Passport Validity for UAE Residence Visa Renewal 

A reminder for those who are seeking a UAE Residence Visa Renewal, there is a minimum passport validity requirement. In this article, find out how much passport validity is required to renew a UAE residence visa.

Minimum Passport Validity Required for UAE Visa Renewal

To renew your UAE residency visa, your passport must be valid for more than six months. If your passport is due to expire earlier than six months, it is advised that you renew it first.

UAE’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) rules states that your passport should be valid for more than 180 days when you renew your visa or apply for a new one.

Also Read: How to Check UAE Visa Status Online


UAE residence visa holders must ensure their passports have at least six months of validity remaining at the time of renewal. This is to avoid any complications that may arise from having an expired passport. If your passport is about to expire, you should go to your embassy and renew it. After that, you can renew your residence visa.

Also Read: How to Calculate Gratuity in UAE

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