UAE authorities update visa rules for travelers

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UAE authorities have changed visa rules for foreign tourists: the validity of tourist visas has been increased to 60 days, five-year visas and others have appeared new document types, reports Gulf News.

“The new rules, which expand the opportunities for traveling to the country, came into force on October 3. Updating the visa issuance system will streamline the process of obtaining entry documents and meet the needs of all categories of foreigners and tourists in the future. It is aimed at increasing the population of the UAE through qualified entrepreneurs , scientists, successful students and graduates, workers,” writes the publication.

According to the portal, the validity of tourist visas has been extended from 30 to 60 days. It is also now possible to apply for a five-year multi-visa tourist, which will allow foreigners to stay in the UAE for 180 days a year or 90 days in a row. Foreigners can apply directly for a visa and the visa fee is $177. The application can be submitted through the UAEICP application.

The UAE authorities have also approved a new type of visa – a five-year resident Green Residence. Holders of such a visa will be able to sponsor their close relatives and easily obtain a residence permit for themselves and family members. Three categories of foreign citizens will be able to obtain such a visa: freelancers/self-employed, qualified employees, investors and partners.

“The UAE has also introduced visas for studying labor market opportunities and another type – for studying investment and business opportunities without the need for confirmation from a sponsor or host,” writes Gulf News.

According to the publication, the new visa policy expands opportunities for holders of the UAE Golden Visa and allows those who wish to find a job enter a country with flexible visit periods and simple extensions of up to one year without the requirement of a sponsor or employer.

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