The UAE has created new visa rules to ensure the country gets back on its feet after COVID-19. To generate economic growth, they need talented skilled professionals in the country. They’re going to try to attract more of them by providing a pathway for individuals with a high level of training and expertise.
The visa rules in the UAE are focused on creating a pleasant experience for everyone. Local news outlet Gulf News reported that Major General Sultan al-Nuaimi, director general of residency and foreign affairs, said “the new rules will improve the quality of life by making a living, working, and investing in the country more pleasant.”
The schemes were delivered on Monday and have been described by local media as the largest shake-up in the country’s immigration and residency policy in years.
The UAE recently made changes to its visa regulations. These changes allow professional workers long-term residency and easier access to the UAE’s 10-year Golden Visa scheme.
The latter refers to visas that are offered to gifted students, exceptionally skilled foreign workers, and people with a UAE public investment of at least ten million dirhams ($2.7m). In addition, the recipients can not only apply online, but they can also live in the country without needing a national sponsor. And, when they’ve been granted their visa, they are entitled to own 100 percent of their businesses located on the mainland.
The new trade rules extend immigration sponsorship from 18 to 25, which is welcome news for many parents.
The UAE has made visiting easier by introducing a five-year, multi-entry tourist visa. This allows travelers to stay in the country for up to 90 days at a time.
The job exploration visa, which allows professionals to search for jobs within the country, doesn’t require you to be sponsored by an Emirati citizen or the help of a host.
Applicants who are eligible for the Green Visa will no longer need a UAE national or employer to sponsor them. They can now self-sponsor and can also sponsor relatives such as spouses and children for the duration of their stay. Furthermore, when their residence permit has expired, they have a grace period of up to six months before they must leave the country.