UAE Federal authorities recently reduced the visa overstay fine straight from Dh100 to Dh50 per day. This simply implies that travellers who visit the UAE and stay even after the validity of the visa are now supposed to pay a fine of Dh50 instead of Dh100 per day.
On the other hand, those who have residency permits will now be charged a fine of Dh50(which was earlier Dh25) for overstaying in the UAE per day. This new visa fine came into effect on October 3rd this year soon after the implementation of the New Entry and Residence visa regulation by the UAE Government.
Note: Prior to this, the fine for overstaying in the UAE was decided based on the type of expired visa.
According to the latest statement of the spokesperson from the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, it is understood that the new system of visa overstay fines of Dh50 is applicable for any type of visa violator. One can pay this overstay fine online through the authority website and smart application. Or, you can visit the happiness centre and make the payment.
Visa Overstay Fine
In case a visa renewal application is initiated and the documents are not uploaded within 30 days or the applicant upload incorrect documents more than three times, the application is most likely to be cancelled.
Now when you see the permit is cancelled or expired, the residents have the time of six months to change their status or leave the country. It is completely illegal to stay in the UAE after this and there's a high chance of getting arrested.
Earlier, there were no specific visas for tourists or for those who were willing to come to the UAE. They were asked to apply for 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day visit visas. These one, two or three-month entry permits are still active in the UAE but these are for people who want to visit UAE only to meet friends or relatives in this country. All entry visas are valid for one or more entries and these can be renewed for another 60 days.
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