United Arab Emirates: Whether a woman who separates from her husband can retain her residence permit in the UAE
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 July 1998|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ARE29666.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, United Arab Emirates: Whether a woman who separates from her husband can retain her residence permit in the UAE, 1 July 1998, ARE29666.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac9e48.html [accessed 19 April 2014]|
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The following information was provided by an officer in the visa section at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington DC in a 8 July 1998 telephone interview.
A woman who separates from her husband who has a work/residence permit in the UAE cannot retain her residence permit on her own if she is not working or married to someone who is working in the UAE. If she were out of the country for a period exceeding six months, the residence permit would automatically become invalid. She could, however, apply for a one-month visitor's visa to the UAE.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Washington DC. 8 July 1998. Telephone interview with the Research Directorate.