AD health insurance requirements for Golden Visas

Eudore R. Chand

Mohamed grants Golden Visas to frontline workers families

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

ABU DHABI 2 November 2021: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has directed granting Golden Visas to “frontline heroes” and their families.

Those eligible include the families of fallen frontline heroes, and distinguished individuals whose extraordinary efforts helped protect the nation and its people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

This humanitarian initiative will provide enhanced stability to frontline heroes and their families. It will also reinforce the UAE’s commitment to maintain a world-class first line of defence by granting long-term residency to the distinguished professionals who help protect the nation’s public health.

Department of Health–Abu Dhabi announces health insurance requirements for Golden Visas

In collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO), the Department of Health–Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, has announced an update for the health insurance requirements for the Golden Visa applicants with the aim of making the application process easier for all those applying from inside and outside of the country and facilitate a smooth transition for them to live and settle in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

DoH announced the required guidelines related to health insurance and issuing of Golden Visa in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The guidelines were separated into two main categories, the first category dedicated for employees working in Abu Dhabi whereby their employers must continue to bear the costs for their health insurance in accordance with the provision of the Health Insurance Law No. 23/2005, as amended and its executive regulations.

The second category includes Golden Visa applicants other than the first category who will be required to present health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members while ensuring the validity of the health insurance throughout the duration of the period that they reside in the UAE.

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