UAE extends 10-year residency ‘golden’ visa eligibility – World News

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the issuance of “golden” visas to some gold professionals, special degree holders and others for 10-year residency, the ruler of Dubai said on Sunday.

Foreigners in the UAE usually have renewable visas attached to employment for only a few years. Over the years, the government has made its visa policy more flexible, offering longer stays for certain types of investors, students and professionals.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said in a statement that all doctoral degrees, medical doctors and computer, electronics, programming, electrical, and biotechnology engineers are eligible.

Eligible are also those with artificial intelligence, big numbers and special degrees in epidemiology as well as high school students living in the UAE with the highest rank in the country and university grade point verage (GPA) 8. higher or higher Are.

After first announcing a long-term visa plan in 2018, the UAE began issuing renewable visas for 5- and 10-year visas to some foreign investors, entrepreneurs, chief executives, scientists and outstanding students in 2019.

The emirate of Dubai, the center of trade and tourism in the Middle East, said in September that it would issue renewable visas to wealthy foreign retirees every five years.

Oil and gas producers, the UAE’s economy has been affected by the coronavirus epidemic and low oil prices, which has driven many foreigners away.

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About the author: Muhammad Wayne

Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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