When you notice you have lost your passport in UAE, the first step you are required to take is to report to the nearest police station, where you realize you don't have your passport.
At the police station, you’ll be required to fill lost passport document. Within 1 working day, the police will issue you a lost passport report.
The Dubai police handling of lost passports is linked with the General Directorate of Residency, Foreigners Affairs, and Dubai Courts.
The documents requested to submit depend on the status of your residence visa, whether sponsored by a company or by an individual.
If the company sponsors your residence visa, you'll be required to submit a letter in Arabic on the loss of the passport to the police and relevant UAE government offices.
The letter end of the letter should be of your sponsoring company, and it should be submitted to the where you were issued with the residence visa.
Your company sponsor will be required to submit a photocopy of the company’s trade license and establishment card.
The other document you are required to submit, if they are available, is a copy of the lost passport and your two recent pictures (lost passport holder).
If an individual sponsored your residence visa, your sponsor would be required to submit a signed letter and a photocopy of the sponsor’s passport.
In the case of minors, the sponsor (father or mother) should be present when reporting the passport loss at a police station.
After the police issue you with the police report, you’ll need to get it stamped by the Dubai Courts, the Public Prosecution Department, and the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
After the three stamps are given, you can return the police report to the station (from where you received it), and you will be issued a lost passport certificate in Arabic.
Note you'll only be issued with the final police report and lost passport certificate after obtaining stamps from the Dubai Courts, Dubai Prosecution, and GDRFA.
After you have been issued the lost passport certificate, you can apply for a new passport at your Country's Embassy. The new passport processing time and requirements to apply for the new visa differ according to the country's Embassy.
For Indians, you can apply for a new passport by visiting the Indian Consulate Attestation Centre (IVS International) to receive an affidavit.
For UK citizens, after you realize you have lost your passport, you are advised to call the British Embassy in Dubai or Abu Dhabi immediately.
You can obtain a new passport and cancel the old one online through the United Kingdom's Identity and Passport Service. This service is available in the country.
Below are the documents required to process a lost passport:
The processing time of a lost passport takes a minimum of 7 working days in Dubai. It will also take a minimum of 7 working days if the passport is issued by other PIAs (Passport Issuing Authorities) – Minimum of 7 Working The passport's processing time and validity are under your country Embassy's sole discretions Embassy.
There are different types of UAE visas; below is how long you can extend each one.
Below are countries that qualify for the 30 days on arrival. If you qualify y for this visa, you can extend it for 30 days twice. There is also a grace period of 10 days; hence, you can say in UAE for 70 days using this visa.
Below are nationals who qualify for this 90 days multiple entry visa. The visa is valid for 6 months, and there is no extension option.
If you have Indian and you hold a valid green card/ visit visa to the USA or a UK/EU residence visa, you qualify for the 14 Days visa on arrival. You can extend their visa for another 14 days and stay in UAE for 28 days.
You can get the 180 days on-arrival visa if you are a Mexican passport holder.
If you are from a country that does not qualify for the on-arrival visa, like Bosnia, Egypt, Jordan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal, and more, you are required to get a prepaid visa before boarding a flight to UAE. You can apply for 30 days visit visa and extend it twice, each time 30 days.