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