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How To Extend Your Visit Visa In The UAE

The United Arab Emirates recently announced its new visa rules, allowing you to extend your 30-day or 60-day visit visa for an additional 30 days. You can apply for your extension from within the Emirates. Besides, you only need a photocopy of your passport to initiate the application process. In this article, you’ll discover how to extend your visit visa in the UAE.

To cover all bases, we’ll explore how to apply for a UAE visit visa extension online, at a Customer Happiness Center, or at an Amer Service Center.

Steps To Extend UAE Visit Visa Online

Follow the instructions below to apply for your visa extension online for the United Arab Emirates:

  • Log into the ICP Smart Services System and sign in with your UAE Pass or username.
  • Once signed in, specify that you want to extend your tourist visa.
  • Fill in the online form
  • Pay the visa extension fee.

How to Extend a UAE Visit Visa at a Customer Happiness Center

Here’s how to request for your visa extension through one of ICP Customer Happiness Centers:

  • Locate the nearest Customer Happiness Center
  • Obtain an automated turn ticket and wait for a customer service employee to attend to you
  • Submit your application in person, having met all requirements
  • Pay the visa service fee.

Steps to Extend a UAE Tourist Visa Through an Amer Service Center

Take the following steps to submit your application for a visa extension through an Amer Service Center:

  • Visit an Amer Service Center
  • Wait for your turn
  • Complete and submit the form issued to you
  • Pay the application fee.

Related: Steps in Applying for a UAE Visa Cancellation.

How Much Does It Cost To Extend A Visit Visa in the UAE?

The United Arab Emirates visit visa extension fee is AED 600, which is subject to a 5% VAT. You’ll also have to pay the following additional fees.

  • Fee inside the country: AED 500
  • Innovation dirham: AED 10
  • Knowledge dirham: AED 10

Can I Renew or Extend my Tourist Visa in the UAE?

You can only extend a tourist visa in the United Arab Emirates, as there is no option for renewals. If your visa extension application was approved, you can stay for additional 30 days.

How Many Times Can a UAE Tourist Visa be Extended?

UAE 30-day and 90-day tourist visa is extendable twice, whether it is a single entry or multiple entry visa. If you entered the Emirates on a 14-day or 30-day on arrival visa, you can extend your visa only one for 14 or 30 days, respectively.

However, the UAE 90/180-day free visa on arrival are non-extendable.

Where Can I Extend my UAE Visa?

You can apply for your UAE visa extension in person at an ICP Customer Happiness Center or an Amer Service Center. Make sure you hold your passport copy and the required fees.

How Long Can I Stay in Dubai After My Tourist Visa Expires?

After the day your UAE visa expires, you have a grace period of ten days to remain in the Emirates if you didn’t extend your visa. Staying beyond the grace period is subject to a fine.

Read Next: What Is A Nonimmigrant Visa?

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