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Visa when applying for Golden Residence in UAE now available

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A six-month visa – which allows an applicant to enter the UAE multiple times – can be used to facilitate obtaining a golden residency.
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Dubai: A visa valid for six months that can be used to finalize UAE Golden Residence procedures was recently launched by the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA-UAE).

The federal authority has indicated on its website that the service can be extended for a similar period. However, the six-month visa – which allows an applicant to multiply entry to the UAE – can only be used to facilitate the completion of obtaining a golden residency.

ICA-UAE has also listed those who qualify in the following categories:

Investors (public investments / real estate investor)

Entrepreneurs (owner and founder of a project)

Specialized talents (doctors / scientists)

Creative specialists in culture and art

Inventors / specialists in priority scientific fields

PhD holders / Specialists in the fields of engineering and science (epidemiology and viruses / artificial intelligence / big data / computer engineering / electronic engineering / programming engineering, electrical, genetics and biotechnology)

Exceptional students (high school / university students).

How to register

Full step-by-step details on how to apply for the special visa are available on the ICA-UAE website. Applicants also have several options to get the information through the website, service center, call center, smart app and personal customer service center app.

Terms and conditions

ICA-UAE noted that the request will be canceled electronically after the expiration of (30) days in the event that the request is returned due to missing data or non-fulfillment of required documents.

The application can also be terminated if it is returned three times due to missing data or failure to complete required documents. Issue costs are only refunded if the application is rejected by the ICA-UAE.


The cost of the six month visa is Dh1,150 (issuance fee Dh1,000; application fee Dh100; electronic service fee Dh28 and ICA fee Dh22)


Applicants can use the ICA-UAE social media helpline, smart app, call center (600522222) and website (www.ica.gov.ae)

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