UAE introduces new visa structure

Move designed to encourage growth in country's economy

NEWS, Business, Economy, Visas

A new visa fee structure came into effect from the start of this month designed to encourage growth in the country's economy.

The General Directorates of Residency and Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Interior said the move "supports various aspects of economic, touristic and social activities".

The new measures will include the issuing of a new array of entry permits and visas, such as multiple entry permits for visit or work; the activation of study visas, and entry permits for medical care and attending conferences.

The new fees for some types of visas which were published in the semi-official Arabic language daily Al Ittihad, are as follows:

* AED200: Visa for work in the public sector

* AED250: Investor or business partner visa

* AED150: Visa for domestic helpers working for nationals

* AED200: Visa for domestic helpers working for expatriates

* AED200: Visa for family members of expatriate in the public sector

* AED250: Visa for family members of an investor or business partner

* AED200: Multi-purpose visa for tourist ship crew members

* AED1,100: Visa for landlords

* AED2,100: Multi-purpose visa for companies

* AED250: Visa for expatriates in the private sector of free zone

* AED200: Visa for expatriate residents of other GCC countries

* AED700: Renewal of visa for expatriate residents of GCC countries

* AED550: Long-term business or entertainment visa

* AED1,500: Long-term multi-purpose business or entertainment visa

* AED550: Study or training visa

* AED550: Medical treatment visa

* AED1,400: Visa for patient’s escort

Residence visas

* AED150 per year: Visa for domestic helpers working for nationals or GCC citizens

* AED200 per year: Visa for domestic helpers working for expatriates

* AED200 per year: Residence visa for family of an expatriate in the public sector

* AED150 per year: Residence visa for family of an expatriate sponsored by a national

* AED250 per year: Residence visa for family of an expatriate investor or business partner 

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