The UAE has announced substantial amendments to its Golden Visa scheme. The amendments simplify the eligibility criteria and expand the categories of beneficiaries.
Holders of the coveted visa can stay outside the UAE for as long as they need, without it affecting their residence. Long-term, 10-year residency is granted to investors, entrepreneurs, exceptional talents, scientists and professionals, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers and the frontline heroes.
The amendments allow the Golden Visa holders to sponsor his/her family members including spouse and children regardless of their age. They can sponsor unlimited number of support services. Other benefits for family members allow them to stay in the UAE in the event of the death of the Golden Visa holder.