Abu Dhabi increases validity of Golden Visas for all categories

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If you are qualified to vote for the May 2016 National Elections, you mush register for Absentee Voting first before you can apply for passport renewal. Bring an additional copy of your passport’s data page for Absentee Voting Registration, which will be processed at the same time as your passport renewal request.

Requirements

Appointment to renew passport

Personal appearance (the Consulate entertains requests for passport renewals from Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Original passport

Passport copy and visa copy

Requirements for minors (18 years old or younger)

Appointment (not required for children ages 5 years old or younger)

E-passport Application Form. accomplished by the accompanying parent(s)

Copy of child’s passport, data and visa page

Copy of accompanying parent(s) passport’s data page

Personal appearance of child and parent(s).

PROCEDURE

How to book an appointment

Step 1: Visit dubaipcg.checkappointments.com to set an appointment

Step 2: Register using an email address and assign a password to use the service

Step 3: Log in and follow instructions on how to proceed with your passport application

Step 4: Once you have confirmed your desired appointment, a notification shall be given reconfirming the appointment, along with a detailed guide on requirements, procedures and fees

Step 5: Print the confirmation email

Renewing your passport

Step 1: Get an appointment

Step 2: On date of appointment, fill out E-passport Application Form.

Step 3: Proceed to Passport Processing Area

Step 4: Proceed to Cashier

Step 5: Proceed to Passport Encoding Area

Step 6: Proceed to Releasing Section on date of release.

 

To claim your new e-passport, bring your old passport and official receipt. Passports unclaimed after six months from the date of issuance shall be cancelled.” byline=”staff reporter” caption=”Photo for illustrative purposes only.” credits=”ARCHIVE”]

Abu Dhabi increases validity of Golden Visas for all categories

The golden visa length in Abu Dhabi has been extended from five to ten years for all categories.

Holders of this visa can sponsor spouses, children, and parents of any age, including additional main categories and sub-categories depending on suggestions from appropriate offices such as the Abu Dhabi Office for Residents.

According to the Abu Dhabi Residents Office, the golden visa is now valid for ten years. It provides a wide choice of residency possibilities for professionals and researchers in the sectors of science and knowledge, such as doctors, specialists, scientists, and innovators.

The UAE government previously developed the Golden Residency Programme to provide long-term residency permits that allow holders to live in the nation without needing a guarantor.

It is purportedly valid for 5 or 10 years, depending on the category.

The holder of a golden visa has exclusive benefits such as a multiple-entry visa for six months to complete the golden visa formalities and a renewable residence visa for 5 or 10 years.

The bearer of a golden visa may also stay outside the UAE for more than six months and get residency permits for family members, including the husband and children.

The maximum number of support service workers who can be brought to the UAE has been reduced. Family members can remain in the country for residency validity, even if the sponsor who held the golden visa dies. BKM/ Expat Media


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