Scientists and Engineers Golden Visa

UAE Golden visa holders can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. Not only is this a long-term, self-sponsored visa, but it also allows residents to stay outside of the UAE for an unlimited period without the visa becoming invalid- eliminating the six-month rule that we have been historically used to and allowing golden visa holders located outside of the UAE to remain outside for an unrestricted term. Golden visa status also allows you to sponsor family members for the same ten-year term and an unlimited number of domestic workers. There is also no longer a limit on the age of children being sponsored. Most importantly, if the primary golden visa holder passes away, golden residency allows family to remain in the UAE until the end of the 10-year term which was never the case previously. Therefore, aside from convenience, it also gives added security as well as a variety of savings locally via the “Esaad” programme, providing golden visa holders with discounts on local health services, school and university fees, restaurants and hotels as well as a wide range of other amenities across the Emirates.

Scientists and engineers are eligible to obtain a Golden Visa if they are already a UAE resident, and a degree holder in of one of the following fields;

  • Epidemiology and viruses
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Computer engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Genetics and biotechnology engineering.

Requirements for Exceptional Talent Golden Visa

Residents and non-residents are eligible to obtain a Golden Visa if they are exceptionally talented in the areas of culture and arts. These include, but are not limited to;

  • Creative people of culture and art and media
  • Inventors
  • Specialists in scientific fields
  • International athletes
  • International celebrities

For the exceptional talents route, a letter of recommendation may be required from a government authority such as the Ministry of Sport, or Ministry of Youth and Culture. We support our clients in obtaining this letter as part of our service.

If you believe you are eligible for a Golden Visa through this route or others, please fill in the contact form, or send an email to

Disclaimer: The material provided on this website does not constitute financial advice and is for information purposes only, the information provided is subject to change without notice.

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