There are several ways to obtain a residence visa for the Emirates.
Visa as a partner in a company
By being a partner of a company (Free-zone or Mainland), you can obtain by right a residence visa for 3 years renewable.
Visa as an employee of a company
As an employee of a company in the Emirates, it is required to obtain a residence visa. It is issued for 2 years renewable. It is an approach carried out by the employer.
Wife / Husband Visa
All married persons can benefit from a residence visa as a spouse. This type of visa does not allow you to work and is of the same duration as that of the “sponsor” (3 years if associated, 2 years if employee).
It should be noted that a marriage contract is required. It is therefore not possible to obtain a visa for an unmarried person.
Visa for children and parents
Parents (father and mother) can obtain a residence visa for their children and their parents.
Regarding children, it is possible to obtain a visa for them up to 18 years for boys (21 years if they continue their studies) and without age limit for girls.
Long-term visa (“Golden visa”)
Since 2019, investors investing at least AED 10 million are entitled to 10-year visas, while entrepreneurs and special talents are entitled to a five-year residency.
It is also possible to obtain a residence visa by purchasing real estate. The conditions for obtaining and renewing this type of visa are specific to each real estate program.