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  • The United Arab Emirates introduced a new ten-year blue residency visa for certain foreign nationals working in environmental conservation and sustainability


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government approved a new ten-year Blue Residency visa on May 15, 2024. Eligible applicants include specialists in environmental conservation and sustainability. The visa specifically aims to support members of international organizations, companies, associations, NGOs, global award winners, and distinguished activists and researchers. For additional insights on eligibility and the application process, check here.

This initiative underscores the UAE’s commitment to fostering innovation and leadership in environmental sustainability on a global scale. By attracting top-tier talent and providing long-term residency, the Blue Residency visa aims to position the UAE as a hub for environmental research and sustainable development. This move aligns with the UAE’s broader strategy to diversify its economy and enhance its contributions to global environmental efforts, making it an attractive destination for professionals dedicated to creating a sustainable future.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the UAE’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Official Portal of the United Arab Emirates Government

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