10 On The Weekend is a weekly (-ish) feature in IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each time, we ask the same ten questions of a different IMI Pro, letting readers get to know the interviewee on a more personal and informal level than they might during the ordinary course of business. Our guest this week is Anastasia Barna, CEO of One World Migration.
The UAE: resolving complicated case
We are launching a weekly case rubric in which we will talk upon examples from our international immigration practice which is worth attention.
The point is that many people underestimate the pitfalls of visa processing and entrust their case to careless and unscrupulous companies. Our goal is to inform you of all the risks as well as to call for greater awareness in this important matter.
We were contacted by clients who decided to get residence permits in the UAE in order to open individual bank accounts one year ago. They were attracted by the quickest and cheapest offer of one company (we’ll name it X) that suggested issuing visas through employment. The clients accepted this simple and cheap way without thinking much. Now that they came to One World Migration, they had already bought real estate in the UAE and wanted to get a Golden Visas. In order to issue this visa, it is important to cancel the visa issued through employment by company X. That didn’t appear to be a simple task as it was thought to be.
Our clients decided to quit their jobs to apply for a Golden Visa with our help. But to do that, we need to get two documents from our clients: labor contract cancellation and immigration visa cancellation. Customers tried to contact that company, however, there was no answer. It turned out that it didn’t exist on the market anymore because of a non-renewed license. The person authorized in company X answered that since the company no longer existed, the clients could only quit jobs on their own by going to court and filing a lawsuit.
One World Migration took this case to solve since it is no longer a simple task for people to cope with on their own. The process itself amounts to about 1-3 months. This is an illustrative example and confirmation that you need to trust such questions only to professionals in this sphere.
If you need a resident visa, please contact us. We process an Investor Golden Visa for 10 years by the purchase of real estate from AED 2,000,000, an Investor Golden Visa for 2 years by the purchase of real estate from AED 750,000, and a Residence Visa for 2 years by business set-up from $11 000.
Businessmen and investors are choosing Dubai to invest their money into real estate. We will tell you more details about this lucrative market and present some up-to-date information on conditions, prices, popular objects, and overall trends.
One World Migration spoke with Lee Oldroyd, Chief Commercial Officer of Gulf Craft.