UAE sets university degree as a prerequisite for obtaining tourist visa

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    Tourists from Asian countries will no longer be able to apply for tourist visas to thwart an influx of illegal immigrants.

    Electricians, pipe fitters, masons, farmers, drivers, tailors and cleaners from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines are now banned from obtaining a tourist visa, Gulf News daily said citing a senior immigration official.

    The new measure sets a university degree as a prerequisite to obtain a visa, the official said.
    "The Federal Residency Department... has decided to adopt stricter regimes for tourist, visit and conference visas to curb the influx of blue-collar workers from many labour exporting countries," said the official.

    "This would help significantly reduce the risk that individuals engaged in organised crime or the trafficking of persons could gain entry to the country," he said.


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    I see a great opportunity for a diploma mill to start advertising.

    "Go to school online on your own time for 10 minutes, get your degree!!!!"
     
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    the school will probably need some real accreditation or not be accepted.
     
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    Honestly, do you think they will check EVERY visitor's university accreditation?

    Who's standard? What's real?
    My friend has a Phd from a Taiwanese University but their accreditation is invalid in India. He ends up as a professor in South Korea. Meanwhile, in Canada, we have loads of highly educated Chinese and Indians who's education is not accepted as "real" or "good enough"
     

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