UAE Opens 10-Year ‘Golden Visa’ Scheme To All Resident Doctors
UAE Government has invited doctors to apply for the golden visa in recognition of their efforts and sacrifices, and being the frontline heroes in war against the novel coronavirus.
The government of the UAE invites doctors to apply for the golden visa. The first line of defense will be granted the long-term residency in “recognition of their efforts and sacrifices”.
The Golden Visa gives doctors and their families a 10-year residence permit.
All doctors licensed by the UAE health regulatory bodies can apply for the golden visa between July 2021 to September 2022 through the website (smartservices.ica.gov.ae). Dubai-licensed doctors may apply through (smart.gdrfad.gov.ae). The concerned government departments will receive and review the applications to issue the golden visa for those who qualify.
In addition, seven centers affiliated with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship will be established throughout the Emirates for physicians who wish to apply for the visa in person.
The move is in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to grant Golden Visas to those with scientific competencies and distinguished expertise. It will help attract and retain top talent in the medical field.
Long-term residency for coders
The UAE Government recently announced the start of the Golden Visa application process for coders through the National Programme for Coders.
The programme will see 100,000 coders get the long-term residency
What is a Golden Visa?
The UAE has conditionally renewable long-term visas for five or ten years for certain categories of residents, including investors, entrepreneurs and specialist talents.
The system allows UAE residents and foreigners to obtain a long-stay residence visa without the need for an Emirati sponsor.
Last November, the cabinet led by Sheikh Mohammed approved major procedural changes for residents to obtain the visa.
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