After the recent changes, learn about the types of residency and entry visas to the UAE

طقس العرب GO 2022-10-01 2022-10-01T21:05:03Z
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After the recent changes, learn about the types of residency and entry visas to the UAE

Weather of Arabia - As of Monday, October 3, 2022, the UAE will implement an updated visa system that represents a qualitative leap in the field of entry and residence for foreigners at the level of the region and the world, based on the conditions, controls, simplified procedures and facilities that it contains that make the country an oasis for living, work, innovation and investment.

With this step, the UAE continues to enhance its attractiveness by modernizing and expanding its residency and entry visa options in line with enhancing its global competitiveness in attracting investors, entrepreneurs, minds and scientific competencies, as well as enhancing its position as a leading tourist destination in the region and the world.

The updated visa system is characterized by the multiplicity of residency types and the addition of new ones to suit all categories of investors, entrepreneurs, talented scientists and specialists, early students and graduates, pioneers of humanitarian work, the first line of defense and skilled workers in all fields, in addition to reducing burdens, simplifying procedures, adding new benefits to residency holders and separating between Residence and employer in a way that contributes to improving the quality of life and making the experience of living, working and investing in the UAE a pleasant and happy experience.

green residence

The system includes new types of residency with great advantages and facilities, most notably the green residency, which is granted for a period of 5 years and is renewable, which provides greater advantages for the recruitment of family members residing in the country, and flexible grace periods of up to 6 months after the expiry or cancellation of residency.

The green residence includes 3 types of categories or residences, which are:

  • Green residence for skilled worker
  • Green residence for self-employment
  • The green residency for the investor or partner in a business activity without a guarantor for a period of 5 years, subject to renewal, to replace the previous two-year residency of the investor, with simpler requirements and greater benefits, and to allow the green residency holders to bring in first-degree relatives.

Exploring Opportunities

Within the framework of the updated system, a visa for exploring job opportunities and another visa for exploring investment and business opportunities was created to attract investors without a guarantor or host inside the country, according to the conditions set forth in the new executive regulations.

Golden Residency Updates

The updated visa system included new benefits for golden residency, the most important of which are:

  • Cancellation of the requirement not to be absent from the country to retain the golden residency.
  • Canceling the maximum number of support service workers that can be brought in.
  • Benefits for family members that allow them to stay in the country for the duration of their residency in the event of the death of the breadwinner who obtained the golden residency.
  • Diversify the golden residency categories to include scholars, specialists, and talented geniuses, in accordance with the regulations established in this regard.

The real estate investor can obtain the golden residency when buying a property with a loan from one of the local banks approved in this regard, or when buying one or more properties off the map with a value of no less than two million dirhams from approved local companies, and the new regulation also included flexible and simplified procedures for granting residency to a leadership category. Business, first students and graduates to give a better opportunity to live and work.

Recruitment of families

The updated visa system provides new advantages for the residence of family members, including allowing a foreigner residing in the country to easily bring in his family members, such as a husband and children, and raising the age of children to be granted residency to 25 years from only 18 years, in addition to granting a residence permit to unmarried girls, And children of people of determination, regardless of age.

Flexible visit

The updated system of entry visas provides new and multiple purposes and options for those wishing to visit the country with flexible and extendable visit periods of up to one year, and without the requirement of a guarantor or host in the country in order to facilitate procedures and requirements, which gives the opportunity for visitors and job seekers to achieve their ambitions in the UAE and enjoy a safe and stable life.

The updated visa system contributes to supporting the process of sustainable development and the policy of economic diversification, by attracting skilled workers, scientific competencies, experienced people, creative people and skilled specialists, which leads to raising the level of productivity and enhancing the competitiveness of the economy.

-Emirates today-

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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