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UAE Launches 10-Year Blue Residency Visa For Environmentalists

UAE Launches 10-Year Blue Residency Visa For Environmentalists:

The Blue Residency card in 2023 was a big step for the United Arab Emirates to show its dedication to protecting the environment.

  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced this new visa program that gives people who have made outstanding efforts to protect the environment the chance to live there for 10 years.
  • The Blue Residency visa is for people who work in several environmental fields, such as protecting sea and land life, improving air quality, using sustainable technologies, and promoting the circular economy.
  • The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security is where applications can be sent. Furthermore, the appropriate authorities can suggest exceptional people for this long-term residency status.
  • In the UAE, standard residency visas used to last for two years before the Blue Residency visa came out.
  • UAE started the Golden Visas program in 2019 to bring in investors, business owners, and other highly skilled workers. The program lasts for 10 years.
  • The UAE started giving out Green Visas in 2022. These visas are good for five years and are meant for skilled workers, freelancers, and business owners.
  • These changes show that the UAE is now focusing on getting and keeping talented people from around the world in a variety of fields.
  • The main focus is on areas that help the economy become more diverse and last for a long time.