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UAE expands Golden Residency program

To further encourage innovation, creativity and applied research


The UAE Cabinet headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced changes in the Golden Residency program aimed at attracting and retaining experts and talented professionals from various fields and scientific disciplines. The changes will take effect starting 1 December 2020.

The UAE Golden Residency, a 10-year residency visa, will be granted to residents with Ph.D. degrees, in addition to doctors and engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electrical engineering, and biotechnology, as well as graduates from UAE accredited universities who scored Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.8 and above.

The Golden Residency will also be offered to specialists in artificial intelligence, big data, virology, epidemiology, and UAE high school top graduates and their families.

In addition to the dynamic lifestyle and safety that are considered main characteristics of life in the UAE, Golden Residency holders and their families will be offered 10-year residency visa. The new Golden Residency categories expand the program to further encourage innovation, creativity and applied research, adding to the appeal of a career in the Emirates for the world’s brightest minds.

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