Residence visa extension for divorced women, widows and their children
From 21 October 2018, the UAE started implementing a new visa rule for divorced women, widows and their children. The rule grants one-year residence visa extension for widowed and divorced women and their children without the need of a sponsor from the date of death of the husband or divorce. This type of visa is renewable for one time only.
The extension rule applies even if the women have no children.
To avail visa extension, certain conditions must be met. They are:
- Both mother and child/children must be under the husband's visa at the time of the death or divorce
- The visas of mother and children must be valid at the time of death or divorce
- The child’s/children’s residency period does not exceed the residency period of the mother.