Residence visa extension for divorced women, widows and their children
When a woman living in the UAE on her husband’s visa, is divorced or widowed, the UAE Government grants her an extension of one-year on her residence visa. The extension starts from the date of the death of her husband or the divorce. This type of visa is renewable for one time only and does not require a substitute sponsor. The extension applies to the woman’s children as well provided they were on their father’s visa at the time of their father’s death or their parents’ divorce.
- the visas of the woman and her children must have been valid at the time of the death or the divorce
- the duration of the child’s/children’s residence visa should not exceed that of the mother.