Hidden Cost For Expired Visas: Expired Visit/Tourist Visa Holders Must Pay A Mandatory ‘Exit Fee’ Upon Exiting The UAE
MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EXPIRED VISIT AND TOURIST VISA HOLDERS:
If your UAE visit/tourist visa has expired after March 1, 2020, you will be subject to pay an exit fee of AED500 (per person) at the Dubai International Airport, (DXB) upon exiting the UAE.
Expired visit and tourist visa holders will be subject to pay the AED500 UAE exit fee regardless of the 1-month grace period from July 12.
This, however, does NOT apply to UAE resident visa holders.
(This news was confirmed by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) and the AMER service that you can call on 8005111 for further inquiries.)
Pragya Singh, a former Dubai resident who recently left the UAE on a visit visa, sent us her payment receipt of the UAE exit fee of AED500, that included knowledge fee + VAT
The recent Dubai graduate was caught by surprise at DXB immigration when she was informed of the exit fee and paid off the fee with her emergency cash.
Thus, this is a PSA for all expired visit visa holders leaving the UAE, so you don’t get stuck at the airport with insufficient funds. As travellers will not be permitted to leave the country before clearing the exit fee payment at the Dubai immigration counter.
Please note that the AED500 UAE exit fee only applies to expired VISIT and TOURIST visa holders
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