The United Arab Emirates is a very attractive country from several points of view and many foreign citizens come to work or open businesses here. Among the advantages foreign citizens can benefit from are a flexible taxation system and high living standards. Before coming to the UAE foreigners are required to obtain a residence permit. It is rather simple to obtain a residence or a work permit in Dubai and in the other Emirates, provided that all the required steps are followed and all documentation is prepared accordingly.
The residence visa has a 2-year validity period which is one of the greatest advantages Dubai offers in comparison to other countries. Also, a residence permit can be renewed without any limitations. Foreign citizens applying for a residence visa in Dubai have the right to bring their spouses and children, if any.
The Dubai residence permit grants a foreign citizen the right to permanent residence in the Emirate. Both the work and the residence permit are issued together with an identification card which will be used on the territory of the country instead of the passport. In order to maintain the residence visa’s validity one must enter the country at least once every six months.
In order to obtain a Dubai residence or work permit, one must have a local sponsor who is subject to certain criteria. Residence visa can be acquired:
Our company registration agents in Dubai can help you obtain residence visas in any of the above situations. Many citizens who obtain a residence and work permit in Dubai have plans for getting married and start a family in this city that offers so much opportunities and they remain for a long period of time.
The video below presents the main steps of acquiring a work or a residence visa in Dubai:
The sponsor will be the one submitting the following visa-related documentation with the Dubai authorities:
Additionally, the applicant must pay a visa fee.
The applicant must also undergo a physical examination within 60 days from their entry in Dubai.
For assistance with the residence visa application procedure, do not hesitate to contact our Dubai agents.