How Can You Change Visa Designation on Your UAE Residence Visa?

You can use an interactive website provided by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai (gdrfa.gov.ae) to change visa designation on your residency visa information if you have recently changed professions. Amer centres in Dubai also offer the service.

An employee working in a mainland company must amend his or her records with MOHRE before changing the job title. For a mainland company, the process involves changing the visa sticker with the immigration authority. On the other hand, in the case of a free zone, the change of visa sticker is simple and requires the free zone authority to do so.

Is It Possible To Change Visa designation on your UAE Residence Visa?

Yes it is possible to change visa designation on your UAE Residence Visa provided applicant meets the standards for the new visa.


Can You change your designation on Emirates ID?

According to Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Ports Security (ICP), if a person’s Emirates ID card information changes, he or she must notify the competent department of ICP within one month of the change.


Steps to be followed in change visa designation on your UAE Residence Visa:

Here are the simple steps to change visa designation on your UAE Residence Visa through online:

1. Visit gdrfa.gov.ae and log in using your UAE Pass accountOpens in a new tab..

2. Under ‘Residency services’ select ‘Data Amendment for Residency Visa’.

3. Tap on ‘start service’ and enter your personal details and attach documents supporting the information change request. For example, if you are applying for a change in the listed profession, provide the documents from Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation or any other relevant authority to support your request.

4. Make the payment – the total cost of the service is Dh260.

5. Submit the application.

The service cost includes the courier charges, which ensure that your passport is delivered back to you once the changes have been made to your visa.

You can also apply for the service through an Amer centre.


What are the consequences of a different job title on your visa?

Having a different job title on your visa than your current position can cause problems when travelling across the GCC. Even if you travel internationally for a work trip, business visa applications may encounter difficulties due to the disparity. To avoid issues it is advisable to use the same job title on your passport and visa application.

Also, there are chances that individuals may encounter difficulties when applying for a bank loan.


Deena

Human Resource professional and writer.

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