Dubai Update

UAE approves ‘golden’ visa allowing 10-year residency for certain professions

The ‘golden residency’ will also be available for ‘first high school students in the country with their families,’ the Dubai leader says. The golden card is a long-term residency programme announced by the Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, in May 2019.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on Sunday announced that UAE has approved a ‘golden’ visa grant allowing 10-year residency for certain professions including specialised degree-holders and others.

Taking on Twitter, the Dubai leader said that the visa grant will be for “all holders of doctorate degrees, all doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, outperforming accredited universities in the country at a rate of 3.8 and more.

Terming it as ‘Golden residency’, the ruler added that the visa will also be granted to “holders of specialized degrees in artificial intelligence, big data, or epidemiology and viruses “.