UAE residence permits extended with no charge

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 31 March 2020: The UAE cabinet has approved new decisions as the country steps up precautionary measures to contain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new decisions are aimed to protect people’s health and safety and ensure business continuity at all sectors.

The Cabinet has approved the extension of residence permits expiring on March 1st, 2020, for a renewable period of three months without any additional fees upon renewal. The decision is aimed to spare the residents related obligations during the current trying times.

The cabinet has also waived the administrative fines associated with infractions relating to the services provided by the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship and approved by the cabinet. The decision will be valid for a renewable period of three months effective April 1st, said Wam.

It’s also agreed to provide a temporary license for a scheme on digital transaction management solutions for Notary Public’s services in order to facilitate judicial transactions under the current circumstances and to ensure safety of litigants and all those dealing with judicial departments.

The cabinet additionally approved the extension of government services expiring on March 1st onward for a renewable period of three months, starting April 1st. The decision applies to all federal government services, including documents, permits, licenses and commercial registers and their likes.



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