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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A guard, who duped a compatriot of Dh76,100 by selling him fake residency visas, was sentenced to six months in jail by a Dubai court.
Summary: The centres provide a range of services that include renewing residency visas
The latest round of new visa rules in the UAE has seen the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) confirming that UAE resident may now renew residency visas of their 18-year-old secondary school or university 'dependants' -- which refers to immediate family members, such as wife or children -- for up to two consecutive years, effectively eliminating the need to apply for such visas through humanitarian appeals.
UAE's Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced the implementation of the Cabinet's decision to issue five-year residency visas for entrepreneurs as part of its aim of enhancing the ease of doing business in the country.
It follows a previous decision to grant residency visas of up to 10 years for certain individuals.
Muscat: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will now allow expats to obtain long-term residency visas after they retire, in a major policy shift as the government of the seven-state federation looks to bolster economic growth.
According to the changes, residency visas of up to 10 years will be available for key professional workers, including doctors and engineers and their families.
The announcement comes within 10 days of the UAE announcing it would issue long-term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and "exceptional talents" including professionals and students.
The system will also grant investors and talents up to 10-year residency visas for specialists in medical, scientific, research and technical fields, as well as for all scientists and innovators.
Initially, ID Card Centre was one oftheauthorised providers for the processing of Emirates IDs, but now has an extended list of services which includes applying for visas including visitor visas, renewing residency visas, applying for new residency visas or cancellation.
KUWAIT, Dec 26 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior's General Directorate for Residency Affairs is to start the linkage of the expatriates' residency visas to the validity of their passports as of 1st January, 2016.