Decision to cancel the residence visa for residents when traveling

The Emirates Digital Government has confirmed that the sponsored person must not stay outside the UAE for more than six months, otherwise his residence visa will be invalidated, however, there are some exceptions to the mentioned rule.

She stressed that the general rule is that the resident expatriate holding a valid residence visa from the UAE and wishing to travel abroad for any reason, must not stay outside the UAE for more than six months, otherwise his residence visa will be invalidated, and at this stage, he will not He can enter the UAE, unless he applies for a new entry permit.

She stated that, however, there are some exceptions to the above-mentioned rule, which allow the resident expatriate to stay outside the UAE for more than six months, and at the same time maintain the validity of his residence visa in the country, and this includes: The foreign wife sponsored by her Emirati husband, the resident expatriate who He works in a government agency, and his facilities, and is sent abroad for treatment by the government administration. In this case, a medical report approved by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, or other approved health authorities, the domestic worker accompanying the student studying, or the person being treated abroad must be submitted. Domestic workers accompanying members of diplomatic and consular missions who represent the UAE abroad, and the employees of these missions who hold a residence visa in the UAE, public sector employees who are sent before the entity to attend training or specialized courses, or workers in the offices of employers abroad and their families who Hold valid residence visas in the UAE, a student residing in the UAE, who travels abroad to study at a university (according to the provisions of the General Administration Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai), subject to verification in other emirates.