Dubai Land Department gives Residents Two-Week Time to Register their Cohabitants Through the Dubai Rest app

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has notified all owners, developers, property management companies, and tenants to register the co-occupant details in the owned/leased properties within 2 weeks by following the 8-step process including adding personal details and the Emirates ID.

The registration must be done through the Dubai rest app once the registration is completed the co-occupants will automatically be updated on the tenancy contract.

The circular came into effect as the UAE government updated its rules to accommodate the evolving needs of the massive expatriate population as it is home to over 200 nationalities, and in the future attract more foreigners to live and work in the country.

Last year the UAE government relaxed family laws, to allow legal cohabitation of unmarried couples or unrelated flatmates and made changes to policies around divorce and inheritance, harassment and assault, and alcohol consumption. 
Recently the government has introduced progressive visa regulations that make it easier for foreigners to obtain residence visas which will be effective from next month.

Long-term visas are being granted to investors, entrepreneurs, start-up owners, exceptional talents, scientists, professionals in various fields, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers, and frontline heroes who fulfil the specifications listed under each of these categories.
The benefits of the long-term visas will extend to immediate family members. Children can be sponsored by Golden Visa or Green Residence visa holder until the age of 25 which is raised from 18 years and with no age limit for unmarried daughters while children of determination are granted a residence permit, regardless of their age.

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