UAE New Visa Rules 2022: What do the modifications imply for investors, visitors and job seekers?
HLB News Team
UAE has become one of the world’s most well-liked travel destinations for investors, tourists and entrepreneurs due to its attractive visa procedures. UAE new visa rules introduced mark a significant shift in the UAE’s immigration regulations. The revamped visa system for the United Arab Emirates came into effect, and among its other changes were the extension of tourist visit visas, the expansion of the Golden Visa programme, and streamlined procedures.
The key updates that were implemented are listed below.
A. Visit Visa
The major development for travellers visiting the UAE is that, instead of the existing 30 days, tourist visas will now be granted for 60 days.
Additionally revealed was a five-year, multiple-entry tourist visa that permits travellers to remain in the UAE for up to 90 continuous days, but not exceeding 180 days.
B. Golden Visa
A long-term residency visa known as the “Golden visa” allows foreign nationals to reside, work, and study in the United Arab Emirates for up to ten years.
The minimum wage threshold has been lowered from Dh50,000 to Dh30,000, allowing for the long-term residency of more qualified professionals. The Golden Visa will continue to be legitimate under the new arrangement, regardless of how long the owner stays abroad.
Children of any age may be sponsored by Golden Visa holders. Also, the number of domestic workers they can sponsor is unlimited.
C. Green Visa
The Green visa in the United Arab Emirates is a form of residency visa that entitles the bearer to five years of self-sponsorship. They are not dependent on an employer or an individual from the UAE to sponsor their visa.
For the period of their stay, those with green visas can now sponsor family members (spouses, kids, and first-degree relatives).
Male children can be sponsored by their parents until they become 25 (up from the previous 18). No age restriction applies to sponsors of unmarried daughters.
D. Job Exploration Visa
This visa is granted to those that fall into the first, second, or third skill level, as well as recent graduates from the top 500 colleges globally, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization. A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is the minimal educational qualification. This visa does not need a host or sponsor.
E. Remote Work Visa
The UAE cabinet authorized a new ‘Remote Work Visa’ programme to allow workers from around the globe to work remotely from the UAE in an effort to recruit skilled, talented and experience individuals from various parts of the world. Foreign nationals may enter the UAE on their own initiative and engage in employment according to the rules and regulations of their one-year visa.
With the new visa reforms, the UAE government has made an effort to raise living standards and make it more enjoyable to live, work, and setup a business. Also, the significant move offers businesses and innovators the chance to work in the UAE’s secure and alluring business climate, with exposure to all required facilities like top-notch infrastructure and connectivity.
Both foreigners travelling to the UAE and those who live and work there would benefit greatly from the new visa regime. Hence, the UAE will be even more accessible to visitors and anyone looking to settle permanently in the emirates.
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