Coronavirus update: info for valid UAE residence visa holders
May 3, 2020
The current COVID-19 situation has led to many questions from our clients due to the visa and travel restrictions in the UAE. The UAE has suspended the entry of all valid visa holders who are currently out of the country.
What happens if you have a residence visa and are currently overseas and the duration of your stay abroad has crossed 180 days?
As things stand at present, people with a valid UAE residency visa and/or entry permit, who are in the country or those stranded abroad, will automatically have their visa or entry permit validity extended until December 31, 2020, if their visas expired after March 1, 2020.
We have been advised to inform our clients with a valid residency visa and who are currently not in the UAE, to register for Twajudi Resident services. The service is provided to register valid residence visa holders who are currently out of the countrysidents who are currently abroad can register for this service through MoFAIC’s website, thus facilitating communication with them in case of emergency. The service can be accessed through the main page of the Ministry's website, under Individuals Services, then click on “Tawajudi for residents”.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has established a round-the-clock helpline to help holders of valid residence permits abroad. You may also call 0097124965228 or 0097192083344 for more information.