7 UAE Visas That Do Not Require A Sponsor

Can You get a UAE visa without sponsor?

With the new amendments introduced for new visa categories from October 3, 2022, You can now apply for a UAE visa without requiring a sponsor establishment , individual, airline or hotel .

The new amendments covered Golden Visa, Green Visa, a special visa for job seekers and residency permits for humanitarian cases.

Below are the residency permits which don’t require a UAE sponsor or employer.

  1. Golden Visa
  2. Residence visa
  3. Green Visa
  4. Five Year Multiple entry tourist visa
  5. Visit visa to visit relatives and friends
  6. Job Seeker Visa
  7. Visit visa to explore business opportunities

1. Golden Visa

The Golden ResidenceOpens in a new tab. is a 10-year residence visa which is granted to the following categories:

• Investors
– Public investment
– Real estate investment

• Entrepreneurs
– Owner of a registered successful startup
– Approved idea of a startup
– Previous founder of a successful startup that was sold inside or outside the UAE

• Exceptional Talents

– Culture & Art
– Digital Technology
– Inventors & Innovators
– Sports
– Other Vital Fields

• Scientists & Professionals
– Scientists
– Chief Executives and Senior Officials
– Science Professionals
– Engineering Professionals
– Scientists & Professionals
– Health Professionals
– Education Professionals
– Business and Administration Professionals
– Information Technology Professionals
– Legal, Social and Cultural Professional

• Outstanding Students & Graduates
– Best performing students in secondary schools
– Best graduates from UAE universities
– Graduates of the best 100 universities worldwide

• Humanitarian Pioneers
– Distinguished members of international and regional organisations
– Outstanding members of associations of public benefit
– Recipients of recognition awards in humanitarian fields
– Distinguished volunteers and sponsors of humanitarian efforts

• Frontline Heroes
– Frontline workers with extraordinary efforts in crisis like Covid-19 Pandemic

2. Residence visa

 The following residence visa categories do not need a local sponsor:

Remote work residenceOpens in a new tab. (one year visa)

Retirement residenOpens in a new tab.ce (five year visa)

– Real Estate Owners’ Residence (Two years)

3. Green Visa

The five-year Green VisaOpens in a new tab. for is available for the following categories:

  1. Freelancers
  2. Skilled employees
  3. Investors and partners

Applicants under all these categories can get the visa on self-sponsorship.

4. Five-year multiple entry tourist visa

You can get a five-year tourist visaOpens in a new tab. to the UAE without the need for a sponsor, either. However, you do need to provide a copy of a health insurance valid in the UAE during your stay as well as a copy of your bank statement, with a balance of at least $4,000 (Dh14,692) or its equivalent in foreign currencies in the last six months.

5. Visit visa to visit relatives or friends

As per the announcement made by the UAE Cabinet on the new visas that have come into effect this month, people can apply for several visit visa categories, without need a sponsor. This includes the visit visa to visit relatives and friends.

6. Jobseeker visa

The visit visaOpens in a new tab. to explore job opportunities also does not require a local sponsor. You can apply for a two-month, three-month or four-month visa under this category.

7. Visit visa to explore business opportunities

Another category of a visit visa that does not require a UAE-based company or individual as a sponsor is the visit visa to explore business opportunities.


Human Resource professional and writer.

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