The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted a number of strategic decisions over foreign workers’ insurance in the private sector, as well as a legislative package of visa facilitation.
The measures include a new insurance plan for workers’ guarantees, state-owned WAM news agency reported. The previous mandatory deposit of AED 3,000 ($817) per worker is now being replaced by a new insurance that costs AED 60 annually per worker, according to the report.
The cabinet also adopted a number of “visa facilitations” for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying their visa to cater for a wider segment of the society, according to WAM. A new decision has also been approved to exempt transit passengers from all entry fees for the first 48 hours. A transit visa can be extended for up to 96 hours for a fee of AED 50.
Separately, the cabinet adopted a decision enabling people overstaying their visa the option of leaving the country voluntarily without a “no entry” passport stamp. A new six-month visa will be introduced for job seekers who overstayed their visa but wish to work in the country.
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