UAE's golden visa scheme extended to professionals in more categories

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The UAE’s 10-year golden residency visa scheme is being expanded to include all doctors as well as professionals in more categories.

The announcement has been made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Sheikh Mohammed said: "Today we approved the granting of the 10-year golden visa to all PhD holders, all doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, as well as graduates from accredited universities who score 3.8 & above."

"The golden visa will also be granted to holders of specialised degrees in AI, big data, or epidemiology and viruses, as well as outstanding high school students in the country and their families. This is the first batch of granted visas that will be followed by more," His Highness added.

The changes will come into effect from December 1, 2020.

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