Penalties associated with obtaining or overstaying a visa in UAE

Penalties associated with obtaining or overstaying a visa in UAE - Makebiz

The Federal Authority for Identification and Citizenship (ICP), operating in the United Arab Emirates, has approved the types of administrative penalties for violations in the field of obtaining or renewing visas and local identity cards. For each case, penalties are prescribed for different categories of citizens ranging from AED 20 to AED 20,000.

The most common violation among individuals is the expiration of an ID card without renewing it within 30 days. In this case, the fine is AED 20 for each day overdue. Exception: persons who left the Emirates before the expiration of the Emirates ID and have been absent outside the UAE for more than three months, as well as deported persons.

We list the fines for legal entities as:

  • Handing over to authorized services the data of a person who is not an authorized representative of the company.
  • Carrying out monetary transactions outside the firm’s activities.
  • Violation of rules and failure to fulfill obligations to ICP.

The amount of each of these is AED 500. It is more expensive to provide false data to the management staff — 3000 dirhams.

Especially large penalties in the amount of 5000 dirhams are provided for obstructing the work or refusal to cooperate with the commissioners of the Federal Department, as well as non-payment of the prescribed fees.

Separately, a company that does not actually operate but has an issued entry permit or open visa for an employee is also subject to a fine of AED 5,000.

Thus, it is important to be attentive to obtaining visas and their renewal on time, as well as all related processes under the control of the Identity and Nationality Authority, in order to avoid large fines and legal problems in the UAE.

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