Good news for anyone who is panicking about their residency or visit visas expiring: the UAE Government has extended the validity for all expatriates in the country.
Brigadier General Khamis Al Kaabi, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship spokesperson, announced via Twitter that "residents whose visas expired in early March 2020 will receive an extension of their visas until end of December 2020.
This measure applies to both residents inside and outside the UAE.” The same rule applies for expired Emirates ID cards.
In a statement he wrote “we are working to coordinate these requests. The ICA affirms its absolute commitment to all segments of society, including citizens, residents and visitors.”
He added that they have been receiving a number of inquiries from visitors and residents who want to return to their families in their home countries under the present circumstances.
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