New services for travelers coming to the UAE for work or study

The UAE has announced new services for residents outside the country who intend to return.

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Entry permits to the Emirates for foreign residents

The Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security announced the adoption of its smart channels in providing the service of applications submitted for entry permits related to residents who have been outside the country for more than 6 months, which was activated as of last Friday, indicating that this service does not apply to residents who hold golden residences.

Objectives of launching the new entry permit service

Delighting customers and enabling residents who have valid residencies and were forced to stay outside the country for study, work, or treatment for a period of more than 6 months, and then they exhausted the period specified for staying outside the country, which entails the cancellation of residency from a legal point of view.

Iqama reactivation

She explained that the new service allows these residents to activate the residency again and enter the country with the same residency, after the approval of the authority, noting that this service includes all residencies approved within the system of services provided by the authority.

Conditions for approval of the entry permit application

She stated that the approval of a permit request for those who stayed outside the country for more than 6 months requires submitting a copy of the Emirates ID and a copy of the passport, and attaching the reason for the delay in entering the country during that period, stressing that this service is limited only to customers from abroad who stayed more than 6 months. months abroad.

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