Urgent.. Conditions for granting expatriates working in the UAE green residency for 5 years

The UAE government has authorized the granting of green residency to three categories of foreigners, within the recently updated visa and residency permit system, they are the investor or partner in a commercial license, the highly skilled worker, and the self-employment.

The green residence permit gives its holder the right to reside without a guarantor (employer) in the country for a period of five years, renewable for a similar period or periods according to the same conditions under which he was granted.

The executive regulations of the Federal Law on the Entry and Residence of Foreigners, which will come into force next month, stipulate that the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security may grant a foreigner a residence permit for self-employment independently without a guarantor (employer) and without the need for a work contract, whether It is present inside or outside the country.

She indicated that there are three conditions and controls for granting green residency to self-employment, namely obtaining a free work permit from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and that the minimum educational level is a bachelor's degree or specialized diploma or its equivalent, and the annual income of the applicant from self-employment should not be less than two years Previously, for 360,000 dirhams, or its equivalent in foreign currencies, or to prove his financial solvency throughout the period of his stay in the country.