The UAE has announced a new residence permit for 5 years to attract talents, skilled professionals, freelancers, investors and entrepreneurs. This permit is called a Green Visa. This visa offers longer flexible grace periods that reach up to six months to stay in the UAE after it expires. The Green Visa is a new visa category that differentiates between work and residency permits in the UAE.
The UAE government has launched the Green Visa to attract exceptional talents and propel economic growth. This new system of entry and residence permits has been introduced to attract global talents and skilled workers worldwide. It aims to boost the competitiveness and flexibility of the job market and foster a high sense of stability among UAE residents and families.
The major benefits of the UAE Green Visa include:
The following categories are eligible to apply for a Green visa:
The cost of the visa has yet to be updated.
The validity for a UAE Green visa is 5 years, eliminating the need for an employer or a UAE national to sponsor the visa. This also allows his/her family to sponsor for the same number of years.
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