The United Arab Emirates: New Blue Residency Visa

Key Points  

  • 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 15 May 2024. Eligible applicants include specialists in environmental conservation and sustainability. Specifically, the visa 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 

Looking Ahead  

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

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