Re-entry permit now available for UAE Residency visa holders staying outside country

Web Desk 08:49 PM | 30 Jan, 2023
Re-entry permit now available for UAE Residency visa holders staying outside country
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DUBAI - In a major policy shift, UAE residency visa holders who stay outside the Emirate for over six months can now apply for a permit to re-enter the country, it has emerged.

Those intending to come back will need to elaborate the reasons for having stayed outside the country for that period and may need to furnish proof to substantiate their claims.

The website of Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) can be explored for the permit in this regard and the tab under ‘smart services’ is the link for applying for the permit.

The approval process takes around 5 days only after which applicants can re-enter the country, Khaleej Times reported.

To avail the service, applicants must enter their details and that of their sponsors, as well as their passport and residency-related information while a mandatory field on the application relates to specifying the reason for staying outside the country for six months or more.

The travel agents based in United Arab Emirates have also confirmed receving notification in this regard. As far as UAE is concerned, residency is generally cancelled automatically if its holder has been outside the country for 180 days. The only exception in this regard is Golden Visa holders who are allowed to stay outside for as long as they wanted without affecting their residency status.

There has been a spate of changes relating to visa and immigration in the United Arab Emirates. Recently, the fees to avail ICP services were jacked up. For instance the fee for issuance of visa and Emirates IDs was increased by Dh100.

Another change which has been implemented recently is that visit visas can no longer be extended within the UAE, with holders compelled to exit the country and re-enter on a fresh visa.

The United Arab Emirates has been digitalizing its system and making the ICP platform more effective with each passing day to facilitate the citizens to the maximum possible level.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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