Friday, 19 July 2013

Immigration Departments in the UAE


The following Immigration Departments in the UAE are the only authorities responsible to issue visas and residency services to expatriates in UAE.

General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs, Abu Dhabi
Dubai Department of Naturalisation and Residency
Sharjah Directorate for Naturalisation and Residence 
Naturalisation and Residency Ra's al Khaimah 
Naturalisation Residency Department Fujairah 

The 24/7 hotline service started by the Ministry of interior answers visa and naturalisation issues of expatriates. Residents and Visitors can Call the toll-free AMER service on 800511 to get answers to questions or doubt about visas for any of the emirates. 

The free smartphone app launched by General Directorate for Residency and Foreigner Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai allows users to apply for visa renewals, access M-Visa services, and get answers to general visa queries. GDRFA-D also provides facility to check UAE visa status by online through DNRD website. Residence visa holders can check the status by entering passport no and name.

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