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Can your salary get you a UAE Golden Visa?

If you are a skilled professional with a valid employment contract in the UAE, you can apply for a Golden Visa as long as you meet the salary requirement.

The UAE Golden Visa allows foreign nationals to live, work or study in the country without a local sponsor. The visa is valid for 10 years and also allows the holder to sponsor his or her family members and household workers.

Skilled professionals who want to apply for a UAE Golden Visa must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum monthly salary of Dh30,00. A health insurance is also required upon applying for the visa. If you are applying for a Golden Visa under the category of executive director, you need to have a salary of at least Dh50,000.

In Dubai, applicants can register through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) app, website, or any approved typing centre. Applicants from other emirates can apply through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICA) or ICA-approved typing centre.

Documents you need to apply for a Golden Visa

– Copy of passport

– Copy of visa

– Copy of Emirates ID

– Passport-sized photo

– Tenancy contract

– IBAN number

– Medical insurance card

– Medical fitness certificate

– Supporting documents (employment contract, salary certificate, bank statement, copy of diploma etc)

If you did not meet the salary requirement, can you still apply for a Golden Visa? Yes. Here are 16 questions to know if you qualify in other categories. ICA/Expat Media

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