UAE; Doctors residing in the country can now apply for a golden visa

UAE Government invited doctors to apply for the golden visa in recognition of their efforts and sacrifices and being the frontline heroes.

This golden visa will grant doctors and their families a 10-year residency, enhancing their job and living stability, and driving the development and innovation of various sectors, especially healthcare.

All doctors licensed by the UAE health regulatory bodies can apply for the Golden Visa between July 2021 and September 2022 through the website smartservices.ica.gov.ae.

Dubai-licensed doctors may apply through (smart.gdrfad.gov.ae). The concerned government departments will receive and review the applications to issue the golden visa for those who qualify.

The move is in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to grant Golden Visas to those with scientific competencies and distinguished expertise.

Golden Visa:

Golden visa is renewable long-term residency visas for five or 10 years for certain categories of residents, including investors, entrepreneurs, and specialized talents.

The system allows UAE residents and foreigners to get long-term residence visas without the need for an Emirati sponsor.

Last November, the Cabinet headed by Sheikh Mohammed approved major procedural changes for residents to obtain the visa.

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New categories were added, including all doctorate degree holders, doctors. Also includes engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, coding, electricity, and biotechnology, as well as outstanding students with a GPA of 3.8 or higher in accredited universities across the country.

The qualified talent categories for the 10-year Golden Visa include specialized talents and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge such as doctors, professionals, scientists, inventors, and innovators.

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