It has been announced that for visit visa the tenancy contract is mandatory in Dubai, while Abu Dhabi says no need.
After announcing the new residence visa requirements, which said that expatriate applicants must produce a tenancy contract for the renewal of their visas, now “It is 'mandatory' to provide an attested tenancy contract even if one was applying for a visit visa. It’s a new rule.
"It should be attested by the Land Department if you are staying in Dubai, or from the respective municipality if you are staying in any other emirate,” said an Executive at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai to an online news paper.
While an executive at Abu Dhabi said, “For now, you don’t require to produce an attested tenancy contract.”
Earlier, Major General Nassir Al Minhali, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalization and Residency, was quoted by Al Khaleej daily, saying that Abu Dhabi and all other Emirates will soon be enforcing the new rules stipulating expatriates seeking to have their residence visas renewed to submit tenancy contract with their application.
Foreign bachelors must present documents verifying their residence along with their visa renewal application even if they work in one emirate and reside in another.