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Uk visa

UK to waive visa requirement for Saudi, Bahraini nationals from June 1

They will need to fill out an online visa waiver application which will be processed within 48 hours and at a cost of GBP30

UAE Tourist Visas

UAE rolls out comprehensive changes to visa regime for residents and tourists

The UAE Cabinet has announced expanded eligibility criteria for Golden Visas, outlined conditions under which Green Visas can be obtained and also introduced new self-sponsored visas for visitors

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Ukrainians in UAE offered one-year residency visas

They need to approach Tasheel service centres in the country to avail of the permit

UAE residence visas

UAE: Residents to no longer get visa stickers in passports

The Emirates ID card issued to all foreigners residing in the UAE will instead serve as the alternative to proving their residence status within the country

Saudi ukraine visas

Saudi Arabia to extend visas of Ukrainians in kingdom

The visas will be extended without any fees charged and will be done so automatically

Bahrain

Bahrain introduces permanent residency golden visas

Open to both residents and non-residents, as well as their families, the visa can be renewed indefinitely

VFS visas dubai abu dhabi

VFS announces new timings for application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The centres will now operate between 9am-5pm from Monday-Friday

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UAE to issue golden visas for front frontline workers and families

The long-term residency visas will also be extended to families of fallen frontline heroes

Kuwait says foreigners on commercial visit visas can switch to work permits

Thousands of expats have left Kuwait this year and have been unable to return to the country due to the pandemic

Saudi Arabia visas

Saudi extends visa validity for stranded expats until November 30

The country will also extend the validity of visit as well as exit and re-entry visas at no extra fee

UAE visas

UAE allows entry of vaccinated residents who have been outside of the country for over six months

Incoming residents must apply via the ICA website and complete the vaccination application in order to get necessary approvals

UAE announces new initiatives, including visa changes and new data law

A new green visa has been launched to offer more flexibility to expats in the UAE

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Dubai opens registrations for long-term cultural visas for creatives in Al Quoz

The cultural visas were first approved in 2019 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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UAE to open processing of tourist visas for vaccinated individuals from all countries

Starting August 30, the decision applies even to citizens arriving from previously banned countries

Saudi Arabia to extend residency permits for expats stranded outside the kingdom

It will be extended automatically and at no additional cost

Saudi Arabia airport

Saudi Arabia: Vaccinated tourists can now enter without having to quarantine

Saudi recognises the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Abu Dhabi Hub71

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 to endorse tech entrepreneurs for golden residency visas

Recipients of the five-year visas can also sponsor their families and up to three executive directors

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Saudi Arabia to extend visa validity of expats stranded abroad until August 31

It will be extended automatically and at no additional cost to the visa holders

Abu Dhabi Residents Office

Abu Dhabi launches new office to address residency requirements of expats

The Abu Dhabi Residents Office will operate as a division of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

New UAE visa laws

UAE to grant golden residency visas to select high school students and their families

Applications for these golden visas must be submitted through the Emirates Schools Establishment

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Dubai launches new residency service that is accessible round-the-clock

It will accept residency-related requests and inquiries from companies and individuals, as well as citizens and residents seven days a week

Abu Dhabi clarifies that free Covid-19 vaccines will not be given to tourists

The emirate stressed that vaccines are only available to those holding expired residency visas or expired entry visas

Oman

Oman to introduce new long-term residency programme for foreign investors

Starting September 2021, the Investment Residency Programme will offer renewable five and ten-year visas subject to applicants meeting specific criteria

US Passport

Business Traveller Middle East to host US Green Card and residency seminar in Dubai

The EB-5 programme investment price will soon decrease from $900,000 to $500,000

Saudi Arabia Visas

Saudi to extend validity of visas until July 31 for expats stranded abroad

The extension will be done automatically and at no cost to the visa holders

Abu Dhabi

UAE residency visas: Covid-19 test now required prior to medical screening in Abu Dhabi

Starting from June 7, a PCR test must be taken not more than 72 hours prior to visiting an AHS centre for a visa medical test

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to issue discounted tourist visas for Israelis, Egyptians, Armenians and Georgians

Passengers will be able to apply and pay for the visa via the carrier’s website itself

Saudi Arabia Visas

Saudi offers automatic extension of residency, visit visas for stranded expats

The General Directorate of Passports will extend the validity of visas of expatriates from countries where entry to the kingdom is currently banned

VFS Global Turkey Visa Application Centre Dubai

New Turkey visa application centre opens in Dubai

A Platinum Lounge service includes a personal chauffeur service to and from the visa application centre

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE announces new remote working residency visa, multiple-entry tourist visas

The decision was reached on Sunday during a cabinet meeting chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum