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UAE Announces Visa Renewal for Dependent Sons Over 18 

On Wednesday, the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced the renewal of residency visa for 18-year-old dependent sons of UAE residents up to two consecutive years. The dependent sons who have just graduated from university, those who are reaching the age of 18 years and those who have completed their secondary education will be benefited from this new visa renewal announcement.

The resident permit will be valid for a year and can be renewed for another year. Through this new visa renewal announcement, the guardians are no longer required to apply under humanitarian appeals which required them to deposit Dh 5,000.

The application for the new visa renewal for dependent sons can be applied through all the residency and naturalization offices or other government-approved outlets for a fee of Dh100 for residency permits or their renewal for a year.

To apply for the new visa renewal, the residents have to submit documents that include attaching the certificate of general secondary education or graduation certificate or the information from the university where the son studied, whether inside or outside the UAE, duly certified by his alma mater.

Along with the visa renewal, the UAE government also announced that no tourist visa fees will be charged for children below 18 years of age who are accompanying their parents to the UAE. Tourists can benefit from this latest tourist visa fee waiver between July 15 and September 15 each year.

The new visa renewal by the UAE government is welcomed by Indian expats in UAE. Till date, only the daughters have the benefit to remain on their parent's visa with no age limit until they get married. 

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