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Sweeping visa, labour policy changes adopted by the UAE Cabinet
June 14, 2018, 3:47 pm
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Following are the major changes adopted by UAE Cabinet during a meeting on Wednesday night chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai:

At a Glance: Major changes adopted by UAE Cabinet

• UAE Cabinet announces a decision to abolish mandatory bank guarantee for labour recruitment and replace it with a low-cost insurance system. 
 
• New visa facilitation procedures for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying their visa also adopted.  
 
• UAE exemption of transit passengers from all entry fees for first 48 hours approved. Transit visa extension for up to 96 hours for a fee of Dh50.  
 
• The Cabinet decision also grants people overstaying their visa a chance to leave the country voluntarily without a 'no entry' stamp on their passport.  
 
• New 6-month visa to be introduced for job seekers who overstayed their visa but wish to work in the country. Temporary visa to enhance the UAE's position as a land of opportunities, a destination for talents and professionals. 
 
• UAE grants those who entered the country illegally a chance to leave voluntarily with a 'no entry' stamp for 2 years, if they present return ticket. 
 
• UAE Cabinet allows individuals wishing to adjust or renew their visa to do so for a fee, without having to leave and re-enter the country.  
 
• UAE Cabinet adopts a resolution on empowering 'People of Determination', enabling them to equal access the job market.  
 
Source: Gulf News
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