Consider Alternate Residency in UAE with Residence Visa

Dubai’s economy is booming and now’s the time to get in on the action. If you’re interested in finding out how to get a residency visa in the UAE, keep reading. 

Residency in the UAE

There are five main ways to get a residency visa in the UAE; let’s explore them:

  1. Employment Visa: this visa is for workers that have been offered a job in the UAE by either a private company or the government. For employment visas, the hiring entity will assist and sponsor your visa.

  2. Business Investment Visa: this is one of the most popular residency visa options. Investors looking to register their business in the UAE are eligible for residency through their company. Keep in mind that there are financial requirements for investors looking to start their company in the UAE and receive residency.

  3. Property Visa: investors purchasing real estate for a minimum of one million Dirhams can receive residency through their property.

  4. Dependent Visa: those that qualify for the above visas may be eligible to sponsor spouses or children on a dependent visa.

  5. Student Visa: students looking to study in the UAE are eligible for residency visas. 

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If you’re travelling to the UAE for leisure or for just a short time, you still need a visa, unless you are from one of the countries on the exception list. Luckily, countries like the UK, Ireland and the US all are exempt from visa requirements for trips under 30 days.

UAE Visa Process

Once you’ve applied for your visa by submitting all the required paperwork, you must wait for the result. However, the UAE’s efficient systems make the process simple; the processing time for UAE visas is just three to four working days! If you are curious, however, and want to check the status of your UAE residency visa, you can do so online

Although residency visas seem like a permanent solution to staying and living in the UAE, all visas must be renewed when necessary. The duration of your visa will depend on a variety of factors so you need to ensure that you stay ahead of deadlines at all times. Luckily, you can begin the UAE residency visa renewal process within 30 days of expiration and without leaving the UAE. 

Benefits of UAE Residency

The advantages of UAE residency are truly unmatched, but here are a few of the highlights:

  • Booming economy: the UAE is the perfect place to kickstart your new business or move your existing one with its competitive economy and high earning potential.

  • Favourable tax policies: the UAE is income tax-free! This means you’ll earn more money and have more investment opportunities. 

  • International community: with a variety of expats from many different countries, the UAE has a little bit of everything.

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If all this sounds appealing, don’t wait any longer. Contact us today and our experts would be happy to help you choose the right residency path for you and keep you updated on all the new residence visa rules and regulations in the UAE. 

Written by

Adrian Oton

CEO, Europe Emirates Group 

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