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United Arab Emirates Long Residence Visa

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Long Residence Visa




United Arab Emirates (UAE) Long Residence Program

In 2019, the United Arab Emirates implemented a new system for long-term residence visas. The new system enables foreigners to live, work and study in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) without the need of a national sponsor and with 100 percent ownership of their business on the UAE’s mainland. These visas will be issued for 5 or 10 years and will be renewed automatically.


Eligibility Requirements
  • The applicant must be over 18 years.
  • The amount invested must not be loaned.
  • The Applicants who are 18 and above must undergo a medical test to prove that they are medically fit.
  • The Applicant must pass a security check and apply for an Emirates ID card from Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.
  • The Applicant must meet one of the relevant 'Residency Options' listed below to qualify for residency permit.

Program Benefits
  • The applicant is able to live, work, and study in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • United Arab Emirates offers quality life standards.
  • The program is open to all nationalities.
  • The application process secures confidentiality.

Investment Options

United Arab Emirates (UAE) 10-year residence visa

The following categories are entitled to apply for a 10-year residence visa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Investing in Public investments of at least USD $2,730,000 (AED 10,000,000). OR;
  • A deposit of at least USD $2,730,000 (AED 10,000,000) in an investment fund inside the country. OR;
  • Establishing a company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a capital of not less than USD $2,730,000 (AED 10,000,000). OR;
  • Partnering in an existing or a new company with a share value of not less than USD $2,730,000 (AED 10,000,000). OR;
  • Having a total investment of not less than USD $2,730,000 (AED 10,000,000) in all areas mentioned, on condition that the investment in sectors other than real estate is not less than 60 percent of the total investment.


United Arab Emirates (UAE) 5-year residence visa

The following categories are entitled to apply for a 5-year residence visa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Investing in a property in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). invest in a property of a gross value of not less than USD $1,365,000 (AED 5,000,000).
  • Invest in an existing project with a minimum capital of USD $137,000 (AED 500,000) or those who have the approval of an accredited business incubator in the country.


United Arab Emirates (UAE) Long Residence Visa Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the government fees for UAE 10-year visa?
The government fees for 10-year visas is USD $314 (AED 1,150). This includes USD $41 (AED 150) for application cost and USD $273 (AED 1,000) for issuance.

2. What are the government fees for UAE 5-year visa?
The government fees of five-year visas is USD $180 (AED 650). This includes USD $41 (AED 150) for application and USD $137 (AED 500) for issuance.


For more information, please fill out our Free Assessment to find out if you qualify.