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Own an Aldar home for life
with a Real Estate Golden Visa

Investing in an Aldar property worth no less than AED 2M
grants eligibility to apply for a Real Estate Golden Visa,
so you can call the UAE home for the long term.

Criteria

 

Golden Visa-01

AED 2M +

The property or properties must be owned outright, at a minimum value of AED 2 million.

Golden Visa-02

2 Years

The property or properties must be kept for at least 2 years after the Golden Visa is issued.

Golden Visa-03

10 Years

The Real Estate Golden Visa is valid for 10 years. At that point, it will need to be renewed.

Golden Visa-04

Inclusivity

The Visa includes permits for spouse and children, parents and dependents.

FAQs

  • 1. What is a Real Estate Golden Visa?
    A Real Estate Golden Visa is a long-term, renewable residence visa that allows a real-estate investor to stay in the UAE for up to 10 years without the need for a UAE national sponsor. 
  • 2. What are the criteria for obtaining a Real Estate Golden Visa?
    To qualify for the visa, investors must own a property or properties in the UAE worth no less than AED 2 million. (MORTGAGE?)

    If the property is under mortgage, its value has to be greater than AED 2 million in order for the Investor to qualify for the Golden Visa in Abu Dhabi. For instance, for property worth AED 5 million, the outstanding mortgage principal cannot exceed AED 3 million.- Mortgage is allowed on any amount that is over AED 2 million if the property value exceeds it.
  • 3. What are the key benefits of the Golden Visa?
    Golden Visa holders benefit from long-term residency in the UAE, giving them greater stability and peace of mind, as well as a true sense of place. It also enables them to invest their time and energy into building a long-lasting and rewarding career in the country.
  • 4. Can the Golden Visa be extended to applicants’ family members?
    Yes. Golden Visa holders are able to sponsor their spouse and children, parents and dependents.
  • 5. What proof is required to sponsor family members or any other dependents?
    If a Golden Visa holder would like to sponsor their spouse, they should submit an attested and translated marriage certificate. To sponsor a child, a birth certificate is required.
  • 6. Are there any age restrictions?
    There are no age restrictions. Any applicant can apply for the Real Estate Golden Visa, as long as they meet the necessary eligibility criteria.
  • 7. Which documents does an UAE Resident require when applying for a Golden Visa?
    When applying for a Real Estate Golden Visa, please bring the following documents:
    • Passport copy (valid for 6 month)
    • Copy of Emirates ID 
    • Colour passport sized photo on a white background
    • Copy of UAE health insurance from a UAE accredited insurance company
    • Title Deed (from Department of Municipality & Transport) 
    • or Property Valuation certificate (from Department of Municipality & Transport) stating that the real estate value is not less than 2 million dirhams
    • Applicant e-mail address and mobile number (one number only)
  • 8. Which documents does a Non-UAE Resident require when applying for a Golden Visa?
    When applying for a Real Estate Golden Visa, please bring the following documents:
    • Passport copy (valid for 6 month) 
    • Colour passport sized photo with white background. 
    • Title Deed (from Department of Municipality & Transport) 
    • or Property Valuation certificate (from Department of Municipality & Transport) stating that the real estate value is not less than 2 million dirhams
    • Applicant e-mail address and mobile number (one number only)
    • Health insurance can be obtained from local insurance company prior to transferring the current visa to Golden visa.
  • 9. How much does it cost to apply for a Real Estate Golden Visa?
    A Real Estate Golden Visa costs around AED 5,000, but fees are subject to revision based on government decisions.
  • 10. Do the fees have to paid upfront to Aldar?
    A third-party agency will process Golden Visas for Aldar customers. The agency will share the payment link and customers interested in proceeding with the visa must pay the fee upfront.
  • 11. Will fees be refunded if a request for Golden visa is rejected by authorities?
    Yes, the unutilized balance of fees will be refunded by the agency to the customer.
  • 12. Do applicants need to have health insurance when applying for the Golden Visa?
    Yes. Applicants within the UAE need to submit a valid medical insurance policy.
  • 13. Who will process the Emirates ID for Golden Visa applicants?
    The Golden Visa processing centre will handle both the visa applications, and the issuance of Emirates IDs by The Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship.
  • 14. Who is responsible for cancelling an applicant’s existing Visa?
    The Golden Visa applicant is expected to liaise with his/her existing sponsor to ensure the existing visa is appropriately cancelled.
  • 15. How long will it take to process Golden Visa?
    Once all required documents are successfully submitted, the initial approval will take 3-4 working days. After the cancellation of the applicant’s current visa and a completed medical assessment, the Golden Visa will be issued within a further 3-5 working days.
  • 16. Is there a limit to the number of people who can be sponsored?
    The number of people (excluding dependent & children) to be sponsored by the Golden Visa holder is subject to The Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship approval.
  • 17. Is the Emirates ID renewed along with Golden Visa? What is the validity of the ID?
    Yes, the Emirates ID will be renewed along with the Golden Visa. The validity of the Emirates ID will last as long as the Golden Visa’s.
  • 18. How long can a Golden Visa holder stay outside of the UAE?
    There is no restriction on the duration of stay outside the UAE, in order to maintain the validity of the Golden Visa.
  • 19. Can an owner of an off-plan property apply for a Golden Visa?
    As long as the customer has paid AED 2M even if it is funded from local bank, he or she is eligible for a Golden Visa.
  • 20. Can an investor combine the value of 2 or more properties to meet the criteria for a Golden Visa?
    Yes. As long as the total value of the properties exceeds AED 2M, the investor can combine investments to apply for a Real Estate Golden Visa.
  • 21. How can an investor apply for the Real Estate Golden Visa?

    You can register your interest by following this link

    Or, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to visit, call or email our customer care team at:

    Aldar Customer Care Centre
    Yas Island Abu Dhabi

    Contact: 

    800-ALDAR / 800 25327

    Email

    customercare@aldar.com

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