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6,000 Investors & Entrepreneurs Apply for Long-term Visas

Early this month, the UAE Government started issuing five to 10-year visas, and so far around 6,000 investors and entrepreneurs have submitted applications for the long-term visa. ALSO READ: UAE Cabinet OKs New Long-term Visa System The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) revealed on Wednesday that there has been a surge of submissions “during… Read more

lebanon visa dubai

Those who are planning to visit Lebanon, here is a guide written by one of our contributors on how you can apply for a visa for. She visited the country for a spiritual retreat and here she outlines the steps she took in order to get a Lebanese visa. She was there to visit for… Read more

How to Renew Your Maid Nanny's Residence Visa 4

In a previous post, we’ve shared about how you can sponsor a housemaid or nanny in Dubai. Your maid’s residence visa is valid for one year, after which it must be renewed. ALSO READ: How to Choose the Right Kind of UAE Visa As the sponsor, it is your responsibility to apply for your maid’s residence visa renewal.… Read more

How to Choose the Right Kind of UAE Visa

Millions of passengers transit through the Dubai Airports every year, each with his or her own purpose for travel. Some people come to see the sights, while others are visiting their relatives. A huge number arrive to apply for work, while others are simply passing by. ALSO READ: Major Changes in UAE Visa Rules: Things You Should Know… Read more

how to check uae visa status online

In case you’re wondering about the status of your UAE visa, whether you don’t know until when it is valid, when it is going to expire, or even the status of your application, the UAE government has a website where you can enter your details and check the status. Here we share the steps on… Read more

New Year Marks Start of Long Term Visas for Expats

The year 2019 brings great news for foreign investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, outstanding students, retiring expats, and Emirati women, as new visa rules and legislation are now in place! ALSO READ: UAE Cabinet OKs New Long-term Visa System Retiring expats, for instance, may now opt to stay for five more years even after retirement, as long as they… Read more

How to Apply for 1-year Visa Extension for Widows, Divorced Women 4

As part of the latest changes in the UAE visa system, widows and divorced women can now extend their visas for a full year without a sponsor, Khaleej Times reported. Officials from the General Directorate of Residency & Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) recently announced that widows and divorced women can have their visas processed at their centre in Dubai Festival City (DFC),… Read more

Kyrgyzstan visa application uae

Kyrgyzstan, a country of lakes and mountains that is located in Central Asia is such a country to behold. What’s more interesting about this country is that the culture, traditions and nomadic lifestyle are still alive both in practice and even in the hearts of its people.  Kyrgyzstan is one of the countries where the… Read more

how to apply six months visa

With this year’s announcement by the UAE government for those seeking to get amnesty or extend their stay in the country, many residents, particularly expats, are given renewed hope in chasing their dreams of building a life in the country. A new UAE temporary visa has been introduced to help expats who have overstayed in… Read more

uae visa for retired expats

For the past few months, the government of the UAE has been introducing new laws and several major changes in visa rules. As part of their latest move, the UAE Cabinet has approved a long-term visa for expat retirees in the country, based on a report by WAM News Agency. Aside from the new visa, the… Read more

The ongoing UAE amnesty program enables those who have overstayed their visas to legalise their status or exit the country without paying any fines. After the program ends on October 31st, however, authorities are planning to enforce tougher visa rules, as reported by Gulf News. According to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC), majority of amnesty… Read more

Traveling with kids has just gotten much easier and more affordable in UAE. Every summer season, the children of tourists traveling to the UAE are exempted from visa fees. You heard that right! Seeking to boost the country as a major tourist destination, the UAE Cabinet has introduced new visa rules. One of these is… Read more

Situated in the western part of Dubai, the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is known as the world’s largest free economic zone. Thousands of employees come here everyday. And now — thanks to a new agreement — these workers will be able to have their visas processed within 24 hours. On Monday, Jafza signed an… Read more