22 July, 2008

DMC Visa Cancellation

Anybody here know what Dubai Media City charges to cancel a residence visa?

12 comments:

Dubai Entrepreneur said...

Tariff 2008 for DMC/DIC/KV.

Keefieboy said...

Dxb Ent: thanx.

Anonymous said...

its very high

Mme Cyn said...

210 dhs? (If I read it right). That's not bad -- I just wonder why they get you coming AND going.... oops, it's Dubai!

Keefieboy said...

There'll be a story coming up...

nzm said...

It's damn expensive if your visa has already expired though...

Keefieboy said...

NZM: looks like you have some experience! I'm still trying to find out why they want to charge me dhs 1300 for a visa that expired because I was out of the country for more than six months and that also expired because its 3 years was up last December. Is there something I don't understand about the English language? How can you cancel a visa that has expired (twice)?

Dubai Entrepreneur said...

keefieboy, you don't. It's automatically expired. However, you need to 'cancel it' if you are on X company's quota of residency visas.

ie. as far as TECOM is concerned, you are still employed by X company. The fact that your residency permit has expired is irrelevant here. If company X has a quota of 10 employees and they currently have 9 active employees, plus you.. they cannot hire someone new to replace you.

I understand you had your own shop, so I'm not sure what your relationship is with your former company. Did you sell it? Do you still own part of it?

I suggest you drop the GSO a line and see what needs to be done exactly. I highly doubt you would be required to actually renew your residency permit.

nzm said...

What Dubai Entrepreneur said.

Keefie: if they only want to charge you 1,300dir then I would advise you to do it ASAP.

I didn't want to renew my residency but they still pinged me big-time for the cancellation even though, as you say, it expired as soon as I was out of the country for 6 months.

5,000dir later, plus 580dir for a supposed lost DIC ID card (which we had submitted with the paperwork but this was denied by TECOM), I was no longer an employee of my own company (co-owned with J) and no longer a resident of Dubai.

Then, because we wanted to keep the company trading and I was listed as the General Manager, it cost another 1,500dir to change the Manager's name on the Trade License and issue a new certificate.

Double whammy.

At the end of the year, we re-evaluating whether it's worth it for us to keep the company open in Dubai. It's costing more than it is to run our German operation.

Keefieboy said...

Dxb Ent/NZM: talking about my own visa that was associated with my Freelancer Permit - not a company so there's no quota of visas. I have been talking to GSO, but they haven't been listening to me!

nzm said...

They'll getcha any way they can!

Anonymous said...

Make the residents pay tax and give them rights and finish from all this.

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