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Understanding UAE Overstay Penalties: Essential Financial Costs You Need to Consider

Dh50 per day overstay fines, service charges and other costs you should know about

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Published on April 27, 2024, 12:23:24


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Should you find yourself unable to depart the UAE before your visa expires – be it a visit, tourist, or residence visa – it's crucial to familiarise yourself with the overstay fines you'll be required to settle. While the fines are set at Dh50 per day as a standard, there are supplementary fees that merit attention.

Here’s the breakdown of the standard charges you should consider:

  •  Overstay fine: Dh50 per day
  •  E-services fee: Dh28 + Dh1.40 VAT
  •  ICP fees: Dh122
  •  Electronic payment fees: Dh2.62 + Dh1.53 VAT
  •  Smart services fee (for online payment): Dh100

However, if your file includes other infractions, such as an absconding case, you'll also need to settle the costs associated with rectifying those violations. The expenses could escalate significantly if, for instance, you've engaged a travel agent for visa processing and subsequently overstayed.

This would result in an absconding case being lodged. Initially, you'd need to clear the fee linked to the absconding case before your file can be resolved within the system.

Fees Settlement

Individuals departing the country can remit the fines through various channels:

  •  Amer centre or registered typing centres.
  •  Online, via the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP).
  •  Through the travel agent who facilitated your visa application.
  •  At the immigration department, at the airport, upon your departure from the country.

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