The decision of the Council of Ministers related to the executive regulations of the foreigner’s entry and residence law affirmed that the residence permit determines its purpose, and it has two main types, a residence permit for work and a residence permit without work, and in all cases, the entry visa may be converted into a residence permit without the need to leave the country After paying the prescribed fee for departure, the same provision applies to foreigners whose residency has been revoked, or those whose period of permission to reside in the country has expired.
The decision, which will be implemented as of next September 5, identified nine cases in which a foreigner may obtain a residence permit in the country, without work. The Federal Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security, grants the foreigner a residence permit without work, for the following categories: the student enrolled in universities, colleges, educational or research institutions licensed in the country, the foreigner who works remotely (virtual work) with an entity outside the country, the retired foreigner The foreigner who owns real estate in the country, the family members of the foreigner residing in the country (husband and children), and it may include the foreigner’s parents if he is one of those who obtained the green residence, and the parents, children and husband of the male or female citizen who hold foreign passports, and the foreigner whose husband the citizen died Or he divorced her and she has one or more children from him, and humanitarian cases that are regulated by a decision issued by the President of the Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security.
Article 34 confirmed that the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security may grant a foreigner an entry visa to reside without work that allows its holder to stay in the country for a period of 60 days from the date of entry until the completion of the necessary procedures for issuing residency in the nine previously specified cases, and provisions and controls apply to the specified categories contained in Chapter Three of the Resolution.
The decision stipulated that the foreigner must be granted residency in the country, that he be medically fit in accordance with the regulations in force in this regard, that he enjoy health insurance for the length of his stay in the country, and that he pay the prescribed fee and financial guarantee.
He pointed out that the residence permit entitles its holder the right to reside in the country for a period of two years, renewable for a similar period or periods according to the conditions under which he was granted.
It may also be issued for a period of one year at the request of the person concerned or for the requirements of the public interest or in cases determined by the Chairman of the Authority.
The green residence permit entitles its holder to reside without a guarantor (employer) in the country for a period of five years, renewable for a similar period or periods in accordance with the same conditions under which he was granted.