Interesting Facts You Should Know About New UAE Visas & Citizenship
The UAE has approved a new remote work visa for all nationalities. The new visa aims to enable employees from all over the world to live and work in the country for 1 year. In addition, the country has introduced a multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities. Read on for more info on new visas of UAE…
The decision was made by the UAE Cabinet during a meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The purpose of this initiative is to turn the country into an ideal destination to live, work and travel.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted, “During a cabinet meeting I chaired, we approved a new Remote Work Visa that enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country.”
He noted, “We also approved a multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities to strengthen the UAE’s status as a global economic capital.”
He also reaffirmed that the government continue developing flexible programmes and initiatives in order for the UAE to become one of the best governments in the world to provide services, and offer the best quality of life for citizens and residents.
He added, “We are working with clear objectives to boost our economic status globally and provide the best quality of life to our citizens and residents. Our journey of development endures.”
Here is full info on these new visas:
Remote Work Visa
The UAE cabinet approved a new Remote Work Visa scheme in order to attract talents and expertise from other parts of the world. It is also to enable employees from all over the world to work remotely from the UAE. It is a one-year visa allowing foreigners to enter the UAE under self-sponsorship and work in line with terms and conditions issued with the visa.
This step is considered first of its kind in the Middle East. The purpose behind the initiative is to enhance the competitiveness of the UAE’s tourism sector. It is also to support the national economy. In addition, it provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs and talents to innovate in the safe and attractive business environment of the UAE. This is a place where they have access to all the necessary services such as world-class utilities and telecoms.
The new scheme also is to support the public and private sector, boost the work-life balance, improve the business environment and enhance productivity. It also allows employees to adapt to the emerging gig economy and expand their digital skills.
Multiple Entry Tourist Visa
A new Multiple Entry Tourist Visa can now be issued for all nationalities. It is also an important step that aims to facilitate the process for tourists and visitors. It is a five-year visa enabling tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship. Besides, they are allowed to remain in the country for 90 days on each visit. Their visa can be extended for another 90 days.
Sheikh Mohammed announced that “the UAE has joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the New Development Bank, established by the BRICS states. Our economic partnerships will continue growing.”
He reapproved that the UAE’s development journey continues as changes remain to be taking place to renew and improve government work.
The UAE Passport
As you probably know, the UAE announced that people with other nationalities can receive the UAE passport. The requirements for UAE’s passport are special talents, skills as well as investments. It is interesting to note that UAE Started issuing UAE passport to Indians and foreigners. One of them is mr. Lal ganwani chairman Lal’s group!
Here are what you need to become a UAE resident:
Investors: Investors must own a property in the UAE
Medical doctors and skilled professionals: Must show expertise in a specific scientific field that is needed by the UAE. Having contributed to studies and research that have scientific value in their field, having 10 years of experience in that field in addition to a membership in a prestigious professional organisation in his field also are required.
Scientists: The scientists must be an active researcher in their field at a university, a research institute or the private sector. In addition, they must have 10 years of experience in that field, have scientific contributions- such as having won a prestigious scientific award.
Having secured a significant funding for their research for 10 years as well as a recommendation letter from a credited scientific institute in the UAE. This is the path towards Emirati passport for scientists.
Inventors: They must have at least one patent certified by the UAE Ministry of Economy which has a real value to the UAE economy. Also, a recommendation letter from the UAE Ministry of Economy is needed.
Intellectuals and artists: this category must show special talent in culture, arts and other talents. They also need to show at least one international award in those talents. They are required to have recommendation letter from the UAE relevant bodies as well.
Here are the terms and conditions of getting citizenship of the UAE:
- The oath and swearing in allegiance to the UAE
- A pledge to uphold and respect the laws of the country
- Informing the relevant authority if they get a new citizenship or lost one
The rights of new citizens are as follows:
- The right to establish and own companies in the UAE
- The right to buy and own land and real estate property in the country
- Any other right extend to them by the federal bodies, with the approval of the Cabinet, or by local government bodies
If you are also looking to receive new UAE visas, or UAE citizenship, now is time to action!