GDRFA Dubai | Residency & Foreign Affairs for Dubai

GDRFA stands for General Directorate of Residency & Foreign Affairs for Dubai. This is a portal maintained by Government of Dubai using which you can avail different services such as Entry Permits, Residency services, Port services, Establishments Support services, Violator Followup and Citizenship/Personal status. This portal can be accessed here directly –

There are wide range of services that are available in the portal which can be availed by Residents as well as visitors without visiting the Dubai Government offices. Some of them are as follows

  • Return Permit to Dubai
  • Visa Status check
  • Entry Permit for Dubai
  • Temporary Work Permit
  • Sponsorship File
  • Residency Visa and Renewal of Residency Visa
  • Transfer of Residency Visa

Citizenship services: These are some of the Citizenship services provided by GDRFA Dubai

  • Issuance of New Passport
  • Passport Renewal service
  • Replacement of Lost passport
  • Issuance of Statements
  • Issuance/Amendment & Replacement of Family Book

Map of GDRFA office in Dubai


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