How to Get a Residence Visa for the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Residence Visa

United Arab Emirates Residence Visa

If you are considering relocating to the United Arab Emirates, be prepared for a lot of bureaucratic red tape. The process is confusing, and there is not a lot of easy-to-understand information available on the web. To make matters worse, the visa requirements can very substantially depending on which emirate you are considering relocating too. Ahh, confusing!

If you are considering moving to Dubai, the Dubai Government website here has information that will be useful for you. This site is pretty good too, and I find actually better and more informative than the government website.

Folks looking at relocating to Abu Dhabi should check out detailed residence visa information here. You can find information on pretty much every type of residence and employment visa available in that emirate.

Go to my United Arab Emirates visa page for information on other types of visas for the United Arab Emirates.

Where to find your closest consulate.

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

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