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Front page of Gulf News today states that there must be a 1 month gap between exiting and entering the country.




Citizens of the certain countries (listed in the next paragraph) can get a 30-day visit visa free of charge upon arrival, entitling them to stay for 60 days:

Britain, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Finland, Malta, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

After this period a visitor can extend the visit visa by a further two months by leaving the country and returning. This can be done twice. When the third visit visa expires the person must leave the UAE for at least a month before returning.
 

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It has always been illegal to work without a proper visa, so the law is being enforced. Employers will have to sort out visas rather quicker to keep their employees in the country.

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How would this effect the "visa runs"?
Seemingly you are limited to 2, after your initial arrival, and then you have to leave for a month.

What I find confusing is you get a 30 day visa valid for 60 days ! What does that mean for the countries listed ?

So my understanding is: you can have 3 x 60 day entries (1 original and 2 renewals) and then 30 day absence.

Any comments or further insight ???
 

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looks to me that you're allowed 4 months in total and then you either have to have your residency done or foxtrot oscar for 30 days!
 

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looks to me that you're allowed 4 months in total and then you either have to have your residency done or foxtrot oscar for 30 days!
How did you calculate 4 months ? I see it as 3 x 60 days =180 days.

Citizens of the certain countries (listed in the next paragraph) can get a 30-day visit visa free of charge upon arrival, entitling them to stay for 60 days:

After this period a visitor can extend the visit visa by a further two months by leaving the country and returning. This can be done twice. When the third visit visa expires the person must leave the UAE for at least a month before returning.
 

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60 +30+30, cos of the para

After this period a visitor can extend the visit visa by a further two months by leaving the country and returning. This can be done twice. When the third visit visa expires the person must leave the UAE for at least a month before returning.
But like everything here, it'll be open to interpretation - and will probably all change next week anyway!
 

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Hi Cautious_mover

I have looked at Gulfnews com and cannot see anywhere if we can still extend 30 days as per your comments. Im from Denmark so I am part of the excemption group but was this group mentioned in the newspaper? I am wondering if we still have this "bonus". Was there more written inside the paper? Because on the frontpage I couldnt see this extra paragraph.

Thanks in advance



Front page of Gulf News today states that there must be a 1 month gap between exiting and entering the country.




Citizens of the certain countries (listed in the next paragraph) can get a 30-day visit visa free of charge upon arrival, entitling them to stay for 60 days:

Britain, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Finland, Malta, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

After this period a visitor can extend the visit visa by a further two months by leaving the country and returning. This can be done twice. When the third visit visa expires the person must leave the UAE for at least a month before returning.
 

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NEW VISA RULES:- Visit visas: New entry permits only a month after exit

I've just discovered the new rule on Visit Visa's as read on Gulf News

(Cant post links, but it's on the first page)

Does anyone know if the UK and US are exempt from this?

Bad news for people doing Visa runs... :(
 

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Quoting from poten.com:

Anyone who is allowed to enter the UAE without a prior visa is exempt from the ruling. "Officially, you will only be able to return to Dubai after 30 days' absence. Unofficially, people of nationalities qualifying for a visa on arrival have been granted an extra 30 day visa after a visa run," says Live Work Explore | Comprehensive resident/expat info on living, working and exploring cities around the world. A UK citizen who recently re-entered the UAE confirmed that this is the case when contacted by Kipp.

This means that citizens of 33 countries - including the US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong - are 'unofficially' allowed multiple reentry into the UAE. In fact, a DNRD helpline operative says that this is actually official policy, and told Kipp that citizens of the 33 countries are indeed entitled to enter and re-enter the UAE as they please.
 

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^So you're saying that things are still the same for the 33 nationalities listed. What a crock bureaucracy. Why they constantly keep making changes to the visa rules is a mystery to me?
 
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