Visas and Government Services

The UAE’s long term visas include three categories: the ten-year Golden visa, the Exceptional Talent visa, and the five-year Investor and Entrepreneurial visa.

Investors, entrepreneurs and professional talents who are established in ADGM or in the process of setting up, and who meet the eligibility criteria identified below, will be guided by the ADGM Corporate Relations team through the entire application process.

  • Eligibility for a 10-year visa without a sponsor
  • 1. Investors in public investments of at least AED 10 million

    2. Persons with specialised talents

  • Eligibility for a 5-year visa without a sponsor
  • 1. Investors in a property in the UAE

    2. Entrepreneurs

Application process for long-term visas

Long term visas are issued directly through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in the respective emirate for a period of 5 or 10 years and will be renewed automatically.

The ADGM Corporate Relations team will meet with the eligible individuals to guide and assist them through the application process. Please note that the application for long-term visas is not available on the ACCESSADGM portal.

To learn more, please download the UAE long term residence visa document.

For enquiries on long term visas, please email us at

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