UAE Announces Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The United Arab Emirates government recently announced major changes to its immigration policies, including new provisions to attract investors, entrepreneurs, and highly trained foreign talent specializing in math, science, and technology-related disciplines. Notably, by the end of the year, these individuals can qualify for a 10-year work visa, with an added bonus for investors who retain 100% ownership of their company. These new policies are meant to facilitate investment and the inbound migration of highly trained professionals by providing a less restrictive pathway for accessing the UAE while simultaneously creating jobs and easing the country’s reliance on international trade.