How to Get a UAE Residence Visa

12.01.2024
How to Get a UAE Residence Visa

A resident visa is required for foreign citizens to reside permanently and conduct business in the UAE. Issued for a period of 3 years and can be extended an unlimited number of times.

This visa option provides many benefits to UAE citizens:

  1. Opening an account in a UAE bank.
  2. Rent, purchase of commercial and residential real estate.
  3. Studying at a university.
  4. Official employment.
  5. Holidays in the Emirates without a tourist visa.
  6. Payment of taxes on preferential terms.
  7. High standard of living, quality medical care, convenient infrastructure, payment for various services at the same prices as for local residents.
  8. Obtaining a driver's license.
  9. Education of your children in UAE schools.

How to get a UAE Residence Visa

This can be done in various ways:

  1. The most reliable method is to conduct business activities, i.e. open your own company or firm.
  2. Find an official job in any Emirati company. Usually the employer pays for accommodation, flights and medical care. employee insurance, and also issues and pays for such a visa.
  3. Buy real estate worth more than 1 million dirhams.
  4. Enter one of the UAE universities.

UAE Residence Visa: step-by-step

Depending on how you are going to move to the Emirates, you will need to provide papers for real estate, confirmation of official employment or opening a company. A prerequisite for residence and employment is proficiency in English at a high level.

There are several steps you need to go through:

  1. Obtain entry permission.
  2. Obtain confirmation of entry into the country and provide this data to the Immigration Service.
  3. Undergo a medical examination, have blood drawn from a vein for hepatitis and HIV, and undergo fluorography.
  4. Apply for an electronic identity card (Emirates ID), submit biometrics (fingerprints, retinal scan, profile photo).

Usually the whole process takes about a month. At this time, it is better to arrange a tourist or presentation. You can do this either independently or with the help of an employer or recruiting agency. The cost of obtaining a resident visa through intermediaries costs from 1.5 to 10 thousand dollars.

UAE Travel Ban

It is almost impossible to obtain a visa for persons who have violated the terms of the visa regime or had problems with the law. People who experience the spread of roses are also being refused entry into the country. But an application can apparently be rejected not only because of a criminal past; the Emirates quite strictly restricts the influx of citizens with various diseases (HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, etc.).

It is difficult for unmarried women under 30 to enter the UAE only if accompanied by their father or brother.

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