Sharjah issues 1st golden card visa to Indian expat businessman

Sharjah, Jul 9 (IANS): Sharjahs first Golden Card visa was issued to an Indian expat businessman, as part of the permanent residency system tailored for investors.

The visa was issued to Lalu Samuel, Chairman and Managing Director of Kingston Holdings and Chairman of Sharjah Industry Business Group, which functions under the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Monday, reports WAM news agency.

The Golden Card is a 10-year long-term visa eligible for investors and entrepreneurs and aims to attract capital, investments, and owners of leading companies with international experts as well as professionals in all vital sectors of the national economy, researchers in scientific fields and outstanding students, so as to engage them in the renaissance and development of the UAE.

The card-holders are entitled to a host of privileges and facilities including a residency visa without a sponsor to them and their families (spouse and children).

They can also sponsor up to three workers and obtain a residency visa for one of his/her senior employees.

Samuel thanked Sharjah's Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs for its initiative, stressing its importance in supporting the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) investment sector, ensure family stability, and highlight the importance of cultural diversity, tolerance and acceptance of others within the UAE community.


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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    Islamic society considers non Muslims, as Kafirs... they are denied human rights, freedom to practice their faith, are mere bonded slaves, to be exploited and later to be kicked out, from their countries !!!! When the Mogul's invaded n ruled India, they enforced the dreaded Zaziya tax, those who refused were forcibly converted to Islam and even killed !!!! These Muslims, when they travel to effluent western nations, they demand permanent resident status, freedom to propagate their faith n even demand citizenship !!!! They do so to subjucate n enforce Islamic values, on the generous host nations !!!!!

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    Oil wells will eventually dry out so all these new schemes are slowly popping out .Uae economy will never recover , it's only down hill from now .

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  • Ashii, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    Strange dreams from who cant earn from own country. Keep dreaming..

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