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How many Visa runs possible ( One after the other) ?


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Old 13th March 2011, 05:53 AM
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Hi All,

Like the Title says.... just looking for some info as we are gonna do the Dubai-Hatta Visa run....

Does the rule where a person has to stay out of the country for a month apply to British Passport holders? If it does after how many Consecutive visas ?

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No - it doesn't apply; you can (and may people do) quite hapily do a "U" turn once you're past the Omani immigration and drive back into Dubai. And there doesn't seem to be any limit on doing this; I know someone who's been doing this for a year, although since they put up the cost from 5 to 20 Riyals, it is getting expensive.

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Having done this for the last 6 months - you don't even need to go into Oman - park in front of the building - NEW VISA - tell them your going straight back and they give you entry and exit visa in one go, then off you go back to Dubai

3 hours it took me door to door last weekend

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As it stands, at the moment, you can do visa runs indefinitely. It could change at anytime though with little notice.

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Hi,

I think I might need to do one of these soon as my residence visa is still not completed. In fact, I don't even have the employment visa yet! I'll probably end up going back to Qatar as I'm very curious to see whether they will actually let me enter the country. I have my no objection letter but..we'll see!

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If the process has started for your residence visa, you don't need to do a visa run. Employment visa??? There isn't 2 separate visas, you will get a residence visa which will allow you to work for your sponsor.

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If the process has started for your residence visa, you don't need to do a visa run. Employment visa??? There isn't 2 separate visas, you will get a residence visa which will allow you to work for your sponsor.
Hi,

I'm a free zone company, I have to re-enter the UAE on my employment visa which then converts to the residence permit after blood tests etc.

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If you are already in Dubai, your visit visa can be transferred into a residence visa after medical, you don't need to leave to get an entry permit/employment visa just to get it changed. If I am wrong I apologise, maybe someone else will clarify.

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I think then you have a choice of either paying a transfer fee or re-entering the country. Not sure if they have abolished the transfer fee but that's how it used to work.

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If you are already in Dubai, your visit visa can be transferred into a residence visa after medical, you don't need to leave to get an entry permit/employment visa just to get it changed. If I am wrong I apologise, maybe someone else will clarify.
Hi,

I believe you may also be right (I guess there's a grey area in this) because I was told I could pay a AED 500 fee to do a status adjustment (instead of leaving and re-entering) but it only costs me AED 500 to return to Qatar, where I have clients and much more importantly a fiancee, so that's one of the reasons I'm doing that.

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