How to Calculate Overstay Fine for UAE Visa?

Overstay fines apply to any foreigner on tourist/visit visa or residence visa.  The overstay fineOpens in a new tab. for both categories are different.

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?

Tourists and visit visa holders have a grace period of 10 days. Until the 10th day you can leave the country without paying any fines. If a tourist or a visitor overstays beyond the grace period, you will start to incur fines, that gradually increase as the overstay increases:

  • AED 200 for the first day of overstay
  • AED100 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 100 * 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 25 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 25 * 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?

You can settle your overstaying fines at any of the entry ports (airport, land border, sea ports), immigration offices, Amer offices and typing centres. 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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