In 2019, the UAE implemented a new system for long-term residence visas. The new system enables foreigners to live, work and study in the UAE without the need for a national sponsor and with 100 percent ownership of their business on the UAE’s mainland. These visas will be issued for 5 or 10 years and will be renewed automatically
employers and employees with valid UAE residence visas can sponsor residence visas for their families. Unlike before, employees can support their families regardless of job titles if they earn a minimum salary of AED 4,000 or AED 3,000 plus accommodation. Clearing medical fitness examination applies to all newcomers who have completed 18.
If people who hold a UAE residence visa continuously live outside the UAE for more than six months, their residence visa will be automatically nullified. However, there are some exceptions to the rule
A residence visa requires applicants 18 and above to undergo a medical test to prove that they are medically fit. They must also pass a security check and apply for an Emirates ID card from Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship