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Sheikh Mohammed adds more professionals to the 'golden visa' list

Sheikh Mohammed adds more professionals to the 'golden visa' list

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced that more professionals have been added to the list who will be eligible for the 10-year ‘golden visa’.

Sheikh Mohammed revealed on Sunday that all doctors, those who hold a PhD, engineers the computer science, electronic, programming, electricity and biotechnology, and also graduates from accredited universities who score an 3.8 GPA and above would not be eligible for the 10-year visa.

“The golden visa will also be granted to holders of specialised degrees in AI, big data, or epidemiology and viruses, as well as outstanding high school students in the country and their families,” His Highness also announced. “This is the first batch of granted visas that will be followed by more.”

Earlier last year, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) announced a target of 6,800 golden visas to be given out by the end of 2019 due to the growing demand for longer residency options in the UAE.

In May 2020, Sheikh Mohammed had also decided to award a group of 212 male and female doctors from the Dubai Health Authority with the 10-year Gold Card residency visas for providing direct medical services to COVID-19 patients.

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