The UAE provides a 5-year residence visa for residents who earn 15,000 dirhams

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The UAE government offers a unique 5-year visa for skilled workers, which is a self-sponsored, long-term visa that is renewable according to specific conditions.

The green visa for skilled workers in the United Arab Emirates also allows residents to sponsor their family members, and this visa does not require an employer or sponsor.

Green visa in the UAE for skilled workers

According to what was revealed by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship and Customs in the UAE, this long-term visa for a period of five years, subject to extension, requires specific criteria.

The Authority published through its account on the social networking site, formerly Twitter, that there are four main requirements that must be met in order to obtain a green visa as a skilled worker in the UAE.

Conditions for obtaining a green residence visa in the UAE

1- It is required to obtain a work permit under a valid employment contract.

2- It is also required that the professional worker be within the first, second, or third level, which is the professional classification approved by the Ministry.

3- The Authority requires that the worker have the minimum educational level, which is a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

4- The basic condition is that the monthly salary should not be less than 15 thousand UAE dirhams.

Categories benefiting from green residency in the UAE

The UAE government allows residents of the green residency program to stay for a period of 6 months after the expiration or cancellation of the residency period, which gives them stability and security. Among the categories covered by the new green visa in the UAE are the following:

  • Skilled worker
  • For self-employed people: Through this program, the government aims to encourage flexible work patterns, and the duration of residency is 5 years, with the condition that the resident’s annual income for the previous two years is not less than 30 thousand UAE dirhams.
  • For the investor or partner: It is required to obtain approvals for the investment and proof of its value or partnership in the event of more than one license, so that the total capital is appropriate for the prescribed percentage.
  • For students: To obtain it, the student must be enrolled in an educational institution for two years, and the licensed educational institutions must host the student.

Advantages of green residency in the UAE

The residence visa, which was officially announced in September 2021, offers new benefits and the resident can easily bring in his family members, including his spouse and children. The age of children has also been raised to 25 years, after it was only 18 years old, in addition to the possibility of bringing Girls are unmarried, regardless of age

One of the most prominent advantages of green residency is that children of people of determination are granted residence permits with their families, regardless of age. First-degree relatives can be brought in, and the period of residence of family members is similar to the period of residence of the head of the same family.

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