All UAE residency visas will remain valid until the end of December this year.
According to Brigadier Khamis Al Kaabi, of the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship, this will also apply to residents who are currently outside of the country.
This comes after flights were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving several people stranded in different countries.
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Al Kaabi explained that Emirates ID cards and visit visas that expired in March will also have their validity extended until the end of the year.
Brigadier General Al Kaabi: UAE visitors who have remained in the country and their visas expired in early March 2020, will also have their visit visas extended till end of December 2020. #UAEGov— UAEGOV (@UAEmediaoffice) April 13, 2020
Expired residency visas & Emirates ID cards will be extended until the end of the year, @ICAUAE has announced.— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@ADMediaOffice) April 14, 2020
Extensions apply to visas and IDs expiring after 1 March 2020 and are applicable for residents inside and outside the country, and also apply to visit visas. pic.twitter.com/iuhgRfcPJ5