With aims to attract talents and expertise from all over the world, the UAE cabinet approved a new Remote Work Visas scheme to enable employees from all over the world to work remotely from the UAE. The one-year visa allows foreigners to enter the UAE under self-sponsorship and work in line with terms and conditions issued with the visa.
“Citizens of the GCC countries do not need an entry visa or sponsor to visit the UAE, as they can enter the country by presenting a passport issued by one of the GCC countries, or an identity card, upon arrival at one of the entry points.”
The Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security (ICA) has allowed foreigners abroad to apply for obtaining 5 types of entry visas to the country directly without a sponsor or mediator, through the authority’s website or the UAEICP smart app.
An Arab couple and two children attempted to leave the country via Dubai International Airport for a European country with a forged visa, but the passport officer detected they were fake and referred them to the competent authorities.
The DGOV explained that in order to be able to obtain a work/residence permit, whether new or renewal, foreign nationals need to be free of all forms of communicable diseases such as HIV and TB.
Saudis can apply to visit the United Kingdom by applying for an electronic visa 48 hours before the visit, without the need to submit a prior application.
The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Security Ports (ICA) announced the suspension of the separate Emirates ID issuance/renewal services for all categories of residents except Dubai, effective from Monday, May 16, 2022.
The move aligns with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company's continuous efforts to expand and improve access to visa screening services for corporations.
The Court of Misdemeanors in Dubai sentenced an Asian to one month in jail with suspended sentence to be followed by deportation for attempting to travel to Canada through a fake visa, which was detected by the immigration officer at the Dubai Airport.