11 types of UAE visas that make it easier to visit, work & live in the country

11 types of UAE visas that make it easier to visit, work & live in the country

Dubai Ruler takes to social media to highlight a series of significant achievements and milestones accomplished by the government.

The UAE has implemented several transformative changes to attract visitors from all over the world, including streamlining entry procedures, extending visit visa durations for tourists, introducing long-term residency options for select professionals, and expanding the Golden Visa program.

These game-changing reforms have been achieved under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

In a recent tweet on Wednesday, he shared a list of significant milestones achieved by the government, affirming the country's commitment to progress and advancement.

Here are the key reforms that have made it easier for people to reside in the UAE, visit the country, and explore job opportunities for a longer period of time with no sponsor or host required.

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Golden visa

The Golden Visa, introduced in 2020, offers a 10-year residency visa in the UAE, granting foreigners the ability to live, work, and study in the country without the need for a local sponsor. Moreover, it allows them to retain 100% ownership of their businesses. Unlike regular residency visas that require renewal every two to three years, the Golden Visa can be renewed for an additional decade. This special visa is granted to individuals with highly sought-after skills or those working in key industries that are vital to the country's economic growth. As a result, tens of thousands of expatriates have now been awarded the Golden Visa, recognizing their exceptional status.

Job-Seeker Visa

The Job-Seeker Visa, which came into effect in October of the previous year, allows individuals to come to the UAE to explore work, investment, and business opportunities without the requirement of a sponsor or host. This visa is available to fresh graduates from the top 500 universities globally, and applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in terms of educational qualification.

Business Exploration Visa

The Business Exploration Visa enables individuals to easily enter the UAE to explore investment and business opportunities without the need for a sponsor or host. This visa only requires a deposit, making it convenient for individuals to explore potential business ventures in the country.

Medical Treatment Entry Visa

The Medical Treatment Entry Visa is available through sponsorship from a licensed UAE medical establishment. To obtain this visa, a certified medical report and a letter from the sponsoring medical establishment are required, along with medical insurance and a deposit. This visa is designed to facilitate individuals seeking medical treatment in the UAE and ensures that proper documentation and arrangements are in place for their care.

Study Visa

The Study Visa in the UAE is sponsored by educational, training, or research institutions within the country. It enables individuals to pursue academic or research opportunities in the UAE, and requires sponsorship from a recognized institution.

Multi-entry Tourist Visa

The Multi-entry Tourist Visa was introduced in March 2021 and allows tourists to enter the UAE multiple times within a calendar year for 90 days at a time, with the option to extend for another 90 days. The total duration of stay should not exceed 180 days in one year. This visa does not require a sponsor, but applicants must provide proof of a bank balance of at least US$4,000 six months prior to applying. This visa is designed to facilitate tourism in the UAE and offers flexibility for multiple visits throughout the year.

Visit Visa

The Visit Visa allows individuals to apply for a visa to visit their relatives or friends who are residents in the UAE. A document proving the relationship and reasons for the visit is required, and no sponsor is needed, only a deposit.

Transit Visa

The Transit Visa in the UAE comes in two types: a 48-hour visa, which is free of charge, and a 96-hour visa, which costs Dh50. These visas are issued by UAE-based airlines and cannot be extended beyond the designated timeframe.

GCC residents e-Visa

The e-Visa for GCC residents is specifically designed for residents of GCC countries and their accompanying family members. To be eligible, the GCC residency must be valid for a minimum of three months from the arrival date, and the GCC resident's passport must also have a validity of at least three months.

Temporary work mission visa

Temporary work mission visa is ideal for individuals engaged in temporary work assignments or probationary periods in the UAE. Applicants must provide a temporary work contract, undergo a medical test, and obtain an agreement from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (if the sponsor falls under the ministry's regulations or if the applicant is a domestic worker).

Diplomatic affairs visa

Diplomatic affairs visa is specifically designed for individuals holding diplomatic, special, or UN passports. This entry permit can be obtained from UAE embassies and consulates located outside the country.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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