Dubai agreement to issue special visas, residency permits

SourceKhaleej Times

An agreement signed in Dubai on Wednesday will promote online services and platforms designed to facilitate processes for the issuance of residency permits for various investor programmes and special visas. These include the ‘Distinguished Guests and the Virtual Working’ programmes, ‘Golden Visas’ for investors, and retirement visas. The “strategic partnership” agreement was inked between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRFA–Dubai) and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). What the agreement covers The partnership agreement will facilitate the issuance of residency permits for investors, entrepreneurs, and retirees. It also covers processes like application assessment procedures; and issuance. GDRFA-Dubai and Dubai Tourism will collaborate on online services, providing “useful links” to various services, along with the necessary authorisation. It will allow people to apply for these special residency permits, in addition to online access to applicant data. The two entities will cooperate in providing technical support to these online platforms and services. They will work closely to market the programmes covered by the agreement, and will provide information and services that are necessary to issue residency permits and visas.

They will also implement joint activities, including marketing programmes more...