The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA-UAE) recently announced a new 6-month visa option for those finalizing Golden Visa residency procedures.

Key Points:

  • The new 6-month multiple-entry visa can be renewed once if more time is needed to complete the Golden Visa process.
  • Among those who may qualify for the visa are:
    • Entrepreneurs.
    • Inventors.
    • Investors.
    • Outstanding high school and university students.
    • Ph.D. holders.
    • Doctors and scientists.
    • Athletes.
    • Creative specialists in culture and the arts.

Analysis & Comments: This 6-month visa may significantly benefit individuals who intend to travel frequently to the UAE throughout Golden Visa application process. Those interested in applying for a Golden Visa or the new 6-month visa are encouraged to work closely with Deloitte.

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