Golden visa in UAE

What is the UAE’s Golden visa?

The UAE’s ‘Golden visa’ is a long-term residence visa which enables foreign talents to live, work or study in the UAE while enjoying exclusive benefits which include:

  • an entry visa for six months with multiple entries to proceed with residence issuance
  • a long-term, renewable residence visa valid for 5 or 10 years
  • the privilege of not needing a sponsor
  • the ability to stay outside the UAE for more than the usual period of six months in order to keep their residence visa valid
  • the ability to sponsor their family members, including spouses and children regardless of their ages
  • the ability to sponsor unlimited number of domestic helpers
  • the permit for family members to stay in the UAE until the end of their permit duration, if the primary holder of the Golden visa passes away.

For queries regarding visas, please contact Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) or the UAE’s embassies and consulates.

For Dubai visas, contact the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFAD).

Golden visa requirements

Requirements for the Golden visa depend on the type of residence, whether investor, talent, entrepreneur, etc.

Real estate investors

If you own a property or a group of properties, you may be granted a Golden visa for a period of 5 years, renewable on the same conditions and without a sponsor subject to the:

  1. provision of a letter from the land department of the respective emirate stating that he owns one or more properties whose value is not less than 2 million dirhams
  2. purchase of a property with a loan from specific local banks approved by the competent local entity.

Required Documents 

1- Passport
2- Availability of an electronic copy of the title deed certificate
3- Personal photo
4- Valid health insurance
5- Original Emirates ID (if any)
6- Copy of latest visa in the UAE (if any)

Service Terms

Investor Visa
1- Minimum 2 million value property or owned share
( one property or more ) under the applicant name
2- In case the property is mortgage, an Noc letter from the bank to issue a visa on the property and shows the paid and remaining amounts

Family Visa
1- Noc letter from the father, attested by the notary public (in case the mother is the sponsor).
2- Pledge that daughter or son over the age of 18 is not married
3- original passport and Emirates ID for the sponsor
4- Recent personal photo matching the requirements of the Emirates Identity Authority
5- Health Insurance
6- Marriage certificate attested
7- Birth certificate attested for children (males – females)
8- BAN bank account
9- Must Bring National ID for ( IRAN – PAKISTAN – IRAQ – LIBYA – AFGHANISTAN )

Parents Visa
2-Original passport and Emirates ID for the sponsor
3- Attestation certificate from the consulate certified
4- Recent personal photo matching the requirements of the Emirates Identity Authority
5- Health Insurance
6- Birth certificate attested
7- IBAN bank account

Note : Only applicant allowed to get in the center and it is not allowed to bring escorts or applying through a representative

Service Fee

1- Medical Check 700 AED
2- Emirates ID 1043 AED (10 Years)
3- New visa 2785.75 AED (10 Years)
4- DLD Fees 4020 AED
5- Administrative fees 1100 AED
Total 9648.75 AED

Service Channel

Family Visa 10 Years
Fees : 5328.75 AED
File Opening for Dependent Visa – 318.75 AED

Parents Visa 10 Years
5328.75 AED

Dubai Land Department – Main Office (Cube Centre)
Monday to Thursday
From 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Friday from 8:00 am to 11:30am

Dubai World Trade Centre
Central 1- Office Building Number 2
Ground Floor- Office Number 21
Golden Cubes
Monday to Thursday
from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

For more details, You can Check Website (Dubai Land Department)