According to travel agents, many visitors to the UAE unintentionally exceed their allowed stay due to the elimination of the grace period. Overstaying or absconding may result in a daily fine of Dh50, irrespective of visa type.

If you have exceeded your permitted time in the country, you must settle any fines incurred. The following six steps outline the process:

  1. Visit the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security website and access 'Fines and Leave Permits'.
  2. Proceed to 'Start Service' under 'Fines - Pay Fines - Violations of Entry Permissions or Residences - Pay New Fine'.
  3. If holding a residence visa, complete the required fields; otherwise, select 'citizens of certain countries' and fill in the necessary details.
  4. After verifying the applicant and moving to the next step, review your application and confirm all relevant information.
  5. Finally, proceed to the payment page to clear the fine. Once the payment is made, the confirmation of the transaction will be visible.