Here is everything you need to know about the UAE’s Golden Visa.

Foreign nationals may reside, work, or study in the UAE for a maximum of ten years with the Golden Visa. This renewable golden residency programme is only available to select individuals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), such as investors and people with remarkable skills.

This is everything you need know about the UAE’s Golden Visa:

Benefits of Golden Visa in UAE.

  1. a six-month multiple-entry visa, followed by the granting of resident permits.
  2. Renewed for a another 10 years.
  3. Visas may be self-sponsored by individuals.
  4. Even if you spend a lot of time outside the UAE, your visa won’t be cancelled.
  5. can sponsor members of their family, such as spouses and kids of all ages.
  6. can sponsor their parents without making extra deposits for a 10-year residency period.
  7. can support as many domestic assistants as they choose.
  8. If the holder of a Golden Visa passes away, family members may stay in the UAE until the end of their visa’s validity.
  9. Esaad Privilege Card will be offered to Golden Visa holders.
  10. Holders of Golden Visas may apply for insurance coverage .

Requirements for Golden Visa in UAE.

Public Investors.

  • Investors must fulfil the following requirements in order to be qualified for this Golden Visa:

    a document stating that the investor has contributed at least AED 2 million, provided by an investment fund in the United Arab Emirates.

  • a memorandum of association declaring that the investor’s capital is not less than AED 2 million, as well as a current commercial or industrial licence
  • a letter from the Federal Tax Authority attesting that the investor has made at least AED 250,000 in annual payments to the government.
  • Own the invested money entirely, and it can’t be a loan.
  • Evidence of health insurance for the individual and their family (if any).

Real Estate Investors.

  • The value of the property cannot be less than AED 2 million.
  • a letter from the land department attesting to the property’s ownership.
  • Applicants may also borrow money from recognised local banks to pay for a property.


  • According to a UAE auditor’s permission letter, the project value cannot be less than AED 500,000.
  • a letter of approval outlining the project’s technical or future character.
  • The proposed firm should be developed in the UAE by a recognised business incubator.

Doctors and Scientists.

  • In the UAE, doctors are required to obtain a clearance letter from the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
    Scientists must fulfil a number of requirements, such as receiving a letter of recommendation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence Secretariat or the Emirates Council of Sciences.
  • The granting of the Medal of Scientific Excellence to the applicant must be mentioned in the letter.

Creative Individuals in Culture and Art.

  • a letter of consent from the relevant emirate’s department of culture and the arts.

Executive Directors.

  • a certified copy of a university degree with at least a bachelor’s degree that has been granted certification by the Ministry of Education (MoE).
  • a letter of experience detailing at least five years in the same position.
  • a wage certificate for AED 50,000 per month.
  • A work agreement.


  • a letter of recommendation from the General Sports Authority or another sports body.

Specialists in Engineering and Science.

a certified copy of a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the MoE
A work agreement.

Exceptional High School Students.

  • Toppers at the national level with a secondary school grade of at least 95% in either public or private.
  • letter of recommendation from the Emirates Schools Establishment of the MoE.

University Students

  • The college must receive an A or B grade.
  • The student must present a reference letter from the school, an approved graduation certificate, or an academic record attesting to the fact that their cumulative GPA (CGPA) is at least 3.5 for A-class universities and 3.8 for B-class universities.
  • The graduate must have been within the last two years.

Leaders of Humanitarian Work.

  • five years of work with national and international organisations.
  • 5 years of professional experience with civic organisations and public interest organisations.
  • an acknowledgement honorarium from a national, international, or local humanitarian organisation.
    funders of humanitarian aid with a minimum of AED 2 million

Frontline Heroes.

Frontline warriors who serve admirably in emergencies like COVID-19 are qualified for a Golden Visa with a referral from a qualified official. These professionals include doctors, pharmacists, lab technicians, nurses, and other Frontline Heroes Office-approved cadres.

How to Apply.

Via Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP)

  • People can use the smart services platform of ICP to apply for a Golden Visa.

Via General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai.

  • Activate the GDRFA website.
  • Golden Visa is a good option.
  • Complete the application.
  • Provide supporting documentation and payment (given below).
  • Send in your application.
  • Applying is also possible using the GDRFA app, which is accessible on iOS and Android.

Golden Visa Fees.

Visa Category Visa Cost (inside UAE) Visa Cost (outside UAE) Application Fee Medical Examination Emirates ID Processing UAE Health Insurance
10-year Golden Visa AED 2,800-3,800 AED 3,800-4,800 AED 150 Approx. AED 1,000 Processing Charge Starts at AED 800

Fees can change. For further information on the fee, applicants are urged to contact the official websites indicated above.

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