Visas and Government Services

The ADGM Corporate Relations team supports registered entities and their employees by working closely with the relevant government authorities and providing a simple and streamlined process, and one point of contact. They guide you through the visa process and ensure a smooth transition over to ADGM.

Investors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are already established in ADGM or in the processing of setting up in ADGM and who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the recently announced UAE long-term visas including the ten-year Golden visa, the Exceptional Talent visa, and the five-year Investor and Entrepreneurial visa, will be guide and assisted by the Corporate Relations team through the entire application process.

In ADGM, all visa and government services are processed online through the ADGM Client Portal ACCESSADGM.

For further questions, visit our FAQs 

Newly introduced ‘Long-term’ residence visas in the UAE

In line with Cabinet Resolution No. 56 of 2018, ADGM supports the application of long-term residence visas for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Professional Talent in the UAE:

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

To learn more about the UAE long-term residence visa, please read Long Term Residence Visa and click here.

To register your interest, please email us at

Step 1

Create an account on ADGM's Client Portal ACCESSADGM
ACCESSADGM is an integrated portal that provides a wide range of services including Visa services, Company services, and Letters & Permits.

Step 2

Apply for an Establishment Card & E- Channels Account

All newly registered entities in ADGM are required to apply for an Establishment Card and E-Channels account which is a requirement at the time of all application for all visa related services.

Establishment Card: This card is required to process all visa related services with the Corporate Relations Office within ADGM. This card is issued by the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs - Abu Dhabi (GDRFA) and is a requirement for all ADGM entities that wish to apply for visa services for their employees and will be valid for 3 years.

E-Channels Account: is an online visa application system by the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs of Abu Dhabi (GDRFA). This is a requirement for all ADGM entities that wish to apply for visa services for their employees and will be valid for 1 year

Step 3

Login to ACCESSADGM, go to government services, click on Visas and apply for the required visa service.

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