UAE introduces new visa scheme to attract overseas talent

February 6, 2017 4:51 pm

The UAE has introduced a new entry visa system in order to attract qualified and highly talented professionals to the country.

The UAE Cabinet presided over by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved the proposed integrated entry visa scheme, state news agency WAM reported on Monday.

The implementation of the new system will be carried out over a number of phases. The first phase includes tourism, health and educational visas. The second phase will include talents acquisition in health, scientific, research, technical and cultural fields, according to the report.

The news visa scheme is expected to provide additional support to the country’s vital sectors such as tourism, health and education, WAM said.

Authorities believe that lifestyle, practical policies for financing, and infrastructure will draw talents and multinational companies to work and operate in the country.

In addition, Sheikh Mohammed called for establishing specialised committees to prioritise the sectors that will benefit from the talent acquisition visa, and to put forward a plan to attract regional and global exceptional talents, the report said.


AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
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