E-residency Dubai
Digital Nomad Visa in Dubai
Dubai’s virtual working programme allows you to stay in Dubai and work remotely for 1 year, it can't be extended, it's possible only to re-apply. Once approved, you can bring your family and have access to telecommunications, utilities, medical services, schooling and specially zero income tax for individuals.
Dubai’s virtual working programme allows you to stay in Dubai and work remotely for 1 year, it can't be extended, it's possible only to re-apply. Once approved, you can bring your family and have access to telecommunications, utilities, medical services, schooling and specially zero income tax for individuals.
Cost:
The fees for the virtual working programme is USD 287 per person. In addition, you need to pay the premium for medical insurance valid in the UAE and the processing fees (around 611$ in total, depends on your case and location). Note that paying processing fee does not guarantee approval of application.

Requirements:
  • Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity
  • Passport photo (Digital Copy, with white background, Size 45x35mm)
  • Health insurance with UAE coverage validity
For employees:
  • proof of employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of US$5,000 per month salary
  • last month's payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements
For business owners:
  • proof of ownership of the company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month
  • 3 preceding months’ bank statements

Additional requirements:
You can’t go out of the country for more than 6 months continuously, or else your visa will be nullified.
Process:
  • Prepare all required documents and scans
  • Pay the visa fee of $287 and other additional fees
  • Apply online or in person, if you are already in Dubai legally
Benefits:
  • Zero income tax for individuals
  • Access to all community services
  • Growing Digital Nomad community
  • Top 1 beach destination for Digital Nomads
  • Access to phone lines, resident ID card, renting accommodation, schools for your children and to a free COVID-19 Vaccination