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UAE Visa Stamps Replaced With Emirates ID

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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The UAE no longer requires visa stamps on passports for residents, therefore expats going home are encouraged to bring their new Emirates IDs to prevent delays at airports, according to a decision made by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security.

The UAE government mandated that the two applications—which had previously been processed separately—for residency permits and Emirates IDs be combined.

Emirates ID would replace the visa stamp on citizens' passports, according to the most recent information from ICP. This is a substantial change to the visa system.

According to a circular issued in April by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security, Emirates IDs are now recognized as proof of residency. The current edition of the card contains all the necessary information that was previously written on the visa stamp, and the information on the ID may be read at various airport immigration counters.

Due to this modification, foreign nationals must now provide both their Emirates ID and passport number to confirm their resident status. It is no longer necessary to possess the UAE residency visa stamp.

 Failure to bring the actual Emirates ID could cause issues at airports in India.

This new legislation has the advantage of significantly reducing the number of procedures needed to renovate a home. This means that a single application can be used to renew both the Emirates ID and the residence permit.

The above-stated circular states that the Emirates ID includes all pertinent data regarding the cardholder's residency. As a result, the airline can verify all the information listed on the sticker for the resident visa when they arrive at the airport.

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