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UAE launch new six-month visa for jobseekers

There is a great news for jobseekers in UAE. The UAE is expected to introduce a new six-month visa even as the six-month jobseekers visa scheme, made available to violators seeking the UAE amnesty programme, ended on December 31, 2018. The UAE Cabinet had announced major changes and new visa facilitation procedures for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying their visas.
Among them was the decision to introduce a new six-month visa for jobseekers who overstayed their visa, but wish to work in the country. The temporary visa is meant to enhance the UAE’s position as a land of opportunities and a destination for talents and professionals.
UAE launch six-month visa for jobseekers

Great news for jobseekers in UAE

The new six-month visa, announced last June by the UAE Cabinet as part of a legislative package of visa facilitations, will soon be extended for jobseekers who overstayed their visa but wish to work in the country. The new visa scheme will allow unemployed residents to stay in the country to look for a job. However, it has not yet been implemented by the authorities.

Officials have clarified that as of now, the scheme ended when the amnesty was over on December 31, 2018. There has been no official announcement yet about the new temporary visa scheme for unemployed residents.

The amnesty programme, which was extended twice before finally ending on December 31, 2018 allowed violators to modify their residency status by getting a new-sponsored valid visa or applying for a six-month temporary employment visa.

The six-month visa was only available for violators during the amnesty period. Only those who committed visa violations before August 1 were granted that option. The visa scheme neither includes visa violators after the mentioned date nor unemployed residents seeking a new job.

An official said the scheme is no longer implemented after amnesty as it was only applicable during the amnesty period for violators.

The UAE temporary six-month visa was only applicable to residents with visa violations before August 1, 2018 as part of the amnesty programme that the UAE government ran from August 1 to December 31, 2018 to give individuals the opportunity to legalise their status or leave the country without paying overstaying fines.

The legislative package also included the new insurance scheme for workers that replaced the Dhs 3,000 deposit per worker with a new Dhs 60 insurance policy starting from mid-October 2018.

Under the new legislation, the government will also grant people overstaying their visa a chance to leave the country voluntarily without a ‘no entry’ passport stamp. Individuals who entered the UAE illegally will have the chance to leave voluntarily with a ‘no entry’ stamp for two years if they provide a valid return ticket. Individuals will also be able to adjust or renew their visa for a fee without having to leave and re-enter the country soon. This information collected from a news source.

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