Get a residence permit in the UAE
Discover business and residence opportunities in the UAE
From 15,000$
Resident visa (residence permit) for 3 years through the establishment of a company
From 2 weeks
Emirates ID receiving
From $205,000
Resident visa (residence permit) for 3 years when investing in real estate
1 time per 180 days
To save the residential status you have to regularly visit UAE

UAE

This Middle Eastern country possesses the highest standard of living in the world, a stable political system, favorable conditions for doing business, strong economy, comfort and security. Majestic skyscrapers, luxury hotels and shopping malls, beaches, summertime are present all year round. Building a business career in the UAE is prestigious.

The UAE possesses a very vast, flourishing real estate market, and lots of buyers have rushed there. It should be marked that the rental market in Dubai is very steady and gives a high return on investment. People receive good rental income or benefit from resale once bought real estate. Moreover, taxation policy is mild and favorable. Thus, it provides a very comfortable environment for the growth of richness and secure opportunities for investing.

The UAE has robust economy, business friendly environment, and perspectives for development. The major drivers of economy are petroleum, natural gas, and oil.

Capital
Abu Dhabi
Population
10,207,863
Official language
Arabic
Currency
UAE dirham

Benefits of residence permit in the UAE

1.
World without borders
This Middle Eastern country possesses the highest standard of living in the world, a stable political system, favorable conditions for doing business and a strong economy. UAE residence allows visa-free visit up to 28+ countries including Japan, Singapore, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Georgia and Armenia as well as fast-track access to US and European visas. Family members get the right to live in the country together with residence of the applicant.
2.
Stable political and economic system
This Middle Eastern country possesses the highest standard of living in the world, a stable political system, favorable conditions for doing business and a strong economy. UAE currency exchange is strictly connected to US dollar and didn't change for years. Real estate market transparent and rigorously regulated by rules and licensed activities.
3.
Access to global market
UAE residence gives you the opportunity to get your business to international level: financial market, transactions and logistics, global labor market, secured and transparent global investments’ market. The UAE signed more than 90 double tax treaties to facilitate international economic relations.
4.
Strong legal and regulatory framework
UAE is a secular state and a civil law jurisdiction with a strong legal and regulatory framework and stable and democratic government.
5.
Business opportunities
UAE is very popular among entrepreneurs, investors, coming in search for lucrative spot for their businesses. The country is number one on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Index. Businesses are exempt from corporate tax of only 9% which is considerably comparing to Europe or USA. Corporate tax 0% for income obtained outside of the country.
6.
Attractive real estate investment
UAE real estate market is considered the most attractive real estate market - strongly regulated, transparent, continuously growing, from 9% ROI.
7.
Access to high standard services
Renewable 2-10 years investor or Golden visa gives the right for the main applicant to sponsor all members of the family including domestic staff, to get a driver’s license and an access to government health services based on the health insurance. Children can be enrolled in prestigious British or American schools and get high-level and prestigious education with the further opportunity to enter the world-famous universities. Polo clubs, international business communities, casinos etc.
8.
Prompt
Minimal package of documents is required for registration and the process takes the shortest possible time to obtain an Emirates ID (resident visa).
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Visa-free countries

