Property or real estate owners or investors in Abu Dhabi can benefit from the Real Estate Investor Golden Visa. The visa includes the sponsorship of spouses and children. 
5 years

You are eligible if you fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must fully own a real estate property or properties of a minimal value of AED 2,000,000 without a mortgage 
  • Must maintain the investment for at least 2 years after the issuing of the Golden Visa

Additional notes:

  • Mortgage is permitted for real estate property worth more than AED 2,000,000
  • Regarding mortgaged property, the value of the investor’s capital needs to be at least AED 2,000,000. For instance, if a property is worth AED 5,000,000, the outstanding mortgage principal cannot exceed AED 3,000,000.

To apply, you will need to provide:

  1. A real estate unit value certificate issued by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) or any other competent body in charge of real estate registration
  2. A copy of the purchase agreement, registered with DMT or any other body in charge of real estate
  3. Certificate issued by DMT or any other body in charge of real estate with details of the landlord and the assessed value of the property at the time of purchase, proving it is no less than AED 2 million
  4. A search certificate or any other certificate issued by DMT or any other competent entity in charge of real estate registration , proving that the property is worth at least AED 2 million and is not subject to any mortgage or seizure
  5. A written acknowledgement by the Real Estate investor stating that the investor will retain the property for at least 2 years after the issuance of the Golden Visa
How to Apply

Click here to apply for your Golden Visa through Abu Dhabi Residents Office

Additionally, applicants can also submit their application online through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) at:
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