Holders of Investor or Partners Visas can stay 12 months outside the UAE

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It has been announced by the UAE government that the holders of an UAE Investor or Partner Visa

can now stay outside the country for an additional 6 months. This extension is granted due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The UAE government is now allowing the holders of an investor or a partner visa to stay outside the country for a maximum of 1-year from the last exit date from the UAE (subject to expiry of the visa). Residents, that are currently outside the UAE and like to travel back, are advised to contact the UAE diplomatic missions in their respective host countries for all necessary support to facilitate their return.

Please note, that this ruling does NOT apply to “normal” employment visas.

Don’t hesitate to contact Hensley&Cook if you are directly affected from this new decision.

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