Self Sponsor Your Stay in UAE with the Remote Work Visa
According to UAE Government, the remote work visa allows foreign employees to remain in the UAE while working for their existing employers outside the UAE.
To attract global talent, in 2021, the UAE cabinet recently approved a Remote Work Visa program to allow employees worldwide to work remotely from the UAE. According to the visa terms and conditions, foreigners can enter the UAE on a one-year visa under self-sponsorship.
Entrepreneurs and talents will have the opportunity to innovate in the UAE's safe and attractive business environment, with access to world-class utility services and telecoms. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region.
The UAE has started this virtual working program that allows foreigners to relocate to Dubai (from outside the UAE) and continue working for their employers remotely under this program.
Applicants for the virtual working program must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for the opportunity. These include people living and working outside the UAE. According to the UAE government, if an applicant decides to move to Dubai, they can also sponsor their family to live there.
This program is valid for one year and is renewable upon reapplication.
Eligibility criteria to obtain a virtual work visa in UAE
The UAE offers remote work visas to expatriates who meet the eligibility requirements. Applications that are in order and submitted according to the rules can expect expedited approval.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months and good health insurance covering their stay in the UAE.
Applicants who are employees must:
- Prove employment by obtaining a one-year contract from their current employer;
- Get a monthly salary of at least USD 5,000.
- Provide a three-month salary slip and bank statement.
An applicant who owns a business must:
- Prove ownership of the company for at least one year.
- Earn an average of USD 5,000 a month
- Submit bank statements for the past three months
Benefits of the Virtual Working Visa
A beneficiary can obtain all services through the virtual working program, including telecommunications, utilities, medical care, and schooling. Moreover, Dubai's thriving and seamless digital infrastructure offers many networking opportunities and zero individual income tax.
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You can count on AMCA to provide you with professional visa services. Our team is here to assist you throughout the entire documentation process. Using our skills and knowledge in Visa Assistance Services, we will handle all formalities in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and rules in the country.
We work efficiently, effectively, and professionally on your visa application, maintaining confidentiality, integrity, and timeliness.
If you are interested in finding out more about the remote work visa, please contact AMCA.