The UAE announces a new 10-year blue residency permit

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The United Arab Emirates has declared a permanent residence for environmentalists.

The 10-year visa, known as "Blue Residency," will be given to people who have demonstrated "exceptional contributions and efforts in the field of protecting the environment."

Green technology and improving air quality are two relevant fields

The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, stated during the Wednesday Cabinet meeting that "the sustainability of our economy has become linked to the sustainability of our environment."

New blue residence

The nation has started a number of programs to make 2024 the year of sustainability, one of which is the new Blue Residency. After green themes took center stage last year and the nation invited citizens to join the collective efforts to adopt sustainable practices, the sustainability campaign was extended beyond 2024.

Residence visas for the United Arab Emirates

Residency visas to the UAE are normally granted for a period of two years. The nation unveiled Golden Visas, a 10-year residency program, in 2019 for a variety of individuals, including investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, exceptional students and graduates, and humanitarian trailblazers. Three years later, the nation introduced "green visas," five-year residence permits intended for skilled workers, independent contractors, investors, and business owners.

The Ministerial Council for Development discusses a number of initiatives

The council reviewed several projects, initiatives, and regulatory guides submitted by federal agencies and ministries to advance government activity and improve the effectiveness of the state's strategic sectors during its meeting.

The council also reviewed reports and updates on the implementation of national strategies and policies in a number of sectors, as well as government manuals pertaining to the regulation of the federal government's public finances. In addition, the council discussed a number of proposed national policies and projects in the areas of education, culture, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, and the economy.

The outcomes of the state's participation in international conferences and events were examined by the Ministerial Council for Development, together with the Federal National Council's requests and suggestions for a variety of government subjects.

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