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Visa Cancellations

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, I can provide you with general information about visa cancellations in Dubai, but please note that procedures and regulations may have changed since then. It's important to verify the information with official sources or local authorities. In Dubai, visa cancellations can occur for various reasons, such as the expiration of the visa, the completion of the intended purpose of the visit, or due to specific circumstances like a change in employment or residency status. The process for cancelling a visa typically involves the following steps.

About Visa Cancellations

  • Employment Visas
  • Dependent Visas
  • Tourist Visas
  • Residency Visas
  • Exit Permits

Explanation About Visa Cancellations

Please verify this information,

with official sources or

legal professionals

as my information might be outdated.

If you're on an employment visa and your employment contract is terminated or you're changing jobs, your current employer should initiate the visa cancellation process. They will need to submit a request for cancellation to the relevant authorities. This might involve submitting documents such as a labor contract cancellation request and an employment termination notice.

If you're a dependent on someone else's visa (like a spouse or parent), the sponsor of your visa (the primary visa holder) should initiate the cancellation process.

Tourist visas are usually valid for a specific period, and they automatically expire at the end of that period. There's usually no separate cancellation process for tourist visas; you simply leave the country before your visa expires.

For long-term residency visas, such as those granted through the UAE's various residency programs, the cancellation process may involve more formal procedures. This could include submitting documentation to the relevant immigration authority.

In some cases, an exit permit might be required before your visa is cancelled. An exit permit allows you to leave the country while your visa cancellation is being processed. It's important to note that the specific requirements and procedures can vary depending on the type of visa and the individual circumstances. Additionally, changes in regulations can impact the cancellation process. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it's recommended to refer to official sources such as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai or consult with legal experts or immigration consultants who are familiar with the latest rules and regulations.