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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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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Insurance Scheme for Workers to Take Effect

October 11, 2018

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) in the United Arab Emirates has announced that its new insurance scheme for foreign workers will be available from 15 October 2018. The new scheme will be offered as an alternative to the existing bank guarantee system.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Major Changes in Immigration Rules Announced

June 14, 2018

On 13 June 2018, the government announced significant changes to the immigration and foreign labour systems of the UAE. The changes will affect current and future foreign national employees and their employers.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: New Ten-Year Residence Visa Announced

May 23, 2018

The government of the United Arab Emirates announced on 20 May 2018 that investors and professionals, such as doctors, engineers and researchers and their families will be granted ten-year residence visas. Currently, residence visas are valid for up to three years.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Skilled Workers Can Take Part-Time Jobs

April 25, 2018

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has recently issued a decision allowing Emirati and foreign national skilled workers to take multiple part-time jobs, under certain conditions.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Good Conduct Certificate Requirement Suspended

April 4, 2018

Effective 1st April 2018, the UAE has provisionally suspended the requirement to submit a good conduct (police clearance) certificate for a new employment visa application, until further notice. The requirement to provide a good conduct certificate, in Arabic and attested by the UAE embassy, in support of new employment visa applications, was introduced in February […]

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Government Announces Plans to Boost Emirati Employment

February 26, 2018

The Ministry of Emiratisation and Human Resources (MOHRE) has recently announced plans to encourage the employment of Emirati nationals. The aim is to provide 15,000 job opportunities for Emiratis by the end of this year, which is a significant increase on the 6862 Emirates that were recruited using the same process in 2017. The first […]

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Upcoming Police Clearance Certificate Requirement; Recent Changes to Immigration Processes

January 10, 2018

Effective 4th February 2018, new employment applications must be supported by a police clearance certificate. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and Ministry of Interior (MOI), and free zone authorities have all made some important changes that affect how applications are processed. Police Clearance Certificates Effective 4th February 2018, all new employment applications must be […]

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UPDATE – Process Changes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Creative Clusters Authority

November 15, 2017

As reported by Newland Chase on 7th November, in Abu Dhabi, the original Emirates ID of the sponsor is now required in support of visa applications for dependent family members. The immigration authorities scan the original Emirates ID to check whether the sponsor is currently out of the country, and reject the application if the sponsor […]

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