183 countries are available for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
Albania
visa-free / 90 days
Andorra
visa-free / 90 days
Angola
pre-visa on arrival
Antigua and Barbuda
visa-free / 90 days
Argentina
visa-free / 90 days
Armenia
visa-free / 180 days
Austria
visa-free / 90 days
Azerbaijan
visa-free / 90 days
Bahamas
visa-free / 90 days
Bahrain
visa-free
Bangladesh
visa on arrival / 30 days
Barbados
visa-free / 90 days
Belarus
visa-free / 90 days
Belgium
visa-free / 90 days
Benin
eVisa / 30 days
Bhutan
visa on arrival / eVisa
Bolivia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina
visa-free / 90 days
Botswana
visa-free / 90 days
Brazil
visa-free / 90 days
Brunei
visa-free / 30 days
Bulgaria
visa-free / 90 days
Burkina Faso
visa-free
Burundi
visa on arrival / 30 days
Cambodia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cameroon
pre-visa on arrival
Canada
eTA / 180 days
Cape Verde
visa on arrival (EASE)
Central African Republic
visa on arrival / 90 days
Chad
visa-free
Chile
visa-free / 90 days
China
visa-free / 30 days
Colombia
visa-free / 90 days
Comoros
visa on arrival / 45 days
Congo
visa on arrival / 30 days
Democratic Republic of the Congo
eVisa / 30 days
Costa Rica
visa-free / 90 days
Cote d'Ivoire
pre-enrollment / 90 days
Croatia
visa-free / 90 days
Cuba
visa-free / 90 days
Cyprus
visa-free / 90 days
Czech Republic
visa-free / 90 days
Denmark
visa-free / 90 days
Djibouti
eVisa
Dominica
visa-free / 180 days
Dominican Republic
visa-free
Ecuador
visa-free / 90 days
Egypt
visa-free / 180 days
El Salvador
visa-free / 90 days
Equatorial Guinea
visa-free / 90 days
Estonia
visa-free / 90 days
Ethiopia
eVisa / 90 days
Fiji
visa-free / 120 days
Finland
visa-free / 90 days
France
visa-free / 90 days
Gabon
eVisa / 90 days
Gambia
visa-free / 90 days
Georgia
visa-free / 90 days
Germany
visa-free / 90 days
Ghana
pre-visa on arrival
Greece
visa-free / 90 days
Grenada
visa-free / 90 days
Guatemala
visa-free / 90 days
Guinea
visa on arrival / 90 days
Guinea-Bissau
visa on arrival / 90 days
Guyana
visa on arrival / 30 days
Haiti
visa-free / 90 days
Honduras
visa-free / 90 days
Hong Kong
visa-free / 30 days
Hungary
visa-free / 90 days
Iceland
visa-free / 90 days
India
eVisa / 30 days
Indonesia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Iran
eVisa / 30 days
Iraq
visa on arrival / 30 days
Ireland
visa-free / 90 days
Israel
visa-free / 90 days
Italy
visa-free / 90 days
Jamaica
visa on arrival / 30 days
Japan
visa-free / 30 days
Jordan
visa-free / 90 days
Kazakhstan
visa-free / 30 days
Kenya
eVisa / 90 days
Kosovo
visa-free / 90 days
Kuwait
visa-free
Kyrgyzstan
visa-free / 60 days
Laos
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Latvia
visa-free / 90 days
Lebanon
visa-free / 180 days
Lesotho
eVisa / 14 days
Liechtenstein
visa-free / 90 days
Lithuania
visa-free / 90 days
Luxembourg
visa-free / 90 days
Macao
visa on arrival / 30 days
Madagascar
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Malawi
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Malaysia
visa-free / 90 days
Maldives
visa on arrival / 30 days
Mali
visa-free / 90 days
Malta
visa-free / 90 days
Marshall Islands
visa on arrival / 90 days
Mauritania
visa on arrival
Mauritius
visa-free / 90 days
Mexico
visa-free / 180 days
Micronesia
visa-free / 30 days
Moldova
visa-free / 90 days
Monaco
visa-free / 90 days
Mongolia
visa on arrival / 30 days
Montenegro
visa-free / 90 days
Morocco
visa-free / 90 days
Mozambique
visa-free / 30 days
Namibia
visa on arrival / 90 days
Nauru
visa-free
Nepal
visa on arrival / 150 days
Netherlands
visa-free / 90 days
New Zealand
eTA / 90 days
Nicaragua
visa-free / 90 days
Nigeria
eVisa
Northern Cyprus
visa-free
North Macedonia
visa-free / 90 days
Norway
visa-free / 90 days
Oman
visa-free
Pakistan
eTA / 30 days
Palau
visa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territories
visa-free
Panama
visa-free / 90 days
Paraguay
visa-free / 90 days
Peru
visa-free / 90 days
Philippines
visa-free / 30 days
Poland
visa-free / 90 days
Portugal
visa-free / 90 days
Qatar
visa-free
Romania
visa-free / 90 days
Russian Federation
visa-free / 90 days
Rwanda
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis
visa-free / 90 days
Saint Lucia
visa-free / 60 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
visa-free / 90 days
Samoa
visa on arrival / 90 days
San Marino
visa-free / 90 days
Sao Tome and Principe
visa-free / 15 days
Saudi Arabia
visa-free
Senegal
visa-free / 90 days
Serbia
visa-free / 90 days
Seychelles
tourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leone
visa on arrival / 30 days
Singapore
visa-free / 30 days
Slovakia
visa-free / 90 days
Slovenia
visa-free / 90 days
Solomon Islands
visa-free / 90 days
Somalia
visa on arrival / 30 days
South Africa
visa-free / 90 days
South Korea
eTA / 90 days
South Ossetia
visa-free
South Sudan
eVisa
Spain
visa-free / 90 days
Sri Lanka
eTA / 30 days
Sudan
visa-free
Suriname
tourist card / 90 days
Sweden
visa-free / 90 days
Switzerland
visa-free / 90 days
Syria
visa-free
Taiwan
eVisa / 30 days
Tajikistan
visa-free / 30 days
Tanzania
visa on arrival / eVisa
Thailand
visa-free / 30 days
Timor-Leste
visa on arrival / 30 days
Togo
visa on arrival / 15 days
Tonga
visa-free / 60 days
Tunisia
visa-free / 90 days
Turkey
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Tuvalu
visa on arrival / 30 days
Uganda
eVisa
Ukraine
visa-free / 90 days
United Kingdom
EVW / 180 days
Uruguay
visa-free / 90 days
Uzbekistan
visa-free / 30 days
Vanuatu
visa-free / 90 days
Vatican City
visa-free / 90 days
Vietnam
eVisa / 30 days
Yemen
visa on arrival / 90 days
Zambia
visa-free / 90 days
Zimbabwe
visa on arrival / 90 days

