Dubai Freezones and How to Get the Dubai Freezone Visa
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Free zone areas in UAE offer a lot of exclusive advantages to large corporations and professionals. These free zones are completely free of all kinds of taxes and provide 100% ownership to foreign company owners. It is one of the ideal types of area for all kinds of business especially for those who are dealing in import and export activities. Almost all kinds of regions are exclusive to some specific kinds of business activities. There are more than 45 free trade zones in the UAE and 30 of them are present in Dubai.
Dubai is advanced and ahead of all the Emirates when it comes to providing more opportunities for establishing businesses in free trade zone areas. Before you start thinking of having a business in any of the free zones in Dubai you will need to get a valid visa for this purpose and the visa is required for residence employment along with initiation of business in any free zone of Dubai.
Rules & Regulations
In free zone areas, a common residence visa is available by an employment contract with a free zone company. A Residence visa is valid for three years and entrepreneurs focusing on registering a company in Dubai can get a residence visa by an employment visa or investors visa. Investors visa is also valid for three years full stop the holders of both kinds of visa are allowed to apply for dependent’ residence visa. Free zone visa issued by immigration department without any contact with Ministry of Labour. The process of getting a residence visa is very simple but these visas do not allow visa holders to work outside the free zones.
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Given below are the important steps that you will need to follow to get yourself Dubai free zone visa,
Registration for e channel services is the method where to go for applying for a visa in Dubai free zone. The main role of this service is to provide people streamlined visa process through the removal of unnecessary and lengthy paperwork. It helps in making the process more transparent and less time-consuming. With this process, the applicant can deposit the registration fee and refundable security. Online registration of the company can be done by any free zone agent.
When you have completed registration for E channel services you will need to apply for an entry permit or employment visa. Entry permits are issued after 15 days of submission of the application and they are valid for 6 months. You can collect this visa within 7 days after paying additional fees. When you have applied for an entry permit you must remain in UAE before the completion of the process as it can create issues that will result in the delay of the process.
Status adjustment is the process after obtaining your entry permit. It is related to the previous segment and it is very necessary to activate the entry permit. There are several ways to do this and it is also a very easy process.
Medical test and Emirates ID Registration
A medical fitness test contains a chest X-ray and a complete blood test for any infections disease. The results of this test will be available after 3 working days.
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When you have completed all the processes then you can apply for a residence visa in Dubai free zone. You will need to submit your passport to the immigration authority and it takes around 15 days to complete the process. You will also need to stay in UAE for this period.