UAE says to scrap tourist visa fees for under 18s

UAE says to scrap tourist visa fees for under 18s
Published: 6 July 2019 - 5 a.m.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that no tourist visa fees will be charged for children below the age of 18 who are accompanying their parents to the UAE.

Tourists can benefit from the latest tourist visa fee waiver rules between July 15 and September 15 each year, Gulf News reported on Wednesday, citing the authority.

The authority said that it will launch a campaign next week to define the exemptions granted to tourists and how to obtain them.

During the application period, the applicant will need to show proof of age, the newspaper added.

The authority said that tourists can apply for family travel visas through approved travel and tourism offices in their home countries, as well as through the offices of UAE national carriers and benefit from the exemption.

According to Gulf News, the authority also announced that UAE residents can now renew the residency visas of their 18-year-old dependent sons for up to two consecutive years.

Source: Arabian Business

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