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As you know about the facilities Dubai has for working professionals and also for business investors,. Dubai provides various facilities and opportunities for millions of residents from around the world. It provides the opportunity for employment ranging from that of an office employee to that of a working housemaid. Many people have a housemaid to make it easier to do their daily routine household chores. As there is a Dubai visa for every working professional, there is one for a maid as well. These visas are separately only for the maids, and they are for a particular period only and also have flexible renewals. Here you will find how the processes work for renewal. But now, because of certain difficulties, if you want to cancel the maid visa, you will find all the information here. All the processes that will be explained are under government rules and regulations only.


Visa Cancellation 

Once the visa is cancelled, it restricts the person's stay in a particular nation. The visa is mainly cancelled if the person needs to get another type of visa or if the duration of the stay reaches the expiration date. You will have to initiate visa cancellation where the residence visa, as well as the maid's card, will be cancelled too. So here is how it will go: you will have to either transfer the visa to a new sponsor or cancel it. And when you have initiated the termination of the visa, you can trace the complete cancellation online.

You will not have to go to the immigration centre, but the entire procedure can be done from the typing centre itself. The sponsor who is cancelling the visa will have to arrange for all the required documents.

The documents required are as follows:
1. An application form is typed from the typing centre in the visual form.
2. The original copy of your maid's passport and Emirates ID card.
3. A copy of the sponsor's passport and Emirates ID card.
4. The cancellation fee is 16 USD.
To cancel or transfer the maid's visa, all these documents will be required.


The visa transfer procedure:

To transfer your Maid's Visa to the new sponsor, you will be required to assist in the transfer process and follow the steps given below:
1. Get the contact details of the new sponsor.
2. The visa transfer form should be done at any typing centre.
3. This document should be submitted to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) office with the passport photo of the maid.
4. You will also have to submit proof of the new sponsor's income needs.
5. You will have to submit the labour card along with all the medical certificates and a copy of the old contract.
Dubai Maid Visa Cancellation Procedure, which can be done at the typing centre as well as the immigration branch.

At the Typing Centre:

  • The cancellation of the maid's visa can take place by getting the application form typed in a visual form, so the process can take place at a typing centre.
  • Cancellation approval will be given to you within an hour.

Note: The cancellation stamp on the visa page is not mandatory. If you need it to be stamped, it can be done at the immigration branch.


At the Immigration Branch:

1. A visa cancellation process will be completed at any typing centre.
2. All the documentation should be submitted to GDRFA's Residency section along with the maid's passport and labour card.
3. Two cancellation receipts will be given to you. One for the sponsor and the other for the maid to be submitted to Dubai International Airport.
4. During the clearance procedure at Immigration, the maid's visa will get cancelled.
5. Submit the receipt to GDRFA to get back the deposit of 552 USD from the general directorate of residency and foreign affairs (GDRFA).

The sponsor should cancel the maid's visa 30 days from the expiration date. But if one fails to do so, they will have to bear the fine of 6 USD at the typing centre.
In the special case of a maid visa cancelling due to a sponsor's visa change, one will have to go through a certain procedure. When the sponsor has to change his or her visa status due to the employment change, the sponsor will have to first cancel the maid's visa before cancelling his or her visa. If the sponsor does not want the maid's or dependents visa to be cancelled, one can pay a deposit charge of 1361 USD at the immigration office. And once the sponsor receives the new visa, one can collect the refund of the amount paid as a deposit to avoid the maid's or dependent's visa cancelation

The entire maid's visa cancellation process can be very hectic because of the long procedures. The individual should first make sure whether he or she needs to cancel the visa or get it transferred to the new sponsor to make the procedure less hectic and more at ease.

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