Many residents whose visas had expired have been granted the automatic visa renewal.
Some expatriates in Dubai, whose residency visas expired while they were stranded abroad amid Covid-19 travel restrictions, have been granted automatic visa extensions until December 9, 2021, Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.
Several residents whose visas expired after the United Arab Emirates imposed a suspension on inbound travelers from several countries, including India, got their visas automatically renewed for three months, including a one-month grace period to re-apply, according to the Dubai customer information center (Amer 24×7).
The expatriate residents who stay abroad for more than six months continuously will have their residency visas canceled automatically. This means that they will have to apply for a new entry permit to enter the West Asian country again.
Those wishing to travel to the UAE can check their visa status on the website.
Residents stranded abroad with expired visas, travel agents confirmed these reports.
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