On April 13 of this year, the UAE authorities announced that all previously issued visas, entry and residence permits, as well as ID cards will be valid until the end of 2020. This decision was made in connection with the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection.
This decision of the authorities was announced on April 13 at an online conference for the media held by the Federal Agency for Identification and Citizenship. The agency representative said that all visas to stay in the UAE, entry permits and ID cards that expire after March 1, 2020, will automatically be extended until the end of December 2020.
Thus, for foreign citizens, a residence visa will be valid until the end of the year.
In addition, the agency confirmed its loyalty to all categories of citizens, including visitors of the country, and also urged all citizens to make any requests through the appropriate communication channels published on the official website.