Start-up Visa

Dubai Start-up Visa

The Dubai Start-up Work Visa is a program that allows applicants to obtain the UAE residency permit through entrepreneurship, and after starting up a company in Dubai, they can apply for a two-year work visa (up to 3 people: 1 employer +2 employees).


Globevisa provides visa application services for employers and employees, including comprehensive and professional advice and assistance in the preparation and submission of the application to the relevant Dubai governmental authorities pursuant to the Program in order to obtain the Dubai Startup Visa once for applicants to apply.


Within 3 months after the main applicant successfully obtain the Dubai Startup Visa, Globevisa will assist the main applicant to apply for one-time work visa for 2 eligible employees who meet the application conditions free of charge upon the application.

Time to permit

1 month

Visa-free travel

179 countries and regions

Passport rank

14th in the world

Residency requirement

Must not leave Dubai for more than 6 months to maintain the visa validity.


No Individual Income Tax.

Businesses are subject to a 9% corporate tax (except for companies established in free zones).

Value-added tax (VAT) at a rate of 5%, as well as other consumption taxes, customs duties, and land registration fees.

Established time

Program launched in 1984

Application Requirements

  1. The main applicant is 18-70 years old.

  2. Registered company in Dubai Free Trade Zone, UAE

Program Benefits


100% controlled by foreign investors

It is not subject to the restriction of 49% foreign investment and 51% domestic investment stipulated in the UAE company law.


Tax-free haven

Enterprises in the UAE Free Zone are entitled to zero corporate income tax.


Least regulated

Free zones allow domestic and foreign investors to conduct trade, manufacturing, and other related intermediary services.


East-west heart

Located in the center of Asia, Europe, and Africa, it is suitable for expansion business centers.


Minimum tax resident

Stay in the UAE for 90 days to become a tax resident and open an overseas account.


World Financial Center

Dubai is investing $8.1 trillion in the next 10 years, and the growth of fintech has driven the annual revenue of the Dubai International Financial Center to exceed AED 1 billion.