The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has quoted that foreign nationals holding valid residence visa can return to the UAE starting June 1st, 2020.

MoFAIC and ICA in a joint statement aforementioned that the decision stems from the UAE's insight to enable those holding valid residence visas to rejoin with their families after being affected by the precautionary measures taken under the current exceptional scenarios to contain the spread of the COVID-19.


"The move is aimed at streamlining their safe return to the UAE," added the statement.


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For the time being, ICA called on those holding valid residence visas and wishing to return to the UAE to register themselves in the service entitled "Residents' Entry Permit", through its website: smartservices.ica.gov.ae.

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Note: As per the instructions received from Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship, the UAE visa services for all foreign nationals are temporarily suspended. But if you are planning a trip to Dubai with your family or friends, you can register with our discounted Dubai Visa membership and apply Dubai visa for lifetime.