UAE issues decision on residency visas, fines

Gulf Today|July 11, 2020

UAE issues decision on residency visas, fines
UAE reports 473 cases and two deaths; India sees more lockdowns as cases near 800,000; Britain quarantine rules end for many destinations; UK opts out of EU COVID-19 vaccine scheme; Australia, NZ limit returning citizens.

The UAE Cabinet issued a number of amendments to the decisions issued recently in the identity and citizenship sector.

All decisions related to the residency of expatriates, visas, entry permits and ID cards are stopped with effect from July 11, while the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has been assigned to start collecting the fees due for providing the services from July 12.

A grace period of one month is granted, effective from the date of entering the country to the Emiratis, GCC citizens and residents (who spent less than six months outside the country) for renewal of the documents.

A grace period of three months is granted to Emiratis, GCC citizens and residents in the country for renewal of their documents.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Friday that it conducted over 47,000 additional COVID-19 tests, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 473 new coronavirus cases. MoHAP also announced the death of two patients. MoHAP also noted an additional 399 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19.

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July 11, 2020