New visa rules raise concerns among expatriates

It has been reported that expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) might have to deal with certain issues with the new visa legislation.

The fresh rules that have been introduced consist of an increase in the fee of obtaining a visa, and the completion of compulsory health insurance for all visitors to the Middle East region.

With the high visa fee, there is a fear that the joint cost of health insurance will delay some expatriates, who are living in the UAE, from inviting their friends and relatives to come and stay with them.

There are further concerns for those who want to apply for visas, as sufficient information is not being provided to them, related to the naturalization and residency departments within the UAE.

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