UAE Golden Visa 2024 (Eligibility, Process, Benefits)

The UAE Golden Visa is a long-term residence visa that allows foreign nationals to live, work, or study in the UAE. This visa does not require a Job offer. The Golden Visa was launched in 2019 to attract foreign talents, investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, outstanding students, and graduates from all around the world. You can also stay outside the country for an indefinite period and can sponsor family members as well.

According to the Govt of Dubai, more than 152,000 golden visas to deserving residents, investors, professionals, and others have been issued from 2019 to 2022. The UAE Golden Visa is valid for valid for 5 or 10 years and it can be renewable. Few other UAE visas don’t require a sponsor such as UAE Green Visa, and UAE Virtual Work Visa. Get Your UAE Golden Visa Now. The Requirements, Benefits, Processing Time, and how to apply for the UAE golden visa? All we will discuss in this post.

Categories of the UAE Golden Visa 

There are ten main categories for the UAE Golden Visa, each with its eligibility requirements:

CategoriesType of ActivityGolden Visa Validity
InvestorsInvest AED 2 million in property in the UAE5 years/10 years
EntrepreneursOwn or have a business license for a startup registered in the UAE.5 years
Outstanding specialised talentsResearchers with recognized achievements in their field.5 years/10 years
DoctorsSpecialists in their field with at least 15 years of experience.5 years/10 years
Artists and intellectualsIndividuals with recognized achievements in culture and art.5 years/10 years
AthletesOlympic medalists and world champions.5 years/10 years
Humanitarian pioneersIndividuals who have made significant contributions to humanitarian causes5 years/10 years
Frontline heroesDoctors, nurses, and other frontline workers who have combatted COVID-19.5 years/10 years
Outstanding students and graduatesTop students from accredited universities worldwide5 years/10 years
Real estate investorsInvest at least AED 5 million in off-plan properties.5 years/10 years

Requirements of a UAE Golden Visa

To be eligible for the UAE Golden Visa, you must:

  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Have a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
  • Have health insurance.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Meet the specific eligibility criteria for your chosen category. You can check the requirements of each category on this link.
  • A nomination letter is required for some categories.

Also Check: UAE Standard Work Visa 2024 (Benefits and Types)

Benefits of a UAE Golden Visa

  • You will be granted an entry visa for six months with multiple entries.
  • You will have the ability to stay outside the UAE for more than six months.
  • A long-term, renewable residence visa valid for 5 or 10 years.
  • You can also sponsor family members, including spouses and children regardless of their ages.
  • The ability to sponsor an unlimited number of domestic helpers.

Processing Time

The online application takes approximately 48 hours to process your application.

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UAE Golden Visa Fees

  • Investors: AED1100
  • Geniuses of talent: AED1100
  • Specialized scientists: AED1100
  • Top students, graduates: AED1100
  • Pioneers of humanitarian workers: AED1100
  • Front Line of Defense: AED1100

How to Apply for the UAE Golden Visa?

For each chosen category you have to prepare the documents, and passport and be ready to pay the visa application fee.

How to Apply for the Dubai Golden Visa?

To Apply for the Dubai Golden Visa please visit the GDRFA website. The Link is given below.

VISIT HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT UAE GOLDEN VISA

As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official source for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of the post. Read more about me and our partners here.