The General Directorates of Residency and Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Interior completed its technical and services preparations to ensure a flexible implementation  of the new visa and fees system across the naturalization, residency and ports affairs sector. The aforementioned system will be applicable as of the beginning of August, by virtue of the Cabinet`s resolution number 22 for the year 2014, regarding the organization and development of the services at the MoI`s naturalization, residency and ports affairs sector.

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, issued the ministerial decision number 377 for the year 2014, which amended the applicable regulations on foreigners’ entry and residence. The Ministry of Interior has announced the promulgation of the new visa fees within the next few days on their website:

Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, mentioned that in the next stage will include the issuance of a new array of entry permits and visas, such as the multiple entry permits for visit or work; the activation of study visas, and entry permits for medical care and attending conferences. “This comes in response to community members needs and supports various activities, in accordance with the Cabinet`s decision,” Major General Al Khaili explained.

He also pointed out that the ministerial decision number 377 for the year 2014 coincides with the Cabinet`s decision. The approved amendments take into account the quality and development of services, in addition to meeting social requirements and activities in a way that supports various aspects of economic, touristic and social activities. The new decision also focuses on violators, which is the key issue in the suggested amendments, as part of an integrated system, which ensures the field efficiency of executive authorities and customers’ satisfaction.

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