Emirates ID Residency Issue Resolution Guide

If you find yourself confronted with the “Waiting for Residency Issue” status subsequent to your Emirates ID application, it signifies that your residency visa is currently under verification and may involve missing documents. Fortunately, we offer assistance in resolving this issue through online platforms provided by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and the Identity and Citizenship Portal (ICP), eliminating the need for a physical visit to the Amer Center and saving you valuable time.

Resolving Waiting for Residency Issue with Dubai GDRFA:

  1. Visit the GDRFA Website or Download their Mobile App: Access the GDRFA website or install their mobile app to initiate the resolution process.
  2. Log In or Register: For existing users, log in to your account. If you’re a new user, complete the registration process to create an account.
  3. Navigate to ‘Services’ and Select “Residency Services”: Once logged in, go to the ‘Services’ section and choose “Residency Services” to access the necessary tools.
  4. Opt for “Renewal of Residency Visa”: Select the “Renewal of Residency Visa” option among the available services.
  5. Choose the Specific “Residence Permit Renewal” Service: Scroll down to identify the appropriate “Residence Permit Renewal” service that aligns with your situation.
  6. Complete the E-Form and Provide Necessary Documentation: Fill out the electronic form, including essential documentation such as your passport, Emirates ID, and residency documents.
  7. Pay Fees and Submit Your Application: Proceed to settle any applicable fees and submit your application electronically for efficient processing.

The “Waiting for Residency Issue” status signals a problem with your residency status, hindering the approval of your Emirates ID and Residency Visa, commonly known as a UAE residency permit, until the issue is resolved.

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