How to Cancel UAE Entry Permit Through Immigration Authority:  Steps You Need to Follow

An entry permit can only be cancelled if it has not been used

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Published on May 21, 2024, 11:43:21


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Have you applied for an entry permit for an overseas employee or a family member you wish to sponsor? If your plans have changed, it is essential to cancel their entry permit through the immigration authority where you initially applied.

On May 16, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) shared the necessary steps to complete this process via their social media channels.

How to Cancel an Entry Permit

According to the ICP, here are the steps to cancel an entry permit:

  • Visit the ICP website at icp.gov.ae or use the ‘UAEICP’ smartphone application available for Apple and Android devices.
  • Log into your account, or use the UAE Pass for login.
  • Submit a request to cancel the entry permit and attach the required documents.
  • Pay any applicable fees and financial guarantees, then submit the application.
  • The ICP will review your request, and once approved, the entry permit will be cancelled.

Two Scenarios For Entry Permit Cancellation

  • For employment, where a company has applied for a worker's entry permit.
  • For residents sponsoring their family members.

It’s crucial to note that an entry permit can only be cancelled if it has not been used. If the individual has already entered the UAE with the permit, a different application is required.

What is the process’s utility for companies and residents? If you are sponsoring your spouse or other family members, you will get them the ‘family residency entry permit’ for their entry into the UAE.

Following that, you have two months to apply for their medical fitness test, Emirates ID and visa. However, if plans change before this, you can cancel their entry permit through this process.

Applications can be made directly through the ICP for Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain, or through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFA-D) if the permit was issued in Dubai. To find registered typing centres with the ICP, visit the webpage.

You can visit an ICP-registered typing centre or an Amer centre in Dubai to apply for the cancellation. For ICP, present the sponsor’s Emirates ID. For Amer centres, the sponsor must visit the centre with their Emirates ID.

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