Automatic Renewal of Work Permit and Residence Visas Announced | No Medial Test Required

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) in coordination with Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) approved new visa renewal rules for exatriate workers and employees in UAE.

Yes you heard it right, it’s a good news and yes its nice to hear a spot of good news since coronavirus outbreak.

No Medical for Visa Renewal:
Automatic renewal of work permits for labors with exemption of medical test announced today, the WAM new agency reported.

Expat workers and UAE Domestic workers (Labourers) are exempted from medical tests, permits to renew automatically. This is as a part of precautionary measure taken by the UAE government to prevent the outbreak.

Important Points:

1.     The work permits and residence visas of labourers will be issued and renewed automatically. These including those employed by firms as well as support service workers like domestic helper.

2.     Once their visas are approved, they don’t need to visit the medical center for medical examination of blood, xray etc.

This is not a Fake News:
Please note that we always come with a source, for this new visa renewal rule, the Ministry of Interior, Mohre and ICA already shared links on their official channels and website.

Mohre Source:

Under the protective measures adopted to limit coronavirus spread, work permits and residencies will be automatically renewed for establishments' employees and domestic workers- with the exemption of the medical tests.

Ministry of Interior Source:

How to Pay the Renewal Fee:
As per new rules, the fees for visa renewal will be collected via authorized payment channels. Once the fees is paid online the employee will remain a legitimate resident of the UAE.

The latest move by Ministry is appreciated by UAE residents specially domestic workers as they do not have to go out and undergo a medical test to have their visas renewed since UAE authorities is running #stayhome initiative to combat coronavirus in UAE.

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  2. Nice so I can do my Visa change online right

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