UAE Revised Entry Permit Fees for Golden Visa Applicants

The cost of the six-month entry permit has been updated to Dh1,250, including a Dh1,000 issuance fee. The Golden Visa program provides significant benefits to successful applicants, including the ability to work and live in the UAE for a prolonged period.
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The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) has announced revised entry permit fees for applicants seeking the UAE’s 10-year Golden Visa.

According to a report in the Arabic daily Al Khaleej, the cost of the six-month entry permit has been updated to Dh1,250.

Breakdown of Entry Permit Fees

The Dh1,250 entry permit fee comprises various components, including a Dh1,000 issuance fee, a Dh100 application fee, Dh100 for smart services, Dh28 for electronic services, and Dh22 for the ICP.

UAE Entry Permits FeesFee
Issuance FeeDh100
Application FeeDh100
Smart ServicesDh28
Electronic ServicesDh22

Fees for Golden Visa Also Increased

It should be noted that the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) announced earlier this year that the fee for applying for a Golden Visa in the UAE has been raised from Dhs50 (Rs 1,126) to Dhs150 (Rs 3,379) for a 10-year period.

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UAE Golden Visa & Eligibility

The Golden Visa programme in the United Arab Emirates is a long-term residency visa that allows eligible individuals to live and work in the country for up to ten years. The program, which was launched in 2019, aims to attract highly skilled individuals, investors, and entrepreneurs to contribute to the country’s economic growth.

Golden Visa applicants must submit a variety of documents, including their passport, a coloured personal photo, and proof of eligibility, in order to apply for the long-term residency visa.

Notably, investors, entrepreneurs, top talents, scholars, specialists, outstanding high school graduates, graduates of accredited universities, and frontline heroes are all eligible for the Golden Visa.

Must Read: UAE Re-entry Permit for Residency Visa Holders: Fees, Fines, and Exemptions

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Increasing Fees for ICP Services

Earlier this year, Traveobiz confirmed that fees for Emirates ID and visa issuance in the UAE had increased. The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security (ICP) has increased its service fees by 100 AED across the board.

The additional fee of 100 AED is applicable to 30- and 60-day tourist visas, Emirates IDs, and all other e-channel services.

Implications of the Entry Permit Fee Update

The revised fees for the six-month entry permit may have an impact on potential Golden Visa applicants, particularly those who are already facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Golden Visa program, on the other hand, offers significant benefits to successful applicants, including the ability to work and live in the UAE for an extended period of time, which may outweigh the initial costs.

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In conclusion, the revised fees for the six-month entry permit may have an impact on potential Golden Visa applicants, particularly those who are already facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Golden Visa program, on the other hand, offers significant benefits to successful applicants, including the ability to work and live in the UAE for an extended period of time, which may outweigh the initial costs.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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