Family Visa and Dependants Visa Hold Process No Longer Accepted at GDRFA

GDRFA are no longer allowing family and dependant’s visas to be placed on hold

Family and Dependants Hold Process No Longer Accepted at GDRFA – The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs.

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs – GDRFA are no longer allowing family and dependant’s visas to be placed on hold whilst the sponsor’s visa is cancelled and a new visa obtained.

Previously a sponsor could place all family members and dependants under their sponsorship, on hold – this meant that whilst the sponsor’s visa was cancelled and a new visa obtained, the family could remain on their visas in limbo and then, once the sponsors new visa finalised, reinstated under their sponsorship.

However a recent change within the immigration department has now stopped this process. If a sponsor is cancelling their visa in order to gain a new visa they must first cancel their family and dependant’s visas. Once their new visa has been finalised they can then re-apply for the family and dependants visas.

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