Dubai has a set of strict rules and regulations when it comes to permits. But the government has a department allocated to streamline the process for the residents. And for this, the General Directorate Of Residency and Foreigners Affairs unveils a new Dubai entry permit. Let’s find out what’s different in this new permit compared to the latter.
Dubai Announced A New Entry Permit
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Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has formally introduced a novel entry permit mechanism for citizens hailing from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations. The GDRFA has elucidated that this online permit system has been crafted to enhance the accessibility of entry for GCC inhabitants, thus streamlining administrative processes.
This fresh digital entry permit framework is accessible to GCC residents harbouring a desire to journey to Dubai. The service caters exclusively to individuals possessing a valid residency spanning a minimum of one year, devoid of travel restrictions for entry, and necessary inclusion of their profession on their work and residency cards.
Documents, Cost & More
To initiate the permit application, the following prerequisites are required:
- The authentic passport
- Upon arrival, presentation of the original residence permit issued by a GCC country
- A civil or labour card
The procedural sequence is as follows:
- Access the smart services via (UAE Pass or username).
- Opt for the desired service.
- Complete the application form.
- Effect the payment of fees: AED250 plus VAT (5%).
- Subsequent to a 48-hour interval, the permit attains validity!
The service to apply for this new entry permit is operational 24/7 and all 7 days of the week. It is accessible to individuals possessing a valid residence permit spanning a minimum of one year. This service mandates that the applicant’s work or residency card duly reflects their profession. However, individuals encountering other restrictions that inhibit entry into the UAE are ineligible for this service. Upon arrival in Dubai, it is imperative to present both your original residence permit from a GCC country and your passport.
This innovative entry permit mechanism represents a commendable stride towards rendering travel to Dubai a more convenient and streamlined experience for GCC residents.
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