UAE’s Green Visa
Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – International Relations
Context The United Arab Emirates has announced a new class of visas intended to ease the restrictions faced by foreigners in pursuing employment opportunities in the country, referred to as “green visa”.
Key features of the new visa
- Under the green visa, foreigners will be allowed to work in the UAE without being sponsored by an employer.
- The green visa will enable visa holders to sponsor their parents.
- It will increase the cap on the age of children who can be sponsored by the holder from 18 to 25.
- The program will also allow the holder a grace period of up to three months to look for a new job if they lose their old one.
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