The flourishing economy and favourable business environment in the UAE attracts people from all around the world to pursue investment opportunities or start businesses. For such individuals, the UAE has a separate visa category known as the Dubai investor visa or partner visa.
Those investing or starting a business in the mainland or free zones can apply for the visa. However, the application process can vary depending on the emirate you choose. Next up is an overview of the Dubai investor visa, including the documentation process, application fees and more.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR INVESTOR VISA IN DUBAI FOR MAINLAND COMPANIES
If you are investing in or establishing a company in Dubai’s mainland, you need these documents as part of the Dubai investor visa application.
Bank Account IBAN Number of the sponsor
Memorandum Papers (MOA) as proof of the share of ownership
One photograph with white background.
Partner’s current UAE visa (if applicable)
Partner’s passport copy
Sponsor’s original Emirates ID
Trade Licence Copy
APPLYING FOR DUBAI INVESTOR VISA
Those who want to apply for a Dubai Investor Visa must follow these steps.
Apply for an entry permit at the immigration department, a typing centre or a Tasheel centre.
Visit any government health centre to acquire a medical fitness test. When filling the entry permit form, you will be asked to name a health centre you want to visit.
Emirates ID application typed at an Amer Centre. Submit that application at a Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship centre and carry your original Emirates ID (if applicable), photographs of your family, and Emirates ID application of family members at the time of submission. If you have never applied for Emirates ID before, you will need to provide biometric data.
You need to buy health insurance as part of your visa application. Check out the different health insurance companies in Dubai to see which one suits your needs best.
To convert your visa status to the investor residence visa in Dubai, visit any of Amer centres across the city. You can find Amer centres in Al Jafiliya, Al Twar, Dubai Festival City and Al Quoz.