The uae announces the new conditions for obtaining green residency

The uae announces the new conditions for obtaining green residency, There are three alternatives for obtaining a resident visa in the UAE in order to work: the standard work visa, the green residency visa, and the domestic workers visa. The standard work visa is granted to foreigners working in the private, public, and free zones, whereas the green residence visa is granted to skilled employees for a period of five years, and the last type of work residency visa is granted to domestic workers or domestic workers.

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According to the UAE government's official portal, the green residency for the purpose of work is a type of residency visa introduced in 2021 that allows its holder to reside in the country for a period of 5 years without the need for a guarantor, host, or sponsor of an employer, and the residency is renewable once it expires.

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Who can apply for a green visa in the UAE

it noted that self-employed individuals, private employers, and skilled workers are eligible to apply for a green residency visa.

In order to receive a green residency visa as a self-employed - private worker - the self-employed and private employers must meet the following requirements: Obtaining a self-employment permit - private work from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation - that the applicant's minimum educational level be a bachelor's degree Or a specialised diploma or its equivalent, the applicant's annual income from self-employment for the previous two years should not be less than 360,000 dirhams or the equivalent in foreign currencies, or he must prove his financial solvency throughout his stay in the country.

Concerning the skilled worker, it stated that in order to obtain a green residency visa in order to work, the skilled worker must meet the following requirements: obtain a work permit in the countries according to a valid work contract, be in the category of skilled workers in the first, second, or third professional level of the Classification of professions approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and have a bachelor's degree.

In terms of green residence renewal, it verified that it is possible to renew the green residency visa for the same period as it expires.

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