The UAE government has initiated efforts to hasten the process of issuing residency permits rapidly to private sector employees in the Emirates. Four UAE government organizations have announced that processes will be implemented to cut down the processing time by 50 percent.
A report by WAM (Emirates News Agency) said that the measure was a component of the world’s first government accelerators, which seek to hasten the National Agenda’s achievement of the UAE Vision 2021. This was announced by the Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Health and Prevention, the Emirates Identity Authority and Human Resources and Emiratisation.
Gulf News quotes WAM as reporting on 8 July that the government agencies announced measures to decrease by 50 percent the time needed to process a transaction for granting a residency permit. The same bodies of the government bodies are also expected to undertake joint projects in record time, with the objective of transforming government services to enhanced standards by 2021.
Dr. Hussain Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Centres and Clinics, Ministry of Health, said that their ministry had implemented the happiness station at the Ajman Preventive Medicine Centre in partnership with other bodies to smoothen the procedure of the residency permit issuance.
He added that their ministry was committed to partnering with other government stakeholders to perform the government accelerators’ objectives with regard to the residency permit for employees of the private sector in 100 days. The accelerators, which have multiple projects and responsibilities to promote the speed for achieving the objective of the National Agenda and projects, were unveiled by Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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