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Old 15th May 2013, 06:48 AM
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Sorry for the late post, but I'm planning to do a visa run either late tonight (Wednesday) or Thursday afternoon. Room for 3 in my car. I'll be leaving from the Marina. PM me if you're interested.

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Hi,

I apologise if this is not the appropriate thread for this question.

I came to Dubai last week and my visa stamping in process. My visa is issued by my employer in JAFZA. They told me that after my visa is stamped on my passport, I can sponsor my spouse, though I will need the tenancy contract and other supporting documents to do so.

My problem is that I wanted my spouse to take a look at the houses before we settle on anything. The PR guy told me that my spouse can come to UAE on a visit visa but it must not be tourist or transit visa as these two visas cannot be converted into residence visa without going out of the country.

Is there any way around it? How can I get a visit visa? Did some face a similar problem?

Thank you.

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Hi,

I apologise if this is not the appropriate thread for this question.

I came to Dubai last week and my visa stamping in process. My visa is issued by my employer in JAFZA. They told me that after my visa is stamped on my passport, I can sponsor my spouse, though I will need the tenancy contract and other supporting documents to do so.

My problem is that I wanted my spouse to take a look at the houses before we settle on anything. The PR guy told me that my spouse can come to UAE on a visit visa but it must not be tourist or transit visa as these two visas cannot be converted into residence visa without going out of the country.

Is there any way around it? How can I get a visit visa? Did some face a similar problem?

Thank you.
Hey.

Being that I am also Canadian, I had a ton of questions regarding the visa for my arrival (awaiting the new rules to change, visit visa while i wait for my work visa etc.). i found a website and found the guy who runs the site to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. his email address is robtylerjr at gmail dot com

i would try him if i were you. he got back to me within a couple of days with detailed answers to all of my questions.

hope he may be of help.


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Hey.

Being that I am also Canadian, I had a ton of questions regarding the visa for my arrival (awaiting the new rules to change, visit visa while i wait for my work visa etc.). i found a website and found the guy who runs the site to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. his email address is robtylerjr at gmail dot com

i would try him if i were you. he got back to me within a couple of days with detailed answers to all of my questions.

hope he may be of help.

Thanks for the information.

I will email him to see if he can help.

The weird thing is that there are no clear rules which one could find online on government portal or something. Different people are telling different stories. Some even claim that they have successfully changed Tourist or Transit visa into residence visa and some say that it is not possible.

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The weird thing is that there are no clear rules which one could find online on government portal or something. Different people are telling different stories. Some even claim that they have successfully changed Tourist or Transit visa into residence visa and some say that it is not possible.
Yep! Welcome to Dubai (as I keep getting told since arriving here....!)

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Yep! Welcome to Dubai (as I keep getting told since arriving here....!)
Haha...Thanks

It is funny as I always used to book my car rental from Canada via email and never had any issue while I was visiting the country.

This time, when I arrived on employment visa, rental company said I cannot get a car since now I am on the employment visa> I need to get it stamped on my passport first. What????

It is really weird.

A hotel quoted me AED 12,000 for a month and I was ready to take it as it was clean and location was good. Then a coworker of mine was able to get the same deal for AED 7000.

A lot to learn for me....

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Good day!

Can the entry permit be renewed for the 3rd time?

First issue - valid until March 22
First Renewal - valid until May 20

Is it possible to renew it again since my papers are still in process in PH goverment and it is taking too much time there?

Please help and advise.

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Hi looking to do a visa run have done lots in the past, but wanting to share costs and knowledge.

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Hi looking to do a visa run have done lots in the past, but wanting to share costs and knowledge.
I could share costs but not knowledge. This would be my first. Since you have done it lots in the past, have you ever heard of someone getting turned away and their passport stamped saying they cant enter UAE for 6 months?!?! Just heard this horror story from a coworker.

Anyway, PM me and we can arrange times and cost if interested.

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have you ever heard of someone getting turned away and their passport stamped saying they cant enter UAE for 6 months?!?!
That sounds like an immigration ban, which can be requested by employers etc in certain cases, and even in matters involving the courts .. but the 6 months throws me off, those usually are a year long. It certainly is not the 6 month employment ban as that only applies to employment and the individual is free to stay in the country during that time period, just not work.

Something seems a bit off to be honest, make sure your co-worker is giving you all the details and not feeding you some b.s ....

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