How to Become a UAE Resident?
There are several ways you can choose from to become a resident in the UAE:
• Getting a job in the UAE
• Set up a business in the UAE
• Obtain a freelance permit.
• Enroll in a college or a university.
• Dependent visa
• The UAE Golden Visa
• Buy a property for more than 1 million AED.
All the above-mentioned methods can get you UAE residency, but the fastest and most convenient way in terms of transparency and affordable fees is to apply after opening your business. For that, all you have to do is to register a legal name under the business registration authorities of the UAE.
Which of the Emirates should I live in once I've received my residency visa?
The good news is that expatriates are legally permitted to reside in any of the UAE's states. The only stumbling block is getting a driver's license. Which means if you have established a business in Dubai, then you’ll need to acquire a Dubai driver’s license.
Briefly describe the proven process of getting the UAE resident visa?
A very simple process is required if you are applying for a visa by registering a mainland company. All you have to do is:
1. Company registration
2. company identification card
3. Entry permit
4. Application for Emirates ID
5. Medical testing
6. Stamping of passports with UAE visas
You can get the process done from your home country. The only things you have to be present for in the UAE are medical and fingerprinting.
How much does a UAE residency visa cost?
The charges depend on the kind of visa you are applying for and also the place where you have established your business. For instance, the lowest visa processing fee states are Al Quwain, Ajman, and Sharjah. The charges for Dubai and Abu Dhabi are slightly higher.
What are the pros of the UAE resident visa?
The UAE is a leading country in the Middle East in terms of living, working, and investing. Therefore, expatriates interested in living a quality lifestyle and calling this country home need a residence visa.
The resident visa allows expatriates to easily travel to and from their home country to the UAE. Especially for those countries that do not have a visa on arrival facility.
Moreover, after getting a visa, you can acquire a bank account in Dubai, a highly desired form of benefit for businessmen and investors.
How do I get a resident visa renewed?
The process of renewal is more streamlined than applying. To renew a visa, you only have to re-take a medical test and then send the test report and your passport to the immigration office a couple of weeks before the visa expiry. After your visa stamping, you’ll be able to stay in the country for another term.
How to cancel a resident visa in the UAE?
Although expatriates who choose to live in the UAE tend to stay here to live for a long period of time, however, there can be many reasons to leave the country, either for personal, business, or other reasons.
The canceling process is also a simple task. Send your passport to the immigration authorities and wait for the cancellation process. This usually takes only a few days to several weeks.
What are the visa-canceling authorities in the UAE?
There are a few visa-issuing authorities in the UAE. You have to pick the one suitable for your business:
• Dubai Mainland Visas
• Free zones
What is the process of canceling a visa?
You can cancel by using the online services for ICA or GDRFAD, visit an approved typing center or utilize a mobile app.
These methods are only applicable for canceling the mainland visa. For free zones, you have to visit the office of the issuing authorities.
What documents are needed for a visa cancellation?
• A signed paper for visa cancellation
• Emirates ID
• Original passport
• Clearance document from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization