Ukrainians don’t need sponsors for UAE residency visa: Embassy

Ukrainians don’t need sponsors for UAE residency visa: Embassy

The embassy also said Ukrainians can stay for 1 year in the country without any fines.

The Embassy of Ukraine in the UAE has said that under the special procedure for residency in the UAE, Ukrainians living can apply for visa without the need of sponsors.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE, the people of the countries facing disasters can contact the Tasheel Service Centres and can provide their details for the residency permit.

The embassy also said Ukrainians can stay for 1 year in the country without any fines.

The Embassy statement also says that citizens of Ukraine who are in the UAE are also are exempt from paying fines for exceeding the permitted period of stay.

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“Ukrainians who have been in the UAE for more than 30 + 10 days are exempt from paying fines for overstaying,” the statement said.

The procedure follows a 2018 resolution issued in the UAE to grant citizens of crisis-stricken countries and war zones an extendable one-year permit, offering them a chance to improve their living conditions until they are ready to return home.

“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,” the embassy added.

Last month, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) confirmed that Ukrainian citizens will continue to have a visa-free entry upon arriving to the UAE.

“The UAE provides critical services to Ukrainian nationals in the UAE who require assistance, in coordination with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UAE,” the ministry had said.

In a guide posted by the embassy, Ukrainian nationals can obtain their one-year residency for Dh150 - excluding medical examination and insurance fees - through Tasheel centres by submitting the below documents:

  • A copy of the passport valid for at least 6 months

  • Colour photo

  • Medical fitness report

  • A copy of the UAE resident's health insurance policy

  • Emirates ID application form (to be filled at the visited Tasheel centre)

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