Tax regime

There is no personal income tax for individuals. They also do not pay taxes on dividends, wealth, inheritance, gifts and capital gains.

Regarding real estate purchase tax, there are two types of taxes: a transfer fee and a registration fee. The price depends on the Emirate and the cost of the property. One has to pay AED 2,000 for property worth less than AED 500,000, and AED 4,000 for that of more than AED 500,000. After buying, one is due to obtain an ownership certificate.

There is no property tax in the UAE. Owners pay only an annual fee for the maintenance of property. It ranges between USD 15 and USD 60 per m2.

Corporate tax is at 9% rate. It applies to companies earning more than AED 375,000 per year.
VAT is 5%. A company has to register as a VAT payer with the Federal Tax Authority and pay this tax in case the income is more than AED 375,000 per year.

It should be marked that if registered in the UAE Free Zones (they count 45 zones), corporate tax is not levied for the first 15-50 years, and no VAT.

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Abu Dhabi has become heaven for the world's wealthiest individuals

It is widely known that many wealthy people all over the world have preferred to keep assets abroad. Destination usually ranged from the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Switzerland. However, now that things changed, Abu Dhabi is gradually acquiring popularity among high net worth individuals, Bloomberg writes.

Abu Dhabi has become heaven for the world's wealthiest individuals

Business set up

The UAE is very popular among entrepreneurs, investors, coming in search for lucrative spot for their businesses. The country is number one on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Index. It is a secular state and a civil law jurisdiction.

In the UAE, a company can be started in any of three jurisdictions:

  • Mainland
  • Free Zone
  • Offshore

Apart from numerous tax benefits, the UAE has dozens of free economic zones (FEZ) with special tax regimes. Owners of such companies do not pay corporate tax, VAT, and taxes on import and export. Each FEZ has its own specialization.

Normal series of steps to open a company:

  1. identify your business activity
  2. select an appropriate legal form
  3. register the name
  4. obtain approvals and licenses
  5. register with the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)
  6. register your business with the Dubai Municipality
  7. open a corporate bank account for financial management.

Opening a bank account in the UAE

The procedure is not complicated, as the country provides with online banking services. One is to file an application for opening a bank account online.

The UAE signed more than 90 double tax treaties to facilitate international economic relations.

