UAE Citizenship offer to Expats

The country of UAE gave away exciting news for expats this year with new amendments to the citizenship law. UAE has come up with an offer of citizenship to expats with an added advantage of dual citizenship. Investors, professionals, special talents and their families are eligible for the UAE citizenship provided they meet certain conditions. This amendment is bound to attract more foreign investors to enjoy the luxurious life of UAE and with all that it has to offer to its citizens.

The offer is limited to expats of certain categories:

Investors: In order to attain the UAE citizenship, investors need to own a property in the country.

Doctors and specialists: Must be focused on a scientific discipline which is in demand in UAE. The applicants must also have a minimum practice experience of 10 years and should have acknowledged scientific contributions, studies and research of scientific value. Membership in a reputable organization in their field of specialization is also a must.

Scientists: Must have an experience of 10 years in the same field and must be an active researcher in a university or research centre or in the private sector. Must also have a notable contribution to the scientific field or must have won one or more prestigious awards or some substantial funding for the research. A recommendation letter from a recognized scientific institution in UAE is also mandatory.

Inventors: Must have one or more patents approved by the UAE Ministry of Economy or any other reputed international organization along with a recommendation letter from the Economy Ministry.

Intellectuals and artists: Should possess one or more international awards and must be a pioneer of art and culture.

The applicants who are qualified will be nominated either through Emirates’ ruler’s court, the courts of the crown princes, the executive council in the emirate or the cabinet.

Apart from its goal for development, this step is indeed a form of appreciation to the talents for their contributions to the world. The country believes to have more foreign investments with its new offer and also sees it as an opportunity for growth.