Coders from across the world can now apply for UAE golden visas
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Coders from across the world can now apply for UAE golden visas

Coders from across the world can now apply for UAE golden visas

The UAE has announced plans to offer 100,000 golden visas to coders – based both locally and internationally

Coding experts from across the world can now apply for UAE golden visas as part of the National Program for Coders, official news agency WAM reported.

The initiative is available to both residents and non-residents of the UAE, to attract the best-qualified coders and graduates specialised in the field of coding.

The eligibility extends to: Experts and talents who achieved success in various areas of coding; those who work for pioneering international technological firms; and graduates of software engineering, computer sciences, hardware engineering, information technology, artificial intelligence, data science, big data, and electrical engineering.

Coders of all nationalities and age groups can apply for the UAE golden visa through The Office of Artificial Intelligence in the UAE government or the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, the report said.

The National Program for Coders will support golden visa holders with opportunities to work on integrated coding projects, confirmed Sultan Al Olama, minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.

He stated that providing the move aims to “attract the top international skillsets and talents in the field of coding and provide excellent services and support systems that promote work and innovation in the UAE to facilitate the nationwide establishment of new startups and enterprises specialised in coding”.

The National Program for Coders, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to support the development of the digital economy in the country.

It will seek to train and attracting 100,000 coders, establish 1,000 digital companies within five years and increase investment in startups from Dhs1.5bn to Dhs4bn.

The programme has also tied up with top global tech firms including Google, Microsoft and Facebook, among others.

Read more: Sheikh Mohammed launches new programme for coders in partnership with top tech giants

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