UAE Will Give 10-Year Blue Residency Visa For These Individiuals


Sheetal Bhalerao

Sheetal Bhalerao

May 18, 2024


This Wednesday, the UAE Cabinet has approved a 10-year Blue Residence visa for individuals who make outstanding contributions to environmental protection, as per the announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, following a Cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, May 15, 2024.

UAE Will Give 10-Year Blue Residency Visa For These Individiuals

UAE Lanches 10-year Blue Residency

The moves appears to be a significant step towards fostering a culture of sustainability,

“The sustainability of our economy has become linked to the sustainability of our environment, and our national directions in this area are clear and consistent,” said the Prime Minister on X while emphasizing the UAE’s unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability.

Further, reiterating the country’s resolve to protect the environment, adopt cutting-edge international technologies, and develop its higher education systems.

The introduction of the Blue Visa  perfectly aligns with the country’s long-term goals of promoting environmental protection and sustainable practices while they move forward with its year of sustainability (2023–2024).

What Are The Offerings Under UAE 10-year Blue Visa?

Under this development, UAE has introduced a long-term residency program for environmental advocates also  known as the ‘Blue Residency’. 

The program is specifically designed for the individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions and efforts towards environmental protection. 

With this initiative, they plan to support sustainability endeavors within and beyond the UAE.

This will also be helpful in aligning with the country’s commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability. 

Eligibility Criteria For UAE 10-year Blue Visa?

In simple words,the Blue Visa is a special residency permit, which will be granted to those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and impact in various environmental fields, including marine life, land-based ecosystems, air quality, sustainability technologies, the circular economy, and beyond.

Here ‘Blue Residency’ refers to a 10-year visa program for environmental advocates who have shown outstanding dedication to protecting the environment. 

This initiative further plans to honor and support individuals committed to environmental conservation.

How To Apply For The UAE 10-year Blue Visa?

The individuals who are eligible are going to be invited to apply for the Blue Visa through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP), and relevant authorities can also nominate them for consideration.

This visa comes with a long-term residency in the UAE which further will provide opportunities to collaborate on environmental projects, access to funding and resources, and recognition for their contributions to environmental protection.


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Sheetal Bhalerao
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