How to Calculate Overstay Fines in UAE: Tourist, Visit, and Residence Visas

Calculate Overstay Fine for UAE Visa:

Overstay fines apply to any foreigner on tourist/visit visa or residence visa.  The overstay fine for both categories are different.

In a recent development, the grace period for visit visas issued in Dubai has been eliminated, according to information provided by travel agents. Previously, visitors on visit visas in Dubai were granted a 10-day grace period after the visa’s expiration to exit the country. However, starting from May 15, 2023, this grace period no longer applies, and visitors must now leave the country before their visas expire to avoid overstay fines.

The duration of stay for visit visas, which can be either 30 days or 60 days depending on the type of visa, is now strictly enforced from the date of entry. Fines for overstaying are calculated immediately after the visa expires.

Previously, the grace period was automatically added to the visa’s duration upon entry into the country. However, this grace period is no longer included, and visitors must depart before the visa’s last day. Travel agents now advise visitors to be aware of their visa’s validity and ensure timely departure to avoid penalties.

Here is the simple calculator to check your overstay fine for visit/tourist or residence visa.

How to calculate overstay fine for UAE visit or tourist visa?

If a tourist or a visitor overstays beyond the expiry of the visa period, you will start to incur fines, that gradually increase as the overstay increases:

  • AED 200 for the first day of overstay
  • AED 50 each consecutive day
  • AED 100, as service fees.

Total Fine for overstaying on visit visa or tourist visa= AED 200 for the first day + AED 50 * consequent days of overstay + AED 100 service fee

How to calculate overstay fine for UAE residence visa?

In the case if you are on a UAE residence visa or on employment visa and your visa is cancelled or expired you have 30 days’ grace period after visa expiry or cancellation to either amend their status and get another residence visa or leave the country. During the grace period of 30 days you will not incur any fines.

If you overstay after the grace period, you will be fined with

  • AED 125 for the first day
  • AED 50 for each subsequent day.
  • AED 50 per day after six months of overstaying
  • AED 100 per day after one year of overstaying

Total Fine for overstaying on residence visa= AED 125 for the first day + AED 50 * number of days up to six months + AED 50 * number of days from six months to a year + AED 100 * consequent days.

Where can you pay the overstay visa fine?

In the past, travel agents were responsible for reporting overstayers and facing penalties on their behalf. However, under the new regulations, visitors will have to pay fines themselves before leaving the country. Overstaying a visit visa is considered a serious offense and can result in travelers being stopped at immigration counters in airports.

Overstay fines for each day of exceeding the visa’s validity period are set at Dh50, along with additional charges and exit permits.

Visitors who have overstayed their visas can pay the fines online through the Federal Authority For Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security website before heading to the airport. Alternatively, they can pay the fines in person at the airport’s immigration counter.

It is crucial for visitors to stay informed about their visa’s expiry date and ensure they depart the country before the visa expires to avoid any complications or penalties.

You can also pay the fine through online services : in a new tab..

In order to avoid fines you may please visit the UAE immigration’s file validity checking systemsOpens in a new tab. to confirm your last day of stay after you have entered the country and arrange your travel accordingly.

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