UAE grants golden visas to 100,000 global coders

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12th Jul, 2021. 03:16 pm
UAE grants golden visas to 100,000 global coders

DUBAI: On the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the National Program for Coders announced the start of the golden visa application process, Emirati official press agency WAM reported.

Both residents and non-residents of the UAE can apply for the golden visa under this scheme, in an effort to attract the best-qualified coders and graduates specialised in the field of coding.

This announcement is aligned with the national efforts to establish 1,000 major digital companies in the UAE over the next five years, to build the country’s digital market and prepare the necessary infrastructure to yield innovation and creativity that can keep up with the rapid global changes across various vital industries.

Sultan Al Olama, minister of state for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, said that the UAE is open to those who wish to be a part of the country’s success story by leveraging their talents, capabilities, and expertise, as well as for those who believe in the importance of science, technology, and innovation when it comes to shaping the future it seek for the next generations.

He said providing this opportunity for coders to obtain the UAE golden visa aims at attracting and encouraging the top international skill sets and talents in the field of coding, and to provide excellent services and support systems that promote work and innovation in the UAE to facilitate the nationwide establishment of new startups and enterprises specialised in coding.

The state minister confirmed the National Program for Coders will support golden visa holders with promising insights and opportunities to work on integrated projects where coding plays a crucial role in the society.

The coders of all nationalities and age groups may apply for the UAE golden visa through the office of Artificial Intelligence in the UAE government or the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

The applications are to be submitted by the government agencies responsible for issuing golden visas for qualified coders.

The application eligibility extends to distinguished experts and talents who achieved success in various areas of coding; those who work for pioneering international technological firms; graduates of software engineering; computer sciences; hardware engineering; information technology; artificial intelligence; data science; big data; and electrical engineering.

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