Now students who are still dependent on their parents after completion of Grade 12 and those who have successfully completed their university studies can take advantage of a one-year extension of their residence visa. This was announced as part of the new visa reforms that will come into effect from next week.
The students who are dependent will be granted a one-year residence visa with the option to renew it for another year. The renewal date will start from the date of graduation from the university. For school students, the date will begin after obtaining the certificate from high school.
The students who desire to apply for this visa need to take only a few steps. They should submit their attested certificates from the school or university along with additional supporting documents that testify to the fact that they have studied in the UAE or have obtained educational qualifications from outside the country. Moreover, parents will also have to deposit a guarantee of Dh 5000, which will be refunded after a change in their visa status.