Dubai has launched a unique new programme that enables overseas remote working professionals to live in Dubai while continuing to work for their employers in their home country. This visa category provides remote workers and their families the opportunity to live in Dubai and enjoy one of the safest cities in the world.

Applicants will need the following:

  • Passport with minimum 6 months validity.
  • Health insurance with UAE coverage validity.
  • For employees: proof of employment from 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 company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month, and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.

The virtual programme is valid for 1 year and you enjoy all the benefits of a UAE resident.

Visa cost is US$611 which includes: application fees, processing costs, pre-application medical exam and Emirates ID.

This innovative visa category further solidifies Dubai’s position as a world class destination for business people.

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