Golden Visa

Golden Visa

The Golden visa is a long-term residence permit that allows foreign nationals to dwell, work, or study in the United Arab Emirates while also receiving special perks. People eligible for the Golden visa include but not limited to entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, outstanding students, recent graduates, front-line heroes, and humanitarian pioneers.

Apply For Golden Visa in Sharjah through Al Taj Medical Examination Centre

The Golden Visa essentially grants residents of the following categories long-term residency (5 or 10 years):

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Individuals with exceptional talents in the fields of science, technology, artificial intelligence (AI), the arts, and literature
  • Scientists
  • Innovators
  • Doctors
  • Athletes
  • PhD holders

The authorities have set up a stringent eligibility requirement as well as a lengthy list of paperwork and formalities. Al Taj Medical Centre assists you in building a solid profile to apply for the Golden Visa in Sharjah. Every step of the way, our concierge team will help you with your application, make sure all the standards are met and you receive your Golden Visa as fast as possible.

What are the benefits of Golden Visa?

  1. A six-month entrance visa with several entries to proceed with the issuance of a residence permit.
  2. A lengthy, renewable residency permit that is good for five or ten years.
  3. The benefit of not requiring a sponsor.
  4. The possibility to extend their stay outside the United Arab Emirates beyond the standard six-month window to maintain the validity of their residency visa.
  5. The capacity to sponsor members of their family, including partners and kids, regardless of the latter’s age.
  6. Possibility of sponsoring an endless number of household assistants.
  7. In the event that the primary bearer of the Golden visa passes away, the ability for family members to remain in the UAE until the expiration of their permit.

What are the eligibility criteria to apply for Golden Visa?


Public investment

If you invest to an investment fund, you can be given a Golden Visa for ten years without a sponsor if you meet the following requirements

  • Submission of a document from an investment fund with UAE accreditation confirming the investor’s two million AED deposit.
  • Or a Memorandum of Association declaring that the investor’s capital is not less than AED 2 million and a valid commercial or industrial license.
  • Submitting a document from the Federal Tax Authority confirming that the investor pays the government at least AED 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand) a year.
  • Additionally, the invested capital must be yours entirely and not a loan.
  • Proof of medical insurance for them and their family.

Real Estate

If you own a property or a group of properties, you may be granted a Golden visa for a period of 5 years, renewable on the same terms and without the need for a sponsor, subject to the following conditions:

  • Being able to provide a letter from the respective emirate’s land department stating that the Golden Visa Applicant owns one or more properties worth at least two million dirhams
  • Documents stating a loan from a specific local bank that has been approved by the competent local entity.


If you are an entrepreneur, you may be eligible for a Golden visa for a period of five years. You must have approval letters from the following parties:

  • An auditor in the UAE certifying that the project is worth at least 500,000 dirhams
  • The emirate’s authorities stating that the project is of a technical or future-oriented nature

Doctors & Scientists:

  • A letter of authorization from the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention to practise medicine (for doctors).
  • A letter of recommendation from the Emirates Council of Scientists or a letter from the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal Secretariat stating that the applicant has been awarded the Medal of Scientific Excellence (for scientists).


  • A letter of recommendation from the Ministry of Economy stating that the applicant’s patent adds value to the country’s economy.

Creative people in the fields of culture and art​

A letter of approval from the respective emirate’s department of culture and arts

Executive Directors

  • A copy of a university degree accredited by the Ministry of Education with a minimum educational attainment of a bachelor’s degree
  • A letter of experience stating that you have held the same position for at least 5 years.
  • A salary certificate with a salary of at least AED 50,000 and a valid work contract


High School

If you are a high school student and a national-level topper, (with a minimum grade of 95 per cent in public or private secondary school) you may be granted a Golden visa for 5 years without a sponsor. You would need:

  • A recommendation letter from Ministry of Education (Emirates Schools Establishment).

University students

If you are an outstanding university student, you may be granted a Golden visa for a period of ten years without the need for a sponsor, provided that you meet the following criteria:

  • The Ministry of Education must assign the university an A or B rating.
  • A letter of recommendation from the university, an accredited graduation certificate, or an accredited academic record stating that the student’s cumulative GPA is greater than 3.5 for A class universities and 3.8 for B class universities is submitted.
  • You haven’t graduated in more than two years.

Foreign university students

If you are an outstanding foreign university student,you may be granted a Golden visa for a period of ten years without the need for a sponsor, provided that:

  • According to the Ministry of Education’s recognised rating system, the university is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.
  • The cumulative GPA of the student is at least 3.5.
  • You haven’t graduated in more than two years.
  • The Ministry of Education has accredited the graduation certificate

Pioneers of humanitarian work:

Pioneers of humanitarian work:

If you are a humanitarian pioneer, you may be eligible for a Golden visa for ten years. To be considered a humanitarian pioneer, you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Members and outstanding employees who have worked for at least five years for international and regional organisations
  • Members and outstanding employees who have worked for civil associations and public interest institutions for at least five years
  • Individuals who have received an appreciation award from a local, regional, or international humanitarian organisation.
  • Funders of humanitarian work must provide support in the amount of two million uae dirhams or its equivalent.

In & Out within 15-25 Minutes

The whole experience at the centre will not take more than 20 minutes. The test results can be collected within 24 to 48 hours.

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