The Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) declared this Thursday that exactly 2,036 high school toppers along with their families have become qualified to receive the UAE Golden visas. Towards the beginning of the month, the UAE authorities had mentioned that they would be offering the 10-year Golden Visas to certain outstanding high school graduates as well as their immediate relatives.
The ESE elaborated on the initiative through a tweet posted this Thursday. They said that it has been undertaken to specially honor the distinguished pupils of UAE, in sync with its government’s plans to commit to creating an atmosphere that fosters growth for, especially skilled and talented individuals.
Who is eligible for this program?
Notable toppers who have earned exceptional marks, with as much weightage as an average of a minimum of 95% in the general secondary certificate or its counterparts from public or private educational institutions, are eligible to be granted the long-term residency visa. It applies only to Class 12 students from public and private schools studying the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) syllabus.
The country’s decision to offer the 10-year visa to high school graduates showcasing promising results also stemmed from its interest in building a desirable and motivating space for attracting talented and remarkable people. Their talents can therefore be contributed to the UAE’s progress.
The tweet said: As per the UAE’s Gov announcement, students who achieve total scores of 95% and above following the MOE curriculum in G12, will receive Golden Residency Visas, for themselves and their families. That includes 2036 students.
More details for the school toppers to keep in mind:
To apply for the golden visa, such toppers and their families have to drop by on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website. Other residents of Dubai can sign up for it via the Directorate General for Residency and Foreign Affairs website.
Starting from the past week, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) had begun to distribute the long-term residency permits to these selected high school pupils and their families in the UAE.
Raghad Muaiyad Asseid Danawi, 17, who excelled at the Advanced Stream at Qatr Al Nada School with a total of 99.8 percent and Fatima Saleh Salem Al-Shaamli,17, from Mariya Al-Qebteya School in Dubai, who earned 98 percent, were among the first toppers to receive the golden visas.