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UAE starts rolling out 10-year visa carpet to buoy business

UAE starts rolling out 10-year visa carpet to buoy business

The category also includes science researchers, outstanding students and art innovators.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) has started implementing the Cabinet decision to give residence visas of up to 10 years to investors, entrepreneurs and people with special talents as well as their families as of Sunday, February 3.

According to the Official Portal of the UAE Government, the category also includes science researchers, outstanding students and art innovators.

The Cabinet decision – taken in November last year – aims at improving the investment environment to facilitate doing businesses.

The decision spells out conditions for widows, divorced women or their children to continue to avail of this benefit.

The widowed or the divorced woman (or their children) should submit a request to extend their residence visas if the death of the husband or the divorce took place after they received their visas on the husband’s sponsorship. The visas should be valid during submission of the request.

The authority added that the request to extend visa should be furnished with proofs of income/finances, place of residence, the medical check-up certificates of the woman and children older than 18 years, along with the health insurance card (which is required in some emirates).

The authority would charge Dh100 as fees for visa extension for one year.

 

Source: Khaleej Times

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