A new law proposal could mean that it’s now possible for UAE residents to become Emirati through the UAE Citizenship Act.
But there are quite a few things you need to do first. Like renounced your current nationality – so you can’t be Spanish and Emirati, for example. You also need to learn or know Arabic and pass security approval.
The full list is as follows…
Renounce his/her original nationality or any other nationality he holds.
Have a lawful and continuous residence in the country.
Be proficient in the Arabic language.
Have a legitimate means of subsistence.
To have an academic qualification.
To be of good conduct.
That he has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanour that violates honour or trust unless he/she is rehabilitated.
To obtain security approval.
To swear an oath of allegiance to the UAE.
If you were given citizenship, it would mean you no longer need an Emirati sponsor and you’d be eligible for government benefits and tax breaks.
The news was broken by the Arabian Business’ Arabic website which posted an excerpt of the Justice Ministry’s circular showing the information.
The United Arab Emirates is set to amend its laws governing citizenship to make it possible for expats to receive the #UAE nationality provided they meet certain criteria, according to a report by Arabian Business citing an official circular.https://t.co/sTA5O1xOky