Want to spend your golden years in the UAE? These are the eligibility requirements to apply for the new UAE retirement residency visa
10 November 2021| Last updated on 11 November 2021
Find out the conditions for the UAE visa for retired expats below.
A new residency visa has been approved during a UAE Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday November 9 at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The meeting was chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.
"Today, we also approved the conditions for granting residency to a retired foreigner, where retirees can complete their stay with us in the UAE" reads the official tweet by H.H Sheikh Mohammed.
"We welcome everyone to our country," the caption added.
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The move will help support the UAE’s efforts to achieve flexibility in terms of residency laws and visa requirements.
What are the criteria for the UAE residency visa for retired expats?
According to the Dubai Media Office, if a retiree fulfils at least one the following criteria, then he or she will be eligible for the new UAE retirement residency visa.