Timelines and Procedure in business days
Day 1 – Submit completed and signed application forms along with the requirements from the shareholder(s) and make payment.
Day 2 – Trade License released by the Free Zone and scanned copy of the original will be sent to you via email. You may start operating your Company from this point. Application for Pre-Approval is submitted.
Day 3 – Original Trade License, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation, Share Certificate, Lease Agreement (if applicable) are issued.
Day 11 – Security pre-approval is obtained from Immigration to proceed with the Immigration card application.
Day 18 – Company Immigration card issued. E-channel registration is launched (if payment is made) and you may apply for your visa once registration is completed.
Complete and submit visa application forms and supporting documents and passport photos to Business Incorporation Zone (BIZ).
Day 22 – Entry Visa issued electronic copy emailed to you.
If you are outside the country when your entry visa is issued, you will need to enter the country on your new entry visa, you will NOT be allowed to enter the country on a tourist visa or visit visa or visa on arrival.
Day 23 – Status Change is performed for applicant who is inside the country and intends not to leave the country. Applicant who is outside the country at the time of the Entry Visa issuance should enter the country using the issued visa to proceed with the rest of the residency visa formalities.
Day 24 – Proceed to Karama Medical Fitness in Dubai for your Medical Test and Emirates ID Card Registration.
Day 27 – Collect medical test results from Karama Medical Fitness and submit the same to Business Incorporation Zone (BIZ) offices along with your passport, completed signed and stamped original employment contract, Emirates ID Card registration paper, entry visa (with change of status stamp) along with 8 alternate passport size photos on white background, all of which will be submitted to Immigration for residency stamping.
Day 32 – Passport is released by Immigration stamped with your Residency Visa. A scanned copy of your Residency Visa will be emailed to you.
Day 33 – Passport available for collection at Business Incorporation Zone (BIZ).