To live, study, work or visit UAE one must be having a valid visa corresponding to their purpose of visit.
A tourist or visitor in UAE must hold a valid Tourist/Visit Visa. They are legally not allowed to work in the country.
Similarly, for employment, the employer or the sponsor will apply for an entry permit for the employee. They have to enter UAE, conduct medical test and then proceed to the residence visa stamping on their passport.
Following are the type of visas available in UAE:
You will be eligible for sponsoring your dependents once you have a residence visa. The dependent must meet the minimum salary requirements for sponsorship.
Obtain an Investor Visa by opening a company in any of the Free Zones or in the Mainland of Dubai. You will be eligible to sponsor your dependents and apply for employment visas based on your visa quota.
All shareholders/Directors/Managers & Employees of a Company registered in UAE are eligible for UAE Resident Visa. Depending on the visa quota allotted to the company, based on their license and business setup package.
Expatriate Residents holding a UAE Resident Visa can only live outside UAE for not more than six months continuously. Their residency visa will be automatically nullified. They will have to apply for a new entry permit to enter the UAE again.
There are few exceptions to this rule. Under certain criteria it allows UAE resident expatriates to continue their stay outside of UAE for more than six months. They can still maintain the validity of residence visa.
The Exemptions are the following:
The visa application process in the UAE is very seamless and quick. The individual has to apply for a visa by filling in the required application form.
The individual has to provide the necessary documents. Submit the scanned copies of passport, invitation letter from the sponsor, return tickets (tourist visa), etc. Receive the required visa from UAE after the document review from the authorities.
Even though the visa application process is seamless. There will be instances of visa rejections due to the following most common reasons:
When applied via the online UAE immigration system, the approval will get delayed or may even get rejected due to the above reasons.
UAE Government has broadened the professions eligible for the specialist talent visa of 10-years. Now a wide range of specialists can avail the benefits of a 10-year Residence Visa in UAE.
The visa eliminates the need for a Sponsor and issued to the individual upon meeting certain criteria. Under the long-term visa the individual is eligible for sponsor spouse and children too and settle comfortably in UAE for a long period. Explore more about the 10-year Gold Visa here.
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