Good news for expats in the UAE! The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs announced on Tuesday that the Gold card residency visa is not going to be limited  to just  investors, scientists and outstanding students but also High salaried executives with a monthly income of AED 30,000 and above can also apply for the Gold Card ( long-term visa) the The requirements for the applicant should be at least a bachelor's degree holder or its equivalent; at least five years of work experience and should also have a valid employment contract and a monthly income of not less than AED 30,000. Their immediate family members can also apply for a  Gold Card visa if the requirements are met.