Dubai extends expiry dates of residence visas for stranded expats

Web DeskWeb Editor

24th Aug, 2021. 10:57 am
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DUBAI: The General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai, has extended the expiry date of residence visas for nationals of Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Uganda who are stranded abroad, Khaleej Times quoted a Dubai-based carrier flydubai, as saying, on its website.

The visas have been extended till November 10, 2021, the airline said.

“This applies to Dubai-issued UAE resident visas, which have expired or will expire between April 20, 2021 and November 9, 2021 inclusive,” it said.

Currently, thousands of residents are stranded abroad due to suspension of flights.

The airline said the expiry will not be extended for the UAE residents with Dubai-issued visas who have stayed outside the UAE for more than six months if they left before October 20, 2020.

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