the resident resides out of the UAE for more than six months...
Resident Permit becomes invalid if the Resident resides out of the
for more than Six months.
Period is calculated as 180 days from the
date of departure.
Re-entry after six months can get for:
• Foreign wives of UAE citizens staying
• Domestic helpers who are accompanying
UAE nationals studying abroad or undergoing medical treatment abroad;
• Employees and domestic helpers
accompanying the employees of diplomatic and consular missions in the
• Employees in the UAE public sector and
are overseas for work or sent abroad on training courses, along with
can get re-entry upon arrival till one year (365 day) from the date of exit if
his/her residence is valid. If have issues to get Emigration clearance
from your home country because of overstay after six months, you can
do as follows:
You should travel on Emirates flight only. After booking the ticket,
inform your partner/sponsor/PRO in Dubai to go to Immigration counter
at Airport Terminal-3 with your passport copy and ticket copy. They
will enter re-entry approval on the system. This
is applicable for
Partner/Investor visa holders only.
Director: If you are a free zone investor and in your visa if it
is written Director, then you are not eligible for this facility.
Investor and partner visa holders only allowed to get re-entry after
Residence Visa of the person who wants to re-enter must be valid.
If you are not in the above category
Cancel the existing visa and apply for new visa to
enter UAE again.
Frequently Asked Question:
Partner/Investor can re-enter for one year (travel on Emirates only)
Q: My brother holds partner visa in a Dubai based company and he
is out of UAE for more than six months. When he tried to travel from
India, airport emigration officer did not allow him. When I contacted
Dubai immigration, they said partner / investor can re-enter on same
visa till 365 days from the date of exit. What is solution in this
A: There are reports that some airports/airlines do not allow to
travel on re-entry to UAE after 180 days. As per the rule in
UAE, Partner/Investor can re-enter on same visa till completion of
365 days from the date of exit.
In this scenario, you should travel on Emirates flight only. After
booking the ticket, inform your partner/sponsor/PRO in Dubai to go to
Immigration counter at Airport Terminal-3 with your passport copy and
ticket copy. They will enter re-entry approval on the system.
Q: My wife left UAE seven months ago for delivery. Her visa is
valid for another one year. Can she re-enter on same visa if we pay