ICP launches third generation of UAE Passport, runs advanced visa system trial
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ICP launches third generation of UAE Passport, runs advanced visa system trial

ICP launches third generation of UAE Passport, runs advanced visa system trial

The new advanced visa system will come into effect starting October 3

Zubina Ahmed
ICP launches third generation of UAE Passport, advanced visa system trial

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) announced the launch of the third generation of the UAE Passport and trial run of the new advanced visa system, which will come into effect starting October 3.

The new services was developed in line with the highest security and technology standards to facilitate smooth procedures and accelerate the UAE’s economic and sustainable development drive.

Investors, business owners, residents, visitors, talents and job seekers may avail the new advantages offered through the UAE’s upgraded visa system, by visiting the ICP’s website or using their smart application.

 

The ICP chairman, Ali Mohammed bin Hammad Al Shamsi, affirmed that “the launch of the new generation services is a huge step in our journey towards the future, as it enhances the UAE’s tourism appeal, which will help revolutionise government services for generations to come.”

Suhail Saeed Al Khaili, ICP director-general, added that the new updated visa system involves streamlined processes, controls and procedures, and new facilities to provide pioneering services, which align with the Principles of the 50, and meet the future needs of all categories of foreigners and residents.

Read: UAE to issue new generation of Emirati passports from September 1

The new UAE passport has a new modern design, latest technology and security features. Holders of valid UAE passports can use them until their expiry, and then re-apply through the ICP’s website or smart application or the country’s embassies and consulates.

Khamis Al Kaabi, director-general of Support Services Affairs of ICP noted that the new system offers many facilities, including the renewable 5-year Green residence visa.

It also offers new advantages to Golden visa holders, which include the visa remaining valid regardless of how much time the holder spends outside the UAE, removes limit on the number of sponsored domestic labourers and enables family members to stay in the country during the visa’s validity period even after the sponsor dies.

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