UAE welcomes return of residents abroad in the country starting June 1

Good news for expats who are stuck abroad. UAE has announced that it will welcome the return of residents abroad with families in the country starting June 1, 2020.

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Many expats are currently stuck outside the country and have been waiting on when the return flights will be available for them every since their entry was suspended.

This announcement was made in a joint statement posted on Emirates News Agency website (WAM) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA).

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Residents Abroad in UAE can Return to the Country Beginning June 1, 2020

Be advised that this news update is currently for those who have valid UAE residence visas so they can return to the country. Below is a post from ICA:

The UAE allows the return of residents stranded outside the country
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announces that UAE residents currently abroad who hold a valid residence visa, can return to the country starting June1.

ICA calls on those holding valid residence visas and wishing to return to the UAE to register in the service titled ‘Residents’ Entry Permit’ on

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In order for the concerned residents to return, the authorities have urged UAE valid residence visa-holders outside the country to register at the ICA website via ‘Entry Permit for Residents’ service at

While this news is mainly for those who have been separated from their families in the UAE, this is already a good progress as hopefully, other UAE residents will be permitted to return. Please stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Below is the said announcement from WAM news agency:

Disclaimer: is an informational site only and should serve as a guide. For updated details and policies, always contact proper authorities for assistance. If you are facing challenges at your work, please contact the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) or previously known as UAE Ministry of Labour for guidance. You may also seek help from a lawyer regarding your case.

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