Announcing the procedures for amending the status of UAE visa holders and submitting a residence application
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship in the United Arab Emirates has announced procedures for amending the status of Emirates visa holders and submitting a residence application in the country.
Public announcement outlining the processes that visa-holders in the United Arab Emirates can follow to change their status or apply for residence, The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship in the United Arab Emirates has outlined the procedures that can be followed by individuals who possess an Emirates visa and wish to change their status or submit an application to reside in the country.
How to modify the status of visa holders and apply for residence
Application procedures for visa holders as well as applications for residency, The Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security makes available to foreign customers, through its smart channels, such as its website and its smart application, the service of amending the status of a sponsored visa. This service entails changing the status of the sponsored person's residence status from that of a visa holder to a new status and submitting a residence application within the country. In order to take advantage of the service at a cost of 650 dirhams, there are four prerequisites that must be met.
4 requirements to adjust the status of visa holders and apply for residency
There are four prerequisites that must be met before visa-holders can apply for residency and change their status, The authority explained the requirements for obtaining the service through its various digital channels as follows: "The sponsored person must be inside the country, and the visa whose status will be modified must still be valid, and there must not be a current request to amend or cancel the visa data, and the status of the sponsorship file must be effective." She also explained that customers can make requests for service procedures using a variety of channels, including the website www.icp.gov.ae and the UAEICP smart application. To use either of these channels, customers must first log in using their digital identity or their user name, then search for the service that is to be applied for, and finally fill out the application data wherever it is required. Pay any applicable service costs, apply for membership at one of the customer happiness centers, or sign up at one of the authorized typing offices.
Fees for adjusting the status of visa holders and applying for residence in the UAE
Costs associated with modifying the status of visa holders and submitting applications to become residents of the UAE, She went on to say that the application charge for the service of changing the status of a sponsored visa is 650 dirhams. This sum is comprised of 500 dirhams in application fees, 100 dirhams in smart services fees, 50 dirhams in electronic services fees, and 50 dirhams in fees for the federal authority.
Cases of refusal of a request to amend the status of visa holders and to apply for residence
Cases in which a request to change the status of visa holders and an application for residence were both denied, The Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security has confirmed that the application is rejected electronically after 30 days have passed if it is returned due to the presence of deficiencies in the data or lack of completion of the required documents. Additionally, the application is rejected if it is returned 3 times due to the presence of deficiencies in the data or lack of completion of the required documents. Both of these scenarios result in the application being rejected. In the event that the application is denied, the applicant will only be entitled to a refund of any applicable issuance fees and financial guarantees.