Duration
10 years
Criteria

You are eligible if you fulfil the following criteria:

Must have one of the following investments with a minimum value of AED 2 million in the form of:

  • A deposit
  • A company
  • A share in a company

OR

  • A proof of tax payment for the minimum amount of AED 250,000 per year for 2 years prior to the application. For example, if the investor owns 25% of shares in a company which pays annual taxes amounting to AED 1 million, then the investor needs to provide proof of paying AED 250,000 per year in order to qualify for the visa

 

Requirements

To apply, you will need to provide:

Proof of deposit:

  • A statement issued by an investment fund licensed in the UAE, with proof of a deposit of at least AED 2 million. The investor must undertake to serve a notice in the event of cashing the deposit
  • A letter of guarantee or a letter of continuity from an investment fund licensed in the UAE, stating that the deposit will continue for 2 years

Proof of establishment of company or proof of partnership:

  • A valid copy of the company’s trade license or of the existing partnership, established in Abu Dhabi
  • A letter from a bank or an investment fund licensed to operate in the UAE, proving that the investor’s capital in the company or partnership is worth at least AED 2 million

For companies whose capital has not been updated in the Memorandum of Association:

  • A certificate of the company value must be issued by an audit company that is accredited by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), serving as proof that the minimum value of the investor’s share in the company is worth at least AED 2 million

Regarding Investors in companies:

  • A copy of the commercial registration of the establishment or a company, proving that there is no legal case against the company or against the share of the investor

For the tax payment proof:

  • A proof of tax payment for the minimum amount of AED 250,000 per year for 2 years prior to the application. For example, if the investor owns 25% of shares in a company which pays annual taxes amounting to AED 1 million, then the investor needs to provide proof of paying AED 250,000 per year in order to qualify for the visa

Note(s):

  • A written acknowledgement by the investor stating that the investor will maintain AED 2 million for at least 2 years after the issuing of the Golden Visa
  • In the event that the investor fails to maintain the investment, the investor must provide proof of transferring the residence to another visa category, as per the UAE law
How to Apply

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

 

Additionally, applicants can also submit their application online through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP) at: https://icp.gov.ae.

 

For any further inquiries, you may contact us via email on: ADGoldenVisa@adro.gov.ae

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