Golden Visa Benefits

The UAE Golden Visa has become one of the most highly sought after visas in the world. The visa gives the holder a wide range of benefits including a long-term residency in the UAE even if you are not employed, the ability to own real estate and operate a business, study in the UAE, the ability to sponsor dependants including children and parents, and access to a wider range healthcare benefits.

Depending on how it is obtained, the visa can be valid for either 5 or 10 years. Another key benefit for many expats is that it allows the ability to the holder to remain outside of the UAE for more than 6 months at a time. In comparison, a standard residency visa requires re-entry to the UAE at least every 6 months to maintain it's validity and must be renewed every 2 years.

Raj Karwal, CTO of Strive Consultants

Perfect for families looking to call the UAE their permanent home, the Golden Visa is a cost effective way to maintain your long-term residency in the UAE.

Raj Karwal
COO and Head of UK

Top 6 Golden Visa Benefits

No Sponsor Required

    Long-Term Residency

      Family Visa Sponsorship

        Extended time out of UAE

          ESaad Privilege Card

            Healthcare & Education Discounts

              Dubai Golden Visa Requirements

              There are several routes to obtaining a Golden Visa such as being an active investor, entreprenuer, or purchasing real estate of over AED 2m.

              Another popular route is applying as a Professional or Highly Skilled worker. To apply via this route you must

              • Be employed in the UAE, usually as part of the C-Suite or equivalent role as classified by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)
              • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
              • Have a monthly salary of no less than AED 30,000 for the past 6 months

              At Strive, we help you to structure your plans for the UAE to ensure you are well prepared to be able to apply for your Golden Visa when you are eligible.

              Golden Visa Common Questions

              • How much does the Golden Visa cost?

                The costs vary depending on the qualification method, duration, and whether you are already in the UAE. The process is also subject to standard medical tests and documentation required in the UAE. Our consultants will help confirm the prices during your application.

              • What is the minumum salary requirement?

                An employment contract valid for over 6 months and a monthly minimum salary of AED 30,000 is required to apply under the Professional designation.

              • How long does it take to obtain a Golden Visa

                The process takes between 2-4 weeks. Times can vary depending on if you are already in the UAE and which route you are taking to obtain your visa.

              • Will I get a Golden Visa when I buy a house?

                In some instances, depending on the property value and financing arrangements, the builder or real estate agent will issue you a golden visa.

              • Can I stay outside the UAE for more than 6 months?

                Yes. A golden visa imposes no time limits to how long you must be in or out of the the country.

              • Can I renew my visa once it has expired?

                As long as you still meet the criteria of the application, you are able to renew it on it's anniversary.

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              Apply for your Golden Visa

              Talk to our specialist consultants to discuss the best path to obtaining your UAE Golden Visa