How to change sponsored visa status in UAE

by Staff Reporter
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Process of UAE's e-visa for GCC residents explained

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) in the UAE offers a convenient way to modify the visa status of a sponsored person. This process can be completed online through the ICP website or smart application, making it easier for customers to make necessary changes.

Sponsored Visa Status Change in UAE

If you’re looking to adjust the sponsored person’s visa status, here’s a straightforward guide to help you through the process.

Eligibility for Sponsored Visa Amendment:

  • The sponsored person must currently be in the country.
  • The visa that needs to be amended should still be valid.

Requirements for the Transaction

  • No ongoing requests to modify or cancel visa data.
  • The sponsorship file status must be active.

How to Request the UAEICP Service

  • Visit or use the “UAEICP” smart application.
  • Log in using UAEPASS or your username.
  • Locate the desired service and fill in the relevant application details.
  • Pay the applicable fees.

Sponsored Visa Change Service Fees

The fee for the ‘Visa Amendment Status’ service is Dhs650.
This includes:

  • Dhs500 for the application itself.
  • Dhs100 for smart services.
  • Dhs50 for e-services and ICP.

Application Process and Rejections:

  • The application is electronically rejected after 30 days if:
  • There are data deficiencies.
  • Required documents are not completed.
  • If the application is rejected three times due to insufficient data or incomplete documents, it is declined.
  • In case of rejection, only issuance fees and any financial guarantees are refunded.

Refund Process:

  • Refunds are made within six months from the application submission date.
    Refunds can be received via:
  • Credit card (within six months).
  • Cheque or bank transfer (for local banks within five years).

Subject to Change

Remember that rules and regulations might change without prior notice.


ICP’s online platform simplifies the process of amending a sponsored person’s visa status in the UAE. With easy-to-follow steps and clear guidelines on fees and refunds, this user-friendly system ensures a hassle-free experience. Stay updated with the latest rules and regulations as you navigate this process. If you need assistance with your visa amendment, the ICP’s smart channels are here to guide you.

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