The UAE Golden Visa is for up to 10 years and is available to international investors and leading professionals from all around the world. People engaged in science and research such as doctors, scientists and inventors have the opportunity to apply for it. It is also available to talented people in the creative and sports fields, as well as entrepreneurs.
The UAE boasts a number of fast-growing industries that create unique opportunities for talented people to develop and succeed. These include creative industries, healthcare, agriculture, sectors of research and development, business and financial services, as well as a thriving start-up ecosystem.
The following categories of individuals are eligible for the UAE's Golden Talent Visa:
- Outstanding students and university graduates
- Special talents
- Art and cultural figures
- Educators (in priority areas)
- Doctorate holders
Each category under the Golden Visa programme has its own set of criteria for a 5–10 year residency.
Applicants must apply for this type of visa on a strictly individual basis.