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The new law concerning overstay fines in the UAE

The UAE cabinet, chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has approved a three month fine exemption period for overstaying expats and starting the 1st of August,2018 until the 31st of October,2018

The following are the key particulars of the decision:

  • People overstaying their visa will be given a chance to leave the country voluntarily without a "no entry" stamp on their passport.  

  •  A New 6-month visa will be introduced for job seekers who overstayed their visa but wish to work in the country. 

  •  Those who entered the country illegally will be given a chance to leave voluntarily with a 'no entry' stamp for 2 years upon presenting a return ticket. 

  •  Individuals wishing to adjust or renew their visa will be permitted to do so for a fee, without having to leave and re-enter the country.  

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