Since 2019, expats have been able to apply for the Golden Visa, a new residency visa that permits foreigners to remain and work in the nation for an extended length of time (5 or 10 years).
This Visa permits holders to work and study in the UAE without the need for a sponsor. The UAE Golden Visa is valid for 5 or 10 years and is automatically renewed if the same criteria are satisfied at the time of renewal.
This sort of visa is intended for certain categories of people, such as investors, entrepreneurs, specialized talent, and researchers in various fields of science, as well as outstanding students with promising scientific capabilities.
The category that the applicant qualifies for determines the validity of the Golden Visa. which can be granted for 5 or 10 years, depending on the terms and requirements.
We can help you figure out which categories you qualify for and whether you qualify 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.
The 10-year golden visa is available to the following categories:
The following categories are eligible to apply for a five-year residence Visa that is automatically renewed:
Investment can refer to one of the following categories:
Holders of the Golden Visa are entitled to apply for dependent visas for their family members. They must provide the following documentation with their application:
The applicant can apply for a Golden Visa at the Al Kifaf Amer center- Al Taresh for Government Services. At this stage, a copy of the passport and residency visa, as well as a photo, are necessary. There is no need to cancel your or your dependent’s visa. The application cost is AED 2711.75.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai will then grant you permission to submit the application along with the required documentation. The papers necessary depend on the application type, as stated above in the comprehensive description.
Regarding dependents, you have two options: cancel the Visas of the spouse and children and present the Golden Visa once the Visa has been stamped on the passport. Alternatively, you might put your dependents in the hold unit with the completed Visa stamp on their passport. To do this, it is recommended that the dependents’ Visas, such as an assistant, brother, sister, father, or mother, be held rather than cancelled.
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 1185.5.
The last step is to apply for an Emirates ID which will cost AED 1075.
1. Can I travel to a different Emirate with a Golden Visa?
You certainly can. Golden Visa holders are not restricted from traveling within the UAE.
2. How long does a Golden Visa application take to process?
After submitting all required documents and receiving initial approval, the Golden Visa usually take up to 5 days to be issued.
3. What are the steps to apply for a Golden Visa in Dubai?
Following these procedures, you may simply and quickly apply for a Golden Visa at Al Taresh government services —Amer Center Dubai—: