People from all over the world who want to invest or launch businesses are drawn to the UAE by its booming economy and friendly business environment. By creating a unique investment-driven visa program that enables investors to build a secure future for their families and businesses, Dubai welcomes and supports these individuals.

Various visas are issued by the UAE government based on the reason for the applicant’s visit. An investor visa is one of the types of visas. The Dubai investor visa, sometimes called the business or Dubai partner visa, is granted to investors or entrepreneurs who have established their companies in the United Arab Emirates.

Documents proving that the applicant has made a qualifying investment in Dubai, proof of their financial stability, and sufficient assets to support themselves while residing in the city are usually required for an individual to be qualified for a Dubai investor visa. In certain situations, a person might additionally need to get a police clearance certificate from their native country and pass a medical check.


  • Memorandum of Association(MOA) as proof of the ownership stake, 
  • A bank statement for the last six months
  • Copy of passport
  • Immigration Establishment Card
  • One photograph with a white background
  • A typed application
  • A copy of the Dubai Trade License


There is a structural difference between the investor visa and the UAE partnership visa, although some might consider both terms similar. 

An entrepreneur establishing a sole proprietorship in Dubai is granted a Dubai investor visa. This kind of business has no shareholders or partners and only one proprietor. For example, the applicant’s visa will read Investor Visa UAE if they create a mainland company in Dubai as a sole establishment with a professional trade license. 

An entrepreneur with a business incorporated in Dubai mainland and many owners or shareholders is granted a Dubai partner visa. For example, by UAE law, if the applicant chooses to incorporate a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Dubai, they must collaborate with a local sponsor. Because the company will have multiple shareholders in this case, they will be granted a Partner Visa. 

Aside from the name and structural variations, the benefits and legality of the UAE partnership and investment visas are similar.


Real Estate Investment

Obtaining a Dubai investor visa can be done through a substantial real estate investment. Generally speaking, one must invest a specific amount of money in real estate to be eligible for a Dubai investor visa through real estate purchases. The following guidelines and requirements must be fulfilled:

  • Purchasing a home with a minimum value of AED 1 million and a maximum mortgage of 50% of the property’s value.
  • It is acceptable to invest in real estate through a partnership; each individual’s minimum share should be AED 1 million.
  • The investment can only be made in freehold homes; off-plan properties are not eligible for the visa. 
  • The investment must be made in the form of a single residential property, not commercial buildings.

Please be aware that a three-year visa is available to individuals who have invested in real estate valued at least AED one million. Ownership of real estate valued at least AED 5 million is needed for the five-year investment visa.

Company Investment

This is available to anybody looking to start a business in one of Dubai’s free zones, on the mainland, or to invest in one. AED 72,000 is the minimum capital or investment amount. People with an equivalent number of shares in a corporation are also listed.

Those whose businesses are located in Dubai’s free zones do not need local partners. Free zone businesses can also own 100% of the company and are not subject to taxation.

Retirement Visa

An investor visa is also available to those who invest in Dubai and are over 55. Upon making an investment in a residential property valued at least AED 2 million, one can receive a retirement visa.

The 5-year visa applies to individuals over 55 who:

  • Own a property valued at AED 2 million.
  • Possess a million AED worth of savings
  • Have an active monthly income of AED 20,000 or more.

Golden Visa for Real Estate Investors

The golden visa is available to real estate investors who meet one of the following requirements:

  • Buy a property for at least AED 2 million,
  • Acquire a property using a loan from one of the local banks listed, or
  • Purchase one or more completed or off-plan properties from a list of local real estate companies that have been approved, for a minimum of AED 2 million.

Note that property owners have an extension of 90 days from the date of expiration or cancellation of their resident visa in the United Arab Emirates. As a result, foreign nationals have six months to change their status, obtain a new residency permit, or depart the nation. There are no fines during the grace period.

Golden Visa for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Investors in startups can apply for a golden visa as long as their business is registered in the United Arab Emirates. It should be classified as a small and medium-sized business (SME) if its yearly revenue is AED one million or more. Moreover, the Golden Residence for Entrepreneurs is also attainable if:

  • The individual is a founder or one of the founders of an earlier business venture that sold for at least AED 7 million (USD 19,05,850.80).
  • Projects or proposals need to be approved by the Ministry of Economy or the appropriate municipal authorities.


  • Property investment: 3 to 5 years
  • Company investment: 3 years
  • Golden visa: 5 to 10 years
  • Retirement visa: 5 years


  • The applicant must apply for an entry permit at a Tasheel center, a typing center, or the immigration department.
  • For a medical fitness exam, the applicant should go to any government health center. They will be asked to select the medical center they wish to visit when completing the entry permit form. 
  • The Emirates ID application will be typed at an Amer Center. The applicant must apply at a Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship center, and make sure to bring the original Emirates ID (if applicable), family photos, and the Emirates ID applications of any family members when they submit the application. 
  • Biometric information will be required if this is the first time the applicant is applying for an Emirates ID.
  • Purchase health insurance in order to submit your visa application.


  • For an entry permit,  AED 525 is required for those outside the UAE and AED 1,175 for those inside the UAE.
  • AED 675 is needed for a status change (not necessary for visitors from outside the UAE).
  • Stamping of visas requires about AED 870
  • ID for Emirates requires 500 AED
  • Medical Examinations require 350 AED


Sponsoring the family: The applicant can sponsor members of their immediate family such as their parents, spouse, and kids to live in the United Arab Emirates by using an investment visa. 

Taxation: UAE provides tax benefits including no personal income tax and a low corporate tax rate which allows investors to retain more of their earnings and profits.

Residency: The investor visa offers long-term residency in the United Arab Emirates, enabling investors and their families to live, work, and study there providing them stability and security.

Retirement Residency Options: The United Arab Emirates provides retirement visas to investors who are 55 years of age or older, allowing them to spend their retirement years there.

Contact us at Relin Consultants for further assistance in obtaining your Dubai Investor Visa and Dubai Company Registration.


What advantages do Dubai investor visas offer?

Holders of a Dubai Investor Visa enjoy a tax-free environment. Locals and visa-holding immigrants are not required to pay taxes. Furthermore, the UAE has treaties against double taxation with approximately 70 different nations.

Furthermore, the quality of the items and services is outstanding. Any and all amenities in Dubai, including communications and transportation, are fully accessible to anybody with a valid visa.

If I purchase real estate in Dubai, can I obtain a visa?

Purchasing real estate in Dubai may grant the buyer a residency permit. Keep in mind that the property needs to be completed when it is purchased. Furthermore, the UAE investor visa program specifies that the valuation must be at least AED 1 million.

What is the processing time for a Dubai Investor Visa?

The entire processing of your investor visa could take fifteen to twenty working days. This covers the time it takes to register your new company in Dubai, obtain a trading license, apply for a visa, and have your passport stamped with an investment visa.

Can you use Adobe investor visa to sponsor your kids and spouse?

Yes, you are able to move to Dubai with your immediate family if you have an investment visa.

Which medical exam is required for a Dubai investor visa?

In order to ensure the health of the UAE community, regular medical testing includes screening for infectious diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, leprosy, syphilis, and TB.


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