This offers a 5-year residency for skilled employees, without a sponsor or employer.
The applicants should have a valid employment contract and should be classified in the first, second or third occupational level as per the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
The minimum educational level must be a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and the salary should not be less than Dh15,000.
Freelancers, Self-Employed Individuals:
In line with the growing importance of flexible work models, this track provides a five-year residency for freelancers and self-employed individuals without requiring a sponsor or employer in the UAE.
It requires obtaining a freelance/self-employment permit from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The minimum educational level should be a bachelor’s degree or a specialised diploma. The annual income from self-employment for the previous two years should not be less than Dh360,000.
Investors Or Partners:
This residence is introduced to encourage investment. It provides 5-year residency for investors establishing or participating in commercial activities. It replaces the previous residence that was valid for two years only.