Abu Dhabi: Effective on Friday, the employment visa for a worker sponsored by governmental bodies will cost Dh200 per year, while the visa charge for workers employed by the private sector or free zones will be Dh250 per year.
A new visa fee structure signed by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, states that the residence visa for an investor or partner will cost Dh250 per year.
The residence visa for a family member of a worker employed by governmental bodies will cost Dh200 per year, while the charge for workers employed by private businesses and free zones as well as investors and partners of businesses will be Dh250.
Renewal of the residence visa will cost Dh200 per year for a family member of a worker employed by governmental bodies, private sector or free zones, while the renewal charge for investors and partners will be Dh250 per year.
The entry permit or its renewal for domestic workers sponsored by Emiratis or citizens of GCC countries will cost Dh150 per year, while the charge for workers sponsored by foreigners will be Dh200. The visa for a domestic helper sponsored by an investor or a partner will cost Dh250.
The new measures will include the issuing of a new array of entry permits and visas, such as multiple entry permits for visit or work; the activation of study visas, and entry permits for medical care and attending conferences.
A multiple tourist entry permit will cost Dh200, while multiple entry visa for work will cost Dh2,100.
A visit visa for residents in GCC countries will cost Dh200, while its renewal will cost Dh700.
An entry permit for study or training will cost Dh550, while its renewal will cost Dh600.
An entry permit for medical treatment will cost Dh550, while a multiple entry visa for treatment will cost Dh1,400. The same fees will be applicable to patients’ companions.
The renewal of a visa for treatment will cost Dh500, while the charge for the companions will be Dh600.
The transit visa issued to travellers transiting through UAE airports for 96 hours and sponsored by an airline operating in the country, will cost Dh100.
A Dh5,000 refundable deposit will be collected for cancelling a sponsor’s residence visa without cancelling the visas of the sponsored family members, according to the decision signed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The deposit will be refunded once the sponsor adjusts their status.
A Dh3,000 refundable deposit will be collected for sponsorship of each family member for a female investor, while a Dh5,000 refundable deposit will be collected for humanitarian cases determined by the Minister of the Interior.
The new Cabinet decision sets up a fund for the deportation of violators of the residency rules. Resources for the fund will come from deposits encashed after applicants fail to honour their obligations under the law.
A Dh100 fine will be imposed on users of residency department portals who fail to fill in applications accurately, according to the new rules.
Individual applicants who fail to honour any declaration or affidavit will be fined Dh500, while in the case of a corporate applicant the fine will be Dh2,000.
Companies that fail to adjust the legal status of their sponsored workers on time will be fined Dh1,000 for each worker, while failure to report any change in the company’s details to the ministry will cost Dh1,000.
A Dh5,000 fine will be imposed on those who misuse the residency system or submit bogus reports to the residency departments across the country.
Repeat offenders within a year will have their fines doubled, not exceeding Dh50,000.
Quick list: Types of visas and fees
Employment Visa (Government): Dh200
Employment Visa (Private Sector, Free Zones, Investors): Dh250
Residence Visa (Government) Dh200
Residence Visa (Private Sector, Free Zones, Investors): Dh250
Employment Visa (Domestic workers sponsored by Emiratis, GCC citizens): Dh150
Employment Visa (Domestic workers sponsored by residents): Dh200
Employment Visa (Domestic workers sponsored by investors): Dh250
Residence Visa for real estate owners: Dh1,100
Multiple Entry Visa for work: Dh2,100
Visa for medical treatment: Dh550
Multiple Entry Visa for treatment: Dh1,400
Residence Visa for study or training: Dh550
Multiple Entry Visa for work or tourism: Dh1,500
Entry Visa for GCC State Resident’s Companions: 150
Renewal of GCC State Residents Companions’ Visa: 250
Entry Visa for GCC State Residents: Dh200
Renewal of GCC State Resident’s Visa:Dh700
Transit Entry Visa: 100