The UAE's National Programme for Coders has announced the start of its golden visa application process.
The long-term visa is available to both residents and non-residents of the UAE.
It will be given to 100,000 entrepreneurs, owners of enterprises, and start-ups specialised in coding.
The initiative is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who launched the National Programme for Coders on Saturday.
As part of the programme, 1,000 major digital companies will be established in the UAE over the next five years.
- Coders of all nationalities and age groups may apply for the golden visa through The Office of Artificial Intelligence in the UAE government or the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship
- Applications are to be submitted by the government agencies responsible for issuing golden visas for qualified coders
- Eligibility: Distinguished experts and talents who achieved success in various areas of coding; those who work for pioneering international technological firms; graduates of software engineering, computer sciences, hardware engineering, information technology, artificial intelligence, data science, big data, and electrical engineering
- The National Programme for Coders will support golden visa holders with insights and opportunities to work on integrated projects where coding plays a crucial role in society