Programme eases visa processing for business professionals
Immigration service provider Fragomen has announced the expansion of Nomadic, its business traveller immigration programme, into the UAE market.
The Nomadic programme specialises in facilitating the entry of skilled professionals, investors and entrepreneurs to the UAE, which has become a global business hub.
Key features of Nomadic’s technology include a comprehensive pre-travel compliance assessment and robotic automation of online applications, ensuring a precise and accelerated process.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) has seen a remarkable recovery in business travel, surpassing other regions such as the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, according to a report by Global Business Travel Association.
The same report found that business travel spending in the MEA has reached US$23 billion, accounting for approximately 2.5% of overall spending in the sector. In turn, the UAE experienced a significant surge in visitor numbers during the first half of 2022, nearly tripling the figures from the same period in 2021.
According to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) the city received 4.67 million international overnight visitors in the first quarter of 2023, up 17 percent year-on-year (YoY) from 3.97 million the same period a year earlier.
Brendan Ryan, CEO of Nomadic, said: “Business travel is roaring back, and travellers are looking for efficient and innovative tools to help them move around the world faster. Given that many individuals who ultimately establish businesses in the UAE enter initially as visitors, having the ability to access the powerful combination of a global platform and compliance management technology is a tremendous benefit for new and existing clients in the region.”
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