UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

  • Publish date: Sunday، 15 November 2020 Last update: Friday، 20 August 2021
UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply
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The UAE’s 10-year golden residency visa scheme was expanded to include professionals in more categories.

Here's the list of professonals that can apply for the Golden Visa.

1. PhD degree holders:

Under the law, professionals holding PhD degree will be awarded the Golden Visa. The individual should be holding PhD degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world.

UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

2. Doctors:

The authorities also allow all doctors to obtain a 10-year visa. This will help the country to better cope with the pandemic and meet the shortfall of medical professionals in the country. Doctors specialising in viral epidemiology will be awarded the Golden Visa, Sheikh Mohammed said.

UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

3. Engineers:

In order to attract talent in this specialised field, all engineers in the field of computers, electronics, programming, electricals, electronics, active technology, AI, and Big Data can obtain the golden visa.

UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

4. Highly qualified individuals:

The UAE also offers 10-year visa to highly-qualified individuals who have achieved high scores of 3.8 or more from approved universities.

UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

5. Researchers/Scientists:

This includes researchers and scientists who are specialists in their respective fields. Scientists must be accredited by Emirates Scientists Council or holders of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence.

UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

6. Inventors:

The UAE also offers golden visa to inventors but they must obtain a patent of value, which adds to the UAE's economy. Patents must be approved by the Ministry of Economy.

7. Artists:

Creative individuals in the field of culture and art will be awarded the golden visa. Creative individuals in culture and art must be accredited by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.

UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

8. Investors:

Foreign investors who have invested Dh10 million or above can also apply for a golden visa. This investment can be in the form of a deposit in an investment fund, the establishment of a company or investment in real estate, or any other strategic sector. A number of Indian, Pakistani, and Arab investors have been awarded golden visas under this scheme.

UAE's Golden Visa: All Professional Categories That Can Apply

Below is the list of professionals who can obtain a 5-year visa:

1. Entrepreneurs:

This category includes those having an existing project with a minimum capital of Dh500,000, or those who have the approval of an accredited business incubator in the country. The entrepreneur is allowed a multi-entry visa for six months, renewable for another six months. The long-term visa includes the spouse and children, a partner and three executives.

2. Outstanding students:

This includes students with a minimum grade of 95 percent in public and private secondary schools university students within and outside the country having a distinction GPA of at least 3.75 upon graduation. The long-term visa includes families of the outstanding students.

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