Full Guide to Green Visa in UAE

A new visa has been introduced in the UAE that is turning heads all around and for very good reason. Dubbed the UAE’s Green Visa, one of its many perks is that it eliminates completely the need for a sponsor for an individual to get it. 

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What Is the Green Visa?

The Green Visa is a new type of residency visa that allows you to have a residency in the UAE without a citizen, work, or family sponsorship. 

What Is the Duration of the Green Visa?

The Green Visa in UAE has a validity duration of 5 years for its holder, which is a significant change from other residency visas that usually are valid for 2-3 years. 

Who Is Eligible to Apply for the UAE Green Visa?

When the UAE announced the Green Visa, it was mainly to attract foreign talent to the country. In accordance, those eligible to apply are the following individuals:

  • Freelancers and self-employed people
  • Skilled employees
  • Investors and partners.
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What Are the Requirements for a UAE Green Visa?

The following is required to be submitted when applying for the Green Visa: 

Freelancers and Self-Employed People

  • A freelance or self-employment permit produced from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation 
  • Proof of education through Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma at the least
  • Proof of income from freelance or self employment for the last 2 years (the amount shouldn’t be less than AED 360,000) or proof of financial solvency to support staying in the UAE

Skilled Employees 

  • Valid employment contract 
  • Applicant classified in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd occupational level according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation 
  • Applicant holds a Bachelor’s Degree at least or equivalent
  • Salary not less than AED 15,000/month 

Investors and Partners 

  • Investment approval (minimum AED 1 Million)
  • Proof of investment (total investment capital should be included if applicant has more than one license) 
  • Approval of competent local authorities 
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What Is the Cost of the UAE Green Visa?

The fees for the green visa application are yet to be announced. 

What Are the Benefits of the UAE Green Visa?

There are great benefits regarding family members of Green Visa holders in UAE as follows: 

  • First-degree family members including spouse and children are granted the visa of the same duration as the holder
  • The age of children has been changed to 25 years old for boys instead of 18 with no age limit for daughters who are not married
  • Children of determination are provided the visa no matter their age.
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When Will the Green Visa Come into Effect in the UAE?

The visa is expected to be fully implemented by October 3rd, 2022, onwards. 

Now that you have the ultimate guide for the Green Visa, your residency in the UAE is a much easier choice. 

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