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Golden Visa Application in Dubai

The issuance of the Golden Visa, the new residence visa that allows foreigners to live and work in the country for a long period of time (5 or 10 years), has been approved for expatriates under specific conditions since 2019.

This visa allows its holders to work and study in the United Arab Emirates without the need for a sponsor. The UAE Golden Visa is valid for five or ten years and is automatically renewed if the same conditions are met at the time of renewal.

Specific groups of people can benefit from this type of visa, including investors, entrepreneurs, specialized talent, and researchers in many sectors of science, as well as outstanding students with potential scientific capabilities.

The category that the applicant qualifies for, decides the validity of the Golden visa. Which can be granted for 5 or 10 years in accordance with the terms and requirements.

Apply For Golden Visa in Dubai

We can assist you in determining which categories you qualify for and whether you are eligible for the 5-year or 10-year Golden visa. We will also walk you through the entire process from beginning to end.

To give you a better understanding of the rules and requirements for applying for a golden visa in Dubai, we will go through the categories that are allowed to apply for each type of Golden visa in the UAE below.

To help you better understand the requirements and conditions to apply for a golden visa in Dubai, we will explore the categories allowed to apply to each type of Golden visa in UAE.

10 Year Golden Visa UAE

The 10-year golden visa is available to the following categories:

  • Investors in public investments within UAE with a value of at least 10 million AED
  • Individuals with specialized talents

5-Year Golden Visa UAE

The following categories are eligible to apply for a five-year residence visa that is automatically renewed:

  • Investors in a property in the UAE
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Outstanding students

10 Year Golden Visa UAE For Investors

Investment can refer to one of the following categories:

  • Investor in Dubai
  • CEO of a company in Dubai

Conditions of 10-year golden visa UAE for investors

  • Getting GDRFA approval in Dubai
  • Passport + residence visa copy (passport must be valid for more than 3 months & visa must be issued from Dubai)
  • personal photo with white background
  • Health insurance
  • Financial report( 2020- 2021) audited by a licensed auditing company
  • Trade License copy + MOA (memorandum of association)
  • Vat returns 1 years
  • Bank statement under the company name for last 3 months
  • NOC from the free zone to apply for golden visa
  • Applicants shareholder certificate from free zone

Conditions of 10-year golden visa UAE for CEO

  • Getting GDRFA approval in Dubai
  • Passport + residence visa copy (passport must be valid more than 3 months & visa must be issued from Dubai)
  • Fitness test result
  • Personal photo with white background
  • Health insurance
  • Bank statement showing salary more than 50,000 DHS in the past 6 months
  • NOC letter from the company to get golden visa
  • IF the salary is 50,000 to 70,000 the equivalency of the degree will be required high education in dubai , if the salary above 70,000 copy of the degree is enough
  • A visa copy proofing that you hold manager job title for the past 5 years
  • Labour contract or salary certificate

10 Year Golden Visa UAE For specialized talent

Doctors, specialists, scientists, innovators, and creative individuals are eligible for the golden visa, which is provided to specialized skills and researchers in the domains of science and knowledge. The visa’s privileges include a visa for the spouse and children.

Following are the details of all the mentioned categories in terms of requirements and documentation:

Conditions of 10-year golden visa UAE for Doctors

  • Passport + residence visa copy (passport must be valid for more than 3 months & visa must be issued from Dubai)
  • Fitness test result
  • Personal photo with white background
  • Health insurance
  • Professional License Certificate copy (if the Facility Name is different from the current visa sponsor then GDRFA
  • approval is required also copy of the labor card & contract)
  • Labour contract or salary certificate
  • Muste be a doctor for 1 years

Conditions of 10-year golden visa UAE for Artists

  • Passport + residence visa copy (passport must be valid more than 3 months & visa must be issued from Dubai)
  • Fitness test result
  • personal photo with white background
  • Health insurance
  • Dubai Culture approval letter

Conditions of the Golden Visa for Bright students with promising scientific capabilities

Secondary School (Invited Students ONLY)

  • Passport + residence visa copy (passport must be valid more than 3 months & visa must be issued from Dubai)
  • Fitness test result for the student above 18 years old
  • personal photo with white background
  • Health insurance
  • School certificate attested from ministry OF education FROM UAE
  • ICA nomination approval for golden visa

Accredit university students for the years 2019, 2020, 2021 (GP no less than 3.8)

  • Passport + residence visa copy (the passport must be valid for more than 3 months & visa must be issued from Dubai)
  • Fitness test result for the student above 18 years old
  • Personal photo with white background
  • Health insurance
  • University certificate attested from ministry OF education FROM UAE
  • GPA certificate from university

Holders of the Golden visa are eligible to apply for resident visas for their family members in the form of a dependent visa. They need to provide the following documents upon the application:

  • Passport + residence visa copy (passport must be valid for more than 3 months & visa must be issued from Dubai)
  • Fitness test result for the student above 18 years old
  • Personal photo with white background
  • Health insurance
  • Attested Birth and marriage certificate from MOFA

The process of obtaining a golden visa in Dubai

(According to the latest update on Thursday 29/07/2021)

The applicant can submit the golden visa application through Al Kifaf Amer center- Al Taresh for Government Services. At this point, a copy of the passport and residence visa + photo is required. No need to cancel your visa or your dependent visa. The application fee is AED 2,970.75.

After that, you will receive approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai to complete the application with the required documents. The documents required are subject to the category of the application as mentioned above in the detailed info.

Regarding dependents, there are two options you can go for, either cancel the visas of the spouse and children to present the golden visa after the visa is stamped on the passport. Or keep your dependents in the Hold unit with the completed visa stamp on the passport. To do this step,

It’s advised to keep the dependents’ visas such as an assistant, brother, sister, father or mother on hold rather than canceling them.

After receiving the SMS from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, you need to visit our center with the application and original passport to stamp the visa sticker.

The last step is to apply for an Emirates ID which will cost AED 1075.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I travel to a different Emirate with a Golden Visa?

Yes, you can. There are no restrictions of travel inside The UAE for golden visa holders.

2. How long does a Golden Visa application take to process?

3. What are the steps to apply for a golden Visa in Dubai?

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