The UAE Cabinet has announced significant changes in the Golden Residency programme aimed at attracting and retaining experts and talented professionals from various fields. The changes will come into effect on 1st December 2020.
The UAE Golden Residency, a ten-year residency visa, will be granted to residents who hold PhD degrees, in addition to doctors and engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electrical engineering and biotechnology. Graduates from UAE accredited universities who scored Grade Point Average, GPA, of 3.8 and above will also be eligible.
Specialists in artificial intelligence, AI, big data, virology, epidemiology and UAE high school top graduates and their families are also invited to apply for the 10-year visa.
In addition to the dynamic lifestyle and safety the UAE provides, Golden Residency holders and their families will benefit from a 10-year residency visa. The new Golden Residency categories expand the programme to further encourage innovation, creativity and applied research, adding to the appeal of a career in the UAE for the world’s brightest minds.