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No Residence Visa for Retired Expats Without Health Insurance

Older Couple Walking Along BeachThe National Health Insurance Law is coming into effect in stages
Health insurance will be mandatory for expatriates who, after retiring, wish to continue living in Dubai.

The new Health Insurance Act makes health insurance mandatory for all citizens and residents, said Dr Haider Al Yousuf, Director of Health Financing, Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Speaking to Emarat Al Youm, Dr Yousuf was quoted as saying that a health insurance policy will be required for issuing a residence visa to an expat who has retired, but wants to continue to live in the emirate.

Also, visas will not be renewed without health insurance in place for the applicant.Continue Reading in Emirates 24/7


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