The below information affects only to those employees who are sponsoring their family members in the UAE.
The Immigration Department is blocking the renewal of employment visas for those employees who are sponsoring their family members in the following cases:
- Where the visa of a family member has expired and not been renewed
- Where the family member has remained outside the country for more than six months, hence the visa becomes invalid.
For the avoidance of any delays with employment visa renewals, all employees who are sponsoring their family members should please take notice of this matter and ensure to either renew family visas on time or cancel the visas before departure in cases where the family member will be away from the UAE for more than six months.
If you think you may face a situation like this, you are advised to make contact with a member of the Human Resource Team or PRO of your company without delay for further guidance and support in resolving this matter. Please do not leave it until your visa renewal time because it will create further problems.