Sunday, 30 March 2014

Dubai Health card benefits


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Dubai Health Card is a good asset for you; if you are living in Dubai and work for a private company. The Dubai Health Card is issued to people living in Dubai who has a valid residence visa.

Dubai as a transit hub for many continents consider health requirements very seriously especially because of the workforce coming from various parts of Africa and Asia.

Health card is a must for you if you want medical treatment in government hospitals and medical centres. This is an additional item apart from the normal mandatory medical fitness test which is used to check for communicable diseases.

Dubai Health Card is very easy to obtain and helps your stay in Dubai. The Dubai Health Card works as a basic insurance that cover your expenses for emergency operations in the governmental hospitals of Dubai. The Dubai Health Card is issued by DHA and medical services are available in government hospitals and medical centres.

The card can obtained from one of the governmental hospitals, such as the
Latheefa hospital, Rashid Hospital or it can be get through online website of Dubai Health Authority.


Documents Required

1. Valid passport copy
2. Valid residence visa copy
3. Tenancy contract copy
4. Original passport or emirates id for verification of identity.
5. Two nos. passport size photos with white background

A fee of dirhams 300 is charged for children and dirhams 500 for adults. The Dubai health card is issued with a validity of one year, while residence visa may be valid for 1 to 3 years. So ensure that renewal is done on time to keep it valid throughout your stay in
Dubai. This is important because without a valid health card you may not get the free medical services of government hospitals and medical centres in united arab emirates.

The Dubai Health Card after a year can be renewed on the website of the Dubai Health Authority who controls all health related laws and regulations. The online renewal is a simple process and can also done through manually by filling the necessary application forms. Dubai Health Authority is the main health organization of Dubai. On their website, you can find more specific details on all the check ups which are described for people who wish to work and live in Dubai.

Contact Information
Telephone:- 800342
Fax:- 043113355
E-mail:- ithelpdesk@dha.gov.ae
Working Hours:- 24 hours
Service Locations:-Health card center at Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital and Latifa Hospital.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

How to get exemption from automatic visa cancellation


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As per the UAE law which regulates residence visas, a residence visa becomes invalid if the permit holder of the visa is living outside the country for a continuous period of more than six months.

The case of staying outside UAE for more than 6 months occur mostly for persons like pregnant women and their accompanied children who are living in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or other emirates and holding a residence visa.

If you have gone for a short vacation and later decided to come back only after more than six months due to pregnancy or medical reasons. This means that a person will be outside the UAE for more than six months.

Then Is it possible to avoid the residence visa being automatically cancelled? If yes, how can you do that?

Staying outside the UAE for a continuous period of more than six months is possible if the request for re entry permit is approved by immigration department. However, in normal conditions staying outside the UAE for more than six months will invalidate the permit and the person cannot enter without a reentry permit.

As per the uae visa rules, a residence permit becomes invalid if the holder of the visa stays outside the country for a continuous period of over six months.

However, it is possible to avoid the invalidation of a residence visa even if the holder stays outside the UAE for over six months or 180 days continuously, provided the visa period is still valid.

In order to obtain this exemption from automatic invalidation of residence visa, the sponsor of the visa must apply to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs and get a re-entry permit from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

This procedure will help you to avoid the invalidation of visa and will allow the visa holder to re-enter the UAE. The applicable fees to be paid at GDRFA is Dirhams.130 for first and then Dirhams.100 for each month of living outside the UAE after completion of six months of continuous stay outside the UAE.

The approval for the exemption is strictly made by the decision of GDRFA.  For example if you have lived outside the country for a total of 289 days then you will have to pay aed.530 to get a re-entry permit. 


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