A Guide to Getting an Investor Visa in the UAE

Today the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered a land of gold with endless opportunities in the real estate market. With its exceptional free trade zones, UAE serves as a business magnet that attracts foreign investors from all over the world to set up a business in Dubai and secure their investments. If you are an investor looking for investment opportunities in the world, then UAE is surely your go-to place as this country provides the foreign investors to secure their entire capital and earn profits too but this may not be possible without getting UAE’s investor visa that is specifically designed for the people looking to invest in the mainland or free zone area of UAE. Here is all you need to know about the investor visa of UAE. 

Dubai Investor’s Visa:

Dubai Investor’s Visa is issued by Dubai Land Department that is specifically designed for foreign nationals that want to invest in an existing business or start a new business. The validity of this visa is three years and allows the investor to work and live in the UAE. The Dubai Investor Visa Holders can also sponsor their family members. Having shares worth of AED 72000 or more in an existing company, or establishing a new business with a capital investment of the same amount will make you eligible for the Dubai Investor’s Visa according to the rules set by DLD. 

Documents required for Dubai Investors’ Visa:

You would be needing the following documents to apply for Dubai Investors’ Visa in the UAE:


  • A copy of your passport
  • Last 3 months financial statements
  • Passport size picture with white background
  • Partnership contract
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Trade License
  • Immigrant Establishment Card
  • Service agent contract
  • Emirates ID of other partners
  • Partner’s list (For LLC)

The Memorandum of Association provided must show that the applicant has shares worth of AED 72000 in the company. 


  • Emirates ID form
  • Photographs with white background
  • Medical certificate, passport, original visa, LLC agreement, Immigration Establishment Card, License Copy and Partner’s List

  • Copy of passport and visa along with photographs
  • Typed application

Fees Involved in Dubai Investor Visa:

Description Fees
Entry Permit (for individuals in the UAE) AED 1300
Entry Permit (for individuals outside the UAE) AED 365
Change of status AED 570
Medical Testing AED 300
Emirates ID for 3 years AED 370
Visa stamping  AED 515


Benefits of getting Dubai Investors Visa:

  • The investor gets the flexibility to hold an Emirates ID.
  • 100% recovery of capital plus profits.
  • It makes it easier for individuals to make a corporate bank account in the UAE.
  • It exempts you from paying corporate taxes
  • It makes way for getting a residence visa in Dubai.
  • The investor can benefit from hiring international recruitment.
  • The validity of your Dubai Investor Visa can be elongated.

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