United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Entrepreneur Visa

Standards rival any in the world. The UAE Start-up Visa was launched in 2020 under the name UAE Business Visa. Unlike the UAE Entrepreneur Visa, it doesn’t require a 500,000 AED investment but it does require endorsement from an approved incubator. You initially receive a six-month visa to start your business project. Once started, you can request a five-year renewable resident permit.

Capital City

Abu Dhabi

Visa free countries


Total area

83,600 km2




UAE dirham



Time Zone



No tax on personal income

World-renowned infrastructure

Residency in as little as one month

International transport hub with access to Europe, Asia and Africa

Application Process


Consult with Global RCG


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your Residency

Malta Residency Application

In order to obtain the UAE Business Visa, you will need to have your nomination approved by an authorized government incubator in the UAE (currently AREA 2071 in Dubai and HUB71 in Abu Dhabi). The visa holder can nominate up to three of their business’ senior staff to obtain residency.


Other requirements:

Day 1
Day 1
Start client on-boarding process with Global RCG
Day 1
Week 1
Week 1
Global RCG assists you in gathering documents, filling in your application and creating your business plan
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Application is lodged online or at a consulate.
Week 2
Month 1
Month 1
Get initial approval for your project. Submit application for six-month visa.
Month 1
Month 2
Month 2
Receive your short-term visa and land in the UAE to start your project and incubator onboarding.
Month 2
Month 4
Month 4
Once the incubator onboarding is complete, apply for your five-year renewable resident permit.
Month 4

Download Our Factsheet

Do you need more information about the UAE Entrepreneur visa program? Download the complete factsheet below:

Required & Non-Required Visa Countries


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