The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) has announced that the fee for applying for a Golden Visa in the UAE has been increased from Dhs50 (Rs 1,126) to Dhs150 (Rs 3,379) for a 10-year period.
It is important to note that the new fees include the authority’s fees, electronic services fees and smart services fees.
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Verification of Eligibility
The ICP has called on foreigners in the country and abroad wishing to obtain a Golden Visa to verify their eligibility to obtain it through the website or the smart application “UAEICP” and follow the steps and instructions to complete the procedures.
The UAE golden visa is open to a variety of individuals who meet specific criteria. Here are the groups of people who are eligible to apply:
- Researchers and experts in various fields of science and knowledge, including doctors, scientists, investors, and artists
- Exceptionally talented students with promising scientific potential, both in high school and university
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Steps for Submitting the UAE Golden Visa Application
Here is a step-by-step guide for submitting a candidacy application for the Golden Visa:
Step 1: Fill in the Data – Go to the ICP website or smart application and begin filling in the required data for the Golden Visa application. Be sure to provide accurate and complete information.
Step 2: Attach the Required Documents – Attach the required documents to your application, which may vary depending on the data you have entered. Make sure to include both compulsory and optional documents.
Step 3: Pay the Fees – Pay the required fees for the Golden Visa application, which includes the authority’s fees, electronic services fees, and smart services fees.
Step 4: Provide the Service – After submitting the application, provide any additional service or information requested by ICP.
Step 5: Receive Approval – Once your application is approved, you will receive an initial electronic approval for the issuance of the Golden Visa. You will receive a confirmation of the transaction by e-mail.
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Channels for Application Requests
ICP indicated that there are 3 channels through which requests are received, which are “ICP’s website or smart application, customer happiness centres, and typing offices approved by ICP.”
Rejection of Applications
If the application is returned due to data deficiencies or failure to complete the required documents, the application will be rejected electronically after 30 days, according to ICP.
It also stated that if an application is returned three times due to data deficiencies or failure to complete the required documents, it will be rejected.
Only issuance fees and financial guarantees, if any, will be refunded in the event that the application is rejected, via credit card within six months of the date of application submission, or via the procedures followed by a cheque or bank transfer within five years.
The increase in fees for Golden Visa applications in the UAE is a significant development in the country’s immigration policies. Foreigners who wish to apply for the Golden Visa are advised to verify their eligibility and follow the steps and instructions carefully to complete the procedures.
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