The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship residing in the UAE has requested holders of valid residencies, who are currently outside the state, and wish to return to it, not to reserve or buy travel tickets, or travel, before issuing approval for a request to enter the country, explaining through its website that «review The request may take some time ».

The authority added, "After obtaining approval, the applicant can book travel tickets according to the actual travel date, as the dates entered in the application are considered default."

Holders of valid residency wishing to return to the Emirates are invited to register for the “Resident Entry Permit” service on its website (

The Authority has allocated this service to residents who are outside the state, who have valid residency permits that allow them to be able to issue permits to enter the Emirates, and to facilitate their safe and sound return in emergency cases.

Approval of requests depends on the current situation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced, earlier, the possibility of returning residents of the Emirates who are currently abroad, who hold valid residency permits, to the country, as of June 1 (today), taking into account families affected by the measures taken under the circumstances The current exceptionalism, which coincides with the preventive measures and precautionary measures taken by the state to confront the emerging corona virus (Covid 19).

The Authority’s website stated that the conditions for the return of residents include submitting an electronic application for obtaining an entry permit to the state, attaching it in a personal color, a copy of the residence, a copy of a valid passport, and proving the reason for being outside the country, and the proof can be a letter from the business or institution Educational, medical, or airline tickets, if the reason is tourism.

Airlines confirmed, earlier, that one of the conditions for the return of residents is a health test on arrival and a 14-day home quarantine.

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