Indian chartered accountant gets UAE golden visa

Dubai - Shah, who has travelled to over 30 countries to work on projects, has been in the UAE for more than 15 years.



By SM Ayaz Zakir

Published: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 3:28 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 5:12 PM

An Abu Dhabi-based Indian expat has become the latest recipient of UAE's 10-year coveted golden visa.

Syed Javeed Shah, a 38-year-old senior chartered accountant who arrived in the country in 2006, received the visa from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) on May 25 under 'Special talents – Art and Science' category for his contributions in the field of accountancy.

His wife also received the golden visa a week later.

"This was the happiest moment for me and my family," Shah said.

Shah, who has travelled to over 30 countries to work on projects, has been in the UAE for more than 15 years.

"I have worked in the US, Australia and many other developed countries, but I had made up my mind of settling down in UAE. It is my second home," he said.

"I strongly feel that my hard work has paid off. I am now a proud holder of the golden visa," Shah added.

Originally from Adilabad in Telangana, Shah pursued a bachelor's degree in commerce before qualifying as a chartered accountant.

The UAE government had in 2019 implemented a new system for long-term residence visas, enabling foreigners to live, work and study in the UAE without the need of a national sponsor.

"I salute the vision of great leaders of this nation who want to promote and retain the talent and reward them at the same time," his wife said.

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