UAE citizenship: Can families get Emirati passports, too?

Dubai - Investors, specialised talents are among those who can get citizenship.

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(Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose)
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Published: Sat 30 Jan 2021, 4:30 PM

Last updated: Sat 30 Jan 2021, 4:36 PM

The UAE announced a game-changing law on Saturday, opening a path to citizenship for select foreigners. (Check if you are eligible here.)

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Investors, specialised talents and professionals including scientists, doctors, engineers, artists and authors are eligible to get the citizenship.

But does the law give the provision for citizenship to the families of the selected foreigners?

According to the UAE Government, spouse and children of those who acquire the citizenship are eligible to receive the Emirati passport as well.

The amendments allow dual citizenship — which means those selected as part of the scheme can retain their current nationality.

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