As of next Monday, October 3, 2022, the UAE will start implementing an updated visa system that represents a qualitative leap in the field of entry and residence of foreigners in the region and the world based on its simplified conditions, controls, procedures, and facilities that make the country an oasis of living, work, innovation, and investment.
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The updated visa system is characterized by the multiplicity of types of residency 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 alleviating 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 one.
The system includes new types of residences with great benefits and facilities, most notably green residency granted for a renewable period of 5 years, which allows greater benefits for the recruitment of family members residing in the country, and flexible grace periods of up to 6 months after the end or cancellation of residency.
The green residency includes three types of categories or residences, namely green residence for the skilled worker, green residence for self-employment, in addition to the green residence of the investor or partner in a business without a guarantor for a renewable period of 5 years, to replace the investor's previous residence for two years with simpler requirements and greater benefits, and allowing holders of green residence to
The updated visa system included new advantages for the golden residence, the most important of which is the abolition of the condition not to be absent from the country to retain the golden residence, the cancellation of the maximum number of supporting service workers that can be brought in, and benefits for family members that allow them to stay in the country for the duration of validity of their stay in the event of the death of
The real estate investor can obtain golden residency when buying the property with a loan from one of the local banks approved in this regard, or when buying one or more properties on the map worth at least two million dirhams from locally approved companies. The new regulation also included flexible and simplified procedures for granting residency to the entrepreneurship category and the first students and graduates to give a better chance to stay and work.
The updated visa system provides new advantages for the stay of family members, including allowing a foreigner residing in the country to bring family members such as husband and children easily. The age of children to be granted residency has been raised to 25 years after he was only 18 years old, in addition to granting a residence permit to unmarried girls and children of determination regardless of age.
The updated visa system provides new and multiple purposes and options for those wishing to visit the country with flexible and extendable visiting periods of up to one year, without the requirement of a guarantor or host in the country to facilitate procedures and requirements, giving visitors and researchers the opportunity to work 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, innovators, and skilled specialists, which leads to raising the level of productivity and enhancing the competitiveness of the economy.