Golden visa requirements

Requirements for obtaining this type of visa are subject to the type of residence. Whether you want to live in Dubai as an investor, entrepreneur, talent etc., you have to meet the requirements accordingly.

Following outstanding specialized talents are  eligible:

  • Athletes
  • Creative People of Culture and Art
  • Doctoral Degree Holders and Doctors
  • Executives
  • Inventors
  • Scientists
  • Specialists in Scientific Fields
  • Specialists in the Fields of Engineering and Science

 Minimum Salary for a Golden Visa:


  • Athletes are required to provide a recommendation letter from the General Sports Authority or one of the sports councils.
  • Salary certificate is also required which confirms that your salary is at least AED 50,000.


  • To practice the medical profession in the UAE, doctors are required to provide an approval Letter from the Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE.
  • Recommendation letter is required to be obtained from Emirates Council of Scientists or Secretariat of the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence confirming the award of Medal of Scientific Excellence (for Scientists) in favor of the applicant.



  • Inventors are required to obtain a recommendation letter from the Ministry of Economy. The letter must state that the patent by the inventor has an added value to the UAE’s economy.


  • The emirate in which the person wants to work, an approval letter from the department of culture and arts of that particular emirate is required.