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DUBAI – The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) have launched e-services to help doctors in the UAE get a golden visa.
A golden visa provides long-term residency in the UAE, as part of an initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to recognize experts and skilled workers. This golden visa will grant doctors and their families a 10-year residency
On Monday (August 2), the ICA and MoHAP announced they have streamlined the online application procedure.
All doctors licensed by the UAE;s health regulatory bodies can apply for the golden visa between July 2021 to September 2022.
Doctors licensed in Dubai can apply for golden visa at smart.gdrfad.gov.ae. Doctors licensed by UAE’s health regulatory bodies can apply for golden visa at smartservices.ica.gov.ae.
Seven offices affiliated with ICA will also be established across the UAE for doctors who wish to apply for the golden visa in person.
The concerned government departments will receive and review the applications to issue the golden visa for those who qualify.
Last November, the UAE Cabinet announced new categories eligible for the 10-year golden visa, including all doctorate degree holders, doctors, 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 Cabinet resolution organised the granting of residence permits for investors, entrepreneurs, specialised talents, researchers in the various fields of science and knowledge, and brilliant students.
The qualified talent categories for the 10-year golden visa include specialised talents and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge, such as doctors, professionals, scientists, inventors, and innovators. ICA/Expat Media
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