UAE rolls out automatic renewal of work permits and visas, exemption from medical tests for workers

The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that work permits and residence visas will be issued and renewed automatically for all laborers employed by companies and support service staff.
They will include domestic workers as part of precautionary measures taken by the UAE to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Under this new measure, laborers need not go to the medical examination centers across the country. Instead, the fees for such services will be collected through the authorized payment channels.
Once the fee is paid, the workers will remain legitimate residents of the UAE.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship asked the business owners to report any suspected case of COVID-19 among their workers.
It also urged all the workers in the UAE to adhere to the precautionary instructions for their own safety and for the safety of the community at large.

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