This humanitarian initiative is in appreciation to protect our society.
Frontline heroes and their families have been granted Golden Visas under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Those eligible include the families of fallen frontline heroes, and distinguished individuals whose extraordinary efforts helped protect the nation and its people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
This initiative will provide enhanced stability to frontline heroes and their families. It will also reinforce the UAE’s commitment to maintain a “world-class first line of defence” by granting long-term residency to the professionals who help protect the nation’s public health.
Till date, medical staff and other essential personnel who have worked on the front line of the pandemic have received help with free flights home to see their families, schooling costs and other benefits.
500 doctors in Abu Dhabi were granted long term residency last month under the visa initiative.
More doctors and healthcare practitioners are scheduled to be awarded Golden Visas. This is part of a continued push to attract talent to Abu Dhabi as per Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Residents Office.
If you have a golden visas, Abu Dhabi’s government has set out two options for securing health insurance. Under the first option,
Option 1: Your employer continues to cover you as they did when they provided you with a company sponsored visa.
Option 2: Those who have their own business. who sponsor their own family and children.
Applications can be made via Abu Dhabi Residents Office here