Sometimes called the investor residence visa, this is issued to free zone and mainland businesses. It permits you to reside in the UAE for three years, and like the labour visa, requires several documents as part of the application process.
These include the LLC, LSA or partnership agreement, your trade licence, copies of your passport and immigration establishment card, and more.
The process of gaining a UAE residency visa
The process of gaining a UAE residency visa differs, depending on which type of visa you choose (we can advise). The steps below illustrate typical routes towards obtaining one.
Apply for an entry permit
This first stage can either be carried out while you’re in the UAE, or in another country.
Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai to activate entry permit – or perform in country status change if in UAE already
Medical test and ID
Once you’ve been given your entry permit, you’ll be asked to undergo a medical test, and apply for your UAE ID.
Submission of documents
Next, you’ll need to gather the relevant documents and submit them to the immigration department.
Once all the documents have been reviewed and approved, your passport will be stamped with your residency visa.