All The Categories Allowed to Apply for UAE Golden Visa

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 14 September 2022 Last update: Sunday، 13 November 2022
All The Categories Allowed to Apply for UAE Golden Visa

The UAE’s ‘Golden visa’ is a long- term residency visa for 10 years which enables foreign talents to live and work or study and have benefits.

UAE Golden Visa benefits include:

  • an entry visa for six months with multiple entries to proceed with residence issuance

  • renewable residence visa valid for 10 years

  • a self-sponsored visa, as there is no need for an employment sponsor

  • ability to stay outside the UAE for more than the usual restriction of six months in order to keep their residence visa valid

  • sponsoring their family members, including spouse and children regardless of their ages

  • sponsoring unlimited number of domestic helpers

  • allowing family members to stay in the UAE until the end of their permit duration, if the primary holder of the Golden visa passes away.

Which categories can take the golden visa?

  1. Investors

Real estate investors can obtain a Golden visa in the UAE if they fulfil one of the following conditions: 

  2. Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs can obtain a Golden visa if they fulfil one of the following conditions:

3. Exceptional talents

Inventors, innovators, and exceptional talents in vital fields such as culture, art, sports and digital technology can obtain a Golden visa regardless of their educational qualification, employment status, monthly salary or professional level. The visa requires a recommendation or approval from a federal or local government entity.

4. Scientists and professionals


Scientists and researchers with high achievements and influence in their field can get the Golden visa based on a recommendation from the Emirates Scientists Council. A candidate should have a PhD or a Master's degree in one of the disciplines of engineering, technology, life sciences and natural sciences from the best universities in the world, as well as substantial research achievements.


Professionals or highly-skilled workers with high educational qualifications and professional experience in all disciplines, including medicine, sciences and engineering, information technology, business and administration, education, law, culture and social sciences can get the Golden visa if they:

5. Outstanding students and graduates

High performing students in the UAE’s secondary schools and outstanding graduates from the UAE’s universities and the best 100 universities worldwide can get the Golden visa. Criteria includes academic performance/cumulative average, year of graduation and the university classification.

6. Humanitarian pioneers

Humanitarian pioneers such as the following can get the Golden visa:

7.Frontline heroes

Frontline workers with extraordinary efforts in crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic can also get the Golden visa.

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