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UAE to widen ‘golden’ visa’s eligibility criteria

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UAE to widen ‘golden’ visa’s eligibility criteria:


The United Arab Emirates will extend its “golden” visa system to certain professionals, specialised degree-holders and others.


After first announcing a long-term visa plan in 2018, the UAE in 2019 started granting 5- and 10-year renewable visas to certain foreign investors, entrepreneurs, chief executives, scientists and outstanding students.

About the ‘Golden Card’ Permanent Residency Scheme:

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) had launched this Scheme to woo wealthy individuals and exceptional talents from all over the world.

The “Golden Card” visa includes categories:

  1. General investors who will be granted a 10 year permanent residency visas .
  2. Real Estate Investors, who can get a visa for 5 year visa.
  3. Entrepreneurs and Talented Professionals like doctors, researchers and innovators can get 10 years visa.
  4. ‘Outstanding students’. These will also be permitted 5 years permanent residency visas.

Sources: the Hindu.