Details on the signing of the Schengen visa exemption for the UAE

Important news about residence and travel to the UAE, where the UAE and the European Union signed a bilateral reciprocal agreement for exemption of short-stay visas exempting UAE citizens from the Schengen visa and making the UAE the first Arab country to obtain such a visa exemption for its citizens.

And about the most important details related to the news, as from May 7, citizens of the United Arab Emirates who hold diplomatic, special, service and regular passports will be able to travel visa-free to the European Union countries that make up the Schengen area for a stay of up to 90 days (during any 180-day period for a period of time). one year. ).

Details on the signing of the Schengen visa exemption for the UAE

There are still a few people living in the UAE, and they may need a visa to enter Europe.

People who can apply for a Schengen visa in the UAE must belong to one of the following categories:

  • UAE passport holders who were previously refused visa-free entry to the Schengen area
  • Foreigners living in the UAE with a permanent or temporary residence permit, and who:
  1. Are citizens of a country that has a visa-free regime agreement with Schengen, but have been refused visa-free entry to Europe
  2. Are nationals of any of the countries that do not have a visa-free regime with Schengen countries