Acquiring a Residence Permit in UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) nation is home to diverse cultures and offers an inviting climate, political stability, and favourable legal frameworks that make it a magnet for investors and a sought-after destination for expatriates.

The UAE welcomes investors and business owners, offering them an avenue to grow enterprises and gain a residence permit in UAE through business incorporation. This method not only simplifies the residency application process but also opens a gateway to numerous professional opportunities in one of the most dynamic and economically vibrant regions. Discus Holdings can assist entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals looking to tap into the Middle Eastern markets with seamless application handling.

Why Choose the UAE?

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Tax residency
benefits

The UAE is recognised as a tax haven as it does not impose taxes on tax residents or businesses.

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Family residency opportunities

Residency is granted for an initial period of 3 years for the primary applicant and can be extended to include family members.

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Flexible living
conditions

UAE residency does not require you to stay in the Emirates permanently.

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Financial and real estate advantages

UAE residency holders can buy real estate within the Emirates and can also confidentially open bank accounts in reputable global banks.

Are you interested in a UAE residence permit?

Conditions for receiving UAE residency

A residence permit in UAE can be secured through business ownership within the country. This involves registering a company in the UAE under the applicant’s name and obtaining a valid business license to operate within the UAE.

There are three categories of business licenses available:

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Commercial

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Services

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General Trading

Applicants must approach this process with a clear business strategy in mind, and the chosen business license should align with the actual activities and long-term goals of their registered legal entity. This will ensure that your business operates smoothly and that residency status is maintained.

Securing Residence Permit in UAE with Discus Holdings

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a personalised consultation, wherein we discuss your goals and collect all relevant documentation and information.

What Documents Will You Need?

Passport copy (password must be valid for at least six months from the time you submit your application)

Copies of previous UAE visas (if applicable)

Utility bill no older than 6 months

Passport photo

Full names of your parents

Address in your country of residence

Address in the UAE (if applicable)

Contact details, including e-mail and telephone number

Resume outlining your experience (only applicable for services or consulting licenses)

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Step 2: Preparation of Registration Forms

Following our initial meeting, our team prepares the necessary registration forms on your behalf – all of which are essential for moving forward in the process.

Step 3: Form Signing and Submission

Once prepared, we send you the registration forms to sign. These are then returned to us via courier before we proceed with submitting the document package for company registration.

Step 4: Company Registration

Your company’s registration is executed and usually completed within three days.

Step 5: Application for Immigration Card and Visa

With your company registered, the next phase involves submitting documents for your immigration card and visa (known as your Entry Permit). The approval of your Entry Permit will take approximately 15-20 days.

Step 6: Issuing the Visa

Upon approval, you will receive a copy of your visa. Simultaneously, the original visa is made available to UAE border officials at your designated arrival airport.

Step 7: Final Steps

You will be required to travel to UAE to complete the following for your residency:

Have your visa inserted into your passport.

Undergo a medical examination to obtain a health certificate.

Submit the necessary documents to apply for your Emirates ID.

Costs Involved to Register a Company to Obtain UAE Residency

Commercial license

Consulting (services) license General trading license
For engaging in the buying and selling up to 3 kinds of goods. For offering up to 2 kinds of professional or consulting services. For the purchase and sale of an unlimited number of kinds of goods.

TOTAL: € 20,450

TOTAL:€ 20,450

TOTAL: € 22,450

License extension cost from year 2 € 8,450 License extension cost from year 2 € 8,450 License extension cost from year 2 € 10,450
The total cost of registration and administrative services – € 9,950 The total cost of registration and administrative services – € 9,950 The total cost of registration and administrative services – € 11,950
The fee for obtaining all residency-related documentation – € 5,500 The fee for obtaining all residency-related documentation – € 5,500 The fee for obtaining all residency-related documentation – € 5,500
The cost of professional consultant assistance – € 5,000 The cost of professional consultant assistance – € 5,000 The cost of professional consultant assistance – € 5,000
This license includes 2 visas, with possible additional visas for dependents.

This license includes 2 visas, with possible additional visas for dependents.

This license includes 3 visas, with possible additional visas for dependents.

Commercial license

For engaging in the buying and selling up to 3 kinds of goods.

TOTAL: € 20,450

License extension cost from year 2 € 8,450
The total cost of registration and administrative services – € 9,950
The fee for obtaining all residency-related documentation – € 5,500
The cost of professional consultant assistance – € 5,000
This license includes 2 visas, with possible additional visas for dependents.
Consulting (services) license
For offering up to 2 kinds of professional or consulting services.

TOTAL:€ 20,450

License extension cost from year 2 € 8,450
The total cost of registration and administrative services – € 9,950
The fee for obtaining all residency-related documentation – € 5,500
The cost of professional consultant assistance – € 5,000
This license includes 2 visas, with possible additional visas for dependents.
General trading license
For the purchase and sale of an unlimited number of kinds of goods.

TOTAL: € 22,450

License extension cost from year 2 € 10,450
The total cost of registration and administrative services – € 11,950
The fee for obtaining all residency-related documentation – € 5,500
The cost of professional consultant assistance – € 5,000
This license includes 3 visas, with possible additional visas for dependents.