UAE Visa Free Access

UAE Passport Investment

UAE passport holders benefit from visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 194 countries and territories globally, an impressive coverage accounting for 85.5% of all destinations worldwide. This also signifies 73.7% of the world’s wealth measured by GDP and comprises 91% of worldwide travel popularity based on international visitors. The UAE passport holds a notable position, ranking 41st in the comprehensive Global Passport Ranking meticulously conducted by La Vida.

Our unique passport ranking methodology at La Vida goes beyond a simple tally of destinations. By incorporating criteria such as GDP and Travel Popularity, we evaluate the “quality” of these destinations.


UAE second passport

The significance of combining a second passport with your existing one is often overlooked when choosing an investor visa program. Your existing passport already provides access to numerous visa-free travel destinations. When obtaining a second passport, it is crucial to ensure that the supplementary advantages align with your current travel privileges. Mere duplication of visa-free destinations provides no concrete advantage. La Vida’s Passport Investment Report goes beyond a simple count of destinations; it evaluates your unique combination, identifying the passport that best aligns with your travel profile and current passport. Whether GDP is crucial for your frequent business trips or Travel Popularity is significant for leisure and vacations, our report caters to your specific requirements. This invaluable service, accompanied by a thorough analysis, is exclusively provided by La Vida at no cost to our clients.

La Vida passport investment report

UAE passport investment

Traditionally, the United Arab Emirates only provided residency permits to foreign nationals. However, in 2021, a legal update opened the possibility for select individuals with special talents to apply for UAE citizenship. Notably, citizenship is not universally accessible; interested individuals must be nominated and evaluated by the UAE’s cabinet, executive councils, or the courts. Moreover, they are required to speak fluent Arabic and fulfill a residency period before being considered. Foreign investors are first advised to apply for residency through the UAE’s Golden Visa programme, one popular avenue being the acquisition of property valued at a minimum of 2,000,000 AED (approximately 545,000 USD), plus fees. Successful applicants are granted a five-year residency permit.

For more in-depth information on Residency and Citizenship in the UAE, or to receive your complimentary passport report, please consult with one of our expert advisors.


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