Abu Dhabi: The General Directorates of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at the Ministry of Interior says all technical and services preparations have been made to launch a new visa and fees system to be applied at the beginning of August. The changes are in line with the Cabinet decision No 22 for 2014, regarding the regulation and development of the naturalization, residency and checkpoints sector at the Ministry of Interior.
Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, issued the ministerial decree No 377 for 2014, including amendment of the regulations implementing the law of foreigners’ entry and residence. The ministry announced that it will publish a new visa and entry fees regimen on its website http://moi.gov.ae in the coming few days.
Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, said that the coming phase shall witness a new range of visas, such as visit visas for business for multiple trips and authorized access to study. He further explained that the Ministerial Decree No. 377 for the year 2014 coincides with the decision of the cabinet.
The amendments adopted were made to achieve quality services and developing them as well as to meet the requirements of society and its activities in a manner that supports the various aspects of economic activities, tourism as well focusing on law offenders.