UAE Grants Emirati Citizenship To 3,354 Applicants

Adding another feather to its cap, The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that it has granted citizenship to over 3,000 people
UAE Grants Emirati Citizenship To 3,354 Applicants
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Adding another feather to its cap, The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that it has granted 3,354 children of Emirati mother the UAE citizenship. All the procedures were completed and over 3,000 children have been granted the UAE citizenship. In a statement reported in Khaleej Times, the Authority revealed that procedures were completed following the directives of The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the continued monitoring by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

It further added that all 3,354 applications received were reviewed and met with the citizenship application requirements and conditions, in accordance with legal provisions and in coordination with the concerned authorities.

This achievement is a result of the UAE President’s directives to ensure that all necessary steps and procedures to grant citizenship to eligible individuals are completed, ensuring their inclusion in the UAE social fabric, the Authority said.

Last week, the UAE unveiled a permeant residency system called the “Golden Card”, granting long-term residency to exceptional talents including doctors, engineers, scientists and artists and to everyone who positively contributes to the success story of the UAE. The first batch to be granted permeant residency will include 6,800 investors whose total investments exceeds Dhs100 billion.

Taking to his Twitter handle, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai had said, “We launched a new “Golden Card” system to grant permanent residency to investors and exceptional doctors, engineers, scientists and artists. The first batch of 6,800 investors with Dh100 billion worth of investments will be granted the “Golden Card.”

He had further added, “The permanent residency “Golden Card” will be granted to exceptional talents and everyone who positively contributes to the success story of the UAE. We want them to be permanent partners in our journey. Residents are an indispensable part of our country.”

The permanent residency system is closer to the Green card system offered in the United States.

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