UAE golden visa offers multitude of benefits to investors & other people interested in setting up UAE as a base.

Eligibility, process & documents required.

UAE golden visa launched in 2019, started a new era of immigration in the UAE. The goal is to attract foreign investment and people of significant wealth & skills.

Benefits of UAE golden visa

  • Stay in UAE for up to 10 years without the need for any sponsorship
  • Work, study & do business
  • 100% business ownership
  • Multiple entries in & out of the UAE

Eligibility for UAE golden visa

There is a set of strict predefined criteria, some of the people who are eligible to get a UAE golden visa are:

  • Investors, entrepreneurs, business owners
  • Ph.D. holders and other highly educated individuals
  • People with exceptional knowledge and talents
  • Promising students in their fields

How can you apply for UAE golden visa as an investor?

You can apply for a 5-year golden visa or a 10-year golden visa. First and foremost, you need to have invested at least AED 2 million in a trade license to qualify to apply for UAE golden visa as an investor.

Other documents needed

  1. Emirates ID
  2. Passport
  3. Medical insurance
  4. Audit report for the last 2 years
  5. Trade license  & certificate of the audit company
  6. Personal bank statement for the last 6 months
  7. Company bank statement for the last 6 months
  8. VAT return certificate for the last 2 years
  9. Free zone NOC to apply for a golden visa (if the company is under free zone

Other circumstances which allow you to apply for the golden visa as an investor are:

  • If you have more than AED 2 million in the bank
  • If you are an owner of a company that pays more than AED 250,000 in annual taxes
  • Owner of a property that values more than AED 2 million

Document requirements for all scenarios remain almost the same.

The application process for the UAE golden visa:

  1. Choose the category your qualify for
  2. Collect documents needed to apply for the visa
  3. Apply yourself or through a consultancy to avoid any hassles. Find out more about Exillium’s services
  4. Pay the fees
  5. Wait for approval (72 hours to 2 weeks)
  6. Cancel your current residence visa
  7. Submit application
  8. Get your Golden visa stamp on your passport

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