United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi Strict on Dependent Visas

Posted on January 22, 2019

Dependents of work permit holders in Abu Dhabi are encouraged to submit supporting documents from Abu Dhabi for dependent applications.  Dependent applications with supporting documents issued from Dubai are generally not being accepted by the authorities or are being asked… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – New Visa Rules Bring Positive Changes

Posted on December 3, 2018

On October 21, 2018, 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… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – New Insurance Scheme for Workers to Take Effect

Posted on October 19, 2018

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has announced that its new insurance scheme for foreign workers will be available from October 15, 2018. The new scheme, announced alongside other changes on June 13, 2018, will be offered as… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – New Ten-Year Residence Visa Announced

Posted on June 5, 2018

The government of the United Arab Emirates announced on May 20, 2018 that investors and professionals will be granted ten-year residence visas. Currently, residence visas are valid for up to three years. Who does this apply to? The new visa… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – Good Conduct Certificate Requirement Suspended

Posted on April 9, 2018

  Effective 1 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… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – Upcoming Police Clearance Certificate Requirement; Recent Changes to Immigration Processes

Posted on January 12, 2018

Effective 4 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… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – Process Changes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Creative Clusters Authority

Posted on November 14, 2017

  The Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) free zone has removed the Internal Visa Transfer option for foreign employees transferring to a new employer within the DCCA. Employees in this situation now need to use the “Government Transfer” option, which… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – Visa on Arrival Extended to Indian Passport Holders

Posted on September 25, 2017

  The UAE Cabinet approved visa on arrival for Indian passport holders with a UK and EU residency this past week though no date has yet been released for the law to go into effect. As of May 1, 2017,… Read more »

UAE – Visa on Arrival Granted for Indian Passport Holders with Valid U.S. Visa

Posted on August 28, 2017

The UAE Cabinet enacted a decree that will allow Indian passport holders with a valid United States green card or visa, with a minimum of 6 months validity, to obtain a UAE visa on arrival, valid for 14 days. The… Read more »

United Arab Emirates – New Portal for Labour Market Test

Posted on August 28, 2017

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has launched the Tawteen portal, for labour market testing, to support UAE Nationals to take up jobs in the private sector. Depending on the type of job offer that is uploaded onto… Read more »