Freezone Visa Process
What makes UAE very special to operate a business here and have residence? The utmost advantage of having a residence visa in UAE is its tax free status, high standard lifestyle, economic strength and political stability, and wide range opportunities in setting up a business.
Residence Visa process for any country is not easy. If you are an investor and you want to setup a business in UAE, you will need visas not only for you but also for your employees. Luckily, Free Zone Residence visa process is so simple.
There is another name for this visa, “UAE Investor Visa”. Do you need a sponsor for this visa? It is really simple; your free trade zone is ready to sponsor your UAE Residence Visa. Free trade zone actually helps you and works like an intermediate between an investor and the State Government of UAE.
Free zone visa rules
Department of General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) is responsible to process your visa and issue it to you. Your file is going to be processed by the same department.
Your Government related matters will be handled by the specific Emirate where your residence visa is issued, because there are almost 45 Free Zones and 7 Emirates working in the UAE.
UAE Freezone Residence visa is issued for 3 years and can be renewed easily. Resident visa means you are allowed to stay permanently in the United Arab Emirates.
You can have a residence visa for 2 years if you purchase a residential property with value over one million Dirhams
Two types of people can apply for Free zone Residence Visa. First is the person who is not inside the UAE. It might be a client who wants a residence visa. EVEP (Employment Visa Entry Permit) will be provided to the immigration at airport. Client will stay in UAE for further visa process like; medicals, UAE ID application, insurance and visa stamping etc. it takes almost 15 days.
Second type of visa is for the person who is already residing in UAE. We at EBMS will guide you to get Free Zone residence visa in very easy and simple way without any hassle. It doesn’t matter at what type of visa you are staying, we are here to help you till the successful end.
Free zone visa processing time
Usually the Free Zone Residency visa process takes 100 days. This is 10 days more than three months.
UAE free zone residence visa
We told you that Free Zone Residence Visa application process is very simple. We divide this process in few easy steps usually.
Get registered for E-Channel services. This would be the first step for your Free zone visa process. This step is designed under the supervision of Government of UAE. Online application process has made everything faster, accessible and easier.
You just need to ask your freezone agent to make your company registered through online procedure and pay the fees. Registration fees will be AED 2500 along with a refundable security of AED 5000. Now this will be your agent’s responsibility to do the rest of the job. You will be notified right after your registration is done.
After getting registered for E-Channel services, this is the time to apply for entry permit or employment visa. It is a temporary visa that is valid for 60 days. After getting this visa, you will need to change your status. This step is to activate your entry permit.
You need to get done with your medical fitness test before obtaining freezone visa. A blood test for any infectious disease and a chest X-Ray will be done for medical fitness test and the result are usually out after three days.
Emirates ID Card
After getting done with your medical test, you need to proceed for emirates ID card. It will help you to open an account in bank and also for other official uses.
Residence Visa Stamping
Now this is the time when you get an actual visa sticker in your passport. Stamping process takes 15 days usually. You can move out of the UAE during this process. After successful visa acquiring, you can apply for your family, dependent or even for your employees.
Free Zone visa process is basically very easy but only for those who are professionally expert in this field. This is very important to choose a proper platform for your business so you will be able to establish a successful entity.