UAE: Longer grace period after visa expiry, new types of entry permits; 5 changes to note

The UAE on Monday announced sweeping reforms to its entry and residency visa scheme. From introducing a five-year residency to launching a job visa, the changes aim to support the country's competitiveness in the tourism, economic and educational sectors.

The new scheme will attract and retain global talents and skilled workers and boost the competitiveness and flexibility of the job market. Changes to the family visa scheme will foster stability among UAE residents.