Visitors and those on tourist visas can now stay in the country till March 31. Penalties for illegal stays have also been waived.
Dubai: Good news for visa holders in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE government has extended visas and waived fines for illegal stays. According to the Khaleej Times, the UAE government has extended the deadline for tourist and visitor visas. Now all tourists will be able to stay in the country till March 31.
Sources at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) say the one-month and three-month tourist and visitor visas have been extended, with no additional charges in return. Will be done The Pakistani embassy has confirmed that the duration of visit and tourist visas has been automatically extended.
In this regard, the Pakistani embassy in Abu Dhabi said in a press release that the documents of those who were issued tourist, visit visa, and entry permits before December 28, 2020, have been extended till March 31. A travel agent said that at the moment it seems that only Dubai visa holders’ visas have been extended.
After this extension, those who were issued visas before December 28, even if there were any fines imposed on the expiration of Agran’s visa, have disappeared. Some travel agents also say that the visas of their clients who applied for extensions have been automatically extended till March 31. Some visa holders have also said that after checking their visa status online, they have found that the visa period has been extended.
It is to be noted that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the Emirate of Dubai, had earlier on December 27 announced a one-month extension in the validity of visas for all tourist and visitor visa holders. Many countries, including Europe, had recently shut down and suspended air travel due to the new Coronavirus. Due to which the repatriation of citizens of many countries residing in the UAE was not possible. That is why this decision was taken.