Good news and reports coming out from the educational sector of the UAE is that all PhD holders based in the United Arab Emirates has been given the Approval of a 10-year golden visa as part of their rights and privileges.
The United Arab Emirates also gave an approval of same golden visas for graduates who have a minimum of 3.8 grade point average from UAE-accredited universities.
This message was broken to the general public by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates in a series of tweets on Sunday November 15. 2020
The prime minister speaking further on the recent developments said that the golden visa residency was also extended to specialists in Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, virology, epidemiology and UAE-based physicians and engineers in the fields of computer science, electronics and programming, electricity and biotechnology.
In his words he affirmed that, “Today we approved granting the 10-year Golden Visa to all PhD holders in the UAE. Also, the Golden Visa will be granted to top graduates from UAE-accredited universities with a GPA of 3.8 and above.
The minister also commented that ” the UAE Golden Visa will also include UAE-based physicians as well as engineers in the fields of computer science, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology”
Furthermore, the prime minister also made mention of some Graduates with other qualifications which he felt needed to be recognised and included in the recent approval. These included all United Arab Emirates Golden Residency who are specialists in AI, big data, virology, epidemiology & UAE’s high school top graduates and their families. We are keen to embrace talent that drives future development and this is only the beginning.
This initiative and decision regarding this visa approval had been on for a while now. The golden visa residency was first brought to the awareness of the prime minister who announced it in 2018 but it started implementation on 2019.
The nature of the visa is such that it is a long-term residency programme in which advantages and privileges are given to top professionals to acquire long-term visas.
Moreso, The United Arab Emirates
Recently, gave a relaxation to certain laws criminalizing alcohol consumption and fornication.
The above regulations especially with regards to educational heights and achievements will come as a welcomed development for those looking to further their education and it will boost patronage to those seeking opportunities abroad especially in the United Arab Emirates.
Gift Joseph Okpakorese