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Posted on November 02 2022

No sponsors required for these 7 UAE Visas

By Editor
Updated June 07 2023

Highlights: Options for NO sponsor UAE visa

  • The UAE is one of the popular countries to visit, work, or for business
  • The country provides some options for visas that require no sponsorship from an individual or organization based in the UAE
  • It has seven options for visas that require no sponsorship
  • The new categories of visas have been effective since October 3, 2022
  • A few categories of these visas allow the candidates to bring their family members with them to the UAE.

Individuals wanting to visit or migrate to the UAE are not required to have an individual, establishment, hotel, or airline sponsor their visa. The UAE has introduced new categories of visas and which have been effective since October 3, 2022. One can avail of any of the options for residence and visit visas that require no sponsorship. The visa options are given below:

  1. Golden Visa
  2. Residence Visa
  3. Green Visa
  4. Multiple entry tourist visa
  5. Visit visa to visit friends or relatives
  6. Jobseeker visa
  7. Visit visa to explore business opportunities

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Details of the No Sponsors UAE Visas

Detailed information for the visas of UAE that does not require sponsorship is given below:

  1. Golden Visa

The Golden Residence is a residence visa valid for 10 years. It  is granted to the following categories:

  • Investors
  • Public investment
  • Investment in real estate
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Owner of a registered startup
  • A valid idea for a startup
  • Previous founder of a startup which was sold outside or inside the UAE

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  • Exceptional Talents
  • Culture & Art
  • Sports
  • Inventors & Innovators
  • Digital Technology
  • Other Essential Fields
  • Scientists & Professionals
  • Scientists
  • Science Professionals
  • Scientists & Professionals
  • Chief Executives and Senior Officials
  • Engineering Professionals
  • Education Professionals
  • Health Professionals
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Business and Administration Professionals
  • Legal, Social and Cultural Professional
  • Outstanding Students & Graduates
  • Outstanding students in secondary schools
  • Graduates with an excellent performance from UAE universities
  • Graduates from the top 100 universities across the world
  • Humanitarian Workers
  • Eminent members of regional or international organizations
  • Reputed members of organizations of public benefit
  • Awardees of recognized awards in fields of humanitarian work
  • Prominent volunteers and sponsors in the humanitarian field
  • Frontline Heroes - Workers who contributed immensely in any capacity during the global pandemic.


The benefits of a Golden Visa are given below:

  • It can be renewed every 10 years.
  • The duration of stay outside the country does not invalidate the Golden Residence. If the candidate stays outside the UAE for over 6 months the residence visa becomes invalid.
  • No sponsorship or employment is required.
  • Residence permits for family members are available.
  • No cap on the number of domestic helpers who can be sponsored.
  • In case of the death of the original Golden Visa holder, family members can reside in the UAE till the residence permit is valid.
  • Multiple-entry visa is provided, which has a validity of 6 months. It allows the applicants to enter the UAE and complete their process of Golden Visa application.
  1. Residence visa

As per, the announcement made by the authorities of the UAE the following categories of residence visas categories do not require a local sponsor:

  • Remote work residence valid for 1 year
  • Retirement residence, valid for 5 years
  • Real Estate Owners' Residence, valid for 2 years
  1. Green Visa

The Green Visa, which is valid for 5 years, is available for the following categories:

  • Freelancers
  • Skilled employees
  • Investors and partners

Candidates applying through these categories can avail of the visa through self-sponsorship.

  1. 5-Year Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

Candidates can apply for a 5-year Tourist Visa in the UAE without sponsorship. They are required to provide a photocopy of health insurance document valid during the candidate's stay in the country and a photocopy of the bank statement. The required minimum balance is 4,000 USD or 14,692 dirhams.

  1. Visit visa to visit friends or relatives

People who wish to visit friends or relatives can apply for UAE visit visa without the need for sponsorship.

  1. Jobseeker visa

This visit visa to search for job opportunities does not require a sponsor from the UAE. The candidate can apply for a 2-4 month visa through this category.

  1. Visit visa to explore business opportunities

This category of the visit visa does not need a UAE-based individual or company as a sponsor. The visa facilitates the candidate to come to the UAE and explore business opportunities in the country.

Hopefully, the information given above was informative and useful for you.

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