Crown Prince Hamdan Announces Golden Visa For Mosque Imams, Muezzins, And Preachers!

by Anupriya Mishra
Crown Prince Hamdan Announces Golden Visa For Mosque Imams, Muezzins, And Preachers!

The United Arab Emirates government launched the golden visa programme in the year 2019. For the unversed, this is a long-term residence visa, which has been designed in such a way that it attracts foreign talents to live, work, or even study in the UAE. With this visa, they get to enjoy a host of exclusive benefits. And recently, Crown Prince Hamdan announced his decision to grant the Golden Visas to the mosque imams, muftis, preachers, muezzins, and religious researchers. Here’s all you need to know about this Golden Visa development.

Golden Visa For Mosque Imams, Muftis, Preachers, Muezzins & Religious Researchers

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According to a decision issued by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the Chairman of Executive Council of Dubai, mosque imams, muftis, preachers, muezzins, and religious researchers with 20 completed years of work, can be granted Golden Visa. This decision about the Golden Visa has been taken under the direction of the Vice President and the Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. According to a news report by Gulf News, this decision aims to recognise their efforts to introduce the teachings of Islam and spread its values of tolerance. Moreover, recipients of this visa will also be given a financial bonus on Eid as a token of appreciation.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Golden Visa?

Mosque Pray
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For those who aren’t aware, Golden Visa is a residence visa that allows the recipient to enjoy several benefits. These include a six-month entry visa with multiple entries, long-term and renewable residence visa valid for five or 10 years, the luxury of not requiring a sponsor, and even the ability to remain outside the UAE for longer than the six-month period without affecting the residence visa validity. As such, it also allows the holders to sponsor their family members, such as spouses and children of any age and even an unlimited number of domestic helpers. In fact, if the holder of the Golden Visa passes away, their family members are allowed to stay in the UAE till the end of their permitted duration.

What do you think about this development?

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