Connecticut, US

March 26, 2019

Recent Changes to UAE Immigration Regulations: Impact on Businesses Operating in the UAE

AmCham Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Trade Center
East Tower 10th Floor
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
Please join Fragomen professional Iftekhar Haque as he speaks at the AmCham seminar, "Recent Changes to UAE Immigration Regulations: Impact on Businesses Operating in the UAE".

The UAE is continually developing and evolving its immigration laws and processes, and it is important for companies and individuals alike to have a clear understanding of the latest immigration process, eligibility criteria, quotas and compliance requirements. The discussion will cover the following topics:

- A shift in interpretation of permissible activities for visitors and new visitor visa categories
- Implementation of home-country immigration processes for select nationalities
- Introduction of a mandatory labor awareness training and replacing a bank guarantee requirements
- Labor market testing in priority sectors and new rules for the employment of Emiratis
- Introduction of long-term visa options and residency for retirees in the UAE
- Immigration changes specific to Abu Dhabi