UAE Visa Reforms Residents Can Get Up To 180-Days Grace Period After Losing Job

The measure aims to reinforce the competitiveness of the labour market, create greater stability for residents.

UAE Visa Rules

Abu Dhabi (Gulf Inside) Residents of UAE who have lose their jobs within the UAE will soon be able to get a long grace period up to 6 months within the country as a part of the United Arab Emirates leadership’s new UAE Visa reforms which is announced on Sunday.

The UAE law which is currently allows the employees, who are made redundant, to go out of the country within 30 days. But the authorities are relaxing the grace period and would allow people to remain from three to 6 months after losing the work .

This announcement brings a serious relief to employees because it will give them ample time to look for an additional job. For the UAE, it’ll help retain the talent within the country.
“We are relaxing the grace period one gets to go away the country after being made redundant.

Instead of the previous law which allows peoples to stay up to 30 days, people will now have 90 to 180 days to leave the country,” said Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, The Minister of State for Foreign Trade of UAE.