Who will be affected?
Citizens of Ukraine have been given the opportunity to apply for a permit to stay in the territory of the United Arab Emirates under a special procedure (residency)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE has indicated that the people of the countries facing disasters can contact the Tasheel Service Centres and can provide their details for the residency permit. This message was also shared by the Embassy of Ukraine.
According to the new announcement, the procedure will allow Ukrainians to reside in the UAE without the need for a sponsor under a scheme granted for nationals of countries facing wars or crises.
The announcement also indicated that stranded Ukrainian citizens who are in the UAE as tourists and have overstayed, are exempt from paying fines as this is under the Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the UAE.
Last month, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) confirmed that Ukrainian citizens will continue to have a visa-free entry upon arriving to the UAE.
How Santa Fe can assist
Santa Fe can support the Ukrainian nationals who wish to have the residency set up under this programme in UAE by assessing their eligibility and filing the application with respective authorities.
For more information or assistance please contact:
Senior Immigration Consultant – UAE
Santa Fe Relocation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
D: +97 143 321 595
M: +97 155 367 9870
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
D: +44 7990 021125
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