UAE expands 10-year residency golden visa eligibility

Pedro Gonçalves
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The United Arab Emirates is extending its golden visa system, which grants 10-year residency in the Gulf state, to certain professionals, specialised degree-holders and others. The new categories now include: PhD holders, doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology as well as graduates from accredited universities with a GPA of 3.8 or more. "We approved today the granting of golden residency to residents.. for a period of ten years," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, announced on Twitter. ...

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