New UAE remote work visa provides self-sponsorship

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New UAE remote work visa provides expat self-sponsorship

The UAE’s new remote work visa, which is now open to applications, provides holders with self-sponsorship allowing them to stay in the UAE.

The new visa was launched last year and took effect on September 5 with the aim of attracting talents from around the world.

Under the remote work visa, foreigners can stay in the UAE under self-sponsorship and work remotely from the country. It is considered the first of its kind in the country and is valid for one year.

Visa holders will be able to not only stay in the UAE while working for companies abroad, but also rent a house in the country, open a bank account, sponsor family members and send their children to school.

Individuals will also be able to enjoy the UAE’s no income tax policy.

To qualify for the remote work visa, employees need to show a valid employment contract showing they are a remote worker for a company outside the UAE, and their salary must be at least $5,000 (Dh18,350). ICA/Expat Media

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