Business Visa

Business Visa

A Business Visa is a long-term visa granted to foreigners and their dependents. This visa is part of the UAE Golden Visa program, designed to promote foreign investment and facilitate a professional, business-friendly environment in the Emirates. Docwin’s visa experts offer a wide range of visa-related services, including Dubai business visas, work visas, investor visas, and more. For an in-depth understanding of the Dubai Business Visa or any other immigration formalities, consult with Docwin’s visa consultants. They provide personalized services to make your visa processing hassle-free, offering the most feasible solutions and suggestions regarding company formation and investment in the UAE.

How to obtain a Business Visa?

The prerequisites to acquire a Dubai business visa are listed below.

  • The business Visa applicant should have professional business experience. The applicant is supposed to establish proof of business experience.
  • The applicant should own a business or should have owned one in the past. He/she should have owned the majority of the shares of the start- up or enjoyed top-level membership.
  • Have business set up ideas or plans in the UAE. He/she should be willing to move to the Emirates to start a business endeavour.
  • An applicant irrespective of the original country of residence may apply for the business visa in the UAE.

There is an additional requirement the applicant should fulfil. The Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship – the government authority in charge of recording the population statistics and issuance of Emirates ID conducts eligibility tests for Business visa applicants. And they are background verification and health check-up. The applicants must qualify in both the tests.

It does not mean that the applicant shall obtain the final approval if he satisfies all prerequisites. The applicant’s application and credentials are further verified by dedicated committees. It’s after this verification, the final approval is granted.

How to apply for Dubai Business Visa?

The applicant’s proposal should be permitted by a Dubai based incubator backed by the Emirates authority. At present, the incubator in Dubai is AREA2071. After the approval of the proposal, the applicant may pursue the Visa application formalities via the official website of Federal Identity for Identity and Citizenship. The instructions for visa nomination are listed below.

  • Go to the official website named and make your account.
  • Subsequent to the creation of your account, log in to the same and initiate the nomination formalities.
  • Provide all the necessary details in the application and submit the same online. A maximum of 30 days duration is required for the assessment of the application. Wait for that period.

If the visa nomination has been accepted, the applicant gets a notification in the form a link. Click on the same link and pursue the remaining procedure like document submission. In the case of non-acceptance, the applicant has to redo the whole procedure after a period of 3 months.

Acquiring a business visa

The visa nomination approval allows the applicant to accomplish the remaining formalities via the official website of Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship. When the website-related formalities are accomplished, the applicant gets an email containing the final directions on acquiring a Business visa.

A temporary visa for the duration of 6 months will be granted if the applicant is not based in the UAE. The applicant may make use of this period to relocate to the UAE and understand the business scenario, prospects and settle. Theapplicant is required to convert the temporary visa into Residency prior to the expiry of the former.

If the applicant resides in the UAE, a temporary visa will be granted for a duration of one month. The conversion of the temporary visa into Residency visa before the expiry period is also applicable here.

The visa conversions can be pursued easily via the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

You may also approach the SERVICES1 located in Emirates Tower, Dubai for Visa conversion requirements.

Advantages of Business Visa

Acquiring a Dubai business visa has two main advantages and they are:

The Business visa holder can relocate to the UAE for a duration of 6 months and accomplish the matters related to business set up.

Business visa is of the multiple entry-type.

The Dubai business visa holder may nominate the senior employees of the company to acquire residency. The nomination is possible for up to 3 employees.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has come up with specific rules and regulations regarding sponsoring of dependents. The visa holder is supposed to strictly comply with the rules.