What are the types of visas in the UAE?
Dubai investor visa
This type of visa is also known as the Dubai Partner visa. It is applicable to foreign individuals wishing to invest in an existing business or start one of their own in Dubai.
Our Dubai investor visa services allow the holder to live in the UAE, and leave the country as they wish during the visa period. In the same vein, holders of this visa become a tax domicile of the UAE; becoming not taxable by their nationality country. However, this is also subject to the investor’s home country’s laws and regulations.
In the same vein, a holder of this visa is able to open a bank account, sign up for Du mobile or Etisalat, and home packages, apply for the Emirates ID, obtain a UAE driving license, and other important services.
In addition, this type of visa allows the holder to sponsor their family such as spouse, parents, and children to enter the country. For instance, you can obtain them under four categories:
Visa by investment in residential properties
This is applicable to foreign nationals who decide to invest in property worth AED 1,000,000 or more, with a maximum of half of the property’s value under a mortgage. On the other hand, investors in a cooperatively owned property can apply if the individuals’ shares are worth at least AED 1,000,000.
Applicants must make the investment in a residential establishment and not in commercial ones. In addition, this type of visa is applicable to immovable residential property; you cannot apply for this visa with an off-plan residence.
Visa by investment in a business
This is applicable to foreign nationals deciding to start a business or invest in Dubai’s mainland or Dubai’s free trade zones. That is to say, this beautiful city offers more than 2,000 types of licenses in order to start a company in the mainland area.
Starting an economic organization in Dubai’s mainland requires a UAE national partner as a majority shareholder; or an agent responsible for collaborating and communicating with the government entities.
However, recent changes in the law have allowed for the first time in the UAE’s history; full foreign ownership of businesses in the mainland area. That is to say, this invalidates the requirements for foreign organizations to have an Emirati agent or shareholder.
Long-Term residence visa
With this recently launched visa program, investors who meet specific criteria are able to apply for a 5- or 10-year residency; depending on our best visa services in Dubai. Similarly, the investor’s family and partners such as children, spouse, and one advisor can also apply.
This type of long residence visa is applicable to investors of AED 10,000,000; this is done through starting a company or a deposit in an investment asset within the UAE worth at least AED 10 million. On the other hand, it is also applicable if you partner up with a new or existing company, holding a share of no less than AED10 million; having a total investment of 10 million in all areas.
This type of visa was created for investors over the age of 55 who want to retire in Dubai. Similarly, this 5-year visa program is applicable for foreign individuals who invest in property worth at least AED 2,000,000. They are also applicable if they own accumulated savings of AED 1,000,000, or have an active income of AED 20,000 minimum.
Residence or Family Visa
With our residence visa services in Dubai; the government issues the family or residence visa for a 3 year period. In addition, you can renew it without limitations on the number of renewal times upon expiration. Thus, if you have a residence or family visa, you are able to stay permanently in the UAE.
On the other hand, you can obtain this visa for close family members such as wife or husband and children under 18 years old. But in order to maintain the resident visa, you are required to enter the country at least once every 6 month period. However, violation of this rule results in a visa block; subsequently, the re-activation of the visa entails compliance with the process.
If you are a foreign individual residing in the UAE on this type of visa; you can bring your dependents with you through the family visa of the UAE. Not all visa holders can bring their family, there are some requirements they must meet.
In other words, this type of visa is issued for 1, 2, or 3 years; similarly, holders can renew them 30 days before the expiration date. Most importantly, family visas are dependent on the visa sponsor; if the sponsored visa is canceled or expired, the family visas become null.
We offer you the best visa services in Dubai; with us, you can obtain the work visa hassle-free and without wasting massive amounts of money. In addition, our main focus is to make our visa services in Dubai and the application as straightforward as possible.
To apply for a visa in the UAE, most foreign individuals need an entry permit first, it is also known as the pink card. This is sponsored in various ways such as resident family members and work. Once the applicant is in the UAE; they can apply for the residence and work permit.
Most foreign nationals secure a job before they arrive in the UAE. Similarly, this is probably the easiest way to obtain a work visa in the UAE. In Connect Middle East we complete all visa requirements for you; in addition, we can also sponsor your immediate family member’s visas as well.
When you work with us, obtaining an employment visa or work permit in the country is straightforward. And as we mentioned, most ex-pat workers arrive in the UAE with already secured employment. Therefore, it streamlines the visa process since we take care of the visa process from beginning to end.
Moreover, with our visa services employment visas and work permits last from 1 to 10 years. On the other hand, in May 2019, the government released its first permanent residency scheme: the Gold Card. Similarly, this visa applies only to “outstanding students and exceptional professionals”.
Other types of visas in the UAE
Travelers who arrive in the country with a tourism purpose use this type of visa in the UAE. That is to say, this visa permit allows the holder to stay for 30 days. In order to obtain one, you need a sponsor like our visa services in Dubai. On the other hand, UAE airline, hotel, and tour operators also play an important role. However, there are different choices available with this visa:
30-day tourist visa
The immigration department issues this visa to foreign individuals for leisure purposes only. In addition, with our tourist visa services in Dubai, this visa has a validity of 60 days from the date of issue. Similarly, it grants the applicant an entry permit of a month to visit the UAE.
90 days tourist visa
The immigration department issues this type of tourist visa for a 1- or 3-month period depending on the tourist’s plan. In other words, you are able to decide between a single entry and long-term visa; or multiple entries and a long-term visa for 90 days.
Service/14 days visa
This visa is issued to individuals wishing to stay in the country for 15 days who have confirmed their return tickets or tickets to other destinations. Likewise, this visa is issued to the following individuals and their companions and family: sales managers, company representatives, corporate delegations, account auditors, or those individuals needing to visit the country for commercial purposes.
Entry permit for patients
These visa services in Dubai are for foreign patients needing to visit the city for medical treatment. However, a medical facility or hospital must sponsor them. However, there are two varieties of this permit:
This is a single permit with permission to stay in the country for 90 days. On the other hand, the visa must be planned within 2 months from the date of issue and you are able to obtain an extension.
Secondly, we have multiple entry permits with the same properties as the single entry. But the main difference is the option to extend the multiple-entry visa in the UAE.
E-Visa for GCC residents
GCC nationals and their companions must procure their visas applying online. And they must do it before arriving in the country. However, in Connect Middle East we take care of this process. In addition, this entry permit is valid for a month and the holder is allowed to stay in the country for 30 days from the day they enter the UAE. Further, you can extend this permit for another month.
And when it comes to the companions; the main difference is that the validity shifts from a month to 2 months. In addition, with the day allowed to stay, which changes to 60 and the extension is also 60.
There are 2 types of this tourist visa services in Dubai; a 2- and 4-day visa. In the same vein, these are sponsored by airlines based in Dubai and it is not a renewable visa.
These residence visa services in Dubai are for students wishing to study in universities and colleges in the country. Further, this visa is eligible for one year and the students require renewal upon proof they will continue studying in the country. Likewise, the government introduced a new visa in November 2018; is applicable for 5 years.
To sponsor a maid; you must have a valid reside residence visa services in Dubai (not the same as a work permit or employment visa). Further, once you arrive for the first time in the country; wait a month before the immigration department issues your visa. However, that varies massively and we will make the process as fast as possible; but some businesses delay the process for months.
Arranging this type of visa in the UAE is a two-step process. First, you must get an employment visa/entry permit, this way the maid can enter the UAE. After that, you must apply for their residence visa services in Dubai. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (DNRD) issues the residence visa, labor contract, and labor card for the maid.