UAE Golden Visa

Residency by Investment

UAE Golden Visa

The United Arab Emirates introduced a new long-term visa scheme in 2019. The term “Golden visa” refers to this. Foreign nationals are able to live, work, and study in the United Arab Emirates thanks to the Golden Visa. With the 2019 revision, Dubai in particular is hoped to draw in more foreign residents. The UAE Residence by Investment program seeks to provide long-term residence to foreign investors, businesses, and qualified individuals who make significant investments in the country.
Processing Time

30 days-4 MONTHS

Donation or Investment From

USD 550,000

Visa-Free Travel Within

174+ countries


  • 1Residency: The Golden Visa grants the holder residency status in the UAE for a period of up to 10 years.
  • Visa-free travel: Holders of the Golden Visa are entitled to visa-free travel to more than 120 countries.
  • Tax benefits: The UAE has a tax-free policy, meaning that residents do not pay personal income tax or wealth tax.
  • Access to healthcare: Golden Visa holders are entitled to access to the UAE’s public healthcare system.
  • Access to education: Holders of the Golden Visa can enroll their children in the UAE’s schools and universities.
  • Business opportunities: The UAE is a hub for business and trade, and the Golden Visa provides access to the country’s vibrant business community and investment opportunities.
  • Quality of life: The UAE is known for its high standard of living, including excellent infrastructure, a safe and secure environment, and a diverse and cosmopolitan culture.

Key Facts

ABU Dhabi
Arabic, English
UAE dirham
9.8 million

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      UAE golden visa options

      The following three choices are available to applicants who meet the requirements for residence:

      Fund for investments: 10-year visa

      One of the alternatives listed below;

      • A letter from the fund and a minimum contribution of AED 2 million (about USD 550,000) into an approved investment fund in the United Arab Emirates
      • A minimum of AED 2 million (about USD 550,000) must be invested in a business with a current commercial or industrial license.
      • Minimum annual taxes from an investor-owned company of AED 250,000 (about USD 70,000), with a letter of affirmation from the national federal tax authority Top of Form

      10-year visa for senior workers;

      Under the aforementioned investment fund option, investors may submit a letter authorising their senior employee to also acquire a 10-year residence visa if they select an executive director or advisor for a duration of ten years. The application may also include the spouse and unmarried children of the employee.

      Real estate: five-year visa extension

      A letter from the Dubai Real Estate Registration Department and a minimum real estate acquisition of AED 2 million (about USD 550,000) are required. (The acquisition of real estate with a loan requires a minimum expenditure of above AED 2 million.)

      The United Arab Emirates (UAE) golden visa program is available to individuals who meet certain criteria, including:

      Investors: those who invest a minimum of AED 10 million in a business or property in the UAE

      Entrepreneurs: individuals who set up a business in the UAE and employ a minimum of 10 UAE nationals

      Talented professionals: including doctors, engineers, and PhD holders in select fields

      Real estate owners: those who own a property worth a minimum of AED 5 million in the UAE

      Please note that these eligibility criteria may change and it is best to check with the UAE government for the most up-to-date information.

      Between AED 2,800 and AED 3,800

      Getting a Golden Visa in Dubai depends on various factors such as the applicant's financial capability, their personal background, and the requirements set by the Dubai government. It is important to note that obtaining a Golden Visa is not a guaranteed process and the requirements can change over time. It is advisable to seek professional assistance from immigration specialists or lawyers to increase your chances of success.

      Through the online portal, any potential recipients of the Golden Visa may do so by filing a visa application. Candidates must submit the required documents to the relevant authorities if they intend to migrate to Dubai for their business pursuits.

      Depending on the method selected, the price of the UAE investor visa changes. AED 13,000 is reportedly the typical cost of investing in real estate in Dubai, while AED 1,035 is reportedly the equivalent cost of investing in a business. The final cost is that a golden visa can cost anywhere from AED 650 to AED 1,150.

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