New 10-Year Blue Residency Visa is Announced by the UAE!
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Introduction of the Blue Residency Visa

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made headlines with the announcement of a new long-term residency visa for environmental advocates. The 10-year visa, called the ‘Blue Residency’, is the first ever long term residency offered to recognize and reward individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of environmental action and sustainability, both within and outside the UAE. Visa Services Assistance centres in the UAE can offer more information about the above scheme. 

The Blue Residency Visa is designed especially for people who work for environmental conservation and sustainability. These individuals are members of non-governmental organizations, environmental researchers, members of associations, global award winners, distinguished activists, and international companies and organizations. The Visa also applies to Emirati National innovators and environmental protection advocates. 

Eligibility Criteria for Blue Residency Visa

The UAE has invited eligible individuals to submit their visa applications via the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security. In addition, relevant authorities are allowed to nominate specific individuals for long-term residency in the UAE.

In a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said, “The sustainability of our economy has become linked to the sustainability of our environment.”

The UAE has initiated this new scheme as part of a larger national effort to mark 2024 as a year of environmental sustainability. As the green themes activity dominated last year, the sustainability drive gained momentum in 2024. With the aim of embracing sustainable environmental practices, the country invited its residents to join hands in their collective efforts towards the environment.

 The UAE has been issuing residency visas to individuals with a two-year validity. However, in 2019, the country initiated a 10-year residency scheme named Golden Visas for entrepreneurs, investors, outstanding students and graduates, scientists, and humanitarian pioneers. Later, after three years, the Emirates started another five-year residency program named the Green Visas for skilled professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and investors. 

Final Words

The United Arab Emirates has introduced a new long term residency visa called the Blue Residency Visa for individuals who work for environmental sustainability. To know more about the service, you can consult a CA firm in Dubai and get all information before applying for one.  Chartered Accountant firms in Dubai can help you save money on your visa applications using the new Blue residency visa scheme in UAE.