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UAE to extend expired residence visas for 3 months

ABU DHABI, March 31, 2020

The UAE cabinet has endorsed the extension of residence permits expired on March 1, 2020 for a renewable period of three months without any additional fees upon renewal as part of measures to contain the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision is aimed to spare the residents related obligations during the current trying times, reported Emirates news agency Wam.

The Cabinet has also waived the administrative fines associated with infractions relating to the services provided by the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship and approved by the Cabinet. The decision will be valid for a renewable period of three months effective April 1.

It is also agreed to provide a temporary license for a scheme on digital transaction management solutions for Notary Public's services in order to facilitate judicial transactions under the current circumstances and to ensure safety of litigants and all those dealing with judicial departments.

The Cabinet additionally approved the extension of government services expiring on March 1 onwards for a renewable period of three months, starting April 1. The decision applies to all federal government services, including documents, permits, licenses and commercial registers and their likes.


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