New UAE Visas: Everything You Need to Know

UAE job exploration visa, five-year tourist visa, and non-sponsor business permits: All you need to know

People from around the world who are planning to visit the UAE visitors – either for business, jobs, or pleasure – can now avail of a variety of visa options.

The UAE Cabinet has approved a number of new types of entry permits and visas including job exploration visa without requiring a host or sponsor for the first time.

In addition, all entry visas are available for single or multiple-entry can be renewed for similar period(s) and are valid for 60 days from their issuance date.

UAE’s new job exploration visa:

The job exploration visa has been introduced with the aim of attracting young talents and skilled professionals to explore job opportunities available in the country and does not require a sponsor or a host.

It is granted to those classified in the first or second or third skill level as per the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Fresh graduates applying for this visa must be from one of the best 500 universities in the world, with minimum educational levels of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

UAE’s new business entry visa:

The business entry permits enable easy entry without requiring a sponsor or a host.

It aims to encourage investors and entrepreneurs to explore business and investment opportunities in the UAE.

UAE’s new five-year multiple-entry tourist visa:

In addition to the regular tourist visa that is sponsored by the UAE’s tourism establishment, a five-year multi entry tourist visas has been introduced.

This visa does not require a sponsor and it allows the person to stay in the country up to 90 continuous days.

The visa may be extended for a similar period, provided that the entire period of stay does not exceed 180 days in one year.

This visa requires proof of having a bank balance of $4,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies during the last six months prior to submitting the application.

UAE’s new entry permit to visit relatives or friends:

As per the current amendment, a visitor can apply for this entry permit if he/she is a relative or friend of a UAE citizen or resident. It does not require a sponsor or a host.

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