Urgent.. Procedures for foreign workers in the educational sector to obtain a 10-year residency

The new visa system included in the annex to the regulation of golden residency permits, which was recently launched, the category of teachers among the categories that may be granted golden residency, within the category of specialists in educational fields, on the recommendation of the Ministry of Education or the competent local authorities.

This category includes specialists in higher, general, and vocational education, developers of educational curricula, advanced teaching and assessment methods, teaching the gifted and those with special needs, and others.

The system defined six conditions for issuing a golden residence permit to specialists, as it confirmed that the permit is granted for this category on the basis of employment (active work) for those who meet these conditions, which is that the person obtains a work permit in the country, under a valid work contract in the country, He must be a skilled worker at the first or second professional level, according to the professional classification approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the minimum educational level must be a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

It is also required that he hold a license to practice a profession for professions that require that, including the doctor, pharmacist, teacher and others, and that he have a comprehensive health insurance for himself and his family members, effective when applying for golden residency or according to what is in force with the competent local authority, and not less than His monthly salary is 30 thousand dirhams or its equivalent in foreign currencies.

The decision of the Council of Ministers authorized the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Port Security, after the approval of the competent authorities, as the case may be, to issue a long-term residence permit for a period of ten years, subject to renewal, for certain categories of foreigners and their families, allowing them to self-reside without the need for a guarantor-host, within the country With the aim of working, investing, establishing business or stabilizing the country in accordance with the conditions and foreigners mentioned in this resolution.

The appendix identified four advantages for holders of a golden residency permit, as it is permissible to issue residence permits to family members of a foreigner who has obtained a golden residency, including the spouse, children - regardless of age - and parents, for a period of 10 years, subject to renewal. Due to his financial solvency, the foreigner entitled to golden residency from outside the country is granted a six-month, multiple-entry visa, renewable for another six months to complete his procedures.

In the event of the death of the breadwinner who obtained the golden residency, the dependent family members may remain in the country for the duration of the residency granted to them in accordance with the conditions determined by the authority.

It allowed the foreigner who met the specified conditions to apply for the golden residency, either through direct application on the platform of the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security, or through a recommendation (candidacy) by the competent federal or local government entity.