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Golden Visa for Athletes

Requirements and costs for Athletes

Under this category, the Golden Residency Visa for specialized talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge is granted for 10 years without a sponsor and is subject to renewal.


  • Applicants would need a recommendation letter from the General Authority of Sports in Dubai OR the Dubai Sports Council
  • A copy of the sponsored passport

Golden Visa cost for Athletes:

  • 10 years Golden Visa:
    Residency fees: AED 2790
    ID fees: AED 1070
  • 5 years Golden Visa:
    Residency fees: AED 2280
    ID fees: AED 575