Al Quoz Government Transactions
Mr. Kumar is a resident of the UAE. He recently received a new job offer with a better salary and position. He decided to resign from his current job, which would lead to the cancellation of his work visa. However, Mr. Kumar had sponsored his family on his work visa, so their visas would also be canceled if he did not take action.
Mr. Kumar contacted his current company's PRO to discuss his options. The PRO informed him that he would need to cancel the visas for his family members in order to complete his own visa cancellation. Mr. Kumar was upset about this, as he had recently paid a significant amount of money to sponsor his family.
Mr. Kumar contacted an Amer Center for help. The Amer Center staff explained that he could hold his family's visas instead of canceling them. This would allow him to keep their visas active while he processed his new visa. However, there would be a deposit required, and the visas would need to be unheld within 60 days.
Mr. Kumar agreed to the family visa holding option. He paid the deposit and his family's visas were put on hold. Mr. Kumar then processed his new visa with his new company. Once his new visa was approved, he unheld his family's visas and received a refund of his deposit.
Mr. Kumar was happy with the outcome of the case. He was able to keep his family's visas active while he processed his new visa, and he was able to get a refund of his deposit. He was also grateful for the help of the Amer Center staff.
1. If you are sponsoring your family on your work visa, you need to be aware of the options available to you if you change jobs.
2. You may be able to hold your family's visas instead of canceling them.
3. There will be a deposit required for family visa holding, and the visas will need to be unheld within 60 days.
4. If you need help with family visa holding, you can contact an Amer Center.
Mr. Kumar's case study highlights the importance of being aware of your options if you are sponsoring your family on your work visa. If Mr. Kumar had not contacted the Amer Center, he would have been required to cancel his family's visas, which would have been a significant financial burden for him.
Mr. Jack is a new resident of the UAE. He recently got a job in Dubai and was issued a work visa for himself, and he wanted to sponsor his family. However, he was not aware of the change status process that is required for all new visas issued inside country. He thought that he had 60 days to complete the residence visa process, so he did not apply for the change status right away.
When Mr. Jack went to our Amer Center to apply for the change of status, he was surprised to learn that he had incurred a fine for each of his family members. The fine was approx. 5,000 AED per person, and he was not in a position to afford it. He was worried that he would not be able to complete the change status process and that his family would be deported.
Mr. Jack contacted our office manager. He advised him to apply for a reduction in the fine. He explained the process of Violation Committee can reduce fines in certain cases. Mr. Jack submitted an application to the Violation Committee, and he was able to get the fine reduced by 20%.
Mr. Jack was able to complete the change status process and his family was able to stay in the UAE. He was grateful for the help and he learned a valuable lesson about the importance of completing the change status process in a timely manner.
1. It is important to be aware of the change status process for all new visa applied inside UAE.
2. The change status process must be completed within 60 days of new visa issued or before expiring the existing visa whichever comes earlier.
3. If the change of status process is not completed within 60 days, visa will be void and later incur penalty.
4. A reduction in the fine may be possible if the Violation Committee is satisfied that there are extenuating circumstances.
Mr. Jack's case study highlights the importance of completing the change status process in a timely manner. If Mr. Jack had not submitted an application to the Violation Committee, he would have been required to pay the full fine. This would have been a significant financial burden for him and his family.
Mr. Mohammed is a resident of the UAE. He recently sponsored his two children on a family visa. The visas were approved within 24 hours, and the typing center processed the change of status.
A week later, Mr. Mohammed went to the typing center to complete the remaining steps in the visa process. However, he noticed that the name of one of his children had been typed incorrectly. He informed the typing center, but they told him that he would need to cancel the visa and apply for a new one.
Mr. Mohammed was not happy with this, as he would have to pay the application fees again. He decided to contact an Amer Center for help.
Our staff explained to Mr. Mohammed that there was a new process for correcting entry permits. Under the new process, it is possible to correct the name on an entry permit without cancelling the visa. The only cost would be a 190 AED processing fee.
Mr. Mohammed agreed to the correction process. We submitted the correction request to immigration, and the name on the entry permit was successfully corrected.
Mr. Mohammed was happy with the outcome of the case. He was able to correct the name on his child's entry permit without having to cancel the visa or pay the application fees again. He was also grateful for the help of our Amer Center staff.
1. If you notice an error in your entry permit, you do not need to cancel the visa and apply for a new one.
2. There is a new process for correcting entry permits.
3. The only cost for correcting an entry permit is a 190 AED processing fee.
4. If you need help with correcting an entry permit, you can contact an Amer Center.
Mr. Mohammed's case study highlights the importance of being aware of the new process for correcting entry permits. If Mr. Mohammed had not contacted the Amer Center, he would have had to cancel the visa and apply for a new one, which would have been a significant financial burden for him.