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UAE introduces a one-touch service to streamline the Golden Visa process

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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The Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) has unveiled a brand-new service named the "Comprehensive Service for Golden Residency with One Touch." Eligible citizens can now apply for a Golden Visa with only one-touch provided they match the conditions. The goal is to streamline the Golden Visa application process.

The UAE government is working to improve digital transformation in administrative services for the benefit of its citizens. It combines all visa services, such as Golden Residency, visa issuance, status regularisation, and the granting of residency and identity, into one single package. Visit the ICP website or UAEICP application to complete the entire process.

Visitors can benefit from flexible and extended visit periods of up to one year without needing a sponsor. Eligible candidates include qualified individuals working in fields including creative, research, development, healthcare, agriculture, financial services, and other emerging corporate sectors.  

They also include researchers, exceptional students, doctors, specialists, creators, athletes, entrepreneurs, and investors in the economic and real estate sectors. The program allows people to stay outside the UAE for longer than six months without losing their resident status and allows participants to sponsor family members like spouses and kids.

In addition, the minimum wage criteria for the visa have been reduced to AED 30,000. According to ICP, which highlighted that the Golden Residency program will give 5-10-year residency options. 

Over time, the UAE government has steadily loosened its visa regulations, granting more opportunities to people. Through initiatives like these, the nation demonstrates its dedication to luring in foreign talent and professionals to live, work, and study in the country. The new strategy intends to increase the competitiveness and adaptability of the nation on the labour market while also luring in and keeping talented individuals and skilled professionals from all over the world.

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