A new residence permit in the UAE that enables foreigners to conduct their business abroad

The UAE government has recently introduced a virtual work residence permit, the first of its kind in the region, which enables a foreigner to enter the UAE on his personal sponsorship and stay in it for a year and practice his virtual job in accordance with the terms and controls issued with the visa.

The virtual work residence visa allows any foreign employee to reside in the UAE and continue to work remotely with an employer abroad.
The digital government confirmed that this trend will contribute to attracting minds and talents and employing expertise and human resources to work remotely to achieve and raise the level of productivity in the national economy and other vital sectors.
She pointed out that the issuance of the new residence permit constitutes a qualitative step to support the future of business, facilitate its practice, and enhance its competitiveness, especially for remote working groups, as it provides the opportunity for a large segment of skilled people and entrepreneurs to move to the UAE, and experience an advanced level of professional and personal life in an environment that values ​​talent and ideas. Innovative business.
You can apply for a virtual work residence visa through the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security:


And the digital government indicated that thanks to the virtual work program launched by Dubai, you can move from your country abroad, and reside to live in Dubai, while continuing to carry out your work tasks “remotely” with the companies you work for and whose headquarters are outside the UAE.
This program targets foreign individuals who are professionals from outside the country, entrepreneurs, owners of start-ups and small and medium-sized companies, who meet the criteria for joining the program. in Dubai.
The duration of the program is for one year, and it is renewable upon submitting a new application.
To submit the application, the applicant must hold a valid passport for at least 6 months, with valid health insurance covering the entire period of stay in Dubai.

And if the applicant is an employee, he must also submit: proof of your employment with your current employer, with a work contract valid for one year, a certificate of the last salary of at least $5,000 per month, and a bank statement for the last three months.
In the event that he is the owner of the company (employer), he must also submit: Evidence of your ownership of the company for a period of one year or more, proof of an average monthly income of at least $5,000, and a bank statement for the last three months.
The cost of this annual program is $287, in addition to valid health insurance in the UAE, and the application fee per person.
The program allows people to use all services related to residence and work in Dubai, which include, but are not limited to, communications, opening bank accounts, education and others, enabling them to practice their normal lives in a city that hosts more than 200 nationalities, knowing that Dubai does not impose a tax Income to individuals.