The UAE is updating and increasing the scope of available residency and tourist visas by introducing a series of new and innovative types of visas, conforming to the requirements of various segments of the community.
These changes are anticipated to lure more investors, entrepreneurs, talents, and scientists and boost the country’s reputation as an international tourism destination.
The UAE has introduced three new changes to residence and tourist visas, which are a Remote work Visa, multi-entry tourist visas for all nationalities, and a resolution enabling international students to bring their families to the country.
Remote Work Visa
The first of its kind in the region, a remote work visa allows immigrants to enter the country without a sponsor, stay for one year, and work remotely according to terms and conditions issued with the visa.
The introduction of a remote working visa in the UAE will contribute to the country’s expats population, especially the highly skilled and higher-income sections.
The virtual work permit will provide a cushion to the economy affected by Covid-19. The new visa will attract a skilled workforce which will have a ripple effect on the UAE’s economy.
The scheme allows entrepreneurs and specialists to relocate to the UAE and encounter its safe and attractive business environment with access to all the necessary services, including world-class utilities and telecoms.
The scheme intends to improve the work-life balance, advance productivity, and enhance the business environment. It also empowers employees to advance their digital skills and modify to the emerging gig economy.
5-year multi-entry tourist visas
The first of its kind in the region, a multiple-entry visa is a five-year visa. The possessor can stay in the country for up to 90 days during each entry which is renewable for a similar period.
A visa holder is permitted to enter and exit the country as many times as needed on this visa. It is liable to all nationalities.
The visa holder can enter and exit the nation as many times as needed. This scheme aims to establish the UAE as a significant global tourism destination.
International students can sponsor families
The UAE Cabinet passed an amendment to its residency laws, permitting international university students to bring their families to the UAE if they can afford suitable accommodation and have the financial means to support them.
The phase of the higher education industry in the UAE progresses to evolve rapidly as the decision to open Dubai to families of expat university students will play a prominent role in student registrations.
UAE universities are currently conducting online classes as a Covid precautionary measure, and are expected to start in-person classes by the Spring semester.
The versatility to sponsor families will give students the expertise to make long-term confinement to encourage them to commence their entrepreneurship journeys in the UAE.
The scheme aims to expand the global expertise to at least 50 percent, and this proclamation will help the country to achieve this goal.
Additionally, the UAE has recently introduced a medical treatment visa, a five-year residency visa for retirees conforming to specific terms and conditions, and a 10-year golden residency system.