fees in UAE besides updating their visa status. He also clarified that the visitors on one month visit visa will not be provided any extension and they can apply for another visa service once they leave the country.
How it helps?
According to the previous regulations, if a person on a residency status happens to find a job, they simply would have to leave the country in order to amend the residency status. The new rule has come as a sigh of respite to the visit visa holders who earlier wished to amend the terms of their entry permits. The rules also apply to the spouses of residents or any person who wants to amend the entry permit status.
The new regulations are better in many ways as they will also decrease the burden of traveling and other inconveniences being faced by the visa holders. In addition to this, customers will get faster services as from now they can modify or update the status of their permits at their places without wasting so much of time and efforts. These resolutions are applicable to the permits of any type.
According to a spokesperson of Ministry of Interior,” Customers will be able to amend the status of their entry permits electronically through a few quick and user-friendly steps”
He also added that the companies and visitors should submit their status renewal applications of their permits before they expire to avoid any violations. To avail the services, people are advised to refer to any immigration office or ports in the UAE.
Types of entry permits in UAE are Transit entry,30-day short visit visa,90-day long visit visa, Entry permits for medical treatment, Entry permits for study, Entry permits for exhibitions and conferences, Tourist visas, GCC resident entry permit, Work-related entry permit for 14 days, Work-related entry permit for 90 days and Work-related multiple-entry permit.