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With low residency requirements and, in turn, fast-track applications available, United Arab Emirates residency is a popular route with investors interested in doing business in the region.

The UAE enjoys year-round sunshine and, also, experiences very little rain.

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A Golden Visa allows entrepreneurs and their families the chance to live, work, and, also, study in the UAE without the need for a national sponsor.

You can have a 100% stake in your own company and then earn residency through such investment.

UAE Residency Benefits

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides a safe and secure environment to live in, with an excellent quality of life as well.

As part of the UAE Golden Visa Programme, you can also include your immediate family.

One visit to the UAE is required every six months, which means minimal disruption to business for investors.

The UAE boasts pro-business policies, as well as having a great business infrastructure. Therefore, this makes it a fantastic location for those looking to grow their company.

Who Can Get UAE Residency

  • Firstly, over 18 years old
  • Secondly, have valid travel documents such as a passport
  • Thirdly, provide proof of investment and financial stability
  • Lastly, must pass a medical fitness test and obtain a security clearance

  • First, over 18 years old
  • Next, have valid travel documents such as a passport
  • Last, must pass a medical fitness test and obtain a security clearance

  • Unmarried sons under 25 years old only
  • Unmarried daughters of any age at all
  • Physically or mentally disadvantaged children of any age whatsoever

  • Number allowed contingent on the particularities of an application

Programme Requirements

To qualify for the UAE Residency-by-Investment Programme, you must fulfil ONE of the following investment options AND meet other requirements:

OPTION 1. Invest in Property to Secure a Golden Visa

Invest at least AED2,000,000 in real estate. This investment entitles you to a Golden Visa for five years. Moreover, you can renew the Golden Visa by maintaining the investment.

OPTION 2. Contribute to Public Investments

You can do this in one of three ways:

  1. Submit a letter from an accredited investment fund stating that you have made a deposit of AED 2 million
  2. Provide evidence of either a valid commercial licence or industrial licence and a memorandum of association establishing that your capital is at least AED two million
  3. Show proof from the Federal Tax Authority that you pay the government a minimum of AED 250,000

This Golden Visa is valid for 10 years. However, this is on condition that you also include details of medical insurance for you and your family.

OPTION 3. Establish a Technical or Future Business Based on Risk and Innovation

As an entrepreneur, you must provide an approval letter from each of the following:

  1. Firstly, an auditor in the UAE demonstrating that, above all, the project is valued at least AED 500,000
  2. Secondly, the authorities in the emirate establishing that the project is of either a technical or future nature
  3. Thirdly, an accredited business incubator in the UAE which determines the proposed activity in the country.

This Golden Visa entitles you to UAE residency for up to five years.


You must make one visit every six months. Although, if you spend longer, you can take advantage of the year-round sun. There is a welcoming business climate and a favourable personal tax regime too.

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The Latitude team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

The Latitude team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

Application Process

  • MONTH 1

    Property acquisition

    In the first step of the process, to begin, we will help you search and acquire one or more properties in Dubai with a combined value of over AED2,000,000. Above all, Latitude ensures that the chosen properties meet the eligibility criteria for the Golden Visa.

    During this phase, we connect you with reputable real estate agents and consultants to find suitable properties, also negotiate the terms, and, lastly, finalize the purchase agreement.

  • MONTHS 2-3

    Golden Visa issued

    After the property acquisition, we next assist you in obtaining the title deeds for the purchased property. The title deeds serve as proof of ownership and are therefore required for the Golden Visa application.

    Finally, after receiving the residency visa, your Emirates ID card follows after seven to ten days,

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll gain the right to reside in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is also extended to any immediate family included in your application, stretching from spouse to children to parents.

With a fantastic business infrastructure and pro-business policies, the UAE is also a lucrative option for investors who want to expand their business opportunities within the Middle East. Your UAE residence permit allows you and your family to enjoy delightful temperatures all year round as well.

You will need to invest at least two million AED (approximately US$550,000). This investment is in the form of real estate and, moreover, entitles you to a Golden Visa for five years.

The process is fast and straightforward for this Residency by Investment, from month one, where you acquire the property required for the contribution, the wheels are in motion for you to receive your residency permit. Generally, you will receive your permit after two to three months.

You can include a spouse in your application if they are over 18 and have valid travel documents as well. Additionally, you can include unmarried children (sons under 25 years old and daughters of any age), and, also, domestic staff.

No. Although, as part of your application and ongoing residency, you must make one visit every six months.

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Our team operates in over 20 countries worldwide, securing second citizenship or residency in desirable locations and unlocking a brighter future.

  • $550,000 minimum requirement
  • 2-3 months application processing time
  • No personal income tax or capital gains tax
  • High standard of living and world-class amenities

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