No More 10-Day Grace Period For Dubai Visit Visa? Here’s What You Need To Know!

by Anupriya Mishra
No More 10-Day Grace Period For Dubai Visit Visa? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Are you someone who is planning to visit Dubai for a vacation? So, if the answer is yes, then the recent announcement about visit visas in Dubai must be something that you should read about. Dear readers, we are talking about the scrapping of the 10-day grace period after the tourist visa expires. Here’s what you need to know about this visit visa development.

Dubai Scraps 10-Day Grace Period From Visit Visa?

UAE Visa
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If you are planning to visit Dubai, you must exit before your visa expires. According to a news report by the National News, it was mentioned that people will no longer be able to overstay once their tourist visa expires. Yes, the 10-day grace period has been scrapped according to the report and tourists who want to stay beyond the validity will need to apply for an extension before the visa expires. It’s worth mentioning that previously anyone who wished to stay beyond the validity of the visa was allowed to do so for an extra 10 days before they were charged with fines. However, those who overstay now will be liable to pay AED50 per day.

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A Fine Of AED50 Per Day On Overstaying

It is in the best interests of visit visa holders to apply for an extension before their visa expires, or they will have to leave the country. The report also mentioned that an ICP call centre agent confirmed that the grace period for a visit visa has indeed ended. It’s also worth mentioning that other Emirates had already removed the grace period from visit visas, making Dubai the last emirate to put this in force. Not to mention, the ICP revised the daily fine from AED100 per day to AED50 per day in October 2022. Moreover, a set of new visas were also introduced during the same time, which allowed tourists to stay for 60 days at a time! And previously, there were no specific visas for tourists and those who wanted to apply for 30, 60, or 90 days, visas.

Finally, it should be known that visitors who stay even after the time allowed without renewing their visas can be arrested for staying in the country illegally.

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