The Emirati government has increased visa services fees for residence and visit visas.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals must now pay 370 AED (about US$100), increased from 270 AED, for a new Emirates ID card that is valid for two years.
  • Foreign nationals must now pay 370 AED, increased from 270 AED, and an additional 50 AED travel insurance fee for a one-month visit visa.
  • UAE authorities did not increase the fees for issuing new passports, the renewal or replacement of identity cards or for dependent-related documents.
  • A full list of fees for visa services is available on this website.

Additional Information: Fees may vary based on company’s establishment, travel agency and tourism company license qualification.

BAL Analysis: Employers and employees should note the 100 AED fee increases for obtaining new Emirates ID cards and one-month visit visas and plan accordingly. Fees for passports, ID card renewal and dependent-related documents will not be increased at this time.

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