Visa fee exemption for children under 18 from July 15
03 Jul 2019
Picture used for illustrative purpose only.
From 15th July 2019, the dependents under the age of 18 will be exempted from visa fees during the summer season by Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA).
The visa fee exemption scheme will be from 15th July until 15th September, say authorities.
The move is line with the UAE Cabinet decision issued last year.
The ICA called on tourists planning to visit the UAE during the summer season to benefit from the exemption.
Families wishing to benefit from the exemption should apply on the ICA’s e-systems by choosing "tourist family visa" and filling in the details of both parents and children, he said in conclusion.
Major General Saeed Rakan Al Rashidy, Director-General of Foreigners and Ports Affairs at the ICA, stated that tourists may apply for a tourist visa through the Authority’s smart application or website, and they can also apply for visas at Emirati national airlines and licensed travel agents.
He added that the ICA issues two types of tourist visas, which are a 30-day visa valued at Dhs200 that can be extended twice, and a 90-day visa at Dhs550 that can also be extended twice while noting that visa extensions cost Dhs600.