UAE Digital Nomad Visa
Work Remotely From Dubai (Virtual Working) Program
Government of Dubai (one of the UAE emirates) launched Work Remotely from Dubai Program4 in 2021. The program allows foreigners engaged in remote employment, or virtual work to receive a residence visa without a job requirement.
This visa allows the holder to stay in the UAE for a period of sixty days starting from the date of entry. During this period, the conditions for obtaining a residence permit with a one-year validity period must be fulfilled.
After receiving a residence permit, a Digital Nomad Visa holder in the UAE can sponsor his/her family members to obtain dependent visas, provided that they provide proof of relationship and demonstrate sufficient funds to support them. Dependent visas require from applicants to undergo a medical examination at a government-approved medical center. Dependent visas do not allow to work in the UAE. They are valid for one year, with an renewal option.
A recent color photo against a white background.
A passport copy with a validity of at least six months.
Proof of remote employment outside the UAE.
Evidence of a monthly income of at least USD 3,500 (bank statements).
Health insurance with UAE coverage.
Access to Premium Healthcare
Emirati ID Perks
Conditions and Fees
|Minimum monthly income||USD 3,500|
|Application fee||USD 611
(includes application fee of USD 287 and other processing charges, medical insurance premium, and Emirates ID)
Meet the eligibility criteria set by the UAE authorities. Sign up at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRFAD) portal. Creation of username and password is needed.