The UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Port Security (UAE ICP) has announced a new comprehensive service to obtain a Golden Residency Visa.
The ‘One Touch Golden Visa service’ is designed to make the process of obtaining a Golden Visa easier. It will help the aspirants with their visa applications, issuance of other visas, regularisation of status, and the issuance of residency and identity – along with the possibility of renewing all of these in just one step. If a resident meets the specified requirements for the Golden Visa, one can complete the application with just the push of a button on the ICP website.
The Golden Visa enables foreign talents to live, work or study in the UAE, while enjoying exclusive benefits that include the privilege of not needing a sponsor, the ability to stay outside the UAE for more than six months to keep their residence visa valid, and the ability to sponsor their family members, including spouses and children, regardless of their ages.
The minimum monthly salary requirement for getting hold of the visa also recently decreased from Dh50,000 to Dh30,000, with many more skilled professionals eligible to get the long-term residency. Suitable disciplines include medicine, sciences and engineering, information technology, business and administration, education, law, culture and social sciences.