To reside and start working in the United Arab Emirates, a visa is mandatory for expatriates entering Dubai. Usually, the company which employs them does all the legal activities related to application and provision of visa along with the work permit. It is a necessity which helps in opening a bank account, getting an official driving license, obtaining the registration of vehicle and many other purposes. Visa cancellation in Dubai is an active process which needed to be done even if your visa has been expired.

The status of the visa can change the requirements and process as per need. There are various specifications in different cases.

Consequences Upon Non Cancellation

It is necessary to avoid complications during future entry to GCC and UAE.


If you will not notify your employer regarding your departure, you can be declared as running away which can result in your entry ban for a specific term and you might also lose your privilege of gratuity and final amount or salary.

Debts Circumstances

Upon having outstanding debts, a person may be subjected to imprisonment if they try to re-enter the country.

The procedure of visa cancellation in Dubai should be initiated by sponsor or the employer. If you are conducting your business in any of the freezone, the Authority of Free Zones will be responsible and act as a sponsor for visa cancellation.

Documents Required for Work Permit Cancellation 

  • Sponsor E-signature card
  • License Copy
  • Employee Passport Copy
  • Employee Visa Copy
  • Employee Labour Card

Steps to Follow

  • Work Permit Cancellation Application to be typed at Tasheel Center
  • Application Submission to be done at Tasheel Center once the Employee has the application.

Documents for Residence Visa Cancellation

Application for Residence cancellation is to be typed at amer center
  • Sponsor Emirates ID
  • Dependents Passport copy
  • Dependents Visa Copy
  • Commercial license (copy)
  • Establishment card (copy)

      If you have sponsored your family, you have to cancel family visa prior to go for work permit cancellation.

      Documents Required

      • Family members or Sponsored person’s original passport
      • Sponsor valid passport (copy)
      • Application of cancellation typed by the agent. 2 copies are kept by the sponsor and 1 is retained by DNRD

      Family Visa Cancellation Outside Country

      Required Documents

      1. Sponsor Emirates ID
      2. Dependents Passport Copy
      3. Dependents Visa Copy

      Visit the Amer center with required Document to submit the Online application.

      Employment Visa Cancellation and Work Permit/Labour Card Cancellation

      Step 1. Travel Report & Visa Cancellation as to be applied from Amer center or GDRFA online Portal

      Required Documents

      1. Employee Passport Copy
      2. Employee Visa Copy
      3. Sponsor Emirates ID 
      4. Establishment Card Copy
      Step 2. Once the Visa Cancellation is Completed work Permit/ Labour Card Cancellation can be processed in MOL by Visit Tasheel Center

      Required Documents

      1. Employee Passport Copy
      2. Employee Visa Copy
      3. Employee Visa Cancellation Copy
      4. Employee Travel Report 
      5. Sponsor E-Signature Card


      These are actually singly entry visas which are cancelled automatically when the person exit the country within the period of validity. AED 100 fine is charged daily if person failed to leave the country within the period.

      The sponsored domestic worker or maid is required to get cancellation of labor card, and residence permit from DNRD which is usually done by the sponsor.


      • Cancellation form of visa from DNRD dully filled by a professional typist (3 copies)
      • Maid’s passport (copy or original)
      • Sponsor’s passport (copy or original)
      • Labor card of maid
      • Ticket (one way)
      • On the day of departure obtain the boarding pass for worker or the maid you hired and furnish the documents during immigration for the visa cancellation in Dubai.