Employment Visa

• If the Employment Visa applicant is inside UAE on Visit Visa/Tourist Visa or his previous visa cancelled and did not exit, the applicant has to change his/her visa status by completing the following procedures. 

• At the time of applying new Employment Visa, Dh680 to be paid extra to get issued visa inside the country. This amount can be paid online at typing centre.

• After issuing the Visa Dh640 to be paid to make status change. This application is available at typing centre. To prepare the application, original Passport, new Visa, current Visit/Tourist Visa are required.
Status change must be done before expiry of visit/tourist visa or grace period (for cancelled visa holders). After status change only the applicant’s file will be changed to the new sponsor.

FINE: If the applicant delayed, Dh25 per day fine should be paid at the time of  status change. If the applicant is on Visit/Tourist Visa, fine amount may be changed. Medical can be done only after status change.

Residence Visa (Family)

• If you are changing to Residence Visa (from visit/tourist or previous visa cancelled), Dh680 should be paid extra to get visa issued inside country. This amount should be paid at typing centre at the time of visa application.

• After issuing the Visa Dh615 (Typing Charge extra)to be paid to make status change. This application is available at typing centre. To prepare the application, original Passport, new Visa, current Visit Visa (if any) are required. 
Status change must be done before expiry of visit/tourist visa or grace period (for cancelled visa holders). After status change only the applicant’s file will be changed to the new sponsor.

FINE: 
If the applicant delayed, Dh25 per day fine should be paid at the time of  status change. If the applicant is on Visit/Tourist Visa, fine amount may be changed. Medical can be done only after status change.

Status Change can be done to Family Residence Visa, Employment Visa and Investor/Partner Visa. This facility is now available in all Emirates.

• Tourist Visa holder also can change status to  Family/Residence Visa, Employment Visa and Investor/Partner Visa.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What are the documents required for Status Change?
A: Original Passport, new Visa, current Visit Visa (if any) are required

Q: Do I need to type application for Visa Position Amendment / Status Change?
A: Yes, from Typing Centre.

Q: How much is the fees for status change?
A: Dh615 (typing charge extra)

Q: Within how many days should I do status change after my new visa got issued?
A: Before expiry of your Visit/Tourist Visa (if you are on Visit/Tourist) and before expiry of your cancellation grace period (if your pervious visa cancelled)

Q:  Is the Status change possible if I am on Tourist Visa?
A: Yes, This facility is now available in all emirates.

Q: Can I do medical test before status change?
A: No, you should attach status change paper with medical Application.

 To prepare your Visa application; call

Qusais (Al Nahda-2): 04-239 1302, 055 273 2295, 050-313 7307

Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215

Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562

Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931

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