Entrepreneur residency visa

One of the ways to acquire a residency visa in the UAE (or a residency permit in terms of other countries) is through an entrepreneur visa. A residency visa can be secured by contributing to the UAE economy. This can be done by starting your own business in the UAE or investing in stocks, securities, or property.

Entrepreneur residency visa

To secure an entrepreneur visa, one must register a local company. The founder is granted a residency visa regardless of the company’s business type and legal form, whether it is mainland or freezone. The only criterion for acquiring an entrepreneur visa is the magnitude of the company’s registered capital. The minimum capital requirements per investor differ across jurisdictions. Typically, in freezones it is 50,000 AED per individual, whereas in the mainland, it is advised to allocate 150,000 AED per individual.

Once the company is established, you can get a residency visa and open bank accounts.

What is included in the service?

  • Assistance in document package preparation
  • Undergoing a medical examination
  • Submission of biometric date
  • Acquisition of a resident visa
  • Acquisition of an Emirates ID

Emirates ID

The Emirates ID is a card that carries a unique identification number for its holder. The Emirates ID card or credential provides the following benefits:

  • enables long-term residency in the UAE;
  • allows the formalization of Ejari long-term housing rental contracts;
  • grants access to both governmental and non-governmental services;
  • permits unlimited crossings of the UAE border;
  • facilitates the procurement of insurance for medical consultations and treatments in the UAE;
  • provides the opportunity to work and conduct business in the UAE;
  • allows for-profit education at all local academic institutions;
  • enables applications for Schengen or U.S. visas;
  • allows for the acquisition of a standard driving license;
  • enables the opening of an account or securing a loan from a local bank.

The Emirates ID is issued with any resident visa.

What is included in the service?

  • Assistance in document package preparation
  • Undergoing a medical examination
  • Submission of biometric data
  • Acquisition of a resident visa
  • Acquisition of an Emirates ID

The process of obtaining a visa

  • Obtaining an entry permit

    Our process is as follows: you give us the documents, we verify, translate, get them legally certified and forward them to the relevant ministries. Simultaneously, we arrange an entry permit for you, which remains valid for 2 months. If you are abroad when the permit is issued, you must arrive before the permit expires.

  • Changing visa status

    The moment you set foot in the UAE, a specific status is allocated to you. In most cases, you can enter the country either as a tourist or a resident. If you are abroad when your entry permit is issued, your status will automatically change to “non-tourist” upon border crossing. If your entry permit is issued while you are already in the UAE, the status is changed manually.

  • Undergoing a medical examination

    Undergoing a medical examination is a compulsory step in the process of applying for any kind of visa. The medical examination includes blood analysis and fluorography.

  • Submission of biometric data

    Submission of biometric data is yet another obligatory step. This procedure must be completed in the UAE. Essentially, you just need to provide your fingerprints.

  • Issuance of a resident visa

    All paperwork is coordinated through the immigration service. Provided everything has been prepared accurately, the ministries will give their approval and issue the visa.

  • Acquisition of an Emirates ID

    Once your visa is issued, you will be given a plastic card with a unique identification number for accessing services within the UAE.

Our Clients' FAQ

The price for obtaining or renewing an entrepreneur visa starts at $1,250 and depends on the investment classification and parameters.

The processing time is subject to the operational schedule of the UAE government services, which is 5 business days on average.

Yes, undergoing a medical examination is a compulsory step towards achieving UAE residency. It includes blood tests and fluorography. The purpose of the examination is to confirm that you do not have STDs and tuberculosis.

Only fingerprints are required.

Almost all of them – from paying fines and utility bills to internet connection, car registration, passport control, etc.


    • What we did
    • Formed a company
    • Helped acquire a visa within five working days
    • Opened an account within a month
    • Hired 20+ employees and assisted with their family visas
    • Continue to provide support to this day
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    Our work, from establishing the company to fully employing the staff, took approximately a month and a half. The first Dodo Pizza location opened in Dubai in January 2023. We are very happy for them and continue to provide support by answering their questions in detail. This experience was also beneficial to us. Through our collaboration with Dodo, we realized that we can offer comprehensive legal support on all matters related not only to relocation but also to conducting business in a Muslim country.
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