UAE Golden Visa / Green Visa

UAE Golden Visa / Green Visa

Golden Visa UAE Benefits and Advantages
an entry visa for six months with multiple entries followed by the issuance of residency permits a long-term, renewable residence visa valid for 10 years a self-sponsored visa ability to stay outside of the UAE for any amount of time without having their visa nullified sponsoring their family members, including spouses and children regardless of their ages sponsoring an unlimited number of domestic helpers
allowing family members to stay in the UAE until the end of their permit duration in the event the primary holder of the Golden Visa passes away
Golden Visa UAE Rules
As of now, the eligible categories of the UAE Golden Visa have been expanded. Among the new addition are professionals, specialists, and exceptional talents. The changes also extend to additional entry permits and visas to accommodate tourists, business travellers, job seekers, friends and relatives of UAE residents wishing to enter the country.
Additional benefits for family members of Golden Visa holders include the ability to stay in the UAE for the full duration of the golden residency even if the holder passes away. An extended grace period of up to six months following expiry or cancellation has also been introduced. Golden Visa holders may now sponsor an unlimited number of domestic workers under the new rule.

Finally, the threshold for real estate and property investment to obtain the Golden Visa has been lowered to AED 2 million. This applies not just to real estate investors but to all categories including students, skilled workers, and exceptional talents. Changes to the Golden Visa system will allow for even more accessibility for foreign nationals to live, work, conduct business and study in the UAE without requiring a national sponsor.

Golden Visa UAE Eligibility

With an aim of attracting the world’s best talents, the UAE has now implemented considerable amendments to its Golden Visa scheme by expanding the eligibility categories. Golden visa holders will be eligible to sponsor their family members, irrespective of their age, and domestic staff without any restrictions to their numbers. Potential Golden Visa holders may obtain a six-month, multiple-entry visa to assist them with issuing the long-term residency. As per the ICA, the permit can be extended for a similar period to facilitate the completion of procedures for obtaining a golden residency. Moreover, there is no restriction related to the maximum duration of six months outside the UAE to keep the Golden Visa valid. As per the Official Portal of the UAE Government, those eligible for the Golden Visa are as follows:

Golden Visa UAE for Professionals

A major expansion to the Golden Visa eligibility category, the Golden Visa for professionals applies to all fields and disciplines, including but not limited to education, law, science and engineering, information technology, social sciences, and numerous others.

Golden Visa UAE for Real Estate Investors

Real estate investors may obtain the Golden Visa if they fulfil one of the following conditions:
Purchase a property worth no less than AED 2 million
Purchase a property with a loan from specified local banks
Purchase one or more completed or off-plan properties no less than AED 2 million from a list of approved local real estate companies
Golden Visa UAE for entrepreneurs and start-up owners
Start-up investors may now obtain a Golden Visa, provided their company is registered within the UAE and it should fall under the small and medium enterprises (SME) category with annual revenues of AED 1 million or above.

Golden Visa UAE for Exceptional Talents

Under the category of exceptionally talented individuals, talented individuals in the field of art, culture, digital technology, sports, innovation, medicine, law and others are eligible to apply for the Golden Visa scheme. Moreover, the 10-year Visa will be awarded solely based on the talent of the individual. It will not depend on educational qualification, employment status, monthly salary, or professional status. However, the recommendation or approval of a federal or local government entity will be required.

Golden Visa UAE for Engineers

Specialized talents, engineers, and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge are eligible for a Golden Visa residency period of 10 years without a sponsor and subject to renewal (granted to the applicant and his family member).

Golden Visa UAE for Scientists

The Golden Visa will now be granted to scientists and researchers who meet the following conditions:
Have a PhD or master’s degree in engineering, technology, life sciences and natural sciences from the world’s best universities.
Must have a recommendation from the Emirates Scientists Council to avail of this Visa.

Golden visa UAE for Skilled Workers

Skilled workers can qualify for the Golden Visa scheme, provided:
They hold a valid contract of employment in the UAE
The job must fall under the occupational level one or two as defined by the Ministry of Human Resources Emiratisation.
The minimum monthly salary is not less than Dh30,0000
The skilled worker must have a bachelor’s degree as well.

Golden visa UAE for outstanding Students and Graduates

Students with exceptional academic excellence, having obtained high scores either in UAE secondary schools or universities are also eligible to apply for the 10-year Visa. Furthermore, talented students and graduates who have studied at the world’s 100 best universities are also eligible to apply for the Golden Visa scheme.

Golden Visa UAE for Humanitarian Pioneers

Humanitarian pioneers such as the following can get the Golden visa:
Distinguished members of international and regional organizations
Outstanding members of associations of public benefit
Recipients of recognition awards in humanitarian fields
Distinguished volunteers and sponsors of humanitarian efforts

Golden Visa UAE for Doctors and Nurses

The UAE has been granting doctors and nurses, the first line of defence, a longterm residency in “recognition of their efforts and sacrifices”. All doctors licensed by the UAE health regulatory bodies can apply for the Golden Visa between July 2021 and September 2022 through the ICA’s golden residency services for doctors. As of late, nurses and medical staff, the unsung heroes of the UAE’s COVID-19 fight, are now also eligible for receiving the prestigious Golden Visa. Seven centers affiliated with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship have been established across the Emirates for doctors and nurses who wish to apply for visas in person.

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