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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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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Further Details of Long-Term Visa Scheme

November 28, 2018

On 24 November 208, the UAE cabinet approved new long-term residence visas, and announced further details of the qualifying requirements for certain key professionals, investors and entrepreneurs. Currently, residence visas are valid for up to three years.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Visa Rules Bring Positive Changes for Expats

November 2, 2018

On 21 October, the UAE cabinet approved a number of new visa rules that will prove beneficial to numerous categories of foreign nationals in the UAE: including tourists, retirees, and students and the widows, divorcees, and children of foreign nationals.

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