28 July 2014 – In the Eve of Eid Al Fitr, and ending the month of July, Government of UAE is planning to introduce new visa system in the country along with some fees structure changed. Anyone who wish to visit, live and work in the UAE may consider new rules starting from August 2014.
According to the Local Media sources, New visa rules – including for multiple entry, medical care and study visas – will come into force at the beginning of August, the Ministry of the Interior has said.
In a statement, the General Directorates of Residency and Foreign Affairs at the ministry said it had completed its “technical and service preparations” for the new systems, which also include new fees.
The ministry said the new visa fee system will be available at its website within the next few days.
Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, said the next stage will include the issuance of a new array of entry permits and visas, such as the multiple entry permits for visit or work; the activation of study visas, and entry permits for medical care and attending conferences.
“This comes in response to community members needs and supports various activities, in accordance with the Cabinet`s decision,” Al Khaili said.
The ministry statement added: “The approved amendments take into account the quality and development of services, in addition to meeting social requirements and activities in a way that supports various aspects of economic, touristic and social activities.
“The new decision also focuses on violators, which is the key issue in the suggested amendments, as part of an integrated system, which ensures the field efficiency of executive authorities and customers’ satisfaction.”
No further details were released. All concerned are requested to visit Ministry of Interior and foreign affairs website for further details which will details the procedure and fee structured are published. Click this link to go to UAE Ministry of Interior webiste.
Source: UAE Media sources