How can apply for 5 Years UAE Visa 2023

Muhamed abdo - | Arab News

The five-year Green Visa is part of the UAE's new guidelines to attract qualified workers and investors from around the world.

The new 5-year Green Residence Visa will target exceptional talents, skilled professionals, freelancers, investors, and entrepreneurs to increase job market flexibility and attract top people.

The Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO) says the Green Visa lets worldwide talents sponsor themselves, eliminating the necessity for employment to live in the UAE. Abu Dhabi's high-growth areas provide talented people the chance to flourish.

The Abu Dhabi Green Visa gives visa holders and their family long-term residency and greater perks than the standard resident visa.

Sponsoring unmarried daughters and sons under 25 is a benefit. The five-year Abu Dhabi Green Visa has many alternatives for professionals, freelancers, investors, and partners.

Green Visa eligibility and application process

Freelancer/self-employed green visa
ADRO allows freelancers or self-employed people if they meet certain requirements:

  • MOHRE-issued freelance employment permit.
  • Bachelor's degrees or specialised diplomas are required.
  • For the past two years, self-employment revenue has exceeded Dh360,000 or its equivalent in international currency.


  • Proving financial solvency throughout UAE residence.
  • Requirements

The Freelance Visa requires:

MOHRE-issued freelance employment permit.
Proof of two-year Dh360,000 annual income

Financial proof during residency.
Application process

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP) website allows green visa applications.

Skills-based green card

ADRO declared that Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) first, second, or third occupational level applicants for Green Visas must be skilled employees.

According to the International Standard Classification of Occupations, MoHRE has nine skill levels.

The worker must also have a Dh15,000 UAE work contract and a bachelor's degree in science, law, education, culture, or social sciences.

Skilled workers must have certain requirements:

  • Have a UAE-valid employment contract and work permit.
  • Being a skilled worker in a Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization first, second, or third-level post.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum monthly salary of Dh15,000 or foreign currency equivalent.
  • Requirements

The Skilled Employee category requires:

  • A MOHRE-issued employment contract with job title and monthly remuneration.
  • Authenticated bachelor's degree.
  • Application process

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security's website,, has guidelines for green visa applications.

Investor green card

UAE investors receive the Green visa. Replaces the 2-year residency visa.

Requirements include:

  • Investor rating system-based ICP investment approval.
  • Proof of investment (if investor/partner has multiple licences, total invested capital will be determined).
  • Local approval.
  • Application process

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security's website,, has guidelines for green visa applications.

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