UAE Green Visa offers 5-year residency without employment constraints.
Eligible applicants: freelancers, self-employed, and skilled employees.
Visa extends sponsorship to sons (up to 25) and unmarried daughters.
Embrace the freedom of the UAE Green Visa, designed for those who seek to relocate without employment constraints.
This unique visa grants individuals the power to sponsor themselves for an impressive 5-year period, eliminating the need for a UAE national or employer sponsorship.
According to the Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO), the purpose of introducing this innovative visa is to enhance labor market flexibility and attract exceptional global talent to the UAE. Beyond offering a long-term residency solution, the Green Visa provides additional advantages for the visa holder’s family, surpassing the benefits of a standard residence visa.
Who is eligible for this visa?
Freelancers, self-employed and skilled employees can apply for a Green visa.
Benefits of the Green Visa
Eliminating the requirement for employment, the UAE Green Visa opens the door to residency in the UAE. It extends sponsorship privileges to sons up to the age of 25 and unmarried daughters of any age. Additionally, the Green Visa provides a generous grace period of six months following the conclusion of its 5-year validity.
Application criteria’s for freelancers and/or self-employed people
Freelancers and self-employed individuals must present a freelance/self-employment permit issued by the Ministry of Human Resources. Additionally, they are required to provide Emiratization proof in the form of a bachelor’s degree or a specialized diploma. To qualify, applicants need to show evidence of an annual income from self-employment for the preceding two years, totaling no less than AED 360,000, or demonstrate financial solvency for the duration of their stay in the UAE.
Application criteria’s for Skilled employees
An essential prerequisite is a valid employment contract.
Classification within the first, second, or third occupational level by the Ministry of Human Resources is mandatory.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required.
The stipulated monthly salary must be no less than AED 15,000.
Application criteria for investors
Obtain approval from the ICP based on the investors’ rating system for the investment.
Provide evidence of investment; if the investor/partner holds multiple licenses, the total invested capital will be calculated accordingly.
Secure approval from the relevant local authorities.
Green Visa process and cost
Visit www.gdrfad.gov.ae or download the GDRFA-Dubai application.
Initiate the process by creating a new user account.
Choose the desired service – Issuance of entry permit for green residence under Entry Permissions.
Navigate to the applicable subcategory: Skilled worker, investor, partner, or freelance work.
Attach the necessary documents.
Complete the transaction by submitting the service fees (AED 2,280).
Finalize your request by submitting it for processing.
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