Looking forward to the new UAE visa rules rolling out next month? Here’s what’s on offer for tourists, residents, professionals, and entrepreneurs
The visa reforms announced by the UAE government will come into effect by September; will change the place into an even more desirable location for people around the globe.
The amendments which are made to the visa system will simplify procedures for investor visas, tourist visas, dependent visas, and employment visas. The changes will be marked as the most significant changes over the years.
Residency in the UAE
As per the new visa rules, there are different types of visas available which include:
Golden Visa: To attract more investors, professional, and talents the terms for the Golden visa has expanded in all categories. The reduction of minimum investment from 5 million AED to 2 million AED is a major step, which attracts more investment to UAE.
Green Visa: The UAE Green Visa is a type of residence visa, that allows its holder to sponsor himself/herself for five years without a sponsor or an. The requirements of the applicant are must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and a minimum salary of Dhs15,000.
Business Visa: The purpose of this entry permit, which does not require a sponsor or host, is to encourage investors and entrepreneurs to explore business and investment opportunities in the UAE.
Temporary Work Visa: This permit is for people who have a temporary work assignment, such as probation testing or a project-based mission. The employer is sponsoring this visa. A temporary contract or letter from the employer with proof of fitness is required
Family Visa: Under new regulations expatriates in the UAE can sponsor their children for up to 25 years before it was 18 years.
Tourist Visa: The most exciting change is that tourist visas will now be valid for 60 days instead of 30 days previously.
Multi Entry Tourist Visa: Granting multiple entries for visitors and the ability to stay in the UAE for up to 90 days. Those 90 days can be extended; however, the visa is limited to 180 days a year. Applicants must have a bank balance of $4,000 (Dhs14,700) for the six months preceding the visa application.
Visas for training/education: The public or private institutions can sponsor the students who are interested in attending the courses, programs, or training in the UAE. The confirmation letter from the institution outlining the details of the study.
Job Hunting Visa: Graduates with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent who are looking to build their career in the UAE can apply for this new visa, which doesn’t require a host or sponsor.