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UAE Announces New Types Of Visas For Different Purposes

Authorities in the UAE announced new types of visas for different types of purposes yesterday, April 19, 2022.

The new scheme does not require a host or sponsor and is being given for single or multiple entries. It can also be renewed for similar period/s and are valid for 60 days from their issuance date.

Below are the new types of visas in the UAE:

Job visa

It’s included in an effort to attract young talents and skilled professionals to explore opportunities in the country. It’s granted to those who belong to the first or second or third skill level as per the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE). This also covers the fresh graduates from the best 500 universities in the world. Applicant should be a bachelor’s degree or the same equivalent.

Business visa

This new visa allows businessmen to enter the country without a host or sponsor. It aims to encourage investors and entrepreneurs to penetrate opportunities in the country.

Tourist visa

A new five-year multi-entry visit visa has been introduced by the UAE in addition to the regular visit visa that is sponsored by tourism establishments in the UAE. Likewise, the applicant does not need a sponsor and can stay in the country for up to 90 continuous days. It can also be extended for a similar period, considering that the period of stay does not exceed to 180 days in one year.

However, applicants should show proof of having a bank balance of $4,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies during the last six months before applying for the visa.

Entry permit to visit relatives or friends

This new type of visa can be applied for an entry permit if the applicant wants to visit a relative or friend of a UAE citizen or resident. It does not also require a sponsor or a host.

Temporary work mission

This visa is applicable to those who have temporary work assignments like probation testing or project-based mission and is sponsored by the employer. The applicant, however, is required to provide a temporary work contract or letter from the employer stating the visit of purpose and proof of health fitness to work.

Studies or training

This covers those attending training and study courses and are/or participating in internship programs. A sponsor can be a licensed university or education or research institution in the country or a government or private entity.


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