The UAE has modified its immigration policies by implementing a new visa system as of October 3 in order to provide longer tourist stays and a more straightforward application procedure.
The UAE’s cabinet authorised the modifications to the visa process in April, and the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security announced them last month (ICP).
The following are the changes to the UAE’s visa policy:
UAE visit visa
Visitors with visit visas will be able to stay in the UAE for 60 days as opposed to 30. A sponsor is no longer required for the five-year multiple-entry tourist visa, which enables travellers to stay in the country for up to 90 days nonstop. While a multi-entry visa allows for extensions, a tourist’s stay should not go above 180 days in a calendar year.
A sponsor or host is not necessary for the job seeker visa either. It will be offered to recent graduates from the top 500 colleges in the globe as well as individuals with the capabilities the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization requires.
With the Golden Visa, highly qualified foreigners can reside and work in the UAE for up to ten years. UAE has decreased the minimum salary criterion for this visa from Dh50,000 to Dh30,000.
The new regulation permits a bearer of a Golden Visa card to remain abroad for an endless amount of time. For individuals who spent six months or more outside the UAE, the visa was formerly void.
The UAE has also eliminated the restriction on the number of domestic workers that holders of Golden Visas may hire. Any kid may be sponsored by a bearer of a Golden Visa, regardless of age.
A Golden Visa is available to investors who spend at least Dh2 million on a property, even with a loan from “certain local institutions.”
The Green visa class permits its bearer to support herself for a number of years. The visa holder won’t have to rely on a company or citizen of the UAE to sponsor their visa. For the term of their residency, Green Visa holders can now sponsor themselves as well as their spouse, children, and first-degree relatives.
Parents can sponsor their boys till the age of 25, rather than 18, whereas there is no age restriction on supporting unmarried daughters.
“More flexible grace periods that run up to 6 months to stay in the UAE after the residence permit is cancelled or has expired” are now authorized, according to the revised visa regulation.