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10 grace period for visit visas

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My 30 day visit visa runs out on the 5th of March so my first visa run is imminent. I've heard there is a "10 day grace period" and I was wondering if anyone has recent personal experience of doing the visa run with an expired visa? If so, what happened? Did you have to pay a fine? Were you waved through?

Thanks in advance.
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Do the visa run on day 38/39 and you will be fine, I had lots of experience and have friends still doing this every month. NEVER been an issue just do not go over 40 days or you will be fined.
Hello ... I am coming up to my 30th day on my visa on arrival in the UAE and I am also a UK citizen and passport holder... however!! ... Would I qualify for the 10+/- grace period as I came through Sharjah airport or would this rule apply for ONLY Dubai or is this for ALL the UAE Emirates???

Please reply soon I am on my 29th day here
You have to leave the country, not the Emirate, so you'll be fine. Plus you have the extra 10 days anyway.
Hello, thank you for the quick reply. I have a couple of questions also

- Does it not matter which Emirate (Sharjah, etc) I entered from? As I have been coming and going for 4 months now from the same airport but I always leave within the 30 days (27/28th day).

- I called up DNRD today and they said that the 10+/- grace period is applicable for British passport holders (myself) but he said that this is from Dubai and does not know if this is applicable from Sharjah!

- Is the 10 day grace period official or is it down to the immigration to decide ?

Thank you sooo much.
Hello, thank you for the quick response.

Thats fine I will leave on the 36th day ... but what If I entered through Sharjah airport and exit again through Sharjah airport ? would they acknowledge the 10 day grace period ?
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