UAE Specialist Resident Visa

UAE Specialist Resident Visa

UAE Specialist Resident Visa

This includes specialist talents and researchers in the fields of science and knowledge such as doctors, specialists, scientists, inventors, as well as creative individuals in the field of culture and art. All categories are required to have a valid employment contract in a specialized field of priority in the UAE.

This type of visa can be granted to expatriates and the conditions are:

Persons with Specialized Talents:

Doctors and Specialists:

  1. Scientists must be accredited by Emirates Scientist Council or holders of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence.
  2. Creative individuals in culture and art must be accredited by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.
  3. Investors must obtain a patent of value, which adds to the UAE’s economy. Patents must be approved by the Ministry of Economy.
  4. Exceptional talents must be documented by patents or a scientific research publish in a world-class journal.
  5. Executives must be owners of a leading and internationally recognized company of holders of a high academic achievement and position.

The doctors and specialist must meet at least two of the following conditions:

  1. A PhD degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world.
  2. An award or certificates of appreciation in the field of the applicant’s work.
  3. Contribution to a major scientific research in the respective field of work.
  4. Published articles or scientific books in distinguished publications in the respective field of work.
  5. Membership in an organization related to the field.
  6. A Ph. D. Degree, in addition to 10-year professional experience in his field.
  7. Specialization in areas of priority to the UAE.

The specialist visa will be valid for 10 years and the holder of this visa will be able to sponsor the visas of his family in UAE.

PRO Partner Group has an expert team of Operational and PRO specialists who are available to support you though the process to setting up your company or branch correctly in Dubai Abu Dhabi or the wider UAE and assisting you in obtain a visa for yourself, your family and your employees. If you need assistance on UAE Visa matters on any other related company set up, restructuring or local partner matters in the UAE and wider Gulf do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

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