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

  2. No. But original passport and original emirates id of the sponsored are required for cancellation.

  3. I got a new job. And I have my wife here in dubai under my sponsor and she is working as well but it's only one year and 2months. My wife is resigning on 16th of September,2015 cause I need to cancel her visa on the same day as m already delayed to start my new work in a new company. But she needs to give 30 days of notice period on her work current work. She also got a new job with a salary more than aed5000. So she want to work there.. Plz advise what can be done??

  4. Hi!
    Can any one help me regarding below
    I have Residence Visa issued from Al Ain, i'm in my country now. I Have asked my employer to cancel my visa as i'm not returning back,Can my employer cancel my Visa from Al Ain without my presence.
    Please help me in this regard

  5. Im mother of three children with residence visa overstay one year 3 months as my husband lost his job we struggle badly but now children can not get admission in school and other i can get out of this worst situation to safe me n my children i did my Phd in nuclear science but stuck in this bad stiuation ...i dont want to give more problems to my innocent children ..any one can help how to get cancelled or renew the visa without paying overstay fines .as we r having no money.

  6. Is it compulsory to cancell the visa if the family is not coming back and the duration of the visa is finished??


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