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The Council of Ministers adopts an unprecedented system for entry and residence visas for the first time in the Emirates
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The Cabinet, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the executive regulations of the Federal Decree Law Concerning the Entry and Residence of Foreigners

The Cabinet, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the executive regulations of the Federal Decree Law Concerning the Entry and Residence of Foreigners, which aims to enhance the position of the UAE as an ideal destination for living, working and investing, and supporting the process of sustainable economic growth by attracting and retaining Qualified talents and competencies from all over the world.

The executive regulations provide adequate information on the types and conditions of entry and residence visas, and the general provisions for the entry and residence of foreigners in the country, and reflect the radical development witnessed by the newly developed system of entry and residence visas with the aim of facilitating procedures, supporting the labor market, raising its competitiveness and flexibility, and enhancing a sense of stability and community security.

The golden residency, which is granted to several categories, including investors, entrepreneurs, genius talents, scientists, specialists, early students, graduates, pioneers of humanitarian work and the first line of defense, for a period of 10 years, witnessed a large set of amendments that came with the aim of facilitating requirements and expanding the categories of beneficiaries.

It also included new benefits for holders of it, the most important of which is the abolition of the requirement not to be absent from the state to retain the golden residency, the abolition of the maximum number of support service workers that can be recruited, and benefits for family members that allow them to remain in the state for the duration of their stay in the event of the death of the breadwinner who obtained the golden residency.

The residency permit system has witnessed qualitative updates, the most important of which is the introduction of green residency for a period of five years to attract investors, entrepreneurs, high-level skilled workers and self-employees, granting greater benefits to the recruitment of family members residing in the country, and flexible grace periods of up to six months after the expiry or cancellation of residency, which enhances the feeling To ensure the safety and stability of the resident, in addition to simplifying the requirements and requirements for obtaining residence permits of all kinds.

The new system provides a large package of benefits for family members, as a foreigner residing in the country may easily and easily bring in his family members.

This includes the husband and children. It raised the age of sons up to 25 years from just 18 years, in addition to unmarried daughters, regardless of age. Children of people of determination are granted a residence permit with their parents, regardless of age.

Additional benefits have also been introduced for a foreigner who has obtained a green residency permit to bring in his first-degree relatives, and in all cases the residency of family members is the duration of the residence of the head of the family itself.

The new system provides a large package of benefits for family members, as a foreigner residing in the country may easily and easily bring in his family members.

This includes the husband and children. It raised the age of sons up to 25 years from just 18 years, in addition to unmarried daughters, regardless of age. Children of people of determination are granted a residence permit with their parents, regardless of age.

Additional benefits have also been introduced for a foreigner who has obtained a green residency permit to bring in his first-degree relatives, and in all cases the residency of family members is the duration of the residence of the head of the family itself.

The new system of entry visas provides new and multiple purposes and options for those wishing to visit the country.

It also offers for the first time visit visas without the requirement of a guarantor or host in the country in order to facilitate procedures and requirements. The visas in the newly developed system are characterized by flexible and extendable visit periods of up to one year. All visas are available for one or more trips, a renewable 60-day entry validity, and an easy application mechanism within a unified platform.

Explore job opportunities

The visa was created with the aim of facilitating the entry of skills and competencies to explore job opportunities available in the country and without a guarantor or host within the country.

It is granted to skilled workers at the first, second or third professional level (according to the classification of professions approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation).

It is also granted to graduates of the top 500 universities in the world (according to approved international classifications), provided that no more than two years have passed since the person's graduation, and that the minimum educational level is a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.