Third-generation UAE passport and launch of advanced visa system trial

Advanced services have been developed in accordance with the highest security and technological standards to facilitate customer procedures and accelerate the dynamics of economic and sustainable development of the UAE.

The latest batch of services was launched at a ceremony at the Emirates Palace, attended by ICP Chairman Ali Mohammed bin Hammad Al Shamsi, as well as executives and officials from the Authority and several of its partners.

In his opening speech, the ICP Chairman affirmed that the development of services for customers of all categories is the Authority’s top priority, adding that the dedicated efforts of the ICP teams have resulted in progress important, particularly in terms of innovating new services that enhance customer satisfaction.

He explained that the launch of the third generation of advanced services is another testament to the Authority’s commitment to realizing the directives of the UAE leadership to fully digitize all services and develop pioneering services.

Al Shamsi added that the new generation is more comprehensive and covers all categories of beneficiaries, including citizens, residents and visitors, through an integrated ecosystem of services, systems, projects and initiatives.

The launch is an important step in our journey into the future, as it enhances the tourist appeal of the UAE, especially as our ambitious future vision will help revolutionize government services for generations to come, said Al Shamsi.

The Authority had held a press conference earlier on Monday to announce the launch of the third generation of the UAE passport and the trial of the new advanced visa system.

The ICP said investors, business owners, residents, visitors, talents and job seekers can take advantage of the new benefits offered by the improved UAE visa system.

New services will be rolled out on October 3

All categories can benefit from the services offered by the new visa system by visiting the PKI website or using the smart application, which will be operational after the implementation of the new regulations which will come into force on October 3. , he added.

Major General Suhail Saeed Al Khaili, Director General of the ICP, hailed the UAE Cabinet’s resolution to adopt the Implementing Regulations of the Federal Law Governing the Entry and Residence of Foreigners in the UAE united at such a critical time.

He also underlined that the new UAE passport and issuance of new regulations, including benefits, facilities and new and diverse categories of visas, will meet the needs, ambitions and hopes of citizens, residents , investors and those who wish to work and live. in the UAE.

Invest in people

He then highlighted the UAE leadership’s desire to reunite families and improve the quality of their lives, and to invest in the potential of people with talents and expertise, who could help drive growth. economy and sustainable development, as well as its efforts to attract capital and talent from around the world.

Al Khaili added that the new, updated visa system involves streamlined processes, checks and procedures, and new facilities that support the authority’s approach to providing pioneering services, which align with the Principles. of 50, and meet the future needs of all categories of foreigners and residents.

Holders of valid UAE passports can use them until they expire and then apply for the new passport through the PKI’s website or smart app or the country’s embassies and consulates, he added. . The new UAE passport has a new modern design and features the latest technology and security features.

Laser technology

“The new generation of passports are printed using laser technology on polycarbonate, rather than on paper, which makes it difficult to damage, tear or tamper with, and ensures faster printing and greater security,” Al Khaili said.

Major General Sultan Yousef Al Nuaimi, director general of residency and foreign affairs at the ICP, said the new federal law enforcement regulations will include an updated visa system that will help boost development sustainability and economic diversification, by attracting a skilled workforce, experts and talents to the country.

The advanced visa system includes many residency types and the addition of new ones to cover all segments of investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, specialists, high-achieving students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers, front-line workers and skilled labor in all areas, in addition to streamlining procedures, he added.

Major General Khamis Al Kaabi, Director General of Support Services Affairs at ICP, said the authority has taken all necessary steps to ensure the successful implementation of the new visa system in record time. .

He noted that the new system offers many facilities, including the 5-year renewable green residence visa, which offers many advantages, such as the possibility for the holder to easily issue residence permits for family members and flexible grace periods of up to six months after the expiry or cancellation of the residence visa.

Al Kaabi explained that the advanced visa system provides new benefits for Golden Visa holders, including that the visa remains valid regardless of the time the holder spends outside the UAE, removing the limit on the number of domestic workers. sponsored, in addition to allowing family members to remain in the country during the validity period of the visa even after the death of the sponsor (holder of the golden visa).

He added that the new visa system allows entry into the country for various purposes with flexible visit periods and easy renewal for up to one year, with no sponsor requirement, allowing visitors and job seekers to achieve their ambitions.

Those who wish to learn more about the third generation of the United Arab Emirates passport and the advanced visa system through the authority’s website https://www.icp.gov.ae and its application UAEICP.

The ceremony also saw the graduation of the first cohort of professionals specializing in the field of identity and citizenship law from the Emirates Academy for Identity and Citizenship, as well as a ceremony honoring the the Authority’s strategic partners and retired veterans.

During the ceremony, the President of ICP honored ICP teams, partners and graduates of the Bachelor of Laws of Citizenship, Residency and Ports from the Emirates Academy for Identity and citizenship, which is the first of its kind in the world and a step up in qualification. ICP employees and partners to deal with any challenges that may arise.

He also honored Major General Mubarak bin Sannan Al Mutairi, who retired after serving in the ICP for over 30 years, in recognition of his diligence and tireless efforts in developing work and services of the ICP.

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