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Exciting News for Schengen Visa Applicants in the UAE

The process of obtaining a Schengen visa can be quite challenging, requiring a multitude of documents and securing an appointment to submit the application. However, the Council of the European Union (EU) is set to make it easier by digitizing the process!

With the new digital visa platform, applicants can now apply online, eliminating the need to visit the consulate or visa service providers. No more printing out documents or making physical visits! Payments can also be conveniently made online.

Another significant change is the introduction of a digital visa, replacing the traditional sticker in your passport. This new format, featuring a 2D barcode with cryptographic signatures, enhances security and reduces the risk of counterfeit or stolen stickers.

Visiting the consulate or visa service provider will only be necessary for first-time applicants, those with expired biometrics, or individuals with a new travel document.

The new digital process is expected to reduce visa approval time, and applicants will receive notifications regarding their visa decision. Stay tuned for updates on the implementation of this streamlined procedure!

To know the current Schengen visa rates or for immediate assistance to answer any questions you may have about Schengen visa, please call us on 058 513 9877 or simply fill in our Free Consultation Form

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New UAE visa regulations that will take effect from September 2022

New UAE visa regulations 2022

The new foreign entry and residency scheme in the UAE will go into effect in September of this year. This has been most anticipated by visitors to the UAE since it was announced in April. The goal of these new UAE visa regulations is to further solidify the nation’s status as a prime location for foreigners to live, work, and investing the country.

The following are some of the most crucial points you need to understand about the new UAE visa laws:

In some circumstances, the new model will permit visitors to remain for 60 days rather than 30 days.

A new five-year multiple entry UAE tourist visa has also been introduced.

It will also be possible for parents to sponsor their kids. Children that are male may be sponsored up until the age of 25. As a result, kids are able to stay in the nation after finishing high school and university.

In order to draw businesspeople, financiers, highly skilled workers, exceptional students and graduates, frontline heroes, and others, new categories will be created.

Unsure how the new UAE tourist visa rules will affect you? Call us at +971 58 513 9877 or simply fill in our Free Enquiry No Obligation Form and one of our professional UAE Visit visa Consultants in Dubai will contact you as soon as possible.

Tourists entering the UAE, will now receive a 60-day visa on arrival visa beginning next month. Earlier it was a 30-day visa on arrival, once expired a grace period of nine days were allowed to renew your visa or face fines.

All UAE visit and tourist visas can now be extended twice under the new regulations.

Before the first renewal expires, visitors and tourists can submit an application for the second renewal. The cost of renewal is Dhs600.

According to the new regulations, those who overstay their visas but do not renew must pay a fine of Dhs100 each day beginning 10 days after the visa’s expiration.

Five-year multi-entry tourist visa in UAE

The Dubai five-year tourist visa for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) enables several self-sponsored visits by visitors over the course of five years to all of the UAE, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. On each visit, visitors are permitted to a maximum of 90-day stay in the nation. Additionally, tourists may transit through any airport or port of entry in the UAE with this 5-year tourist visa for the UAE. The e-visa is only good for 60 months after it is issued, so you must visit the UAE within that time frame in order to keep it valid.

What are the requirements for a Five-year multi-entry tourist visa in UAE?
  • You need to provide a proof of bank balance of minimum USD4,000.
  • A Bank statement for the last 6 months
  • UAE health insurance
  • Copies of your Passport
  • A Passport Sized photo
  • Additionally, some applicants may be required to submit some additional paperwork’s, which the applicant will be notified, and he or she will have 30 days to provide the missing information.

Are you planning to apply for a five-year tourist visa to UAE? Global Law is here to advice you about your UAE Visit Visa or any other services we offer. Call us at +971 58 513 9877 or simply fill in our Free Enquiry No Obligation Form and one of our professional UAE Tourist Visa Consultants in Dubai will contact you as soon as possible.

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UK Visa Processing and Decision Waiting Times (Latest from UKVI) 2022

Waiting times for visa decisions: When applying from outside the UK

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has updated their service standards for waiting times for decisions on visa and immigration applications. The waiting period for work and investment visas has been reduced from 5 weeks to 4 weeks. In this blog let’s discuss about the processing time on various types of UK visa and immigration applications.

The Non-settlement visa applications which are submitted from outside the UK will have 90% of them decided within three weeks, 98% within six weeks, and 100% within twelve weeks of the application date.

Whereas the Settlement visa applications that are submitted from outside the UK are resolved on in 98.5 percent of cases within 12 weeks and in all cases within 24 weeks (where one week is equal to five working days).

