Covid 19 and changes to current situation – FAQ
UPDATE July 16 2020:
Overstay Fines for Tourist Visa and Visit Visa:
As a visitor in Dubai, you may have many questions with regard to visa validity, labour card validity etc. in this post I will address few of the frequently asked questions and provide the solutions and answers.
#How can you currently renew my expired Tourist visa / Visit Visa?
All visit visas and Tourists visas are extended until December 31, 2020. There are no fines for any of the categories. The holders of visit visas of all kinds need to coordinate with the embassy of their countries to facilitate their departure.
#If you are a resident, how do you renew your residence visa if it expired after 1st of March 2020? Are there any fines imposed on expired residence permits?
Residence visa has been extended to all holders and there is no need for renewal in effect until the end of December 2020, with exemption from delay penalties.
#What about Emirates ID? Is Emirates ID renewal currently suspended for expired ID cards? Are there any fines in case of not renewing?
Emirates ID has been extended to all holders and there is no need for renewal in effect until the end of December 2020, with exemption from delay penalties.
#How much does the Corona virus test cost?
You can conduct corona virus test at the centers that were declared for a fee, except for elderly, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases, and people of determination.
# How can you renew my vehicle registration card? Is there a need to get my vehicle inspected?
You can renew your vehicle registration card (Mulkia ) through Ministry of Interior smart channels without the need to conduct a technical examination and pay violations, with the need to obtain valid vehicle insurance.
#How can you renew your driving license? Do I need to conduct an eye test?
Customer can renew driver’s license through Ministry of Interior smart channels without the need to conduct eye test to be valid for one year and in case of providing eye test, the license will be renewed for a period of 10 years.
#Which entity can provide support to people who has difficulties in paying housing rent (and aid in general)?
Customer can obtain social support through Ministry of Community Development smart channels, in accordance with the Social Security Law.
#What are marriage procedures at the moment? How to get officially married during Covid19?
Customer can request for marriage service through Ministry of Justice smart channels and its courts in the Emirate of Sharjah, Ajman,Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.
#What about UAE residents who are currently outside the country? How and when can they return to UAE?
Customer can visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website and register in “Residents Tawajudi” service, to request to return to the United Arab Emirates.