The UAE Golden Visa us a long-term residence visa. It enables foreign talents to live, work or study in the UAE. holders of this visa are entitled to exclusive benefits including an entry visa for 6 months with multiple entries to proceed with residence issuance. They also get long term renewable residence visa with a validity of 5 or 10 years.

The UAE Golden Visa residency programme was first implemented in 2019, enabling expats to live, work, and study in the UAE without the need of a national sponsor and with 100 percent ownership of their business on the UAE’s mainland.

Below are the eligibility requirements for skilled professionals applying for the Golden Visa:

• Must be employed in the UAE.

• Hold a role classified by MOHRE’s occupational classification scheme as follows:

• Level 1 Classification – Managers & Business Executives.

• Level 2 Classification – Professionals in the fields of Sciences, Engineering, Health, Education, Business and Management, Information Technology, Law, Sociology, and Culture.

• Minimum educational level of bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

• Minimum monthly salary of AED 30, 000 or equivalent.

• Hold a valid Practicing License in the UAE if required (such as Physician, Pharmacist, Teacher etc.).

The benefits of the long-term visa extend# to immediate family members. Children can be sponsored by the Golden Visa or Green Residence visa holder until the age of 25 – an increase from the previous rule of 18 years – with no age limit for unmarried daughters. Children of determination are granted a residence permit, regardless of their age.

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