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How to apply for Golden Visa in UAE for engineers

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The United Arab Emirates has introduced the Golden Visa program, a pathway to residency designed to attract skilled professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors. Engineers, with their expertise and contribution to the country’s development, are among the professionals who can benefit from this initiative.

Eligibility Criteria for the UAE Golden Visa for Engineers

Before initiating the application process, engineers must ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. The Golden Visa is typically available for engineers with recognized qualifications, relevant work experience, and a proven track record of contributing to the engineering field.

Criteria and requirements:

  • a Bachelor or Master degree from a university, accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education, in epidemiology, virology, artificial intelligence, big data, computer engineering, electronics, software engineering, electrical engineering, genetic engineering or biotechnology engineering.
  • an employment contract in one of the disciplines, attested by the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Required Documents for the UAE Golden Visa for Engineers

Prepare a comprehensive set of documents to support your application. This may include:

  • Passport with a minimum validity of six months.
  • Passport-sized photographs.
  • Educational certificates and transcripts.
  • Professional certificates.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proof of employment and work experience.
  • Recommendation letters from employers or industry experts.
  • Health insurance coverage proof.
  • Police clearance certificate.

Application Process, Fees and Charges

Engineers may apply for the UAE Golden Visa through Dubai’s Ministry of Culture website or Abu Dhabi Government web-services. Fees charged for the application:


300 US dollars (1,100 dirhams)

Abu Dhabi

0 US dollars

The Golden Visa program in the UAE is a unique opportunity for engineers to establish a long-term presence in a country known for its economic dynamism and innovation. By following these steps and staying informed about any updates in the application process, engineers can navigate the Golden Visa application successfully and embark on a rewarding professional journey in the UAE.

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