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Several inquiries from readers regarding the expatriate residency status, after its expiry and are still outside the country, after the suspension of travel to the Emirates, and how to renew their residency, and whether they will be allowed to return again

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship confirmed that the expatriate residency, whether they are inside or outside the country, is valid until the end of December of this year, when it ends its end date after the first of last March.
 The Emirates allowed holders of valid residencies located outside the Emirates to return to the country from Monday, 1 June, in response from the concerned authorities in the Emirates to facilitate procedures for owners of valid residencies located outside the country, taking into account the families, and what it takes to be reunited with their families affected by the measures taken In light of the current exceptional circumstances that coincide with the preventive measures and precautionary measures taken by the state to confront the emerging corona virus (Covid 19).

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has taken a set of decisions to alleviate the residents on the state’s land from the effects of the international measures taken in the face of the outbreak of the Corona virus, indicating that it has received requests from residents and visitors present in the country to join their families in their homeland under the current circumstances, and coordination is underway. For these requests.

Holders of valid residency permits who are outside the country, and who wish to return, are invited to register for the “Resident Entry Permit” service on the Authority’s website, smartservices.ica.gov.ae, in order to facilitate the procedures for their safe return to the UAE. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also called on all those who have valid residency residing outside the country to register for the new service "My presence for residents" on the ministry's website, where the service aims to facilitate their return to the country