Introducing the UAE’s New 10- Year Blue Residence Visa

Introducing the UAE’s New 10- Year Blue Residence Visa


The UAE has introduced a groundbreaking initiative, the 10-year Blue Residence Visa, aimed at individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to safeguarding the environment, whether marine or land-based ecosystems. This initiative reflects the UAE's commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

This special visa is open to professionals in various environmental conservation fields, including marine life, land-based ecosystems, air quality, and sustainability technologies. Those eligible to apply include supporters of environmental causes within and outside the UAE, members of international organizations and companies making a positive impact on the environment, and individuals recognized for their contributions to environmental protection.

Introducing the Blue Visa is a significant step towards attracting global talents and climate champions to the UAE, fostering collaboration on environmental projects, and providing long-term residency for those dedicated to environmental stewardship.

One of the main reasons for the introduction of the blue visa is to continue making the UAE an attractive prospect for skilled people from abroad, who are considering their future options

Applying for the Blue Visa is straightforward. Eligible individuals are encouraged to submit their applications through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP). Also, relevant authorities may be able to nominate qualified candidates for consideration.

Recipients of the Blue Visa will not only enjoy long-term residency in the UAE but also gain access to funding, resources, and opportunities to collaborate on environmental initiatives. I want you to know that their contributions to environmental protection will be greatly recognized and appreciated.

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