Residency in Dubai

Types of Dubai Visas

Employment

Investor or Partner position
This employment visa is issued to a Free Zone establishment owner (Investor Visa) or to a shareholder/partner in a Free Zone Company.

This type of visa is normally valid for 3 years: the visa holder is not allowed to stay outside the UAE for more than 6 consecutive months. There is no upper age limit stipulated for Investor or Partner Visa applicants.

Manager or other employee position
This employment visa is issued to managers or employees of companies established at Free Zone, falling within the age group of 20 to 60 years. This type of working visa is normally valid for 3 years, but the visa holder must not stay outside the UAE for more than 6 consecutive months.

Family

Males already holding employment visas issued by Free Zone authorities may apply for family visas to sponsor their dependants. This type of visa is normally valid for 3 years.

Visit

A visit visa is a permit to enter the UAE for short periods of time. This type of visa is valid for 30 or 90 days.