A cultural visa may be granted if the applicant meets at least five of the mandatory conditions set by the authorities. The conditions relate to years of residency in the country, and record of knowledge-related and creative achievements.
Optional conditions include a pledge to contribute 36 hours of service in creative or artistic fields in the UAE.
How to apply?
To be nominated by Dubai Culture to get a long term residence visa, you need to apply first for the ‘Creative and Talented Accreditation’ service through the email ID firstname.lastname@example.org or the Dubai Culture app available on App Store and Google Play.
Attach the following documents with your application:
a copy of your passport and your residence visa
a copy of your Emirates ID
your resume containing your contact numbers.
If your application is approved, you will get a certificate of accreditation for receiving a long-term cultural visa to be issued by GDRFA in Dubai.
Once visa is granted you, can renew it automatically without the need of an Emirati sponsor.