Standard Processing Times for UKVI Visas
  • Visit Visa – Visit visas, including standard visitor visa applications, are currently processing in 7 weeks on average, though some applications may take longer. But in the below cases you shall receive a decision within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre, if you have applied:
    1. for a holiday or to see family or friends
    2. for a business trip or meeting
    3. to get married
  • Transit visa-Travelling through the UK? Transit applications are currently taking 6 weeks on average to process. Usually, you should receive a decision within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Check with us here at Global Law to see if you can get your visa or other services faster.
  • UK Study Visa – Study visas, including Short-Term Study Visa, Student Visa and Child Student Visa, are currently processing within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre.
  • Invest or work in the UK – The waiting period for work and investment visas has been reduced from 5 weeks to 4 weeks recently by UKVI. In case you are applying for Turkish Business Person Visa, you shall get the decision within 12 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Depending on cases, you may be able to get your visa faster, Global Law helps you to check if you are eligible for the same or not.

Call us at +971-43543854 or simply fill in our Free Enquiry No Obligation Form and one of our professional UK Immigration Consultants in Dubai will contact you as soon as possible about your UK Visa, UK immigration application or any other services we offer.

What are the factors that affect your UK Visa Processing Time?

Different factors such as the time of the year you are applying in, suitability requirement, any adverse immigration history can cause delays in the processing of your UK visas. It differs from case to case a complex case may take time.

Any rising concern in regards to the authenticity of documents submitted, the volume of the documents provided, whether further investigations are required on the case submitted etc can also affect your UK Visa Processing Time.

Do you know? The capacity of your case worker is also an important factor when it comes to your processing time for the Visa. Find the most reliable one for your application. Global Law has 17 years of expertise in the UK immigration services. We promise easy and reliable UK visas and Immigration Services.

Is priority service available for UK Visa Application in UAE?

The UK Visas and Immigration has reintroduced the limited priority and super priority services, which offer faster processing of visitor visas from the UAE, providing much-needed relief to travellers. For applicants who, wants a quicker response to their UK visa application, UK Visas Immigration now offers “priority service” and “super priority service.” An application will be prioritized at the front of the line at each stage of the decision-making process if one of these premium services is chosen. This service will be charged separately.

Priority service – (Collection within 5 working day) Within five working days after your appointment at the visa application centre, a decision will be made.

Super Priority service – (Next Day Collection)

Super-priority and priority services might not be suitable for complicated applications that can’t be handled quickly. In these situations, your application will be prioritized at every stage of the decision-making process. nonetheless, a decision may take longer than the priority and super-priority timeframes.

Global Law is here to advice you about your UK Visa, UK immigration application or any other services we offer. Call us at +971-43543854 or simply fill in our Free Enquiry No Obligation Form and one of our professional UK Immigration Consultants in Dubai will contact you as soon as possible.

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UAE citizens no longer requires a visa to travel to UK starting from 2023.

As the UAE has been added to a list of nations eligible for the UK’s new Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) system which will start rolling from next year, all current travel and visa restrictions will be lifted along with other GCC countries.

The statement announced by the Home Office of the United Kingdom, which was tweeted by UAE UK Embassy, states that UAE citizens starting from 2023 will no longer require a visa to travel to the United Kingdom. Now travellers from the GCC will just need to submit an online application to obtain the entry permit (ETA).

ETA, is a UK entry permit document that may be obtained online, enables visitors from qualified countries to enter Great Britain for a variety of reasons without needing a visa.Once granted, an ETA is valid for multiple trips that will cover extended stays. Travelers from UAE can continue to use Electronic Visa Waivers, which can be completed online before their visit to the UK, until the introduction of ETAs in 2023.

The Home Office said that the application process is “straight forward” and that the scheme will “act as an additional security measure allowing the government to block threats from entering the UK, whilst also providing individuals with more assurance at an earlier point in time about their ability to travel.”

This move by the UK government can be seen as a part the government’s plan to make the country’s border fully digitalized by end of 2025.

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A new Visa option in the United Kingdom for the world’s top graduates.

Top graduates from around the world now have a new visa option in the United Kingdom.

Graduates from the world’s top universities who are still in their early careers will now be able to apply for a short-term visa to stay and work in the United Kingdom.
As per the UK government this “high-potential individual” route will attract “brightest and best” young minds to UK.

The UK government has published an online list of eligible universities for 2021, which includes 20 US universities such as Harvard, Yale, and MIT. There are also 17 more qualifying institutions, including the University of Hong Kong, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Paris Sciences et Lettres etc. Check the list to find out whether your university is on the list.

People who graduated from one of the eligible leading non-UK universities listed on its website within the last five years will be able to apply for the UK’s “high potential individual” visa from now onwards. Successful applicants will be granted a two-year visa, while those with a PhD will be granted a three-year visa. Graduates who have been granted an HPI visa will be able to switch to other long-term employment visas if they meet the eligibility requirements.

In order to apply graduates must have a valid passport or other travel document proving their identity and nationality. It will be available to those who qualify, regardless of nationality or place of birth. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have at least a “B1” level of English.

Applicants will be required to pay a health care surcharge in order to use the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. Once applied for, the applicants usually find out whether they’ve been successful or not within three weeks if they apply from outside the United Kingdom, and eight weeks if they’re already in the United Kingdom and switching from another visa.

This offers universities with independent validation and opens the door for new foreign universities to rise through the ranks and join this list in the future.

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