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These UAE residents can get long-term visa

These UAE residents can get long-term visa

The decision aims to maintain the position of the UAE as a country having optimal business environment.

 The UAE Cabinet on Saturday approved the recently announced long-term visa system, which includes 10-year residency visa for investors and specialists and five-year visa for exceptional students.

The decision of the Cabinet will facilitate visas for investors, entrepreneurs, specialized talents, researchers – including their spouses and children – and create an encouraging environment for the growth of business for investors, entrepreneurs and professional talents.

The decision includes the terms and conditions for obtaining long-term visas for all the above-mentioned categories as well as outstanding students to attract talents in all vital sectors of the national economy. The visa benefits for the family ensures a cohesive social structure that will create a stimulating environment for stability and growth. Here are the categories and specifications”

These UAE residents can get long-term visa

1. INVESTORS (10-year visa)

Two categories of investors benefit from this, and the decision includes provisions to grant them the visas.

Investors in a property of a value of Dh 5 million or more will be granted a residence for five years, while investors in public investments through a deposit, an established company, business partnership of Dh10 million or more, or a total investment of not less than Dh10 million in all areas mentioned as long as non-real estate investments [ not less than 60 per cent of the total investment[ will be granted a renewable residency visa every 10 years.

The Cabinet decision outlines the following conditions for both categories:

>The amount invested shall be wholly owned by the investor and not loaned, and should be proven by supporting documents

>Investment retention for at least three years

>A standard financial liability with a financial solvency not exceeding Dh10 million

> The long-term visa could also be extended to include business partners, provided that each partner contributes Dh10 million, the spouse and the children, as well as one executive director and one advisor.

However, the decision allows investors to enter the country for a six-month period, multiple entry, to apply for the long-term visa requirements.

2. OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

The decision also includes provisions for granting a 5-year visa to outstanding students with a grade of at least 95 per cent in public secondary schools in public and private schools, and a distinction of at least 3.75 GPA upon graduation from universities within and outside the country. Benefits include families of the outstanding students.

3. ENTREPRENEURS

Entrepreneurs will be granted a 5-year visa with a possibility for upgrading to an investor’s visa provided they meet the requirements. The decision also includes the terms to grant long-term visa to two categories of entrepreneurs; having a previous project with a minimum of Dh500,000, or having the approval of an accredited business incubator in the country.

The benefits of the entrepreneurial visa include entrepreneurs, partners, three executive directors, spouse and children. The entrepreneur is allowed entry into the country for six months, multi-entry visa period, with renewal for another six months.

4 SPECIALISED TALENTS (10-year visa)

The decision also includes provisions for granting a 10-year visa for specialised talents and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge for doctors, specialists, scientists, inventors. As well as creative individuals in the field of culture and art. The visa’s advantages include the spouse and the children.

All categories are required to have a valid employment contract in a specialised in fields of priority for the UAE, and the conditions for each category are defined as follows:

>Scientists:

– To be accredited by the Emirates Scientists Council

– Holders of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence.

>Creative individuals in culture and art

– Accredited by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development

>Inventors

– Obtain a patent of value added to UAE’s economy with the approval of the Ministry of Economy

>Exceptional Talents:

– Those who have exceptional talents that are documented by patents or scientific research published in world-class journals

>Executives:

– Owners of leading, well-known and internationally recognised companies

– Holders of high academic achievement, professional experience, and position (Example, an engineer in a rare specialty with a university degree and working in a private company in the UAE). The inclusion of this category aims at maintaining current competencies and attract new competencies

Criterion for doctors and specialists

Requires at least 2 of the conditions mentioned below:

1. Holder of a PhD degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world

2. Holder of an award or certificates of appreciation for the work in the applicant’s jurisdiction

3. Contribution to a major scientific research related to the work of the applicant

4. Published articles or scientific books in distinguished publications in the field of work of the applicant

5. Membership in an organisation related to the work of the applicant, which requires excellent work to accept membership

6. A PhD degree in addition to 10-year professional experience in the applicant’s field of work.

7. Specialisation in areas of priority to the UAE (additional requirement for the doctor)

DUBAI EXPO 2020- A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

DUBAI EXPO 2020- A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITYDubai is getting set to play host to the world between 20 October 2020 and 21 April 2021. These dates mark the start and end of the Dubai Expo 2020 – an extravagant event that will serve as a confluence of ideas and expected to be attended by 25 to 30 million people from around the globe 70% of which will be innovators and investors from over 180 countries.

