Amendments to the system for extending the visa of arrivals from abroad, and determining the extension period with conditions

The Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security stated that the extension of the entry permit to the country depends on the type of entry permit issued in terms of duration and the number of times the extension request is submitted, and the extension period is 30 or 90 days.

The duration of the visitor’s stay is also determined by the purpose of his coming to the state, according to what the authority determines in this regard. In all cases, the period of stay should not exceed one year, with the need to pay the prescribed fee and guarantee. Part of the month is considered a month in determining the value of the fee to be paid.

The authority stated that it will start working on the new visa system, which was included in the executive regulations of the law on entry and residence of foreigners on the third of next October, and it includes eight types of visas for temporary visits that may be granted to foreigners to enter the country, whether for one trip or for several trips, and it may be extended for a period or periods similar.

Visas are classified according to the purpose of the visit, which are: tourism, visit a relative or friend, work assignment, explore job opportunities, explore business establishment opportunities, treatment, study, training or qualification, courtesy visa.

The authority stated on its website that entry permits for tourism and visit and entry permits for residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are extended for a period of 30 days twice, and the application and issuance fees amount to 600 dirhams, and 700 dirhams for residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

As for entry permits for treatment and the companions of citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and entry permits for study, they are extended for a period of 90 days.

The new executive regulation for the entry of foreigners specified the duration of stay for the visitor entry visa, as it indicated that the visitor’s stay is determined by the purpose of his coming to the country as determined by the authority in this regard, and in all cases, the stay period should not exceed one year, with the need to meet the prescribed fee and guarantee, as well as By a decision from the head of the authority or whomever he delegates, the entry visa for a visit may be extended for a similar period or periods if the seriousness of the reason for the extension is proven and the fees due are paid.

The regulation indicated that the entry visa for a visit is valid to enter the country for a period of 60 days from the date of its issuance, and it can be renewed for similar periods after paying the prescribed fee.