Expats Can Now Retire in UAE With Long-Term Residency

Major changes are underway as the UAE announces special residency visas for expats choosing to retire in the country. Here are the details

New law allows expats to retire in UAE

The UAE government has passed a new law granting long-term residency to expats after retirement. For expat retirees over the age of 55, a five-year visa will be granted, with the possibility of renewal. The new UAE retirement law will be in effect as of 2019.

To qualify for the special long-term visa, expats must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Having an investment in a property worth AED 2 million, or
  • Financial savings of no less than AED 1 million, or
  • An active income of no less than AED 20,000 per month.