At the Dubai International Airport.


UAE work permit issuance still suspended, says ICA


DUBAI –  The issuance of work permits to the UAE remains suspended, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced on Thursday (September 24).

The decision to suspend the issuance of visas was put in place in March, with the exception of diplomatic passport holders, as part of the country’s efforts to combat the spread of the virus.

The decision also follows the precautionary measures undertaken by the travel industry to reduce the spread of Covid-19, according to ICA.

The authority did not say when it will resume the issuance of work permits.

UAE resumes entry permit issuance

However, the ICA announced that it has resumed the issuance of entry permits, including tourist visas and visit visas, into the UAE starting on September 24.

The decision will allow tourists back into Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Sharjah, Al Ain and Umm Al Quwain for the first time since March.

Dubai resumed the issuance of tourist visas in early June. ICA/Expat Media


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