UAE: Your Step-by-Step Guide for Residency Renewal

Omar Abbas - | Business

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced adjustments to the residence and renewal fees, affecting both locals and foreign nationals residing in the country.

These changes, set to take effect in 2024, are significant for all residents.

In order to renew a resident permit in the United Arab Emirates, you must currently pay the following fees:

  • One-Year Resident Renewal: In order to extend a one-year resident visa, an AED 195 charge must be paid.
  • Two-Year Resident Renewal: To renew a two-year resident visa, pay AED 295 in fees.
  • Three-Year Resident Visa Renewal: AED 395 is the fee for extending a three-year resident visa.

The UAE is working to improve residency services and keep its reputation as a top location for foreigners, which includes these revised prices.

Required Documents for Residency Renewal

To renew their residency permits in the United Arab Emirates, residents need to provide a certain set of documents. The required records consist of:

  • A copy of the resident's passport that is now valid is called a valid passport.
  • Real Estate Transaction or Leasing Agreement: A notarized real estate transaction or leasing agreement attesting to the ownership transfer of real estate.
  • The health card that is currently valid.
  • Medical Examination Report: As part of the application procedure, a medical history report is provided.
  • Employment Contract: In the private sector, workers must have a current employment contract.
  • Pay Certificate: It is required for workers in the public sector to have a pay certificate.
  • copy of the sponsor's passport: This document needs to be sent in copy form.

These documents guarantee that all legal criteria are satisfied and that the resident status is appropriately maintained.

Online Renewal Process in Dubai

Renewing a residency permit online in Dubai is a straightforward process. The steps are as follows:

  • Visit the official website: Go to the official website of the UAE Ministry of Interior.
  • Log In: Enter your username and password to log in.
  • Select "Sponsored": Click on the "sponsored" option.
  • Choose the Sponsored Individual: Select the individual whose residency is being renewed from the list of options.
  • Initiate the Renewal: Proceed with the drive to renew the residency.
  • Follow Instructions: Carefully follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

The purpose of this online system is to streamline the renewal process for residents, increasing accessibility and efficiency.

Residents and foreign nationals living in the UAE must make sure they are informed about the latest legislation and adhere to it, especially with regard to residence and renewal costs. The UAE requires proper documentation and periodic renewals in order to preserve lawful residency status. Residents can guarantee a seamless and trouble-free renewal process by being aware of the new prices, necessary paperwork, and online renewal methods. These changes demonstrate the UAE's dedication to enhancing administrative procedures and assisting its multicultural resident population.

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