Updated 11/05/2014
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March 05, 2014
UAE announces visa on arrival for nationals of 13 EU countries

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that citizens of 13 European Union member states, who hold ordinary passports, will be exempted from the need to acquire pre-entry visas to the UAE. with effect from 22nd March, 2014, in implementation of the decision taken by the UAE Cabinet in this regard. The countries are: Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. As a result of the above decision, citizens of all 28 countries in the EU will be allowed to enter the UAE. without having to previously apply for a visa.

Jan 13, 2014
Expatriates will have to clear all fines before visas can be cancelled

Those wishing to leave UAE or change jobs must have no outstanding penalties.
Expatriates will not be allowed to leave the UAE unless they have paid all their fines in line with new Interior Ministry measures. “Expatriates must not have any unpaid fines or any police cases against them in order to be able to cancel their visa to leave the country or to get a new visa here.

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