We adopted law amendments that allow granting the UAE citizenship to investors, specialized talents & professionals including scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, authors and their families. The new directives aim to attract talents that contribute to our development journey.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) January 30, 2021
There are numerous reasons to stay in UAE forever.
- Vast professional opportunities
- Earnings are tax-free in the UAE other than the VAT
- Perfect balance in between nature and city
- Best planned city in the world.
- Dubai is an international trading & financial hub.
- Safety and security
- Cultural growth
Who can apply for the Citizenship
As per the announcement on 30th January 2021, UAE is looking for talented people who can bring growth and prosperity to this country and hence they are looking to attract the bright minds. In addition, it has been announced that the talented people can come to this country with their family.
As per the announcement, the authority has decided to provide citizenship to the following list of professionals:-
What are the criteria to apply for the CITIZENSHIP for the announced professionals?
Investors-They must own a property in UAE. However, the value of the property is not declared.
Doctors/Specialist-Keeping in mind the better health and prosperity for the country the authority is looking for, the people who are having an experience of not less than 10 years in a unique scientific discipline or any other field, which is having high requirement in UAE. In addition, the professional must have acknowledged scientific contributions, research and studies of scientific values.
They need to be active researcher in a field, which can be a university, a research centre or a private sector with a minimum experience of 10 years in the related field. They also should have won prestigious awards against valuable contribution toward scientific research or should have gained substantial amount of funding for their research from last 10 years. They also need to obtain a recommendation letter from a scientific organisation in UAE.
They should have one or more patents, which should be approved by UAE Ministry of Economy or any International body. They must have a recommendation letter from the Ministry of Economy as well.
They must have one or more International Award in the field of Art and Creativity and should be pioneer in their own field. In addition to this, a recommendation letter from the Govt of origin country is mandatory.
Other requirements to get the Citizenship
Once the person qualifies for the citizenship he/she needs to go through swearing oath for commitment towards Emirati laws, allegiance and being transparent to the authority in case or gaining or losing any other citizenship.
A resident of UAE also can apply for the citizenship which needs the nominations from Ruler’s and Crown Prince Court, Executive Council and the Cabinet based on federal entities nominations.
Benefit of acquiring citizenship
All the hardship will be paid by gaining a wide range of benefits , including the right to establish or own commercial entities and properties. In addition to this, one can also retain his/her original citizenship.
Withdrawal of citizenship
The citizenship can be withdrawn upon breach of the conditions made while taking the citizenship.
This article is written by Ms Ananya Mukherjee, Senior Business Advisor at Flyingcolour Business Setup Services. If you have any query related to the new citizenship law in UAE or looking for making an investment in UAE then please feel free to contact us at +971 4 4542366 or mail your query at info(at)flyingcolour(dot)com.
*Please note that this article has been published on 02/15/2021 as per the federal policies and updates at the time of writing. For latest info please talk to our consultant.