ABU DHABI, 5 July — High school pupils who scored highly in their final exams will be granted golden visas by the UAE government.
Children who scored 95 per cent or more will be handed the 10-year visa, for themselves and their immediate families.
The move was an “appreciation of the efforts of outstanding students and their families, and within the framework of the UAE government’s direction to create an attractive and encouraging environment for talented people”.
The country aims “to attract exceptional minds and talents to be permanent partners in the development process in the UAE”.
The initiative is for pupils in both private and government schools.
As was previously announced by the government, university students with a gross point average of 3.75 – who are either studying in the Emirates or are abroad and considering a move here – are also eligible for the 10-year golden visa.
The country’s golden visa system has been rapidly expanded to expats in recent months, including everyone from scientists and academics to business people and public figures. — The National News