- 1. On October 3, 2022, the revised UAE visa system will go into effect.
2. Most residency possibilities under the new visa system are now independent of the employer, enabling self-sponsorship. The initiative, according to Major General Yousef Al Nuaimi, Director General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at ICP, is to enhance residents’ quality of life and make living, working, and investing in the UAE a pleasurable and joyful experience. (Picture is simply being used as an example.)
3. As opposed to a two- or three-year visa, the “green visa” is valid for five years. (Picture is simply being used as an example.)
4. No sponsor is necessary because those with Green Visas are self-sponsored. Additionally, you are able to sponsor first-degree relatives. (Picture is simply being used as an example.)
5. Six months have been added to the grace period, allowing you to continue in the UAE after the visa expires or is cancelled. After a residence visa is canceled, you typically have one month to stay in the UAE. (Picture is simply being used as an example.)
6. Who is eligible for a Green Visa? If you fit into any of the following categories, you may submit an application for a Green Visa:
1. An expert worker.
3. A financier or associate in a business venture.
7. New visitor visas and entry permits: There are new entry permit categories now available, and you don’t need a sponsor in the UAE to get this visa. Visas for job seekers, visas for pursuing business opportunities, and visas for pursuing investment opportunities are among the types.
8. According to the ICP, the new entry permits will also be granted for longer lengths of time, allowing for visitations of up to a year.
9. The resident visa will still be valid if you spend longer than six months outside the UAE, which is another perk for Golden Visa holders.
10. The sponsorship age restriction for sons of Golden Visa holders was increased from 18 to 25 years old. (Picture is simply being used as an example.)