Residency by investment

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Golden Visa
An Overview

The Golden visa is a long-term residence visa which enables foreign talents to live, work or study in the UAE while enjoying exclusive benefits. Investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers and frontline heroes are among those eligible for the Golden visa. The motive behind issuing this visa is to retain ‘talented people and great minds’ in the country. The residency helps to travel visa free in all 7 Emirati states.

The UAE golden visa was introduced in 2019 as a long-term residency program by His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. After its launch, more than 400 investors, businessmen and some of their family members have been granted the visa.

To qualify for UAE Golden visa, you must prove and invest the minimum amount of AED 2 million (Approximately US$550,000). The investment is in the form of real estate which entitles you to get golden visa for 5 years.

The application process typically takes 2-3 months to complete.

Benifits of
UAE Golden Visa

The UAE Golden visa program offers some appealing benefits that make it an attractive option for investors seeking residency in UAE.

High Standard of living

UAE is renowned for its world-class health infrastructure and technological advancements in the healthcare industry. Residents’ quality of life is massively improving every year.

Inclusion of family

The applicant is entitled to include his/her immediate family members in his application for UAE golden visa program.

Favorable business environment

The UAE boasts pro-business policies, as well as having a great business infrastructure, making it a fantastic location for those looking to grow their company.

Safe and Welcoming

With residents coming from more than 180 different countries and over 100 nationalities living and working together in the emirate. UAE has been ranked first in the world as safest country.


Requirements for the UAE Golden visa depend on the type of residence, whether investor, talent, entrepreneur, etc.

If you invest in an investment fund, you may be granted a Golden Visa for a period of 10 years without a sponsor, subject to the:

  1. submission of a letter from an investment fund accredited in the UAE stating that the investor has a deposit of AED two million, or
  2. submission of a valid commercial licence or industrial licence and a memorandum of association stating that the investor’s capital is not less than AED two million
  3. submission of a letter from Federal Tax Authority stating that the investor pays the government no less than AED 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand) annually.


 Additionally, you must:

  1. Own the invested capital completely; it must not be a loan and
  2. Provide proof of medical insurance for himself and his family (if any).

If you own a property or a group of properties, you may be granted a Golden visa for a period of 5 years, renewable on the same conditions and without a sponsor subject to the:

  1. provision of a letter from the land department of the respective emirate stating that he owns one or more properties whose value is not less than 2 million dirhams.
  1. purchase of a property with a loan from specific local banks approved by the competent local entity.

If you are an entrepreneur, you may get a Golden visa for a period of 5 years, if you own an economic project of a technical or future nature based on risk & innovation. In addition, you must have an approval letter from each of the following:

  1. an auditor in the UAE stating that the project value is not less than 500,000 dirhams
  2. the authorities in the emirate stating that the project is of a technical or future nature
  3. an accredited business incubator in the UAE to establish the proposed activity in the country.

Outstanding specialised talents include:

  • doctors
  • scientists
  • creative people of culture and art
  • inventors
  • executives
  • specialists in scientific fields
  • athletes
  • doctoral degree holders and
  • specialists in the fields of engineering and science.

If you have an outstanding specialized talent, you may get a Golden visa for 10 years after meeting the other requirements.

Who Can Get
UAE Residency

Investor must be of legal age. Needs to provide proof of legal investment. Must be in good health and should have clean criminal record.

Must be of legal age, over 18 years or old. Should be medically fit and have clean criminal record.

Unmarried Son:

Unmarried Son under the age of 25 years can be included in the application.

Unmarried Daughter:

There is no age restriction for unmarried daughter to be included in Golden visa application.

Application Process


Purchase of property

Client onboarding at Caribbean Islands Immigration Services starts with Form 1 to conduct the initial evaluation. After a successful screening, we'll send you a Client Agreement (CA) for your review and signature. After signing, we help to find one or more properties with a total value of over AED2,000,000 and will ensure that these properties fall under the criteria of Golden visa. We will negotiate the terms and will finalize the purchase agreement at this phase.



Issuance of Golden Visa

At this stage, Caribbean Islands immigration Services will assist you in obtaining title deeds for the purchased property. The title deed is required for golden visa as it serves as a proof of ownership of the property. After receiving the residency visa, you will receive your Emirates ID card in next seven to ten days.


Frequently Asked

The minimum amount of investment is AED 2 million (Approximately US$550,000). The investment is in the form of real estate which entitles you to get golden visa for 5 years.

Your spouse of legal age, unmarried Son under 25 years age, unmarried daughter of any age and domestic staff.

To keep your residency status valid in UAE, you must make one visit in every six months.

Generally, the UAE residency through this program will take 2-3 months.

You can reside in UAE along with your loved one included in your application. With pro-business policies UAE is like a heaven for investors.

UAE has been ranked first in world’s safest countries list published by Global terrorism Index (GTI) this year. It’s capital city Dubai is virtually crime free.

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Why our clients count on us?

Caribbean Islands Immigration Services provides a full range of Citizenship & Residency program based on investment from basic advice and consultation to application document checking and full representation – all at competitive rates.

We operate in complete transparency and provide tailored solutions, based on our client’s needs, while always being fully compliant with Government rules and regulations.

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