Physicians, engineers, programmers, computer science professionals, and high-achieving students are now eligible for the 10-year UAE residency visa.
15 November 2020| Last updated on 17 November 2020
Students can also apply for themselves and their family if the pupil has a 3.8 GPA
The UAE has applied some new changes to its 10-year residency visa system, expanding the eligibility pool to attract foreign professionals and encourage the brightest students in the country to explore their careers locally.
The original UAE Gold Card scheme was introduced last year, allowing top investors, wealthy executives, business owners and scientists who earned at least AED 30,000 per month to settle in the Emirates for longer.
On Sunday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, shared the news on Twitter, adding that it will come into effect from December.
He said: "UAE Golden Visa will also include UAE-based physicians as well as engineers in the fields of computer science, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology."
"We want to keep those who are talented here so we can continue together our journey of development and achievement," HH Sheikh Mohammed continued.