Dubai, How much to convert your visa?



Dubai - How much to convert your visa?

How much do you know about amending the status of your visit visa?

The Ministry of Interior has announced that visit visa-holders no longer need to physically exit the UAE to change their visa status. Instead, would-be residents can now amend their status at any General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

The news comes at the same time as the GDRFA tightened border controls at the Hatta border crossing.

Applications for varying types of visa can be completed at approved typing offices and must be presented together with the applicant’s passport at any GDRFA branch.

The different types of visa and corresponding costs are listed below:
Visa type Fee
Transit entry         Dh165
30-day short visa Dh370 + Insurance for (First degree relatives Dh1,000; Second degree Dh2,000)
90-day long visa Dh700 + Insurance for (First degree relatives Dh1,000; Second degree Dh2,000)
Entry Permits for medical treatment   Single vist Dh700; Multiple visits Dh1,550
Entry permits for study                                 Depends on university or college
Entry Permits for exhibitions and conferences Depends on travel agency
Tourist Visas                                                 Depends on travel agency
GCC resident entry permit No fees
Work- related entry permit for 14 days Dh370
Work- related entry permit for 90 days Dh1,320
Entry permit for work 2 years                 Dh350
Entry permit for residence 2 years         Dh270 (Dh370 express service)
Entry permit for work 3 years                 Dh470
Entry permit for residence 3 years         Dh370 (Dh470 express service)

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