What is Expo?

It is a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity. They are organised every five years and last for six months.

The first World Expo was held in 1851 at London’s Crystal Palace and was known as The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations. It displayed about 100,00 objects showcasing the inventions from the industrial revolution.That was called the Great Exhibition of London and showcased the innovations and inventions of the industrial revolution.

The Dubai Expo 2020 is organised by BIE (Bureau International des Expositions), a global intergovernmental organisation in charge of overseeing and regulating World Expos, since 1931.

 

The Expo 202o offers a unique opportunity for those considering company setup in Dubai. This is the first expo that will be hosted by the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia and the infrastructure added by it is predicted to add 1.5% to Dubai’s GDP over a 6 year timel

Opportunities Everywhere

Many global economic experts predict that nearly three hundred thousand new jobs will be created in Dubai by the time the Expo opens up for the world, with 90% of the jobs being created from 2018 to 2020. This simply means a massive increase business opportunities in Dubai in the following sectors:

➔ Skilled and unskilled labour – The Expo is expected to have a cascading effect on the job market, and human resource business opportunities on all sectors are expected to rise in tandem.

➔ Real estate – The massive influx of people into Dubai is expected to cause an exponential boom for the established names in the construction business. The massive demand is also expected to pave the way for many new entrants in this sector.

➔ Services – Service field businesses such as travel agents, legal advisors, and law firms such as legal consultants for company formation in Dubai as well as medical practitioners and hospitals will continue to be in demand.

There might not be a better time to start planning for business setup in Dubai than just before the Expo 2020.

 

The Boom During The Expo

Some of the businesses expected to have improved opportunities during the Expo are:

★ Printing and packaging – The Expo is expected to place an increased demand on supplementary businesses like the printing and packaging industry resulting in phenomenal growth during the Expo period.

★ Media and advertising – All kinds of advertising and media operations will see a massive boom during the Expo.

★ Hospitality – The unparalleled number of visitors will fuel a tremendous growth in the hospitality industry.

★ Travel Agency – The high number of foreign visitors will provide a massive opportunity for the travel agents of UAE.

 

The Expo 2020 is also expected to act as spur for the tourism industry. The many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Information Technology can use this as an opportunity to popularise an idea they have or a bring in a new application that could potentially lead to its mass adoption. Artists and designers will be able to showcase their collection to a very diverse market. Freelancers like writers, software developers, gamers will be able to find new collaborations. Expo 2020 will generate at least a million jobs indirectly.

 

The Boom After The Expo

 

Long after the Expo is over it will continue to feed Dubai’s economy, several new projects commissioned during the Expo will find completion and those sectors that will continue to receive the results:

  • Human resource services – Many cutting edge companies and enterprises visiting Dubai will choose to stay back and initiate their business operations in UAE. This opens an opportunity in the Human Resource Sector to supply the required resources for these industries.
  • Construction – The large scale infrastructure projects will provide a spike in Dubai’s construction sector as well as create additional metros, roads, power plants and lead to the reclaiming of land for development.
  • Energy & Water – The demand for energy and water will increase rapidly due to the increased business opportunities.

 

With the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating The Future” Dubai Expo 2020 pays homage to the strategic location of Dubai as the ideal connector between East and West. Dubai Expo fosters an ideal environment for entrepreneurs all around the world to collaborate and come up with new ideas to make the world a better place.

 

International companies looking to set up a business in Dubai ahead of 2020 are urged to seek assistance from a local company formation expert with relevant knowledge and experience of company formation in Dubai and its many Free Zones. Make the most of this chance and start your company in Dubai to become a part of the success story of the Expo.

 

Get in touch with  an established business setup consultant in Dubai who can help you obtain requisite permits and permissions for any venture you are interested in launching in Dubai. Most well-known agencies provide company setup in Dubai mainland as wellnes.

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