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Updated August 2022

The Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (ICA) is committed to facilitating citizens, returning residents, and tourists looking to visit the UAE through its ICA Smart Services program.

Among others, the services offered by the ICA include essentials such as visa status checks, visa extension, visa application tracking, and more.

The ICA Smart Services are available through their Smart Channels and the e-services can be accessed online 24/7.

ICA visa status & validity check using your passport

In case of applying for an entry permit or residence visa to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, you can check the status and validity period of your visa on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship – ICA website, using your passport number and passport expiry date.

You can also contact the ICA at their toll-free number 600522222, for any inquiry regarding visa issuance, types and validity period.

To check the status of your entry permit or residence visa, follow the steps given below:

Please note that you will need to visit the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) website to check your visa status and validity period for Dubai.

ICA visa application tracking

In case of applying for a visa to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, you can track your visa application on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship – ICA website.

To track your visa application, follow the steps given below:

Please note that if you have applied for a visa in Dubai or through Amer centres in Dubai, you can track your visa application through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai.

ICA visa services

The ICA Smart Services provide UAE and foreign nationals a centralized portal from which they may access various services pertaining to visa inquiries, permit inquiries, payment of fees and fines and personal information updates. ICA smart services are available through their Smart Channels and the E-services can be accessed online 24/7.

The system provides a range of services for individuals according to each category, as follows:

  1. Citizens: Individual citizens can apply for services related to citizens (passport services, family book services, Emirates ID services) and services for the sponsored.
  2. UAE Residents: Individual residents can apply for services of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, such as visa, residency and Emirates ID services, for themselves and their sponsor.
  3. GCC Citizens: GCC citizens can apply for services related to their sponsored in addition to the services of the Emirates ID.
  4. GCC Residents: GCC residents can apply for services related to entry visas to the country for this category and administer the visa after its issuance.
  5. Visitors: Visitors can apply for services related to entry visas to the country by category and manage the visa after its issuance.

You can access these services through the official website or via mobile applications, available both on iOS and Android.

Visit our article on Complete Guide to ICA Smart Services for Travellers to the UAE for more information regarding the ICA mart Services portal.

Complete Guide to ICA Smart Services for Travellers to the UAE

ICA visa extension

Extending the validity of your visa is a simple process and can be completed online. If you are on a visit and wish to apply for an extension of your visa, you can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Create an online account with ICA.
  • Select the service for ‘Extending visa.’
  • Pay the service fees as per the type of visa you have applied for and the duration of its extension.

ICA visa fines

You can check and pay the overstay UAE residence visa or visit visa fine from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship – ICA website.

To check and pay for your UAE visa overstay fines, follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship – ICA website.
  • Click on ‘Citizens of Certain Countries’
  • Enter your passport number, date of birth and current nationality.
  • Check the captcha checkbox and click search.
  • You will now be able to review the amount of overstay fine you need to pay under your visa.
  • Enter the personal details of your sponsor in the UAE.
  • Enter the fine details.
  • Click on ‘Next’.
  • You will now be asked to provide a mobile number for the OTP, and your bank details to pay for the overstay fine.
  • Click on ‘Submit’ to complete the process.

Please note that ICA charges an additional fee of AED 22 for overstaying fines, and the E-services fee is 28 AED. Furthermore, the service fee might vary depending on the data entered in the application.

 

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