UAE is an attractive destination for individuals around the world to pursue their careers. To attract more and more talented individuals across the world, the UAE announced “Green Visa”. The major purpose of introducing the Green Visa at an event in Dubai is to attract top-talent individuals.
Earlier individuals required sponsorship from UAE candidates to stay in the UAE. However, the launch of Green Visa in UAE put an end to the hurdle of sponsorship. A Green Visa is a resident visa that allows the visa holder to sponsor himself for residence in UAE for 5 years eliminating the need for UAE nationals to sponsor their visa themselves. This visa also provides a 90 to 180-day window to renew their documents from an earlier period of 30 days. This change provides flexibility to the individuals in UAE. Moreover, this visa is one of the first 13 “UAE 50 projects”.
UAE Green Visa provides a 5-year resident to individuals in UAE. Here are the requirements:
The visa category is available to the skilled employees who possess a particular skill. There are certain requirements to have it as skilled employees:
UAE Green Visa is also available to self-employed as well as freelancing individuals. There are certain minimum requirements to possess this visa as a freelancer or self-employed individual:
UAE also provides Green Visa to investors who are willing to invest in UAE. Earlier, investors were provided with a visa for 2 years which has now been extended to 5 years.
There are certain minimum requirements to be fulfilled to get it as an investor or a partner:
This visa is available for freelancers, self-employed individuals, skilled individuals, investors and partners. The major benefit of this visa is that those individuals who get this visa can get residence permits for their male children up to 25 years of age while there is no age limit for unmarried daughters.
Green visa holders of the UAE can also bring their first-degree relatives. In all the cases the visa is valid for relatives or family members till the visa of an individual is valid. This is a great advantage for individuals who are planning to move to the UAE with their families.
To apply for a Green visa, skilled employees must: have a valid employment contract along with Bachelor’s degree.
You can apply for your Dubai green visa online or in person. The Dubai green visa fee is about AED 2280 .
In essence, the Golden Visa provides entrepreneurs with stability and ample opportunities for growth whereas green visa is for freelancers, skilled employs, self employed and investors.