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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Penalty Structure of Immigration Non-Compliance Announced

December 16, 2021

The UAE authorities have announced a new penalty structure for immigration non-compliance relating to visa issuance, renewal, and cancellations. The implementation date for these new consequences has yet to be announced by the UAE government, but is expected in the upcoming months.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Monday-Friday Afternoon Work Week to Debut 1 January 2022

December 16, 2021

In an effort both to support work-life balance for employees and further align the country with the global economy, the UAE will make changes to the country’s public sector work week, effective 1 January 2022.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Rules for Work Permit Renewals

February 18, 2020

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has published a new occupation list of permitted occupations and, relatedly, introduced new rules for work permit renewals.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Permanent Residency “Golden Card” Introduced

January 17, 2020

The UAE is issuing new permanent residency to qualifying investors, exceptional talents in science & knowledge and creative individuals in culture & art.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Dependent Sponsorship Policy [UPDATED]

July 17, 2019

The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to amend the policy on foreign national workers sponsoring family members in the UAE.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Rules for DIFC Free Zone Foreign Employees

July 9, 2019

Effective immediately, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) free zone has announced changes to its foreign employee services.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Residency Visas for Dependent Sons Can Now Be Renewed

June 24, 2019

UAE residents can renew the residency visas of their dependent sons who have reached the age of 18, and/or graduated from secondary school or university.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Dependent Sponsorship Policy

April 4, 2019

The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to amend the policy on foreign national workers sponsoring family members in the UAE. The amended provisions indicate only income as the requirement for sponsoring family members, and no longer require particular qualifying professions.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Long-Term Visas [Updated 13 March 2019]

March 13, 2019

On 11 March 2019, the UAE cabinet approved the regulatory framework for the issuance of five and ten-year visas. Previously, residence visas were only valid for up to a maximum of three years

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Dependent Visa Endorsement Procedure in Dubai

February 11, 2019

Effective immediately, the immigration authorities (GDRFA) in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai have modified the dependent visa endorsement procedure, adding up to four days to the process.

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