Remote working residency visa now available in Dubai

Dubai has launched its “virtual working programme” providing residency visa in Dubai to remote working professionals that wish to relocate and live in the Emirate.

This programme means that applicants may benefit from the UAE’s zero income tax on their overseas salary.

The virtual working programme gives remote workers, and their families, the ability to relocate to Dubai and enjoy the year-round sunshine and benefits of UAE residents while continuing to work for their overseas employer.

Your virtual working programme is valid for one year, renewable thereafter, and costs USD 287 plus medical insurance with valid UAE coverage and processing fee per person.

The requirements for application include:

  • Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity;
  • Health insurance with UAE coverage validity;
  • Proof of:
    • Employment with a one-year contract valid with your current employer, a minimum of USD 5,000 salary per month and last months’ payslip; or
    • Company ownership for more than one year, having an average monthly income of USD 5,000 per month; and
  • Provision of three preceding months’ bank statements.

With the changes that the global pandemic have thrust upon us, from remote working to limited movement, Dubai offers a safe, connected hub to remote workers in an income tax-free jurisdiction.

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This article is based on publicly available information and given for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice or as a comprehensive analysis of the matters referred to herein

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