United Arab Emirates: Updates to Several Visa Categories

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • The government of the UAE introduced changes to the residence visa for employment and the Golden Visa category  


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government updated the requirements for several visa categories on 20 October 2022. The following changes will be implemented: 

What are the Changes?  

The government of the UAE updated certain requirements for the residence visa for employment in the free zone and the country’s Golden Visa. These changes coincide with the government’s efforts to attract and retain global talent and skilled workers throughout the country.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the UAE’s website and Envoy's website for the latest updates and information.  

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