First 10-year UAE residency visas issued to 20 expats

Pedro Gonçalves
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The UAE Government issues the first 10-year visa for the 20 winners and the shortlisted scientists in Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence
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The UAE Government issues the first 10-year visa for the 20 winners and the shortlisted scientists in Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence

The UAE government has granted the first batch of 10-year residency visas to the finalists and winners of the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Distinction, as the country pushes forward its status as an incubator of talent and innovation. 

The names of scientists were announced during the second annual meeting of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists, in the presence of more than 150 scientists from across the world.

"The granting of long-term resident visas to scientists and researchers is a reflection of the UAE leadership's vision to enhance the country's position as a destination for creative minds and talents," said Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences.

"The granting of long-term resident visas to scientists and researchers is a reflection of the UAE leadership's vision to enhance the country's position as a destination for creative minds and talents"

"We look forward to continuing our efforts towards attaining the UAE's goal of becoming a global scientific hub, and providing an environment conducive to scientific advancement while building an integrated scientific community capable of meeting all future development needs," she added.

The awarding of residency visas marks that the Cabinet decision has been put into force. The decision also includes provisions for granting a 10-year visa for specialised talents and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge for doctors, specialists and inventors. As well as creative individuals in the field of culture and art. The visa's advantages include the spouse and children.