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UAE’s Golden Visa: Your key to limitless opportunities revealed

Eligible individuals for the Golden Visa include investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers, and frontline heroes.

The UAE Golden Visa, a long-term residency program offered by the UAE government, allows foreign talents to live, work, or study in the United Arab Emirates while enjoying exclusive benefits.

Eligible individuals for the Golden Visa include investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers, and frontline heroes.

Benefits of the UAE’s Golden Visa:

  • Renewable residence valid for 10 years
  • The duration of stay outside the UAE does not invalidate the Golden Residence.
  • There is no limit on the maximum number of support service laborers.
  • The entry visa is valid for 6 months with multiple entries, enabling the issuance of residence.
  • No sponsorship or employer is necessary.
  • Residency is available for family members, including spouses and children, with no age restrictions.
  • If the original holder of the Golden Residence passes away, family members can remain in the UAE until the expiration of their residence permits.
  • Real estate investors are not required to make a minimum down payment of AED1 million.

Types of Golden Visa

1. Golden Visa for investors

Real estate investors who have made a minimum property investment of AED2 million are now eligible for the Golden Visa in the UAE. The government has eliminated the previous requirement of a AED1 million down payment for applying for a 10-year residency. This implies that property owners can now pursue the residency permit irrespective of the initial investment amount.

The Golden Visa also grants the opportunity to sponsor family members, such as spouses and children, without any age restrictions.

2. Golden Visa for scientists

This visa is granted to scientists and researchers with high achievements in their field, based on a recommendation from the Emirates Scientists Council.

The applicant must hold a PhD or master’s degree in disciplines such as engineering, technology, life sciences, and natural sciences from top universities worldwide, along with substantial research achievements.

3. Golden Visa for professionals

The visa is applicable to highly skilled workers with educational qualifications and professional experience in all disciplines.

Applicants should hold a valid employment contract in the UAE and be classified at the first or second occupational level according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation classification.

His minimum educational qualification must be a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a monthly salary of at least AED 30,000.

4. Golden Visa for exceptional talents

This residence visa is reserved for top talents in vital fields, irrespective of their educational qualifications, employment status, monthly salary, or professional level.

A recommendation or approval from a federal or local government entity will be required for the visa to be granted.

5. Golden Visa for outstanding students and graduates

High-performing students in secondary schools in the UAE and outstanding graduates from UAE universities, as well as those from the top 100 universities worldwide, are eligible to apply for this visa.



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