Sponsor: not needed
A business visa without a sponsor can be issued to individuals who want to launch their own business in UAE or invest in other local businesses.
Sponsor: company or employer
According to the government website, candidates can apply for a temporary work visa for any project-based job or short-term assignments by presenting a temporary employment contract, a letter from the company, and a valid health certificate.
Sponsor: research and educational institutes (Public or private sector)
This visa is ideal for individuals seeking training, internship opportunities or education courses. To apply for this visa, the applicant must submit the internship/course details and the duration.
Sponsor: Expatriate father/mother
Families can now sponsor male children until 25, whereas previously, it was only until 18 years old. Sponsorship can also be granted indefinitely to disabled children and unmarried daughters.
After graduating from any of the top 500 universities, job seekers can apply for this new visa, allowing bachelor's degree holders or equivalents to explore more job opportunities in the UAE. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, this visa can be granted to those who fall into the first, second, or third skill levels.
A 5-year residence visa is being offered to attract talents, skilled professionals, freelancers, investors, and entrepreneurs.
For the first time, new types of visas are introduced that do not require a host or sponsor. Furthermore, all entry visas are available for single or multiple entries can be renewed for a similar period, and are valid for 60 days from the date of issuance.
It is not necessary to have a sponsor or a host. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, it is granted to those classified in the first, second, or third skill level. A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required as the minimum educational level.
To encourage investors and entrepreneurs to explore business and investment opportunities in the UAE, entry without a sponsor or host is permitted.
A 5-year multi-entry tourist visa without a sponsor has been introduced and proof of a bank balance of $4,000 or its equivalent is required to be eligible for this visa.