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Renew Residence Permits

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Applies to
  • GCC National
  • UAE National
  • UAE Resident
Start Service
Step 2

Submit an application and Paying the fees

Step 3

Confirm your biometrics in case requested

Step 4

Complete the procedures for issuing residency (Only for expat)

Step 5

Collect your new ID Emirates Post office

Service Code

377-06-003-003

Service Standards
Conditions for obtaining the service
  • A passport must be available to the sponsored, with a validity period of no less than (6) months.
  • Customers must complete the requirements for obtaining the service (such as a medical examination, availability of insurance, etc.) within the specified period in order to avoid canceling the activation of the request.
  • Customers must follow the instructions and requirements sent to them during the course of the transaction in order to avoid canceling the activation of the request.
The time to obtain the service 48 Hours
Associated Service Package The residence permit renewal service is linked to the residence permit issuance service
Service Requirements and Fees

Residence permits for  Support Workers

The application for this category is submitted through Tadbeer offices only

Type of permit issued Sponsored by UAE National or GCC Citizen Sponsored by Resident
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
Fees Application Fees : 50 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Domestic Help Recruitment Charge: 5,000 AED Insurance : 2,000AED
Type of permit issued Sponsored by Partner or Investor
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
Fees Application Fees : 150 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Domestic Help Recruitment Charge: 5,000 AED Insurance : 2,000AED

Residence Permits for Resident Family Members

Type of permit issued Sponsored By Residents working in the Private Sector or Free Zone Sponsored By Residents working in Government Sector
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities for those over the age of (18) years.
  • Job contract
  • ID Application.
  • Health insurance or health card.
  • Account statement for 3 months for the sponsor
  • A copy of the sponsor’s passport with valid residence permit
  • Authenticated rental contract or owning a home in the name of the sponsor.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities for those over the age of (18) years.
  • ID Application.
  • Salary certificate
  • Authenticated rental contract or owning a home in the name of the sponsor.
  • A copy of the sponsor’s passport with valid residence permit
    Health insurance or health card
Fees Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED
Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED
     
Type of permit issued Sponsored by UAE National or GCC Citizen Sponsored by Partner of Investor
Required Documents 
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities, if they are not over the age of (18) years.
  • ID Application.
  • Health insurance or health card
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities for those over the age of (18) years.
  • ID Application.
  • Health insurance or health card
    Notarized housing rental contract or owning a home in the name of the sponsor
  • A copy of the sponsor’s passport with valid residence permit
    A financial guarantee of 3000 dirhams for each individual. In the event of a violation, the value of the guarantee will be withdrawn
Fees Application Fees : 50 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)

Application Fees : 150 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)

Work Permits

Type of permit issued Work in a Government Sector Work in Private Sector or Free Zone
Required Documents 
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Health insurance or health card.
  • A statement from the employer stating that the person is still employed
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • Labor card or (labor card receipt) for the private sector category.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities.
  • A statement from the free zone stating that the person is still employed.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Health insurance or health card.
Fees Application Fees : 100 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Application Fees : 100 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Other Permits

Type of permit issued Investor or partner residence permit Sponsored by Universities and Colleges
Required Documents 
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Health insurance or health card.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A proper medical examination approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Health insurance or health card (Abu Dhabi residency).
  • A letter from the university, college or institute stating the continuity of study
Fees Application Fees : 150 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Application Fees : 50 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Service Channels
Service Channel Service channel availability Time to complete the service after its requirements are completed
Smart Services System (Website/Mobile App) 7 / 24 48 hours
Typing Centers As per working hours 48 Hours

IMPORTANT NOTE : Residence permits for  Support Workers applications are only available through Tadbeer Centers

Service Journey
Obtaining service information The call center, the smart application, the authority’s website, the customer happiness centers, the communication channels approved by the authority
Submit a service request Through the website/application Through customer happiness centers Through the Typing Centers
  • Access to the smart services system (digital identity or user name).
  • Search for the service you want to apply for.
  • Fill in the application data, where applicable
  • Pay the service fee (if any)
  • Not Applicable
  • Visit the nearest Customer Happiness Center,
  • Get an Queue ticket and wait.
  • Submission of the application fulfilling all conditions and documents (if any) to the customer service employee
  • Pay the service fee (if any)
Communication During the Process
  • A text message or email stating the creation/developments of the order
  • Not Applicable
  • A text message or email stating the creation/developments of the order
Getting the Service
  • Obtain of service outputs through the delivery company.
  • Not Applicable
  • Obtain of service outputs through the delivery company.
Inquiries and complaints
Channel Availability
Social Media: ICA_Help & Facebook Twitter 7/24
Email: Contactus@icp.gov.ae via website available  7/24
Website: www.icp.gov.ae
7/24
Ask Hamad/chatbot via website available  7/24
Call Center: 6005222222 7/24
FAQ

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