Dubai: Visiting the UAE and want to extend your stay a little longer? Visitors to the UAE can extend their visit visa directly via the online platforms of Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICA).
In a post on their official social media channels, ICA promoted the service that individuals can avail of online, either through the website – ica.gov.ae – or through the app, available for Android and Apple devices – ‘ICA UAE’.
Step 1: Create an online account with ICA
You can create an account with the ICA website or app by registering as a new user. You would need to provide your email address and set a password. The account can be set up by following the link here: https://beta.smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/default.html#/registration/type/1/verify
Step 2: Apply for the service
Under ‘Individual services’, select the service for ‘Extending visit visa’.
Step 3: Pay the service fees
Once you have filled in the details, you will be required to pay the service fees. The amount will depend on the type of visa you are on, and the length of extension. As per the ICA website, these are the types of visas that can be extended through the online platform:
1. Multiple entry tourist visa for citizens of certain countries - Dh650.
2. Indian citizens holding residency visas of US, UK and European Union countries – Dh250
3. Multiple six month visa to finalise procedures of Golden Visa (https://gulfnews.com/living-in-uae/visa-immigration/six-month-uae-entry-permit-for-golden-visa-applicants--all-you-need-to-know-1.1617539520608) – Dh1,150
4. Five year multiple entry tourist visa - Dh400