The UAE decides to renew residency for these groups for an additional year
The Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security in the United Arab Emirates stated that it will allow the extension of residency for widows, divorced women and their children for a period of one year without a guarantor (host), from the date of death or divorce, and it will be renewed for one time.
Renewing the residency of widows and divorced women in the UAE
In a recent report, the digital government of the United Arab Emirates confirmed that the extension applies to the children of that woman, provided that their residency at the time of the divorce or death is under the sponsorship of the deceased or divorced father, and that the residency visas of the woman and her children must also be valid at the time of the divorce or death, and that the residency visa period for the children's visas must not exceed the residency visa period for their mother.
The extension procedures for the two cases include the submission of a request to extend the residency, evidence of the wife's divorce or widowhood, evidence of the availability of housing and the ability to meet the living needs of the family, and the presentation of a medical examination certificate for the mother (whether widowed or divorced), and children over the age of 18. This is in addition to the presentation of an identity card and health insurance that is valid in some emirates of the country.
She said that the length of time a residence visa is valid for changes depending on the kind of visa; for example, there is a visa that is good for one year, another that is valid for two years, another that is valid for three years, another that is valid for five years, and another that is valid for ten years (the golden residence visa).
It is important to note that the Council of Ministers in the United Arab Emirates recently adopted a decision as part of the recent residence facilities package approved by the Council for visitors and residents in the country to extend the residence of the widow or divorced woman and their children for a period of one year in the country from the date of the divorce or the death of the husband. This decision was included in the package of residence facilities offered to visitors and residents in the country.
The purpose of this judgment is to ensure that the family will be able to maintain itself and satisfy any responsibilities that have arisen as a direct consequence of the death of the family's primary breadwinner by granting them residence in a manner that will provide them the chance to improve their social and economic circumstances. The decision went into effect beginning in the fourth quarter of the same year. It was made as part of the state's ongoing efforts to establish government decisions and laws in a manner that is conducive to the circumstances of inhabitants and tourists and that satisfies their primary requirements.
The decision takes into account the humanitarian and exceptional conditions of widows and divorced residents of the UAE, and it contributes to facilitating their residence in the country after the loss of the head of the family. This is done in a manner that preserves family stability and community cohesion, and it enhances the country's position as a second home for various residents from all countries of the world.
The residence visa for family members expires when the residence of the head of the family expires
The Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security issued a warning that the residency visa of family members expires with the expiration of the residency of the head of the family or the guarantor, and that the residency is automatically considered terminated or null if its holder remains outside the country for a period of time that is longer than 180 days. This warning was issued in response to a question posed by the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security. The holders of the golden residence, on the other hand, are immune from this requirement since they are able to remain outside the nation for an indefinite amount of time without risking having their residency revoked, regardless of how long they are away.