Status change or Visa change process inside Dubai

Status Change or Visa change is a immigration procedure to change the current visa to employment or family residence. This visa bulletin covers the above process in Dubai.
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Employment Visa

If the Employment Visa applicant is currently inside UAE on a Visit Visa or his previous visa is cancelled and did not exit from the country, the applicant has to complete the following procedures for changing his/her visa status .

1. Firstly you have to make an application for new Employment Visa by paying Dhs 1020 (plus Dhs 30 typing charge) as fees for issuance of visa inside the country. This amount can be paid online at typing centers or at the Immigration counter in cash.

2. After issuing the employment Visa you have to pay Dhs 540 at typing center and make a status change application. The  original Passport, new Visa, current Visit Visa (if any) are required along with this application.

Status change should be done before the expiry of visit visa or grace period (if your visa is cancelled  and waiting to exit UAE). After status change only the applicant's file will be transferred to the new sponsor.

FINE: If the delay is occurred by he applicant, then a fine of AED 25 per day should be paid at the time of  status change application at Immigration counter. If the applicant is on Visit Visa, fine amount may be different. Medical can be done only after status change.

Residence Visa (Family)

If you need to transfer your current visit or cancelled visa to Residence Visa, AED650 extra payment should be made to get visa issued inside country. You can select to pay at typing centers or Immigration counter.

After issuing the Residence Visa AED 540 payment should be made for status change application. The. original Passport, new Visa, current Visit Visa (if any) are required.

Status change should be done before the expiry of visit visa or grace period (cancelled visa holders waiting to exit or new residence). The applicant's file will be changed to the new sponsor only after completing this process.

FINE: If the application is delayed, AED 25 per day fine should be paid at the time of  status change at Immigration counter. If the applicant is on Visit Visa, fine amount may be different. Medical test can be done only after status change.

NOTE:
• Status Change can be done to Family Residence Visa, Employment Visa and Investor/Partner Visa.

• Tourist Visa holder cannot change status to  Family/Residence Visa, Employment Visa and Investor/Partner Visa.

• Tourist Visa holder must exit to any neighbor/home country and enter on new visa. Fly Dubai, Air Arabia arrange Dubai-Oman-Dubai service for Visa Change.

• Infants and old aged people can apply for continuous Visit Visa and change status from Visit to Visit without exit the country. There is no online application for this type of status change and fees Dh650 to be paid in cash at Immigration counter. This Multiple Visit will be issued on humanitarian basis only and with special approval from Entry Permit Section Director at GDRFA-D.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What are the documents required for Status Change?
A: Original Passport, new Visa, current Visit Visa (if any) are required

Q: Do I need to type application for Visa Position Amendment / Status Change?
A: Yes

Q: How much is the fees for status change?
A: Dh510 (typing charge extra)

Q: Within how many days should I do status change after my new visa got issued?
A: Before expiry of your Visit Visa (if you are on Visit) and before expiry of your cancellation grace period (if your pervious visa cancelled)

Q:  Is the Status change possible if I am on Tourist Visa?
A: No, Tourist Visa holder must exit to any neighbor/home country and enter on new visa. Fly Dubai, Air Arabia arrange Dubai-Oman-Dubai service for Visa Change.

Q: Can I do medical test before status change?
A: No, you should attach status change paper with 

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16 Comments

  1. How much employment visa transfer cost from one employee (who is going to cancel) to another new one???

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  2. My mother is on visit visa, she's 55 years old, is there a possibility to renew her visa?

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  3. Im' 6 months already over stay cancelled from employment visa but Im paying my fine my question is possible that when my new employment visa come out I'm still do ammenment so that I will not go exit and how much all my expencess for that?tnx..

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  4. I have all ready company visa but I want change and I need parsnol visa how to possible plses any gave sagetion thanks...

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  5. I wanna change my visa status like (my visa status is A/C equipment mechanic) and i wanna change my status like ( supervisor) how is the procejure and amount

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  6. I m In Dubai visit visa sponsor by xyz company and I enter in Dubai and found the sponsor company is not suitable for me so any inform to sponsor who gave me visit visa can I go to my country without inform to sponsor company

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  7. I just want to ask is it really needed your TOR and diploma to be red ribbon and attested in UAE Embassy in processing your Employment Visas? The position is only Office Girl. Thank You! I need the answer ASAP:)

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  8. How many days it will tak, when v change visit visa to new employment visa

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  9. Hii
    Iam the partner of a company, with 10 % share. But I can’t get partner visa with 10 % share.
    Then which profession is best for me.

    Thanks in advance

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  10. i have labor visa on my passport but i am working as a Secretary cum Document Controller,now i want to open my driving file but my HR say that we cannot change your visa on passport because of changing in UAE ministry labor law.can anyone help me and tell me is it possible to change visa on passport or not.

    Thanks & Regards.

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  11. I am on visiting and it's going to be expired and I got my employment visa and if I get an emergency can I go to my home country

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  12. who will pay the visa change expense if a person does not exit to his home country..company or the employee.

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  13. Hi,

    I am on employment visa and my family with me, I have better from other company. So i am planning to cancel the visa but it is necessary to cancel my family visa? is there any other alternate route..

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  14. Salam.
    Dear brother/ Sister,
    If a person already on permanent visa and they want to move another company and change the visa so what's documents required and what's process and how many cost?

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  15. Hello if we want change status after our grace period got expired is it necessary to take exit or it can be done inside only

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  16. Hi! I already have my new entry permit but my previous employer don't want to give me my passport. They were asking for online change status. Is it possible to do that? Thanks..

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