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UAE launches 10-year Blue Residency Visa, know who will get this benefit and how to apply

The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the 10-year Blue Residency Visa. People who get this visa will be able to stay in UAE for a long time. They will also be provided many other facilities. UAE has launched this VG for people working for the environment. As part of the Council of Ministers’ projects to implement national directives, today we approved “Blue Residency,” UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashit Al Maktoum wrote on Twitter after launching the visa. Which is a long term residence for a period of 10 years.

It will be awarded to individuals who have made exceptional contributions and efforts in the field of protecting the environment, whether marine, land or air, environmental quality, sustainability and its modern technologies, circular economy, or other areas we consider such. Will provide blue visa to all people. The year 2024 will be the year of sustainability…the sustainability of our economy is linked to the sustainability of our environment…and our national directions in this area are clear and coherent. May God protect those who are associated with this mission.

The UAE has launched this 10-year Blue Residency Visa for environmental contributors. Its objective is to recognize and support individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental protection. The announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, following a cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid stressed the UAE’s strong commitment to sustainability, saying at the X, “The sustainability of our economy is linked to the sustainability of our environment, and our national directions in this area are clear and consistent.” has continued its sustainability year (2023-2024). The Blue Visa initiative aligns with the country’s long-term goals of promoting environmental protection and sustainable practices

The Blue Visa will be awarded to those who have shown outstanding commitment and impact in various areas of the environment. This includes work in marine life conservation, land-based ecosystems, air quality improvement, sustainability technology and circular economy. The initiative is part of the President’s directive to extend the Year of Sustainability, which highlights the UAE’s ongoing efforts to support global environmental sustainability.

Application Process for Blue Visa

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for a Blue Visa through the Federal Authority for Identification, Citizenship, Customs and Port Protection (ICP). Additionally, the concerned authorities may nominate eligible candidates for consideration. Blue Visa will provide many benefits. This includes long-term residence in the UAE, opportunities to collaborate on environmental projects, access to funding and resources, and recognition for their environmental contributions. This initiative not only supports environmental advocates, but also reinforces the UAE’s commitment to a sustainable and green future.

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