Eligibility conditions for the UAE’s citizenship
Here are the conditions for each category of nominees:
- an investor must own a property in the UAE.
- a doctor or specialist must be specialised in a scientific discipline of high demand in the UAE, and must have acknowledged scientific contributions and practical experience of not less than 10 years. He/she must have a membership in a reputable organisation in the field of specialisation.
- a scientist is required to be an active researcher either at a university, research centre or in the private sector. He/she must have practical experience of not less than 10 years in the same field and must have contributed to the said field. He/she must also have a recommendation letter from a recognised scientific institution in the UAE.
- an inventor must have one or more patents that are approved by the UAE’s Ministry of Economy (MoE) or any other reputable international body. He/she must also have a recommendation letter from MoE.
- intellectuals and other individuals with creative talent/s should be pioneers in the field of art and culture and must have won at least one international award. A recommendation letter from related government entities is required as well.
Eligible candidates will need to:
- take the oath of allegiance and loyalty to the UAE
- commit to abide by the UAE’s laws
- inform the UAE government entity, in case of acquiring or losing any other citizenship.
The citizenship can be withdrawn upon breach of the conditions.
How can you acquire UAE citizenship?
You can acquire the UAE’s citizenship only through the Rulers’ and Crown Princes’ Courts, Offices of the Executive Councils and the Cabinet based on the nominations of federal entities.
Contact Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship for more information.