10 Years Validity for UAE Golden Visa
The UAE Golden Visa has recently been extended to 10 years for all categories, meaning that individuals who meet the eligibility criteria can now enjoy longer-term residency in the country.
Recently, the UAE government announced an extension of the validity of all categories of the UAE Golden Visa from 5 years to 10 years, making it a more attractive option for those interested in long-term residency in the UAE. This visa is targeted towards professionals and researchers in the fields of science and technology, such as doctors, specialists, inventors, and scientists, without requiring a guarantor. According to the Director of Operations at the Abu Dhabi Residents Office, Mark Dorzi, the Golden Visa now offers a 10-year residency option for holders, granting them the right to live and work in the UAE for an entire decade.
One of the benefits of holding a Golden Visa is the ability to sponsor spouses, children, and parents without any age restrictions, thanks to the creation of new main and sub-categories by the Abu Dhabi Office for Residents. Additionally, even in the event of the sponsor’s death, these family members can continue to stay in the UAE until the end of their residency visa.
Golden Visa holders are also entitled to a multiple-entry visa for a period of 6 months to complete the Golden Visa procedures, and they can stay outside of the UAE for more than 6 months as well. Overall, the Golden Visa offers a range of benefits and options for those looking to live and work in the UAE for the long term.