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Your Guide to Obtaining a Golden Visa in the UAE - What You Need to Know

What is a Golden Visa and How Can it Benefit You?

A Golden Visa is a type of residency permit that allows individuals to live, work and study in the UAE. It offers a range of benefits that can help you and your family live and work in the UAE. With a Golden Visa, you can enjoy access to free healthcare, education, and other public services in the country. Furthermore, it provides you with the opportunity to apply for citizenship after five years of residency. In this article, we'll explain what a Golden Visa is, how it can benefit you, the process of obtaining a UAE Golden Visa and the costs involved.

Advantages of Obtaining a UAE Golden Visa

Obtaining a UAE Golden Visa is an attractive option for people looking to move to the United Arab Emirates. This visa offers many benefits and advantages that make it an attractive option for those interested in living and working in the UAE.

  • an entry visa for six months with multiple entries to proceed with residence issuance

  • a long-term, renewable residence visa valid for 5 or 10 years

  • the privilege of not needing a sponsor

  • the ability to stay outside the UAE for more than the usual period of six months in order to keep their residence visa valid

  • the ability to sponsor their family members, including spouses and children regardless of their ages

  • the ability to sponsor unlimited number of domestic helpers

  • the permit for family members to stay in the UAE until the end of their permit duration, if the primary holder of the Golden visa passes away.

Eligibility Requirements for Obtaining a UAE Golden Visa

The UAE Golden Visa is a residency permit that allows foreign nationals to live and work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It is designed for

  • investors,

  • entrepreneurs

  • Exceptional talents-doctors, scientists, creative people of culture and art, inventors, executives, specialists in scientific fields, athletes, doctoral degree holders and specialists in the fields of engineering and science.

  • Highly-skilled workers

  • Outstanding students and graduates

  • Frontline heroes

  • Pioneers of humanitarian work

The requirements for eligibility for a UAE Golden Visa vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for. However, all applicants must meet certain criteria in order to qualify. These criteria include

  • having a valid passport from an eligible country

  • meeting financial requirements

  • being able to provide evidence of sufficient funds

  • Additionally, some visas may require additional documents such as proof of employment or educational qualifications

The Steps Involved When Applying for a Golden visa in UAE

Moving to the UAE can be an exciting experience, but it’s important to understand the process of obtaining a residence permit. The steps involved in applying for a UAE residence permit are straightforward and can be completed in just a few weeks.

The first step is to determine if you are eligible for a UAE golden visa or a permanent residence permit. Once you have determined your eligibility, there are several steps that must be taken in order to complete the application process. These steps include obtaining all necessary documents, submitting the application form online or through an authorized representative, and paying any associated fees. With the right guidance and information, you can easily navigate this process and obtain your residence permit in the UAE.

You can apply for the Golden visa through either of the following methods,

1. ICP Smart Services / UAE ICP Mobile Application
  • Access the ICP smart service

  • Search for required service

  • Fill the application form

  • Pay service fees

2. Customer Happiness Centers
  • Visit the nearest customer Happiness center

  • Get a ticket using the queue system

  • Submit the application and documents to the customer service officer

  • Pay service fees

3. Typing Centers
  • Visit the nearest typing center accredited by ICP

  • Submit the application and documents to typing center employee

  • Pay service fees

Costs of Obtaining a Dubai Golden Residence Permit

It is also important to understand the full costs associated with obtaining this permit. So, we will examine all of the costs associated with acquiring a Golden Residence Permit in UAE, including application fees and other related expenses.

The fee differs for candidates based on whether they are staying in the UAE or not. The pay for candidates in UAE is AED 2800 and for candidates outside UAE, it is AED 3800. Additionally, a fee of AED 1000 is charged for Emirates ID processing and medical examination.

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