Post-immigration services

Apart from company registration, opening a bank account for an individual,opening a bank account for a company, there are other post-immigration services available, as following:
Banking assistance

Banking assistance (local and offshore accounts)

Real estate services

Exclusive real estate services

Proof of address

Proof of address (Lease Agreement + Utility bill)

Company registration

Company registration/incorporation (local and offshore companies)

Tax ID

Tax Identification Number

Driving license

Getting a driver's license

Requirements for applicants

Main applicant

In addition to fulfilment of programme conditions, an investor should meet these requirements:

  • be older than 18 years old
  • include in the application all dependent family members and domestic staff.
  • have no criminal records
  • have no socially dangerous sicknesses, such as HIV
  • legal income
  • make an investment for AED 750,000 (retail investor qualification) or 2,000,0000 (professional investor qualification) according to the program
  • the investment can be made in any Emirate, there is no area restriction.
  • investment can be maid in parts and the investor must follow the payment plan.
  • projects off plan and mortgages are also eligible. The property can be for rent.
  • no restrictions on the duration of stay outside of the UAE.
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Receipt process
citizenship

Step-by-step instruction
1
Bought real estate
2
Title deed
3
Contract
Bought real estate
After client has bought real estate, we have to connect client with our real estate manager, who will prepare for the client list of properties.
Investor Golden Visa for 2 years by the purchase of real estate from AED 750,000.
Step 1

Get consultancy from our specialists and make a contract with One World Migration. It is important to choose carefully the investment project and management company in order to have a significant and guaranteed ROI.

Step 2

Choose the real estate, make the payment, get the title deed. All the process can be done remotely and many there are many ways for tax optimization and transactions security.

Step 3

Collect all necessary documents for residency. We are ready to support with collecting all the documents, making translations, notarizations and apostille if it is necessary. Submit the file for residency ID.

Step 4

Visit UAE for fingerprinting and medical test. This is the unique step cannot be done remotely and the presence of the applicant is mandatory.

Step 5

Receive Emirates ID. We deliver it worldwide.

Documents to be received by client:

ID card for 2 years.

Processing time: 15 working days.

Family members eligible to apply:

  • Spouse;
  • Child of any age
  • Parents.
  • Dependents, including domestic staff
Residence Visa for 2 years by business set-up from $11 000
Step 1

Get consultancy from our experts identify business activity and select an appropriate legal form. Mainland, free zone or offshore zone - choosing the zone is an important step for further tax optimization and business growth. UAE has strong AML/KYS policies by type of business and it can affect substantially the business operations in the future.

Step 2

Collect all necessary documents for opening a company, choose the name of the company and type of business. Obtain approvals and licenses, register with the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), register your business with the Dubai Municipality.
Open a corporate bank account.

Step 3

Collect all necessary documents for residency. We are ready to support with collecting all the documents, making translations, notarizations and apostille, upon request. Submit the file for residency ID.

Step 4

Visit UAE for fingerprinting and medical test. This is the unique step cannot be done remotely and the presence of the applicant is mandatory.

Step 5

Receive Emirates ID. We deliver it worldwide.

Documents to be received by clients after obtaining residency are:

  • ID card;
  • establishment card;
  • MOA;
  • trade license;
  • corporate bank account (under request)

    Processing time: from 5 working days.
Investor Golden Visa for 10 years by the purchase of real estate from AED 2,000,000.
Step 1

Get consultancy from our specialists and make a contract with One World Migration. It is important to choose carefully the investment project and management company in order to have a significant and guaranteed ROI.

Step 2

Choose the real estate, make the payment, get the title deed. All the process can be done remotely and many there are many ways for tax optimization and transactions security.

Step 3

Collect all necessary documents for residency. We are ready to support with collecting all the documents, making translations, notarizations and apostille if it is necessary. Submit the file for residency ID.

Step 4

Visit UAE for fingerprinting and medical test. This is the unique step cannot be done remotely and the presence of the applicant is mandatory.

Step 5

Receive Emirates ID. We deliver it worldwide.

Documents to be received by client:

ID card for 10 years.

Processing time: 15 working days.

Family members eligible to apply:

  • Spouse;
  • Child of any age
  • Parents.
  • Dependents, including domestic staff
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Frequently Asked Questions

About obtaining citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda
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Which family members are eligible to apply?

A spouse, kids under 18, above 18, if a boy - under 21, but must be dependent from parents and not married, if a girl – no age limits, but has to be dependent and not married.

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Is it necessary to visit the country or embassies?
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What are possible reasons for refusal?
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