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Foreign investors can now get UAE visit visa for up to 120 days

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In a bid to attract international investors, the UAE digital government has rolled out an initiative offering extended visit visas of up to 120 days.

The move is part of an effort to streamline the application process and encourage entrepreneurs to explore lucrative investment opportunities within the country.

UAE visit visa options and eligibility for investors

Foreign nationals are now eligible to apply for single-entry visit visas, with durations of 60, 90, or 120 days.

Notably, applicants do not require a local sponsor or host in the UAE. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate financial stability, possess high qualifications, and be professionals in their respective home country’s business sector.

Application Process

For 60-Day Visa

Apply through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security: (https://smartservices.icp.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html?administrativeRegionId=1#/serviceCards/944).

For 90-Day Visa

Apply via: (https://smartservices.icp.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html?administrativeRegionId=1#/serviceCards/945).

For 120-Day Visa

Apply via: https://smartservices.icp.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html?administrativeRegionId=1#/serviceCards/946

General Application

Alternatively, apply through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs — Dubai: https://gdrfad.gov.ae/ar/services/957ca221-4083-11ed-4fe5-0050569629e8

Facilitating Business Exploration

The initiative aims to simplify the entry process for foreign investors, fostering an environment conducive to business exploration. The UAE digital government envisions a boost in investment and entrepreneurship within the region.

Overstaying Fines

In a related development, the UAE has unified fines for overstaying after visa expiration. Individuals will incur a fine of Dhs50 per day beyond the grace period.

Furthermore, the UAE allows foreign patients to enter for treatment under the sponsorship of a medical establishment, with provisions for extending the entry of patient companions based on certified medical reports.

The streamlined visa application process and the unified fines system reflect the UAE’s commitment to creating a more investor-friendly environment and reinforcing its status as a global business hub. Foreign entrepreneurs are encouraged to explore the diverse business avenues and opportunities that the UAE has to offer.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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