UAE unveils swathe of new visa and residency rules to go live in September

Mark Battersby
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The UAE Cabinet announced on 18 April that has approved a great swathe of changes to its visa and residency rules which will come into effect in September of this year.  Key new elements include ending the need for arrivals to acquire sponsorship and allowing visitors to stay for 60 days rather than the 30 days currently. Parents will also be able to sponsor their male children until the age of 25, up from 18, allowing them to remain in the UAE after school and university.  The UAE Cabinet, headed by the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, set out the details in a...

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