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Starting on Monday (September 5), people can apply for a new UAE remote work residence visa that will allow them to live in the country but work for an overseas company.
The remote work residence visa or remote residence permit grants holders a one-year residence visa in the UAE. Here’s all you need to know:
The remote residency visa allows employees to live in the UAE but work for a company based outside the country. The visa will be under self-sponsorship.
It will allow you to rent a house in the UAE, open a bank account, sponsor family members and send your children to school.
It is valid for one year, and can be renewed for another year.
Applicants must show an employment contract valid for one year and showing that they are remote employees for a company based outside the UAE. They must earn a salary of at least $5,000 (Dh18,250) per month and show the latest salary slip and three months’ worth of bank statements. They must also have a passport valid for at least six months, and health insurance that covers medical costs in the UAE.
Yes. Holders of the remote residence visa can also sponsor family members. Their visa validity will be the same as the sponsor.
For applications in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates
Register on the ICA website https://icp.gov.ae
Go to Smart Services channel and log in
Choose Remote Work Visa UAE option
Upload required documents
Pay application fee of Dh300
For applications in Dubai
Register on the Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing website www.visitdubai.com.
For employees, show proof of employment of remote work with a contract valid for one year. Your salary must be at least $5,000 (Dh18,250) per month. You also need to submit the latest salary slip and bank statements for three months.
For business owners, show proof of company ownership with a minimum income of $5,000 per month, plus three months’ worth of bank statements.
The application fee in Dubai is $287 (Dh1,050). All applications will be reviewed and processed by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai.
Submit a request on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website to get a 60-day entry permit. Once you get the entry permit, you can then go for a medical test and apply for the UAE remote work residency visa within 60 days. ICA/Expat Media
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