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How to Check UAE Visa Status with Passport Number

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Do you want to check UAE visa status with passport number? If your answer is yes, UAE government smart service has covered you with a website where you can inquire visa check by passport number from your comfort zone.


Through below how to check visa status by passport number guide, the applicant can get below information about his/her entry permit or residence visa:


1.     Entry permit status or visa status which means that the person visa is applied by his/her sponsor and the ministry system is waiting for applicant to complete medical and ID typing process.

2.     Residency status which means the applicant visa permit is converted to residency and is printed on passport with issue and expiry date.

3.     UAE visa cancellation status with visa issue/expiry and cancellation date.

4.     Overstay status to check if the person is in violation list or not.

5.     File close which means the visa is no more valid.


How to check UAE visa status with Passport Number:


Step 1:
To check UAE visa status online, please click below link, you will be redirect to the official website of ICA (Federal authority for Identity and Citizenship)



Step 2:
Choose passport Information and select residency or visa option as per your inquiry.


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Step 3:
Enter your passport number, expiry date of your passport and choose your nationality from the drop down menu.


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Step 4:
Verify the captcha by clicking the captcha box showing I,m not a robot and click on search button.




File Status Result:

Once you clicked the search button, the page will refresh and will show you the status of your visa or residency, the good thing is that this visa information is not only for specific emirate but will work for applications across UAE.

Also Read: How to Check UAE Visa Status with Entry Permit Number

Visa status Cancelled:



If you are seeing below information, you are getting UAE Visa cancellation status, it means your visa is already cancelled, you can check your visa issue/expiry and the cancellation date on same page.

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Visa status Active for Visa Inquiry:

At the time of inquiry if you clicked the visa option and you are getting file status active it means that your sponsor is already applied your visa by submitting the offer letter, labour contract and your passport copy with other visa documents, you need to complete the pending visa process such as entering UAE if you are outside, medical test and ID typing etc.

If nothing found, it means no visa is applied under your passport details, contact your company, PRO or sponsor for the confirmation either they have applied your visa or not.

Visa status Active for Residency Inquiry:

If you selected residency type at the time of inquiry and your visa information box showing you the active status, it means your residence visa is still active until the written expiry date.


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File status Converted:

If you are getting information that converted to residency, it means your entry permit visa is now converted to residency visa with validity of 2 years or 3 years.


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Visa status Violated (Overstay):

If the visa information box showing the file status violated it means the applicant visa is cancelled but he/she is still in UAE and is overstay, in simple words the applicant has cancelled the visa, completed the 30 days grace period and is still inside country, checkout the applicant visa issue date, visa cancellation date and the visa expiry date in same box.

At the time of exit, the applicant will pay overstay fine at airport.


Overstay visa, how to check overstay fine


That’s it; through this helpful guide you can complete visa check by passport number, a special thanks to the government of UAE for making thing easy through providing online services to expats living in the country as well as for those who wish to enter UAE either to visit or to work.

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