Ukrainian citizens will now be able to reside in the UAE for one year without any sponsor under a special provision announced by the Ukrainian Embassy.
As per the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ukrainian citizens can apply for a one-year residency visa. This special provision is for countries that are affected by wars and disasters.
All these Ukrainian people will be given a permit to live and improve their living conditions until they are fit enough to return to their country of residence.
Due to the unprecedented situation, the UAE government has decided to step in and help. The application can be made via the Tas’heel centres, which will be located across the country.
Without the need to pay any fines, all those tourists who arrive in the UAE can apply for the same as per the resolution which was passed in 2018.
According to a report published in Ahmedabad Mirror, the embassy said, “We truly thank the UAE government and leadership for their solidarity and support for Ukrainian nationals trying to improve their living conditions before returning home.”
In order to apply for the one-year residency permit, several documents will be required, a fee of 150 dirhams ($41) will also be charged, complete medical examination as well as insurance fees.
In addition to this, a copy of the passport, which should be valid for at least six months, a coloured photo, a medical fitness report, a copy of the UAE resident’s health insurance policy, and an Emirates ID application form need to be filled when visiting the Tas’heel centre.
Other than this, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) had also sent 30 metric tons of emergency health aid and medical supplies to help during the crisis.