The United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Western Asia, and the country has initiated numerous initiatives to promote the region’s travel and tourism industry. The new 5-year multiple-entry tourist visas are one such initiative the UAE has launched to draw more tourists to the Emirates.
The five-year green visa to UAE, which facilitates one to work or run a business on self-sponsorship can be applied for, from September 5.
The opportunity is for experts in various fields, self-entrepreneurs, and investors. This includes company directors, executives, engineers and professionals in science, technology and humanities. The green visa holders’ spouse, children and parents would also get the visa for the same period. Even after the visa period expires, it can be renewed within 30 days. Those abroad can reach UAE and complete the visa procedures on a 60-day entry permit.
The investors and business partners currently in UAE can also switch to the green visa. At present, they are on a 2-year visa. The green visa would be given based on the total investments made. Entrepreneurs and freelancers with a bachelor’s degree and an income of not less than AED 360,000 over the past 2 years are eligible to apply. They should get a license from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation as a freelancer or self-entrepreneur.
Experts in 9 fields including science, law, education, culture and social sciences, would also be considered for the green visa. Applicants must be bachelor’s degree holders who were earning AED 15,000 or above and have a valid job visa in UAE. The green visa of those who stay outside the UAE for more than 6 months would be cancelled.
Click the link to apply:(gdrfad.gov.ae)