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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