Home News New Worker Visa to be Introduced in the UAE Soon

New Worker Visa to be Introduced in the UAE Soon

The entry of 2019 marked the end of the visa amnesty initiative rolled out by the government to aid illegal residents in fixing their residency papers and continue staying and working in the country.

And while there is no word yet as to when or if another visa amnesty scheme would be rolled out anytime soon, the legislation package that had set the implementation of the amnesty program has yet to be fulfilled, as another visa scheme which still deals with workers in the UAE will be introduced soon.

New Visa to be Introduced in the UAE Soon

Gov’t to Roll out New Visa Scheme for Workers Soon

Last June, the UAE Cabinet had announced that there will be major visa changes and visa facilitation processes to be adopted for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying their visas, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.

Included in the legislation package was the decision to introduce a new six-month visa for job seekers who have maxed out their visa permit to work in the country. The temporary visa was meant to cement the UAE’s position as a country that offers opportunities and a prime destination for specialized talents and professionals.

Along with this package is a new insurance scheme for workers, which had replaced the AED 3,000 deposit per worker with a new AED 60 insurance policy that started from mid-October of last year.

Under the policy, the government will be granting people who have overstayed their visa permits a chance to exit the country voluntarily without a “no entry” passport stamp. Meanwhile, illegal residents will also have the chance to voluntarily exit the country on a “no-entry” stamp for two years if they can provide a valid return ticket. Moreover, the new policy will enable concerned individuals to adjust or renew their visa for a fee, without the need to exit and re-enter the country soon.

ALSO READ:   New Year Marks Start of Long Term Visas for Expats

We're on YouTube!
Please subscribe to the Dubai OFW YouTube Channel for updates and tips!

Get FREE Dubai Updates by entering your email address:

Don't forget to check your email to activate your subscription!


Enjoy Your Favourite Songs and Movies with these Speakers

Due to the current health crisis, attending a live concert or watching a movie in the cinema is not advisable these days. Unless you...

Keep Your House Clean with these Floor Mops

Amid the ongoing health crisis, keeping our homes clean and germ-free has become more vital than ever before. “One who maintains cleanliness, keeps away...

Doing Your Laundry is Easy with these Items

Unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth (a.k.a. extremely wealthy), most likely you have to do your own laundry, especially...

6 Top Selling LED Monitors for Your Home Office

The current health crisis has led to many people having to work from home, setting up their own home office complete with computer tables,...

7 Best Selling Board Games to Get You Out of Boredom

Under the current circumstances, many of us have to stay at home, except when buying food and other essentials. A lot of people have...

Deliciously Hot! Famous Food Vloggers Try Out Double Spicy Korean Fire Noodles

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a hot and spicy Korean fire noodle challenge going around, and it’s bound to the test the limits...

6 Best Keyboard and Mouse Combos for Your Home Office

Are you one of the many people who are currently working from home? If so, then most likely you have set up your very...