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visa application questions I am asked to get all original documents attested at the UAE Embassy and then send to my new employer in Dubai. I reside in UK but UAE embassy in UK would not attest documents from USA, and other European countries. 1. My diploma is from USA and clearly no need for me to fly there to UAE embassy in USA to get it attested 2. My birth certificate is in another European country Anyways, where I am stuck is what are they attesting? Normally if it is to say true copy of original or to witness a signature, etc Birth Certificate is original and stamped by my own government. So what do they do? Some of these are simple but I bet I randomly got an interesting person handling my questions a the embassy. Any idea?
Use any agency in the USA to get your documents attested. I used Sam's Passport in Houston. I sent them a copy of the originals. I wouldn't recommend doing it yourself even if you live in the USA. It costs a bit but it's worth it. this is a common requirement, no need to get concerned about it.

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I have the definitive answer for Visa on Arrival candidates. I made the visa run today. I was at day 31. It wasn't a problem. Also, when I was re entering the UAE, I told the visa guy that I was starting a job soon. He told me I have 40 days. He stamped the passport with the 30 day stamp, but he wrote on a yellow sticky note "24-02-2015" and put the note in my passport.

On the way home, just before the second checkpoint, the speed limit is 120. However, without any rumble strips or other warning, I got flashed by a speed camera. I was going about 120, I think. didn't think I noticed a speed limit change and I wasn't that close to the checkpoint.

Also I had previously posted coordinates for the checkpoint on this thread. As my GPS card was stolen (see DDR), I input the coordinates I had posted. My Satnav rounded them off, so at the last traffic circle before the border, at Hatta Mall/ Hatta Fort Hotel, I was incorrectly directed right instead of left. Fortunately I remembered.

I have an American passport with two sets of pages added. Therefore, the blank pages are in the middle of the book. I had advised to mark the latest UAE stamp, but I realized I should have also marked the last Oman visa as they ask what was your last visa number on the form. Also, the Omanis look for your UAE exit stamp. So, these can be on any of the 90 pages in my passport. It's not a problem, just causes delays.

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Hello,

I am a little confused so apologies for the long post but I need your help please

My friend who is a British passport holder arrived in Dubai on 24 October 2014 and decided she wanted to extend her stay so on 02 December 2014 (40 days later instead of 30 days as British passport holders have a 10 day grace period) I drove her to the Hatta/Oman border to do a visa run so that she could extend her stay by another 40 days until 10 January 2015.

As she loves Dubai so much she wanted to extend again so this time she went to the DNRD office at Dubai Airport to pay the fee to extend without having to exit Dubai.

I have noticed from the document issued to her that her extension is valid only until 30 January 2015 as they have granted 60 days from 02 December 2014 and not 30 days from 10 January 2015.

So my question is.... Does she have to leave Dubai on the 30 January 2015 as this is only 30 days or can she leave on the 8th February 2015 to include the 10 day grace period as she wants to stay the extra 10 days if possible.

I have visited the DNRD office and have been told two different answers

Obviously we want to get this right so that she does not incur 10 days of overstay fines if this is not the case.

Thank you!

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Yes, for UK passports they still allow this for sure as I just did a border run for my daughter yesterday, and she was on her 37th day. This guide is brilliant, even though i noo longer need it due to the amount of times I've done this trip, i could have done with it at the beginning! Thanks for taking the time dude!

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Thanks for the new thread. Does anyone know for sure weather the 10 day grace period for people who have a 30 day visa on arrival is still available?
I have a German passport and went on many visa runs last year-always on day 39 or so. Never a problem.

Now someone told me there is no more grace period of 10 days. Or is it under discretion of the visa officer? I called Immigration. They said the 10 day grace period is still there, however if you stay 41 days instead of 40 ,you will be fined from the 30th day onwards..so a fine for 11 days instead of 1.

I don't trust any information in this country, since it seems like nobody ever knows for sure.

SO my problem is that my flight leaves on day 41 and I need to go on a visa run either tomorow or the next day (still within the grace period) , to hopeuflly renew my visa.

Does anyone have RECENT experience with the 10 day grace period?

ALso there are buses going from near al Rigga station. at 7am and 3pm each day. the earlier bus is better, since you will be back faster than at night time. One company charges aed 40 and the other aed 90 for the round trip.

ok if anyone has information please let me know

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I want to tour all Dubai. Can any one suggest me? which is top class company?

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Hello, I am a little confused so apologies for the long post but I need your help please My friend who is a British passport holder arrived in Dubai on 24 October 2014 and decided she wanted to extend her stay so on 02 December 2014 (40 days later instead of 30 days as British passport holders have a 10 day grace period) I drove her to the Hatta/Oman border to do a visa run so that she could extend her stay by another 40 days until 10 January 2015. As she loves Dubai so much she wanted to extend again so this time she went to the DNRD office at Dubai Airport to pay the fee to extend without having to exit Dubai. I have noticed from the document issued to her that her extension is valid only until 30 January 2015 as they have granted 60 days from 02 December 2014 and not 30 days from 10 January 2015. So my question is.... Does she have to leave Dubai on the 30 January 2015 as this is only 30 days or can she leave on the 8th February 2015 to include the 10 day grace period as she wants to stay the extra 10 days if possible. I have visited the DNRD office and have been told two different answers Obviously we want to get this right so that she does not incur 10 days of overstay fines if this is not the case. Thank you!
If you can get an answer from DNRD, I would stay on the safe side. Is it too hard to make a visa run? They have buses to the border, but it's an easy enough drive as you know.

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I have been told various answers from the DNRD from yes the grace period applies to no it does not to they do not know!

My friend is returning to the UK but we just want to know if the grace period applies to her circumstances because if so she will return to the UK on the 8th February rather than the 30th January.

Has anyone else been in this situation as outlined in my original post as we need to be certain as to whether or not the grace period applies.

As usual the official office seems to be of no use

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Tourist visa cost goes up, no extension allowed | GulfNews.com

I just finished reading the article - I'm on "Visit" visa, I guess this is different from "Tourist" right?
So am I going to encounter any problems if I attempt the Hatta run?

It's my first time here, so I'm kinda nervous they might deport me or something.

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My 3 year work visa and employment contract expire next month, but I intend to stay in Dubai for 2 more months to see out my apartment rental contract and catch some sun before heading back to live in the UK

I'm pretty sure I have 30 days grace from the expiry date of my work visa, so my question is will I encounter problems if I try to do a border run after this?

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