The Emirati government has launched a new 60-day job exploration visa.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who are classified as first, second or third skill level by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) and have a bachelor’s degree can now apply for a job exploration visa.
  • Applicants will not need to be sponsored by a host or sponsor to receive the visa. Previously, individuals who applied for similar visas were required to be sponsored by a business or individual in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Individuals will be able to conduct job interviews, meetings, business opportunities, such as setting a company.

Additional Information: More information on how the MoHRE classifies skill level is available here.

BAL Analysis: The Emirati government has launched the new visa with intent to attract more young talent and skilled professionals to explore job opportunities available in the UAE.

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