The parents of pupils who perform well in exams can now check whether their children are eligible for golden visas.
Abu Dhabi Residents Office, which was set up to manage long-term visas and investments, has invited parents of high school pupils to use a new web tool to confirm whether their children are eligible.
Among pupils studying the home-grown Ministry of Education curriculum, which includes government schools and private schools that choose to follow that syllabus, at least 2,036 are eligible nationwide, including 950 in Abu Dhabi emirate.
Many more from private schools are likely to be eligible.
Pupils are required to achieve total scores of 95 per cent or higher in high school exams.
Parents can verify whether their children have been selected for a long-term visa by visiting www.adro.gov.ae and entering the Emirates ID details of their children.
Those with children selected for the student golden visa may proceed to any Tamm or Tasheel government service centre to begin the application process.
They may also apply online through the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship at ica.gov.ae.