Visa fees, Overstaying and Modifying
Cost of visas
The Ministry of Interior published a visa application fees list that includes the various types of entry permits and residency permits applicable across all the Northern Emirates and Abu Dhabi. It is important to note that the fees differ slightly in each emirate.
New / Renew Emirates Id 1 Year – Aed 250.00
New / Renew Emirates Id 1 Year – Aed 350.00
New / Renew Emirates Id 1 Year – Aed 450.00
New / Renew Emirates Id For Uae National 5 Year – Aed 250.00
New / Renew Emirates Id For Uae National 10 Year – Aed 350.00
New / Renew Emirates Id For Gcc – Aed 450.00
An additional fee of AED 100 applies in cases where the visa service is requested on an urgent basis. If you are applying for a visa online, you can check the time required to process the service card of the visa you have applied for.
Overstaying your visa
The validity of visas and the period within which the visitor should enter the UAE is based on the type of entry permit issued.
The validity permit for employment visas, visit visas, and tourist visas are 60 days from the issue date while the validity of entry permits for GCC residents is 30 days from the issue date. Different validity periods apply for the various entry visas and work permits.
Tourists and visit visa holders overstaying their visas have a period of grace of 10 days. If a tourist or a visitor overstays beyond the extended period, he will be fined with
- AED 200 for the first day of overstay
- AED100 each consecutive day
- AED 100, as service fees.
UAE residents overstaying their visas have a 30 days grace period after visa expiry. This is given to either amend their status and get another residence visa or leave the country. Fines do not apply during the grace period.
However, If they overstay after the grace period, they 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
Modifying your visa status
Under Ministerial Resolution No. 377 of 2014, People who hold all of the visas can modify the status of their entry while staying in the country if they intend to convert it into a residency visa. Modifying your visa status into a residency visa means that after meeting the required rules and conditions, payment of the AED 550 fee has to be made in lieu of leave. However, the applicant is mandated to do this before the expiry of his current visa to avoid any penalties.