Medical Fraternity Get Golden Visa Upgrades In UAE
It’s an overwhelming joy for migrant medical fraternity that have been now issued golden visas. These are primarily nurses, ambulance workers, and frontline staff that have worked hard in the UAE to protect patients lives in the midst of the Covid-19 surges. They are in elated as the government has automatically upgraded their status to a golden visa status.
This means that a normal two-year stay is now upgraded to a 10-year stay. The status can be checked on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship app. This initiative had been announced by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
“Those eligible include the families of fallen frontline heroes, and distinguished individuals whose extraordinary efforts helped protect the nation and its people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic,” state news agency Wam had also reported.
This initiative will provide enhanced stability to frontline heroes and their families, Wam reported.
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In 2021, some 500 doctors were given this great advantage. Undeniably, this is to reinforce the UAE’s commitment to maintain a ‘world-class first line of defence’ by granting long-term residency to the professionals who help protect the nation’s public health.
Apart from schooling costs and other benefits, the golden visa also sets out two options for securing health insurance too. Under the first option, your employer continues to cover you as they did when they provided you with a company-sponsored visa. The second covers people, such as those with their own businesses, who sponsor their own family and children.
The system has been in place and continues to be used across the medical fraternity in the tryst to respect and reward the selfless work of medical fraternity, especially for those coming from other nationalities.
The process is expected to be rolled out to staff in hospitals across the country as part of government initiatives to acknowledge the work of medics and provide stability to frontline heroes and their families.