Major Changes in UAE Visa Rules
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AT A GLANCE: Major changes announced by UAE Cabinet

• UAE Cabinet announces 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 & 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.  

• Cabinet decision 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 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 resolution on empowering 'People of Determination', enabling them to equal access the job market.

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