UAE GOLDEN VISA


CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Introduced in 2019, The UAE Golden Visa is aimed at attracting and retaining professionals with exceptional talent within the region. Starting October 3, 2022, the eligibility criteria have seen considerable changes making it more flexible for eligible residents and non-residents apply for the long-term residency program.

As a UAE Golden Visa holder, one can travel, study, work, and even sponsor their family members with ease. The Golden Visa system is expected to further boost the UAE’s position as one of the world’s most advanced hubs for global business and lifestyle attracting people from around the globe to come to the UAE.

The Golden Visa essentially offers long-term residency (5 and 10 years) to people belonging to the following groups: Investors, Entrepreneurs, Individuals with outstanding talents within science, technology, AI, Arts, Literature, Scientists, Innovators, and Remarkable students. It also allows athletes, doctorate degree holders (PhD) and other segments apply for the Golden Visa.

Creative Zone can help you create a strong profile to apply for the Golden Visa as the authorities have put in place a strict eligibility criterion and a long list of documents and formalities. Our concierge team will assist you at every step of the way in your application and ensure that all requirements are complete, and your profile is approved.


Check Your Eligibility for the UAE Golden Visa

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR GOLDEN VISA

NOTABLE CHANGES TO THE UAE GOLDEN VISA FROM OCTOBER 3, 2022

From 3 October 2022, the authorities will implement a series of reforms and changes to the Golden Visa to attract more applicants by way of further expanding the eligible categories and relaxing the eligibility criteria extending to professionals, specialists, and exceptional talents.

  • There are a list of changes to the entry permits and visas to accommodate tourists, business travelers, and others willing to enter the UAE
  • Golden Visa holders will be allowed to sponsor their family members and unlimited number of domestic workers
  • The family members of the Golden Visa holder will be permitted to reside within the UAE even if the holder passes away for the remaining tenure of the Golden Visa
  • There will be an added grace period of up to 6 months after the expiry of the UAE Golden Visa
  • The threshold for real estate property investment to obtain a Golden Visa has been lowered to AED 2 million
  • The monthly income bracket of skilled workers has been relaxed to AED 30,000
  • All Golden Visa holders will be gifted the coveted Esaad Privilege Card for FREE

ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A UAE GOLDEN VISA

  • You can work, reside, travel, and invest in the UAE
  • You will hold a long-term renewable visa valid for 5 or 10 years
  • You can sponsor yourself and your family members regardless of their ages
  • You can sponsor unlimited number of domestic helpers
  • You will be allowed for multiple entries followed by the issuance of residency permits
  • You can stay outside of the UAE for any amount of time without having to nullify the Golden Visa
  • Allows your family to stay within the UAE until the end of the duration of the Golden Visa even in the vent of the primary visa holder passing away
  • All foreign nationals holding a Golden Visa and having driving license from their home country can now take driver’s test without extra lessons
  • Additionally, if the Golden Visa holders have a license from one of 32 approved countries, including the US, UK, Australia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, Qatar, Kuwait, and Ireland, they will automatically be eligible for a UAE driver’s license.
  • You can own 100% of any business started and owned in the UAE.

10-YEAR GOLDEN VISA CATEGORIES

Golden Visa for Entrepreneurs and Start-up Owners

Any investor having registered a company within the UAE and is classified as an SME with an annual turnover revenue of AED 1 million is eligible for a Golden Visa. It also applies if the person is a Founder or one of the Founders of a previous establishment that was sold with a total value of not less than AED 7 million.

Golden Visa for Exceptional Talent

Under this category, all talented individuals in the fields of art, literature, culture, digital technologies, AI, medicine, doctoral degree holders (PhD), engineering, sports, law, education, social sciences, and more. For all the categories, the recommendation or approval of a federal local government entity will be required.

Golden Visa for
Professionals

Skilled workers and professionals qualify for golden visa provided they hold a valid employment contract within the UAE, the job falls under occupational level 1 or 2 as defined by the Ministry of Human Resources Emiratisation, have a bachelors degree, and draws a minimum salary not less than AED 30,000 per month.

Golden Visa for Real Estate Owners

Any individual who has purchased a property worth no less than AED 2million or have purchased one or more completed or off-plan properties no less than AED 2 million from a list of approved local real estate companies, are eligible to apply for a Golden Visa.

Golden Visa for Outstanding Students and Graduates

Students with exceptional academic excellence and having obtained high scores either in UAE secondary schools or Universities are eligible to apply for the 10-year Golden Visa. Also, talented students and graduates who have studied at the world’s 100 best Universities also qualify for the process.
How can Creative Zone assist you with your Golden Visa application

Creative Zone can help you create a strong profile to apply for the Golden Visa as the as the authorities have put in place a strict eligibility criterion and a long list of documents and formalities. Our concierge team will assist you every step of the way in your application and ensure that all requirements are complete, and your profile is approved.

Golden Visa Nominator
Application Requirements:

  • Original Passport (valid for 6 months)
  • Clear copy of the UAE resident visa cancellation document (if applicable)
  • Original Emirates ID (if applicable)
  • Clear copy of UAE Tourist visa with entry stamp (if not holding any UAE resident visa)
  • Clear coloured digital passport size photograph with white background
  • Clear digital copy of 6 months personal bank statements
  • IBAN number (International Bank Account Number)
  • UAE Mobile Number

Spouse and Dependent
Application Requirements:

  • Original Passport (valid for 6 months)
  • Clear copy of the UAE resident visa cancellation document (if applicable)
  • Original Emirates ID (if applicable)
  • Clear copy of UAE Tourist visa with entry stamp (if not holding any UAE resident visa)
  • Clear coloured digital passport size photograph with white background
  • Clear coloured digital copy of Attested Marriage Certificate (attested from UAE embassy from the country of origin and attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs inside UAE)
  • Clear coloured digital copy of Attested Birth Certificate of the dependent (attested from UAE embassy from the country of origin and attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs inside UAE)
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Steps to get your UAE Golden Visa

After you get an email from Dubai immigration: ‘Cleared to proceed with the Nomination Request for the Golden Residency visa application’ please follow the next steps.

Step 1 Make Travel Arrangements
Step 2 Medical Test
Step 3 Submission of the Application
Step 4 Golden Visa Approval and Visa Stamping
Step 5 Biometrics for Emirates ID Application
Note: You will have to submit a negative PCR test result from Dubai before your Biometrics schedule.
Step 6 Emirates ID Card Issued

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