New website launched for UAE long-term golden visa applications

The UAE announced the launch of the website to enable the residents to apply by online for long-term golden visas.

The website,, allows users to register for the service through online using the email address and password. A four-digit verification code is then sent to the email address. After entering the verification code, the user is taken to a dashboard where he/she can answer questions and attach documents.

The golden card is the recent long-term residence visa programme available in Dubai. The programme was presented by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in May.

The residency is given to investors, professionals, inventors and executives who met the criteria set by the department.

The programme aims to give residency for more than 6,800 investors which will total the investment for a net worth of 100 billion Dirhams.

Long-term residency will contribute for the country’s development and more investment in the UAE.

The golden card was known as a permanent residence system. But the GDRFA verified it that the programme is a a long-term visa which needs renewal on every 10-year.

The residency visas is issued to five categories of expatriates: investors, entrepreneurs, chief executives, scientists and outstanding students.

Golden card holders is not restricted from exiting and staying outside UAE for more than six months. The visa would be valid even if the golden card carrier exit the UAE for longer than six months.

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