Monday, February 6, 2017

New entry visa system implemented in UAE

A new entry visa system aimed at attracting qualified and talented professionals to the UAE was approved by the Cabinet on Sunday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said the scheme would be carried out in phases, starting with tourism, health and education visas.

The second phase will involve reaching out to talent in the fields of medicine, science and research, among others.

Sheikh Mohammed ordered the setting up of specialised committees to prioritise these sectors and put forward a plan to attract regional and global talent.

A dynamic lifestyle, practical financing policies and a full-fledged infrastructure are some of the benefits offered to professionals and multinational companies in the UAE.

"Future prosperity lies in the creative minds of our people. Investing in people is an investment in our economy and success," Sheikh Mohammed said.

"The UAE is a country of vast opportunity. We aim to provide a tolerant environment that can nurture potential and support outstanding talent."

The new visa system will be implemented in several phases. The first phase will include issuing entry visas for tourism, medical treatment and education. The second one will see the issuance of entry visas to attract innovative and inspirational entrepreneurs and exceptional experts in medical, scientific, research, technological and cultural domains.

Shaikh Mohammad issued instructions to set up special committees to determine the most important sectors that will be designated for the issuance of visas. The committee will develop a plan to draw in the most important and exceptional skilled individuals, regional as well as global.

The new visa system will give a big boost to tourism, health and education sectors by enhancing the UAE’s competitive excellence on the global stage. The conducive environment and lifestyle, as well as financial facilities and sophisticated infrastructure, are the most important factors to lure extraordinary competencies and high skills. The system will offer new facilities for international companies to shift their headquarters to this country.