United Arab Emirates – Visa Validity Limited For Applicants Over Sixty

Effective April 20, 2016, the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC) Free Zone has announced that new and renewal employment visas for applicants over the age of sixty (60) will be valid for one (1) year unless the applicant is a shareholder of the company. Previously there were no restrictions on the issuance of Residence Permits based on age.

Clients who are sending employees over the age of sixty (60) to their office in DIFC will be issued only a one (1) year Residence Permit. If the client wants the employee to stay beyond one (1) year, they have to renew his or her visa every year.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Emigra can assist with submission of new and renewal application for applicants over sixy (60) years of age, which will be issued for one (1) year only.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how this may impact you or your clients

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.