From 5 To 10 Years, HH Sheikh Mohammed Doubles Emirati Passport Validity For Adults Above 21!

UAE extends validity to 10 years.

by Deeplata Garde
From 5 To 10 Years, HH Sheikh Mohammed Doubles Emirati Passport Validity For Adults Above 21!

Attention, Emirati travellers! Your passport just got a major upgrade. The UAE has announced a game-changing adjustment to its passport regulations: Emirati passports are now valid for a whopping 10 years for individuals aged 21 and over, doubling the previous validity period of five years.

UAE Government Announces Longer Validity for UAE Passports

Less Red Tape, More Adventure With Emirati Passport! Say goodbye to frequent trips to the passport office – with this rule change, Emirati citizens can expect reduced bureaucracy when it comes to passport renewal. Plus, you’ll get to hold on to that youthful glow from your passport photo for twice as long as before. Who says ageing isn’t a breeze?

Royal Seal of Approval By HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid

The decree, which was announced following a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Abu Dhabi on the evening of Monday, March 18, bears the stamp of approval from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. In a social media post, Sheikh Mohammed shared the outcome of the meeting, revealing the amendment to the executive regulations of the federal law regarding citizenship and passports.

Passport Prestige For Emiratis

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The UAE passport has long been hailed as one of the most powerful in the world, and this latest update only reinforces its esteemed status. Ranked first in the MENA region and 11th overall in the prestigious Henley Passport Index, the Emirati passport grants holders access to a staggering 183 countries with minimal hassle. Whether it’s visa-free entry or visa-on arrival, Emirati travellers can traverse the globe with ease and sophistication.

To Sum It Up!

With the extension of passport validity to 10 years, the United Arab Emirates continues to demonstrate its commitment to facilitating travel and enhancing the experiences of its citizens. So, dust off your suitcase, update your travel bucket list, and get ready for a decade of unforgettable adventures with your trusty Emirati passport by your side. Bon voyage!

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