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UAE Residency

The United Arab Emirates do not provide foreign citizens with nationality. But, there is an alternative to citizenship – residency in the UAE.

There are two types of visas in the UAE - short-term or long-term visas. Tourist or visit visas are considered to be short-term and could be issued to an applicant for a period from 1 up to 3 months. UAE Residence Visa – long term visa, ussually issued for two - three years, allows expats to reside in any emirate of the UAE and has following previlegies:

  • Tax remission
  • Residence permit for family members
  • Ability to purchase real estate in Dubai or any other Emirate
  • Visa-free admission to GCC countries

More detailed information about all the privileges of UAE Residence Visa you can find in the article "Privileges of Residency in the UAE".

Many people are interested whether it is possible to buy UAE residence visa, specifically - to buy Dubai residence visa? The following paragraph describes UAE residence visa rules, UAE residence visa requirements and explains how to get Dubai residence visa or any other Emirate Visa of the UAE.

UAE Residence Visa via Company Registration.

Dubai residence visa

Every investor of a newly registered company in the UAE has the right to get residency permit, herein, it is not required for the company to run a real business activity on the territory of the UAE. The privileges of UAE resident visa do not depend on the type of company license, its business activity or Emirate location, but terms of visa registration and its cost vary accordingly. Company formation in the United Arab Emirates is one of the fastest and low-cost ways to get Dubai residence visa for you and your family members. Registration of a company with several investors could be an ultimate solution to cut on your visa cost, since each investor has a right to provide their families with residency (according to UAE residence visa rules).

Our company can provide you with services of getting UAE residence visa or Dubai residence visa by registering your business in Dubai and help you with all necessary procedures (according Dubai residence visa requirements). Our qualified consultants analyze every application individually, choosing the ultimate solutions according to customer's specific requirements. You can get more detailed information and professional consultation by sending us an online request or contacting us by phone/Skype.

UAE Residence Visa Requirements for Investors and Their Family Members

As it was mentioned before, one of the best way to get Dubai residence visa for your family members is to register business. According to UAE residence visa Rules, being a company investor you have a privilege to bring your relatives on UAE residence visa. All you need is just to submit all the required documents to the authorities in order to prove your family relations (according to Dubai residence visa requirements).

UAE Residence Visa Rules for Company Employees

Any company registered on the territory of the UAE (excluding offshore) can provide its employees with work and residence permit which has many privileges as well. It is also one of the common ways of getting Dubai residence visa. It is impossible to buy UAE residence visa or employment visa as per UAE residence visa rules.

UAE Students Visa

While entering any high educational establishment in the UAE, a student should be granted with student resident visa. Usually its validity depends on the term of apprenticeship.

Buy Dubai residence visa or purchase real estate in Dubai?

According to UAE residence visa requirements, a purchase of real estate on the territory of the UAE for the estimated value of 1million Dirham gives you an opportunity to get UAE or Dubai residence visa. There is no chance to buy Dubai residence visa, only investing will give you a chance to get a residence permit (according to Dubai residence visa requirements).

All the types of UAE residence visas mentioned above grant expats with lots of privileges. In order to get the visa, you will have to go through a time consuming procedure of documents preparation and visit many authorities for its submission. But you can avoid this process and leave it to the professionals of our company it will save your valuable time. If you want to get more information or consultancy services regarding terms, conditions and cost of getting UAE residence visa or Dubai residence visa requirements, please send us an online request or call us (phone/Skype).

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What Company do You require?

Free Zone Company
  • 100% ownership
  • 100% tax free
  • UAE residency for investors and their families
  • activities outside freezone to be performed through agents
Company with local partner
  • 49% maximum share of founder
  • 51% minimum share of local partner
  • 100% ownership
  • UAE residency for investors and their families
  • no territorial restriction
  • eligible for government tenders
Offshore Company
  • 100% ownership
  • 100% tax free
  • no audit requirements
  • UAE bank account
  • worldwide activity except UAE
  • UAE resident visa is not provided
  • best solution for international business
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If you are not aware of the specificity of a business in the United Arab Emirates and you are in doubt which company to choose to establish (offshore/onshore) our well qualified specialists will guide you and provide with an appropriate information based on requirements given by you below.

What Bank Account do You require?

UAE Bank Account For Private Usage
  • Bank Slection according applicant reqirements
  • Issuance of Debit card
  • Access to Online banking
  • Minimun Ballance Required
UAE Bank Account For Business
  • Bank Slection according Business reqirements
  • Issuance of Debit card
  • Issuance of Credit card
  • Issuance of Cheque Book
  • Access to Online banking
  • Minimun Ballance Required
  • Professional Advisor support
UAE Bank Account For Offshore Company
  • Professional Advisor support
  • Issuance of Debit card
  • Issuance of Credit card
  • Access to Online banking
  • Minimun Ballance Required
Bank Account in European Bank
  • Opening with Partner Banks
  • Issuance of Debit card
  • Issuance of Credit card
  • Access to Online banking
  • Minimun Ballance Required

What type of visa do you need?

UAE Residency Visa
  • Live in Dubai
  • UAE resident visa for 3 years
  • UAE residency for family members
UAE Tourist Visa for 14 days
  • from USD 160
  • for 14 days
  • without deposit
  • independent of airlines
  • hotel reservation is not required
  • urgent VIP visa for 24 hours
UAE Tourist Visa for 1 month
  • from USD 180
  • for 1 month
  • without deposit
  • independent of airlines
  • hotel reservation is not required
  • urgent VIP visa for 24 hours
UAE Tourist Visa for 3 month
  • from USD 680
  • for 3 month
  • without deposit
  • independent of airlines
  • hotel reservation is not required
  • urgent VIP visa for 24 hours

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