Dubai Golden Visa Process

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The 10-year UAE Golden Visa program is designed for a diverse range of individuals, including investors, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, business investors, students, and individuals with exceptional talent such as medical professionals and researchers.

The objective of this initiative by the Dubai government is to provide a sense of security and long-term stability for investors and expatriates who wish to call Dubai their home. The government is dedicated to ensuring the well-being and security of all those who choose Dubai as their home.

Apply for UAE Golden Visa The process of applying for a Golden Visa is simple. To be eligible, one must submit the required documents related to their business venture. Aspirants looking to make Dubai their home can apply for the Golden Visa through the following channels:

  • Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship
  • ICA channel for residency and citizenship, offering Golden Visa online.
  • General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), offering Golden Visa both online and offline.

Golden Visa Eligibility Requirements:

  • 10-year Golden Visa for exceptional talent: Available for Doctors, Researchers, and Inventors.
  • 5-year Golden Visa for Real Estate Investors.
  • 5-year Golden Visa for Entrepreneurs.
  • 5-year Golden Visa for Business Investors.
  • 10-year Golden Visa for Students.

To apply for a 10-year Golden Visa, investors must have a public investment worth AED 10 million. At least 60% of the investment must not be in real estate properties. The investment must not be borrowed, must be held for a minimum of three years, and the investor must have full ownership. Investors with an investment worth AED 5 million are eligible for a 5-year Golden Visa. The investment must be in a property worth AED 5 million and must not be on loan. The property must also be retained for a minimum of three years. Entrepreneurs and individuals with specialized talents such as doctors, researchers, scientists, investors, and artists can apply for a 10-year residence visa in Dubai with certification from relevant departments or fields.

Eligibility for Scientific Talents:

  • Accreditation from Emirates Scientists Council or Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence.
  • Documentation of exceptional talents through patents or scientific research published in world-renowned journals.

Eligibility for Cultural and Artistic Talents:

  • Recognition from the Ministry of Culture and the Promotion of Knowledge.

Eligibility for Medical and Specialist Talents:

  • A Ph.D. degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world, as listed by ICA.
  • An award or certificate of recognition in the applicant's field of work.
  • A significant contribution to scientific research in the field, as evidenced by published articles or scientific books in prestigious publications.
  • A Ph.D. degree and 10 years of professional experience in a field of priority for the UAE.

Eligibility for Outstanding Students:

A minimum grade of 95% in public and private secondary schools.
A GPA of at least 3.75 for university graduates.