Entry validity period extension made available

10 Feb 23



The Emirati government recently announced that it would allow foreign nationals to apply for an entry period extension if unable to enter the country.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who are unable to enter the United Arab Emirates within the initial 60-day validity period of their visa can now extend their entry validity period for an additional 60 days. To apply for the validity extension, individuals must:
  • Previously, foreign nationals who were unable to enter the country within the initial 60-day period had to apply for a new visa to enter the country.
  • The entry validity period extension is available for all visa types.

BAL Analysis: Emirati authorities are now offering the 60-day entry validity period extension to increase flexibility and simplify immigration procedures for foreign nationals who are unable to travel to the country within the initial 60-day period.

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