As part of the UAE’s measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced automatic visa renewal.
The statement says that work permits and residence visas will be issued and renewed automatically for labourers employed by companies and support service staff such as domestic workers.
Under these new adjustments, labourers don’t need to take the medical examination across the country. The fees for such services will be collected through the authorized payment channels. Once the fees are paid, they can continue to remain legal residents of the UAE.
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.