Sunday, 28 September 2014

Ajman Residency department reviews mechanisms for issuing visas


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The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Ajman has explained the mechanisms to activate the new visa issuing system created under Ministerial Resolution No. 22 for the year 2014. The new visa issuing system deals with the regulation and development of the services of the Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs Section, which includes visas for tourism, medical treatment, and study.

Ajman Visa
The discussion was held during the meeting of the committee responsible for reviewing the issuance of these visas at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Ajman and chaired by Brigadier Mohammed Abdullah Alwan, Director-General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Ajman.

Brigadier Alwan highlighted the importance of the decision to amend some of the regulations of the Entry and Residence of Foreigners Law. The amendment is in accordance with the U.A.E. Vision 2021 which aims to place the U.A.E. among the best countries in the world by responding to the requests from the community and by supporting economic activities, tourism, and social development.

"The new resolutions issued by the U.A.E. leadership are to achieve service quality and efficiency in accordance with the expectations customers have of the U.A.E.’s Federal Government," Brigadier Alwan stated.

The meeting was attended by Colonel Khalifa Rashid Al Ghamlasi, Head of Resources and Auxiliary Department, Colonel Rashid Hilal Al Suwaidi, Head of Information and Follow-up Section, Lt. Colonel Khaled Hamad Bu Shihab, Head of Legal Affairs Section, Lt. Colonel Ahmad Ibrahim Al Mana’i, Head of Entry Permits and Residency Department, Lt. Colonel Adil Abdullah Al Shamesi, Head of Entry Permit Section and Captain Hamid Abdullah Al Matroushi, Head of Foreign Offices Section.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

UAE to issue 4 Days emergency entry permits


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The UAE immigration department had announced the facility to issue emergency entry permits, as per the Federal Cabinet decision No 22 of 2014, regulating rules for naturalisation and residency visa services.

UAE emergency entry permits
Dubai Airport Terminal 1
According to the media report, passengers on an airline will be eligible for an emergency entry permit. This permit will be valid for four days against a fee payment of Dh100.

The media report quoted Brigadier Dr Rashid Sultan Al Khodr, Vice-President of Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Interior and official spokesperson of Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs.

Al Khodr stated that the permit will be granted to passengers in emergency cases at airports, when a traveler is sick or a flight is cancelled due to bad weather conditions or a technical fault in the aircraft. This law is intended for emergency cases only.

The report also quoted Al Khodr mentioning that the emergency entry permit is issued in keeping with the pace of development at all airports across the UAE. It also considers the situation of emergency traffic at airports.

"Entry permits for studies or treatment has not been changed, but the visa policy has been amended. These types of visas are now valid for multiple entry," Al Khodr stated, adding that these changes are in order to promote medical tourism and facilitate the quick and easy movement of people. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Quick list: Types of visas and fees


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The following is a quick list of the new visa fees implemented in United Arab Emirates as per the new rules and federal cabinet decision.


  • Employment Visa (Government): Dh200 
  • Employment Visa (Private Sector, Free Zones, Investors): Dh250
  • Residence Visa (Government) Dh200 Residence Visa (Private Sector, Free Zones, Investors): Dh250
  • Employment Visa (Domestic workers sponsored by Emiratis, GCC citizens): Dh150 
  • Employment Visa (Domestic workers sponsored by residents): Dh200 
  • Employment Visa (Domestic workers sponsored by investors): Dh250 
  • Residence Visa for real estate owners: Dh1,100 
  • Multiple Entry Visa for work: Dh2,100 
  • Visa for medical treatment: Dh550
  • Multiple Entry Visa for treatment: Dh1,400 
  • Residence Visa for study or training: Dh550 
  • Multiple Entry Visa for work or tourism: Dh1,500
  • Entry Visa for GCC State Resident’s Companions: 150 
  • Renewal of GCC State Residents Companions’ Visa: 250 
  • Entry Visa for GCC State Residents: Dh200
  • Renewal of GCC State Resident’s Visa:Dh700 
  • Transit Entry Visa: 100

The above fees was announced through newspapers in UAE.

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