Golden Visa

Golden Visa

A Golden Visa is a residence permit granted to individuals who make a significant investment in a country. This investment can be in real estate, business ventures, or government bonds, depending on the specific requirements of the issuing country. Golden Visas offer several benefits, including the right to live and work in the host country, visa-free travel within certain regions, and potential eligibility for citizenship after a certain period. Docuwin’s Golden Visa service streamlines the application process, providing expert guidance on investment options, legal requirements, and documentation. Our goal is to simplify your path to obtaining a Golden Visa, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience from start to finish.

10-Year Golden Visa Categories

Golden Visa for Professionals

Skilled workers and professionals qualify for a Golden Visa if they meet specific criteria. It includes holding a valid employment contract within the UAE, with the job falling under occupational level 1 or 2 as defined by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. Additionally, applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and draw a minimum salary of not less than AED 30,000 per month

Golden Visa for Real Estate Owners

Any individual who has purchased a property worth no less than AED 2 million or more, regardless of whether it’s off-plan, completed, mortgaged or not mortgaged. The UAE has cancelled the AED 1 million minimum down payment required for people to qualify for a golden visa through real estate investment.

Golden Visa for Investors

One must possess a minimum of AED 2 million worth of public investment, which can be in the form of an organization or an investment fund. Additionally, at least 60% of the total investment should not be acquired as a loan and should not be tied to real estate. For other types of assets, investors should expect to have complete possession.

What are the requirements for obtaining a Golden Visa?
  • Qualifying Investment: You must make a substantial investment in the host country, such as purchasing real estate, investing in a business, or buying government bonds.
  • Valid Passport: A current and valid passport is required for all applicants, including any family members included in the application.
  • Proof of Funds: You need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to make the investment and support yourself and any dependents without relying on public assistance.
  • Clean Criminal Record: Applicants must provide a clean criminal record certificate from their home country and any country where they have resided for the past few years.
  • Health Insurance: Proof of health insurance coverage that is valid in the host country is typically required for all applicants.
  • Residence Requirement: Some countries may require you to spend a certain amount of time in the host country each year to maintain the visa, although this varies by program.
What are the benefits of obtaining a Golden Visa?
  • Residence Permit: A Golden Visa grants you the right to live in the host country, providing a stable and secure environment for you and your family.
  • Work Authorization: With a Golden Visa, you are typically allowed to work in the host country, opening up professional opportunities.
  • Visa-Free Travel: Many Golden Visa programs offer visa-free travel within specific regions, such as the Schengen Area in Europe, enhancing your travel freedom.
  • Pathway to Citizenship: Golden Visas often provide a pathway to citizenship after a certain period of residence, allowing you to eventually obtain a passport from the host country.
  • Family Inclusion: Most Golden Visa programs allow you to include immediate family members, such as spouses and dependent children, under your visa.
  • Investment Opportunities: By obtaining a Golden Visa, you gain access to potentially lucrative investment opportunities in real estate, business, or other sectors within the host country.
  • Go to the official website named and make your account.
  • Subsequent to the creation of your account, log in to the same and initiate the nomination formalities.
  • Provide all the necessary details in the application and submit the same online. A maximum of 30 days duration is required for the assessment of the application. Wait for that period.

If the visa nomination has been accepted, the applicant gets a notification in the form a link. Click on the same link and pursue the remaining procedure like document submission. In the case of non-acceptance, the applicant has to redo the whole procedure after a period of 3 months.

What are the steps involved in applying for a Golden Visa with Docuwin's assistance?
  • Consultation and Country Selection: Contact Docuwin for an initial consultation. Our experts will help you choose the best country for your Golden Visa based on your preferences and investment capacity.

  • Choose the Investment Type: With Docuwin’s guidance, select the type of qualifying investment that suits your financial goals, such as real estate, business investment, or government bonds.

  • Prepare Documentation: Docuwin will assist you in gathering all necessary documents, including proof of investment, valid passports, proof of health insurance, clean criminal records, and other required forms specific to the host country.

  • Make the Investment: Complete the investment process with the support of Docuwin’s advisors, ensuring all financial transactions are properly documented and compliant with the host country’s regulations.

  • Submit the Application: Docuwin will help you submit your Golden Visa application along with all required documentation to the appropriate government agency or consulate, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

  • Undergo Background Checks: Be prepared for background checks and due diligence processes conducted by the host country’s authorities. Docuwin will guide you through this process to ensure a smooth experience.

  • Receive and Maintain Your Visa: Once approved, you will receive your Golden Visa. Docuwin will provide ongoing support to ensure you meet any continuing requirements, such as maintaining your investment and fulfilling residency obligations, to keep your visa status active.

Can I include my family members in my Golden Visa application?
  • Spouses: Most Golden Visa programs allow spouses to be included in the main applicant’s visa application.
  • Dependent Children: Children under a certain age, typically 18 or 21 years old, may be included as dependents in the application.
  • Aged Parents: In some cases, elderly parents or dependent family members may also be eligible for inclusion, though requirements vary by country.
  • Documentation: Additional documentation such as marriage certificates, birth certificates, and proof of dependency may be required for family members included in the application.
  • Family Rights: Family members included in the Golden Visa application generally enjoy the same rights and benefits as the main applicant, including residency and work authorization in the host country.
  • Consultation: It’s advisable to consult with immigration experts or legal advisors to understand the specific family inclusion policies of the chosen Golden Visa program.