Revealed: First expat professionals to get UAE permanent residency
Sheikh Mohammed grants first batch of scientists 10-year UAE residency.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, directed the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship to grant Permanent Golden Residency to a number of scientists and specialists in line with its position as an incubator for talents and skills, Wam reported on Tuesday.
Also read: 2,500 expats get UAE Golden Residency
The Permanent Golden Residency was granted during a special reception, held in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, along with scientists and their families.
The UAE Government granted the Permanent Golden Residency to a number of scientists and specialists in line with its position as an incubator for talents and skills. #uaegov pic.twitter.com/RbvhkQ30p6- UAEGov (@uaegov) November 12, 2019
The reception was also attended by Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with senior officials and dignitaries.
Also read: Scientists thank UAE for 10-year visa
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the scientists and praised their efforts in serving the humanity, and serving the country. "We celebrate the first batch of scientists, researchers and doctors who were granted permanent residence in the UAE. They include 2,500 scientists, researchers, innovators and investors. We welcome them," Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter.
It was in May this year that the UAE announced its plan to offer long-term residence permits for expats under its 'Golden Card' system.
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