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Important statement to residents who stayed outside the UAE for more than 6 months and 6 exceptions
Important statement to residents who stayed outside the UAE for more than 6 months and 6 exceptions

The Emirates Digital Government confirmed that the sponsored person must not stay outside the UAE for more than six months, otherwise his residence visa will be invalidated, noting that there are six exceptions to this rule.

She stressed that the general rule is that the resident expatriate, who holds a valid residence visa from the UAE, and wishes to travel abroad for any reason, must not stay outside the country for more than six months, otherwise his residence visa will be invalidated, and at this stage, he will not He can enter the UAE, unless he applies for a new entry permit.
She stated, however, that there are some exceptions to the rule, which allow the resident expatriate to stay outside the UAE for more than six months, and at the same time maintain the validity of his residence visa in the country, including the foreign wife sponsored by her Emirati husband, and the resident expatriate who works in one of the authorities In this case, a medical report approved by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, or other approved health authorities, and the domestic labor accompanying the student studying abroad, or the person being treated abroad, must be submitted.
Exceptions include domestic workers accompanying members of diplomatic and consular missions representing the country abroad, mission employees who hold a residence visa in the UAE, public sector employees who are sent to attend training or specialized courses, or workers in employer offices abroad, and their families who hold residence visas Valid in the UAE, and a student residing in the UAE, who travels abroad to study at a university (according to the provisions of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai), subject to verification in other emirates.