UAE had recently issued a Cabinet Resolution followed by various procedural
changes. The key changes for existing and / or new visas are listed below.
Applicant categories have been expanded to include certain
scientists, professionals, entrepreneurs, property investors, outstanding
students and graduates, exceptionally talented individuals, frontline workers
Validity: 10 years
Sponsor: Not required
Green visa (new)
New residence permit could be applied by an investor or
partner engaged / to-be engaged in commercial activities; high level skilled
worker and freelance worker
Validity: 5 years
Visa for study / training
Students / Individuals who seek to pursue courses at UAE
universities or attend trainings in the UAE.
Validity: Depending on the purpose (up to 1 year)
Sponsor: Licensed universities / institutes
Temporary work visa (new)
Eligible to complete a temporary
work or project-based assignments
Sponsor: UAE business entity
Job Opportunity visa (new)
Eligible new graduates / skilled
workers can apply to explore job opportunities in the UAE
Business visa (new)
Eligible entrepreneurs / investors
can apply to explore business opportunities in the UAE
visa for relatives & friends (new)
Enables visit of a relative or
friend of a UAE citizen and / or resident. Proof of kinship and justifications for the visit would
need to be submitted.
Airbnb and Department of Economy
and Tourism introduced the Dubai remote working hub as a one-stop-shop for
aspiring remote workers.
Validity: Depending on the purpose (max of 1 year)
Cabinet Resolution No. 65 of 2022 - Issuing the Executive Regulations of Federal Law by Decree No. (29) of 2021 Concerning the Entry and Residence of Foreigners.
How can Crowe help?
Assist clients in choosing and applying for the
appropriate visa suitable to the requirements on case-to-case basis.