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UAE Announced Six-Month Visa for Job Seekers and Free Transit Visa

The UAE government has announced a batch of new regulations including the introduction of a six-month visa for job seekers.
On June 13  the cabinet of the United Arab Emirates, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met to agree on a number of strategic decisions in relation to the private sector.
These are the Important decisions

Six-month temporary visa for job overstayers

A new six-month visa will be introduced for job seekers who have overstayed their visa but still wish to work in the country. It is intended that this temporary visa will permit consecutive residence in the UAE to search for new employment for a period of up to six months.

Free Transit visas

Transit passengers can obtain a 48-hour transit visa (where applicable and/or relevant for the transit passenger) free of charge. These can be extended for up to 96 hours for a fee of only AED 50.00. Express passport control centers will also be made available at the airport to facilitate such transit visas.

Overstaying in the UAE

A new mechanism to be implemented to enable those who have overstayed on visa a chance to leave the UAE without a “no entry” passport stamp. In terms of those individuals who entered the UAE illegally, they will have the opportunity to leave the country voluntarily with a “no entry” stamp in their passports valid for a two year period.