Our channel partnership with the Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO) supports the emirate's thriving international community. The office is dedicated to helping new residents settle into Abu Dhabi and supporting the integration and harmonisation of the international community with the local culture and society. This promise drives the office's mandate to provide smart services for visa applications and enquiries, guides for residents, as well as active research and engagement programmes that promote life in the emirate. The office also advocates for international residents and actively contribute to shaping policies that improve the quality of life for everyone in Abu Dhabi, now and in the future.

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Formation of ADRO

The Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO) was formed following three steps that conferred various qualities to its mandate and direction


  • Abu Dhabi Executive Office (ADEO) approved the creation of Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO) as a department at the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)
  • ADRO formed to provide services to expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi

Custodian of Attraction Visas

  • ADEO appointed ADRO as the custodian of attraction visas and citizenship
  • This includes the Golden Visa, temporary and virtual work visas

By-laws Approval Authority

  • ADEO authorizing ADDED Chairman as approver of Abu Dhabi attraction visas and citizenship by-laws, in coordination with key stakeholders


Attract high-skilled foreign talent to Abu Dhabi

Streamline resident onboarding procedures

Facilitate integration of residents into the community

Retain residents by increasing sense of inclusion & belonging

Convert residents in Abu Dhabi to ambassadors

ADRO aims to facilitate the lives of residents throughout their journey in the emirate


To grow Abu Dhabi’s thriving and welcoming society


To provide a safe, secure, rewarding and long-term Abu Dhabi experience for everyone who wishes to call the emirate their home