UAE Immigration Services to Remain Closed for 6 Days During Eid-al-Adha

UAE immigration authorities have announced a temporary closure of immigration services from June 26th to July 2nd, 2023, to honor the upcoming Eid-al-Adha festivities. Services affected include visa applications, residence permits, and passport services.

The UAE Immigration Department will be closed from 26th June to 2nd July 2023 in observance of Eid-al-Adha. The department will resume operations on 3rd July.

During this period of closure, all immigration services provided by the UAE government will be temporarily suspended. This includes visa applications, residence permit issuance and renewal, passport services, and other related activities. Those who need to apply for immigration services during this period should do so before 25th June.

This brief interruption aims to allow immigration officers and staff to observe the important religious festival with their families and loved ones. The UAE immigration department will fully resume operations on July 3rd, 2023.

Eid-al-Adha is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. The holiday is celebrated by Muslims around the world with prayers, feasting, and gift-giving.


The UAE Immigration Department apologizes for any inconvenience the closure may cause. Travellers are encouraged to plan their travel accordingly.

Tips for Travellers

Here are some tips for travellers who need to apply for immigration services during this period:

  • Apply for your visa or residency permit as early as possible.
  • If you are unable to apply before 25th June, you may be able to apply for an emergency visa or residency permit.
  • Check with your airline or travel agent to see if they offer any special services for travellers during this period.
  • Be patient and understanding when dealing with the immigration authorities.

Resumption of Immigration Services

Upon the resumption of operations on July 3rd, the UAE immigration department will resume providing its full range of services. Individuals and organizations requiring immigration-related assistance are advised to plan their visits or submissions accordingly, taking into account the brief closure period.

It is important to note that this temporary closure applies specifically to the immigration department and does not impact other critical services within the UAE, such as healthcare, public safety, and transportation. These services will continue to operate without interruption to ensure the well-being and safety of residents and visitors alike.


For further updates and information, individuals can visit the official website of the UAE immigration department or contact their local immigration service centres.

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Manish Khandelwal
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