UAE further extends grace period for overstaying residents
- Violators will not be banned from re-entering the UAE if they decide to leave the country
DUBAI: The UAE has extended the grace period for expired visa holders in the country, giving them three more months to fix their documents or leave without paying fines.
“The grace period extension runs from August 18 to November 17 and includes all violators with visas expired before March 1,” said Major General Saeed Rakan al- Rashidi, Director General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.
He said the violators will not be banned from re-entering the UAE if they decide to leave the country.
For those whose visas expired after March 1, the UAE said they have until September to leave the country without paying overstay fees.