UAE Residency Services
The UAE residency options span several visa types, such as Employment, Investor, Governmental and Sponsor. Europe Emirates group offers a variety of services to get your UAE residency approved seamlessly.
Obtaining UAE residency depends on several criteria and the Department of Naturalisation and Residency of Dubai (DNRD) supervises the process in Dubai, and the other emirates have counterpart entities.
The UAE authorities will assess eligibility through several factors, such as contractual employment with a corporation based in the UAE based company, property ownership and holding shares in a company based in the UAE.
All expatriates looking to start a business in the UAE need a residence visa and so do their employees. The residency application process includes a mandatory medical exam.
Visas are valid for two to three years that you can extend further, and you will receive a labour card.
Residents must also apply for an Emirates ID card, which has the same validity period as the visa and is a mandated form of identification for various UAE government and immigration activities.
A residence visa is necessary for day-to-day bureaucratic procedures, such as opening a bank account, getting a driving licence, registering a vehicle, applying for a PO Box, liquor licence applications and e-gate access. Business owners will also receive an Establishment Card.
Owners of properties valued at least 1 million Dirhams or above can apply for a two-year residence permit, but that visa does not grant them the right to work.
If exiting the country for six months or longer, the residence visa is rendered invalid and your passport must be valid for at least three full months if you are travelling in or out of the country.
New legislation introduced in 2017 has further streamlined the process for residents who are no longer required to visit the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs to renew or apply for visas. You can now carry out all transactions at the approved Amer typing centres.