How to Extend Your Dubai Jobseeker Visa

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Vadim

Learn the step-by-step process, costs, and required documents for extending your Dubai jobseeker visa. This guide covers both online and in-person application methods.

What is a Jobseeker Visa?

A jobseeker visa allows individuals to search for employment opportunities in the UAE without requiring a sponsor. It’s available for 60, 90, or 120-day durations.

Extension Process

Required Documents:

  • Valid passport copy
  • Previous visit visa copy

Online Application Steps:

  1. Visit smart.gdrfad.gov.ae
  2. Register for an account (for first-time users)
  3. Log in to your personal dashboard
  4. Click on ‘New Application’
  5. Search for ‘Extending Visit Visa to Explore Job opportunities’
  6. Complete the application form
  7. Upload required documents
  8. Pay the extension fee online

In-Person Application:

Visit an Amer centre to process your extension application.

Processing Time

  • Typically 2-4 working days
  • Extended visa sent via registered email

Costs

  • Visa extension fee: Dh600
  • 5% VAT
  • Additional fees if inside the country:
    • Inside country fee: Dh500
    • Knowledge fee: Dh10
    • Innovation fee: Dh10

Important Notes

  • Extension period matches the original visa duration
  • Service provided by General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFAD)

Extending your Dubai jobseeker visa is a straightforward process that can be completed online or in person. By following these steps and preparing the necessary documents, you can easily extend your stay to continue your job search in Dubai.

Further Reading

Navigating the visa process in the UAE can be complex, but having the right information at your fingertips can make a world of difference.

  1. Applying for a Newborn’s UAE Residence Visa (2024)
  2. How to Apply for a UAE Virtual Work Visa
  3. UAE Visa on Arrival for Indian Citizens: A Step-by-Step Guide
  4. Emirates Makes 14-Day Visa on Arrival in Dubai Faster for Indians
  5. UAE Visit Visa: 3 Essential Travel Documents
  6. Cancel UAE Entry Permit: A Step-by-Step Guide
  7. UAE Blue Residency Visa: Eligibility, Application, and Benefits Explained
  8. Green Visa for Professionals in Dubai: A Step-by-Step Guide
  9. UAE Green Visa for Skilled Workers: 4 Essential Criteria to Apply
  10. The UAE Golden Visa: Unlocking The Benefits
  11. How to Apply for a Golden Visa in the UAE
  12. UAE Golden Visa: Eligibility, Benefits, and Requirements Explained
  13. Six-Month UAE Entry Permit for Golden Visa Applicants
  14. Can I Get a Golden Visa Based on My Salary? Here are the Criteria for Skilled Professionals
  15. UAE Residence Visa Cancellation: A Guide for Expats
  16. UAE Residence Visa Cancellation: How to Check Your Grace Period Online
  17. UAE Family Residence Visa: Timeline, Requirements, and Cost Breakdown
  18. Dubai Visas for Indians: A Comprehensive Guide to Visa Options and Requirements
  19. Dubai Residents: How to Get a Return Permit After 6+ Months Abroad
  20. UAE Family Residence Visa: 9 Key Requirements for Sponsorship
  21. UAE Residence Visa Medical Test in 30 Minutes
  22. UAE Family Group Tourist Visas: How to Apply
  23. Three Non-Real Estate Investment Routes to UAE Golden Visa
  24. How to Resolve UAE Visa Issues
  25. 3 Self-Sponsored Visas