UAE offers Citizenship to foreign residents

UAE offers Citizenship to eligible foreign residents

In a landmark decision announced on January 30th, the UAE approved amendments to its citizenship law, opening it up to eligible foreigners. Under certain criteria, the new law will allow investors, professionals, special talents and their families to acquire the Emirati nationality and passport.

The announcement has been praised as yet another inclusive and forward-thinking move by the sovereign, aiming at attracting and retaining talents that contribute to the country’s development journey. Prominent businessmen and investors were among the first to welcome the move as “the most exciting piece of news” they have come across in a long time.

Here is all you need to know.

Who are eligible? 
Investors, Doctors, Specialists, Inventors, Scientists, Talents, Intellectuals, Artists and the families of all these categories.

Can one retain his/her original citizenship?

Yes.

Can a resident apply for citizenship?

Acquiring the Emirati citizenship will be done through nominations from Rulers’ and Crown Princes’ Courts, Executive Councils, and the Cabinet based on federal entities nominations.

What are the benefits?

The UAE citizenship offers a wide range of benefits, including the right to establish or own commercial entities and properties.

Can the citizenship be withdrawn?

As per the amendments, the citizenship can be withdrawn upon breach of the conditions.

 

Source: Khaleej Times

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