ABU DHABI – The validity of the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa has been extended from five years to ten years for all categories, it has been confirmed.
Mark Dorzi, Director of Operations at the Abu Dhabi Residential Office, said the Golden Visa, now valid for ten years, offers a wide range of residency options for professionals and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge, including doctors, specialists, scientists and inventors.
Dorzi emphasized that golden visa holders can sponsor their spouses, children and parents regardless of age, with new main categories and subcategories added following recommendations from relevant offices such as the Abu Dhabi Residents’ Office.
The official website of the Abu Dhabi Resident Office also confirmed that the golden visa is valid for 10 years.
Abu Dhabi hosts many high-growth industries such as creative industries, research and development, healthcare, agriculture and financial services, as well as an environment conducive to start-ups and entrepreneurs.
The Abu Dhabi Golden Visa offers long-term residency for investors and innovators. It is for top talent from around the world looking to live, work and grow in Abu Dhabi for the next few years.
The United Arab Emirates has been working hard to attract citizens from all over the world. The benefits of a Golden Visa are many, including a 6-month multiple-entry visa to complete the Golden Visa process, and a 5- or 10-year renewable residence visa, which was unheard of in the past.
Golden visa holders can also stay outside the UAE for more than 6 months and are entitled to residence permits for family members including husband and children.