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The UAE grants golden residency to 100,000 programmers from around the world

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The UAE grants golden residency to 100,000 programmers from around the world

The National Program for Programmers announced the start of receiving applications for golden residency from programmers residing in the country and around the world, in a step targeting elite programmers with competencies and holders of higher specialized degrees in the field. This came in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him,” to grant 100,000 golden residencies to entrepreneurs, project owners, and emerging companies specialized in the field of programming.

This step comes as part of the national efforts aimed at establishing 1,000 major digital companies in the country over the next five years, in order to involve them in the process of building the digital economy. stimulate creativity, Innovation and keeping pace

Submission mechanism and criteria

There are several steps that must be followed to apply for the golden residency for programmers

All programmers of different nationalities and ages can apply for the golden residency.

Submission is through the Office of Artificial Intelligence in the UAE government. Or the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship

– The concerned government agencies evaluate the applications submitted to determine who is eligible for the golden residency

– It is possible to apply for golden residency from distinguished experts, talents and competencies that have recorded success stories in various fields of programming, Or employees of leading global companies in the technology sector, or holders of scientific degrees in one of the fields of software engineering, computer science, hardware engineering, computer engineering, information technology, artificial intelligence, data science, big data, and electrical engineering.

Omar Sultan Al-Ulama confirmed, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Applications Distance workingThe UAE embraces everyone who wants to be part of the journey of success. Its doors are open to everyone who wants to be part of the UAE’s success journey, and everyone who wants to employ their ideas, talents, capabilities and experiences, and believes in the role of science, technology and innovation in shaping the future.

Facilities and privileges

Entrepreneurs and programmers who obtain the golden residency will enjoy a set of privileges, facilities and financing options that will be provided by the “National Program for Programmers”. In order to get the most out of it Their experiences, capabilities, projects and innovative ideas, in addition to establishing digital companies that support the national economy within the global competition, in addition to providing various opportunities for cooperation and communication with government and private agencies and major technology companies in the United Arab Emirates. To take advantage of all promising ideas, put them into practice and turn them into integrated projects.

The main axes

The strategy of the National Program for Programmers is based on 5 main axes: As shown below:

Supporting stakeholders from programmers, entrepreneurs, startups, major companies, and the academic sector

Create a platform that brings together programmers with local companies and universities

Launching global initiatives under the supervision of a group of the best international trainers to supervise local talents and develop their competence

Attracting the elite of international skills in the field of programming

Cooperating with various government agencies and proposing supportive policies for the programmers sector.

It should be noted that a long-term visa system has been implemented in the United Arab Emirates. for five years or ten years, It is automatically renewed when all conditions are met. It is granted to specific groups such as investors , entrepreneurs, and specialized talents.

The system allows UAE residents, foreign expatriates and their families who wish to come to work, live and study in the country, Possibility of long-term residence, Without the need for an Emirati sponsor.

For more information about the golden residency for programmers and how to apply for it, contact the Itqan team to answer all your inquiries on this subject.


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