Nurses working in UAE have started receiving golden visas. Many people, including Malayalis working in the government and private sector hospitals, have received 10-year golden visas. In April this year, the authorities announced that golden visas would be issued to those working in the health sector. There are reports that lab technicians working in the health sector have also received golden visas.
Until now, golden visas were given to investors, doctors, prominent people in various fields, artistic talents, academic excellence students, etc. Golden visas will be very beneficial for nurses including Malayalis in UAE. A large percentage of nurses in the UAE are from Kerala.
Kottayam-based Anumol who works at NMC Royal Hospital in Abu Dhabi Khalifa City and Athirampuzha-based Sunil Joseph who works at Abu Dhabi NMC Specialty Hospital received golden visas yesterday (Wednesday). Anumol, who has been working in the UAE for two years, came to know that she had received a 10-year visa when she applied for a visa renewal. Anumol told Manorama Online that she had received a golden visa when she checked through the AACP UAE smart app. She is hopeful of getting an Emirates ID with Visa soon. Anumol (daughter of Baby and Shobi) finished her nursing studies at Josco College of Nursing, Alappuzha. Anumol said she was elated to get the 10-year golden visa.
Suni Joseph has been working at NMC Specialty Hospital for the last 13 years. He received the golden visa when he applied for Visa renewal. He confirmed it through ICP. Sunil who finished his nursing studies in Gulbarga (Karnataka) worked in Pune for two years before shifting to UAE. His family consists of his wife Manju who works as a nurse in Abu Dhabi and children, Angela Sunil and Evan Sunil.
Mammootty and Mohanlal popularised the golden visa
It was when Mammootty and Mohanlal received their golden visa in October 2021 that the UAE Golden visa received so much attention in India. A lot of young actors and people from other fields were awarded the golden visa.
UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced in 2019 that visas will be granted to 6,500 investors in the first phase. Sheikh Mohammed said this will boost the talent pool in UAE and help in the development of the country. Recently the authorities also announced golden visas for students who have excelled in their studies.
Lately, a lot of nurses quit their jobs in UAE and migrated to Europe. The authorities are hopeful of bringing back nurses and other professionals working in the health sector through golden visas.