UAE Waives Off All Visa Fines

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Waives Off All Visa Fines

All visa violators in the UAE will be exempt from fines. The new order was passed by the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. As per the new rule, people with entry or residency permits that expired before March 1, 2020, need not pay a fine.

Brigadier General Al Kaabi added that people also have a three-month grace period to depart UAE starting May 18th. The new order also includes waiver of fines on expired Emirates ID and work permits.

What Else?

Meanwhile, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to get the services they need. A variety of services have now moved online, making it easier for residents. From license renewal to e-learning and grocery shopping, here’s a list of all the online services you can enjoy in UAE for FREE.

1. Online Weddings

The UAE ministry is now providing a service for having Muslim weddings online. This service was introduced on 12 April and is a way for couples to continue to get married, while still being safe. The online service will include a marriage contract and a running communication with the authorities. They will communicate with the couple, and the guardian, and proceed with the marriage.

How to get married online?

  1. Log onto The Ministry of Justice website (
  2. Click on the E-services option
  3. Choose E-systems
  4. Click E-Zawaj system (it has an icon with two rings)

Once all the necessary documents have been submitted, an appointment must be booked with the ministry of justice, where the online ceremony will take place.

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2. Virtual Doctor

Health authorities have been conducting online chats with a virtual doctor. If you feel you have the symptoms of Covid 19, you can visit, and click the virtual doctor option. You will be shown a chatbox with some Covid 19 related questions which will then asses how much at risk you are. You can also call the website hotline, and speak to an on-call doctor. He will guide you on the next necessary steps to be taken.