UAE Increases Entry Permit Fees for 10-Year Golden Visa ApplicantsThe UAE ICP has revised the fees for foreigners applying for a 10-year Golden Visa, increasing the cost of the six-month entry permit to Dhs1,250. This includes several charges such as Dhs1,000 for issuance, Dhs100 for the application, Dhs100 for smart services, Dhs28 for e-services, and Dhs22 for Federal Authority fees. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai reported that 151,666 Golden Visas were issued between 2019 and 2022, cementing the UAE’s status as an attractive destination for living, working, and investing. The Golden Visa enables select groups to reside, work, and study in the country without sponsorship, including talents, investors, entrepreneurs, and graduates from accredited universities.
The updated visa system aims to attract global talent and skilled workers from all over the world while enhancing the country’s competitiveness and flexibility in the job market. The One Touch Golden Visa service is a new comprehensive platform that simplifies the application and renewal process for a golden residency visa, unifying all visa services through integrated packages.