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About us

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai is the agency of the Dubai Government that regulates the residency of foreign nationals and the entry and exit of international travelers to and from the Emirate of Dubai.

In 2015, the GDRFA-D completed more than 65 million multi-category transactions and received 48 million passengers through Dubai International Airport (excluding transit passengers), recording a significant increase over2014.

These numbers are set to rise as Dubai Airports expects more than 100 million passengers by the end of 2020.

The hard work of our employees has made us excel in all areas. We have been ranked amongst the leading ports and borders directorates worldwide. The outstanding service and care has helped GDRFA Dubai build a strong relationship with its customers and help them resolve their problems in accordance with the law.