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Check UAE’s visa validity only with your passport

As brought in previous articles, the residency visa of the UAE is one of the most sought-after ones in the world. This is because the residency of this country brings enormous benefits to visa holders. In this article, firstly, the benefits of the UAE residency will be discussed. After that, you can read about how to check the visa validity.

The benefits of living in Dubai

Living in Dubai can be somehow a life changing decision. First of all, Dubai is a highly diverse making it the best place to mix with other cultures and become more globalized. Also, Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world with the lowest rate of crime and violence. As well as these, among the most expensive cities, Dubai is the cheapest. Dubai is a city where you can buy things with discounts in special days.

In addition, Dubai is among the few cities in the world that is completely tax-free. It means the residents have the opportunity to have the most lucrative businesses. Moreover, Dubai is a city where the weather is never too cold. So, it is absolutely one of the best places to live and work in.

A helpful tool to check the validity of your visa

To check the validity of the UAE’s visa, there is a helpful drill. Actually, it is something every UAE resident should know about and use every two or three years. To be more precise, the time depends on the type of your visa.

Most of the people remember the month when their resident visa is about to expire. However, some people cannot remember the exact date of expiration of their visa. So, as they get closer to the month of expiration, they start flipping through the pages of their passports.

But we do not always have our passport with us. So, what should be do instead?

All you need to know about validity of the residence visa is the number of your passport. As well as that, the expiry date is vital. Thus, the only way you can know about all of these is to have a copy of your passport whether a physical one or a scanned copy on your phone.

BUT, there is a much easier way to do this. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship offers this service through its website. To verify the validity of visa residents need to enter their passport information. After that, they can check whether the
issued visa is authentic or not.

Step 1: Visit this link – https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/default.html#/fileValidity

Step 2: Select the ‘Passport Information’ radio button.

Step 3: Select either ‘residency’ or ‘visa’.

Step 4: Enter passport number and passport expiry date.

Step 5: Enter nationality from the dropdown on the right. A corresponding number will appear on the box on the left.

Step 6: Select the captcha check box and click on search. The page will now display your visa details along with date of expiry.

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