Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Family Residence Visa Cancellation in UAE


The following procedures have to be completed in order to cancel the residence visa of family for an expatriate in UAE. The required documents and application for cancellation of family residence visa should be submitted at Residency Administration department of GDRFA to cancel personal sponsored residence visa.

Required Documents:
  1. Application of residence visa cancellation with the sponsor’s signature. 
  2. The original passport of the sponsored 
  3. Copy of sponsor’s passport 
  4. Original Emirates Identity Card (UAE Emirates ID) of the sponsored

Please ensure that the sponsor’s signature in application form is same as the passport or the employment contract.   

Fees:     70 AED cancellation fees to be paid through e-form at the typing centers or through online in the website of DNRD. 

Fines for Late Cancellation of Residence Visa 

Residency permits will become automatically invalid if the resident stays out of the UAE for more than 180 days. The fine for late cancellation is calculated on the local system as per the notice of the public prosecutor is the following:

  • AED.15 for each day during the first 6 months (180 days) 
  • AED.30 for each day during the second 6 months (180 days) 
  • AED.50 for each day passing after a year or more
Penalty fees on the ministry system are the following:
  • AED.25 for each day during the first 6 months (180 days) 
  • AED.50 for each day during the second 6 months (180 days) 
  • AED.100 for each day passing after a year or more

Procedure for Cancellation of Emirates ID when cancelling the visa

The expatriates who are leaving UAE by cancelling their residency in the country should submit original Emirates ID at the immigration department when submitting the residence cancellation application. Before leaving the country, Expatriates are required to cancel their residency visa at the Ministry of Interior, which will automatically open the cancellation of their Emirates ID card.

Residents applying for the cancellation of their UAE residence visa must surrender their Emirates ID card to immigration department. Click here to view Emirates ID Status.

The above service is offered at the following locations:

Department of Municipal Center at Al Twar
All ports
The main building of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai
Hatta section
Al Maktoum International Airport 4
Jebel Ali Port
Dnata Deira section
Emirates Airline Division
Arab Centre Division
Department of General Command - Dubai Police
Department of Medical Fitness
Department of the Free Zone - Dubai International Airport
Bin Sougat Centre Division
Department of Jebel Ali
Hyatt Regency section
Department of Municipal Clinic
Lighthouse Centre Division
Department of Rashid Hospital
Department of Electricity and Water Authority / Dewa
Department Clinic Safa
Department of Ruler's Court
Department of Immigration at Al Sila
Department of the Dubai International Financial Centre
Department of the city of Dubai Technology and Media

1 comment:

  1. is it necessary that the sponsored has to be present in UAE to get his/her visa cancelled?


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