Gulf News : UAE ICA Approval Latest Update – All You need to know

UAE ICA Approval

UAE : Latest travel update announced on Tuesday, Sharjah’s national carrier Air Arabia said only Abu Dhabi and Al Ain residents are now required to obtain green signal from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (UAE ICA approval).

Abu Dhabi, Al Ain residents require green Signal

UAE ICA Approval
ICA Green Signal

Passengers with residence visa issued by Abu Dhabi or Al Ain should visit the ICA website for UAE entry to verify their entry status, the airline posted on its website on Tuesday afternoon. “Residents of other emirates are not required to arrange prior approval,” it stated.

Headquartered at Sharjah International Airport and Air Arabia will be resuming a full schedule of passenger flights, at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport commencing from Thursday, October 15.

UAE ICA Approval

How can I check my ICA approval?

On the website, , all you need to do is enter your passport number, Emirates ID number, nationality and passport type to get the instant verification


What is the ICA approval?

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, (ICA) earlier required UAE residents looking to enter the Emirates to obtain prior approvalICA’s approval was necessary for all residents who had acquired their visas in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain.

UAE ICA Approval
Shaikh Zayed Masjid

How long is ICA approval valid?

21 daysThe validity period for the issued permit is 21 days from the date of approval, and the entry permit is considered cancelled after the period

How can I check my GDRFA approval status?

Check the GDRFA website to see the status of your application. If your applicationis approved, you will receive an email with a GDRFA reference number. If the application can’t be processed at the time of the request, you can try again after four days

UAE ICA Approval

How can I get GDRFA approval?

How to fill out the GDRFA approval form:

  1. All you’ll need to fill out the GDRFA approval form is your passport, visa and Emirates ID.
  2. Enter your visa number, country and year of birth.
  3. Fill the country you’re travelling from and the port you’re arriving to (Dubai International Airport DXB)
  4. Type your email address.

What is the difference between ICA and GDRFA ?

Difference between ICA and GDRFAICA is from the UAE Federal Government: Abu Dhabi and the other Emirates [except Dubai] They share the same Immigration system. … GDRFA is from the Dubai Government and has his own Immigration system. Emirates Airlines is owned by Dubai Government.

UAE ICA Approval

What is ICA smart service?

This service enables registered typing centers to provide smart services for the naturalization and residence sector by: … Establishment activity should be in the field of typing center services. Payment of fees of 6,000 AED distributed between 5000 AED security deposit and AED 1000 subscription fees.

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Abu Dhabi

How can I check my ICA application status in UAE?

Alternatively, for any enquiry regarding visa issuance, types and validity, communicate with ICA at the toll free number 600522222 or through ICA feedback platform. For Dubai visas, contact Amer service on the toll free number 800 5111 if you are living in the UAE.

On the website, , all you need to do is enter your passport number, Emirates ID number, nationality and passport type to get the instant verification.

Abu Dhabi

The airline has posted the latest requirement regarding Abu Dhabi and Al Ain residents if they are travelling to both Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.

For Air Arabia passengers to Abu Dhabi, the website said all passengers are also advised to visit the ICA website for UAE entry before the flight to receive instant verification of their UAE entry status.

Earlier in the day, the airline had sent out the following message to its travel partners. “Kindly note that all passengers holding resident visas issues from AUH and AAN should check visa status [on the ICA site for UAE entry] and it should show “GREEN” before issuance of ticket.”

Can I travel to Dubai without ICA approval?

Residents who are returning to Dubai or Sharjah from India, must get a valid pre-departure approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA).

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