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Learn about the full conditions for obtaining the UAE nationality

Learn about the full conditions for obtaining the UAE nationality

On Saturday, the UAE Cabinet approved the amendment of some provisions related to the executive regulations of the federal law regarding nationality and passports, through which it authorizes the granting of Emirati nationality to investors, professionals, talents and their families, based on a number of controls and conditions.

Learn about the full conditions for obtaining the UAE nationality

Amendments to the law and its provisions aim at appreciating the competencies present in the UAE, attracting people with achievements and minds and empowering them within the social fabric of the UAE, and promoting community cohesion and coexistence, in a way that consolidates the development process in the UAE and enhances its presence in all fields.

The target groups of the decision include: investors, people of specialized professions such as doctors, specialists and scientists, and talents such as inventors, intellectuals, artists and talented people, and the law also allows granting citizenship to family members of these groups in accordance with the provisions of the articles regulating both spouses and children, while the new amendment allows retaining the current nationality Bearer.

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These amendments come in accordance with the vision of the leadership in the UAE, with the aim of appreciating competencies and enabling their stability, which has become part of the social fabric and a vital and contributing component alongside the people of the nation in continuing the process of building the country's capabilities and formulating its ambitious prospects towards the centenary of the foundation and its creative approach to adopting minds, polishing talents, supporting and providing business With vital specialties.

Conditions for granting citizenship

The amendments in the regulations set a number of conditions and controls for granting each category to citizenship, in the investor category it is required to own a property in the UAE, and to grant citizenship to doctors and specialists a number of conditions are required, including that he be a specialist in a unique scientific field or scientific fields required and of importance to the state. And to have contributions in conducting studies and research of scientific value in his field of specialization, and his practical experience is not less than 10 years, in addition to obtaining membership in a reputable organization in his field of specialization.

In the category of scholars, a number of conditions are required to obtain citizenship, including that he be an active researcher in his field of expertise in a university or research center or in the private sector, and that his practical experience is not less than 10 years in the same field, and that he has contributions in the scientific field such as winning an award A prestigious scientific study, or securing large funding for his research during the previous 10 years, and obtaining a letter of recommendation from recognized scientific institutions in the UAE.

In the category of talented people, obtaining citizenship for inventors is required to obtain one or more patents approved by the Ministry of Economy or from any recognized international entity representing an added value to the country's economy, and a letter of recommendation from the Ministry of Economy. In the category of educated, artists and talented people, it is required that he be among the pioneers in Priority fields for the Emirates, such as culture, art and talent, and he must have obtained one or more international awards in his field of specialization and a letter of recommendation from the government agencies concerned in these fields in the Emirates.

Nationality controls and benefits

According to the regulations, the amendments specified for the person who acquired the nationality his commitment to a number of controls before receiving the nationality, including the oath of allegiance to the State of the Emirates, a pledge to abide by the laws in force in the country, and informing the competent department in case he acquires another nationality or loses any nationality he holds.

The decision also specified a number of benefits that are acquired with nationality, including the establishment and ownership of companies and commercial establishments, the purchase and ownership of land, housing and real estate in accordance with the laws in force, and any other benefits granted to him from the federal authorities after the approval of the Council of Ministers or from local authorities in the emirates of the state, as stipulated in the decision On the permissibility of revoking citizenship when the person who acquired it loses one or more of the conditions for granting citizenship or breaches his obligation

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