Residency Visa

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Residency Visa

A general term for a visa allowing a person to live in a country, either on a temporary or permanent basis. A residency visa permits one to work while living in the country issuing the visa. A residency visa may be a step on the way to gaining citizenship in a country. See also: Green Card.
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Al-Wohaib affirmed that those complying with the law will be given residency visas which could be renewed every five years in addition to healthcare, education and ration cards.
Summary: Those who adjust status are given residency visas and access to health care and education
Department of State's annual Green Card Diversity Visa Program 100,000 applications are selected as winners and up to 55,000 Green Cards or Permanent Residency Visas are provided to new immigrants from all over the world.
Dubai Court of First Instance was told the 32-year-old Indian public relations officer offered the Emirati immigration officer Dhs2,500 to issue four residency visas to him on March 2.
Majdi Bamkoura, in charge of inspections in Makkah, revealed that raids will continue with a view to checking stores in terms of expat labor force, their residency visas and work permits, as well as Saudization rates.
The mandatory health insurance scheme for Dubai currently being rolled out in phases will be linked to residency visas, according to a senior health official.
He also announced that the first half of 2014 saw a 30 per cent increase in the number of residency visas issued compared with the same period in 2013.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the number of residency visas issued by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai increased by 30 percent on the same period for last year.
Upon implementation, residency visas will not be granted unless applicants have a valid health insurance.
Sources privy to the matters informed Geo News that Shahzeb's family members had also been issued residency visas for Australia and were expected to depart for the country soon.
Almost 10,000 new four-year residency visas were granted to skilled workers and their families Down Under since last July.
Construction workers will be required to undergo medical tests related to their profession upon renewing their residency visas.