Full Guide About UAE Visa Status Check and Cancellation Online

If you’re looking for an easy way to check your UAE visa status or to cancel it, this article is your optimum guide. In this country, you can effortlessly check the status of your visa application or submit a cancellation request simply online. 

This is through different portals offered by the government. To know how you can do it in detail, keep reading this full guide about checking the status of your UAE visa application or canceling it online.

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Status/Validity Check

1. Can You Check Your UAE Visa Application Online?

Yes, you can surely check the status of your UAE residence visa online after submitting it. However, if your residency visa is in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, or Ajman, then this service is available through the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship. (ICP) 

In addition, for those who are living in Dubai, they can check the status of their visa through the General Directory of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. (GDRFA)

2. How Can You Check the Status of Your UAE Visa Application Online?

You can check the status of your UAE visa online through ICP official website. It’s an easy and quick process; you just need the following information to check it through the portal. 

  • Application number
  • Reference number

Just follow the below steps to know the application’s status.

ICP Website

  • Open ICP’s official website
  • Click on Public Services
  • Then at the right side of the page, you will find Application Tracking button, click on it
  • Enter your application number and its status will appear.
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3. How Can You Check the Status of Your Visa Application Online in Dubai?

If you’re planning to stay in Dubai, then you can effortlessly check the status of your residency visa application through the following channels:

GDRFA Website 

  • Open the website 
  • Click on Residence Validity
  • Enter the needed information
  • Finally, fill in the captcha code and press submit 


  • Download the app
  • Click on the Services tab then choose File Status Inquiry 
    • Choose Entry Permit Inquiry in case you have a labour contract but didn’t get your visa yet
    • Select Residency Inquiry if your permit is approved 
  • Then fill in the required information 
  • Double-check them and then press Inquire

Afterward, if your information is correct, you will find a green check mark at the end of the page, in addition to some information about your visa. 

4. How Can You Check the Status of Your Residency Visa Offline?

You can still check the status of your visa in UAE offline yet without getting out of your home as it can be done with a phone call. 


You can also check this information regarding your visa and validity by contacting Amer service through its toll-free number:

  • 800 5111 (inside UAE)
  • +971 (0)4 313 9999 (outside UAE)

In addition, through the DubaiNow app, you can find GDRFA services, offering you various options to get the information you need quickly and easily. 

Other Emirates 

Expats are able to relish this service with just one call through ICP’s toll-free number. 

  • 600 522222
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5. How Can You Check the Validity of Your UAE Visa Online?

You can easily check the validity of your visa online through the ICP official portal. All you need to check the status of your UAE visa online is your:

  • Passport no.
  • Passport expiry date.

In addition, here is the process in steps to track its validity:

  • Open ICP website 
  • Click on the Passport Information tab
  • Select Visa or Residency 
  • Fill in your passport number and expiry date and select your nationality
  • Submit this information 
  • The visa expiry date will appear in addition to the other details.

Moroever, checking the status of the visa is important for those who leave the country without canceling their visa officially. This feature enables you to check whether your visa has been automatically canceled or not yet.

6. How Can You Avoid the Automatic Cancellation of Your Visa in UAE?

You shouldn’t stay outside the country for 6 months in raw to avoid the automatic cancellation of your UAE visa. 

If you regularly travel outside the UAE and want to prevent the cancellation of your residence visa, you should pay a visit frequently; besides, the period between each visit should be less than 6 months.

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After checking the status of your visa, if you’ve newly moved here, then the next step is surely to have a bank account. You can find here all the details related to how to get a bank account and visa card in UAE on Property Finder.


1. What Should You Do Before Cancelling Your Visa?

If you decide to cancel your residency visa in UAE, there are some procedures you should do before starting the cancellation process; this is to ease the process. 

  • You should pay all your debts and bills
  • You have to cancel any tenancy agreements and sell your assets, if any.

For Employees

For those who have an employment visa in UAE, after its cancellation, you won’t be allowed to stay in the country unless you apply for another residency visa. 

  • You need to pay the pending salary, gratuity, and leave salary entitlements
  • You have to provide a flying ticket before canceling your work permit with MoHRE.
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2. Who Is Responsible for the Visa Cancellation in UAE?

The sponsor is the only one responsible for the cancellation process, as expats are not allowed to apply for this. However, if you have an investor visa, you can cancel it on your own. 

3. What Are the Required Documents to Cancel Your Visa?

There are some required documents that applicants should submit while canceling their visa in UAE.

  • Copy of your entry permit 
  • Copy of your sponsor’s passport
  • Your passport and Emirates ID
  • A clearance statement of your financial liabilities
  • For business owners, you should prepare a proof of canceling your trade license whether as a partner or investor 
  • In case of death, 
    • Inside UAE, a death certificate 
    • Outside UAE, a death certificate, authorized by the official entities.

4. How Much Is the Cost of UAE Visa Cancellation?

There is a fee you should pay while canceling your visa in the UAE, which differs according to the type of your visa and the platform you use to submit your request. 

Check below the fee range that you should pay to submit your request successfully. 

  • AED 100AED 200  
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5. How Can You Cancel Your UAE Visa?

The cancellation process of the UAE visa is very easy and hassle-free. You can cancel the visa online through different platforms. 

In addition, as mentioned above, Dubai residents can use the GDRFA website/app or head to its official office or any of the Amer Centres. For the other emirates, you can do this through the ICP website/app or go to the closest typing center in your city.  

Have a look below at the available options and the process you should follow. 



  • ICP Website or mobile app
  • GDRFA Portal or mobile app


  • Open the website or download the application
  • Register for an account in case you don’t have one
  • Search for the service 
  • Submit your documents 
  • Pay the fee
  • Submit your request 

After submitting your UAE visa cancellation request online, you have to head to the GDRFA or the near typing center to return your Emirates ID and get your passport stamped. 

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  • Typing Centers
  • Amer Centers


  • Head to the nearest Typing/Amer center according to your emirate
  • Select the required service at the reception 
  • Submit your documents to the responsible employee
  • Pay the fee
  • Then you should return your Emirates ID and provide your passport to be stamped.   

6. How Long Does it Take to Cancel Your UAE Visa?

It takes a maximum of 48 hours for the approval of your request. You will be notified with the approval of your request online, through an email to the registered email address. 

7. Should Expats Cancel Their Visas Before Leaving?

Yes, they should. In case you didn’t, this may lead to being banned from entering the country in the future. Consequently, you won’t be able to visit the UAE till your expired visa is officially terminated. 

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8. What Is the Grace Period Offered After Cancelling Your UAE Visa?

The grace period is the amount of time given to you, during which you’re allowed to stay in the country after the cancellation/expiry of your visa. 

Moreover, you have a grace period after the cancellation of your visa in the UAE which differs according to the type of your residency visa. Have a look below at the grace period of each type.

180 days

  • Golden/Green Visa holders and their independents 
  • Students who didn’t finish their studies
  • Skilled jobs (1st and 2nd levels in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation classification)
  • Widows or divorcees

90 days

  • Skilled jobs (3rd and 2nd levels in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation classification)
  • Unit owners

60 days 

Normal residents

30 days

Other categories 

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You can now easily check the status of your visa and its validity, in addition to, applying for cancellation requests effortlessly.

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