Dubai Is Launching A New Long-Stay Visa For Remote Workers
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Dubai Is Launching A New Long-Stay Visa For Remote Workers

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Oct 19, 2020

If you’re looking to work remotely – add Dubai to your list as it joins Barbados, Estonia, and Bermuda in offering long-term visas for remote workers.

Dubai’s visa plan will allow workers and their families to live in Dubai for up to one year.

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Visa holders will be able to enroll children in Dubai schools, have access to set up phone and internet access for their homes and workspaces, and will be permitted to open local bank accounts.

The visa costs $287 plus medical insurance and processing fees. To apply for the visa, you must earn at least $5,000 per month, and submit proof of employment and three months of bank statements.

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“The global pandemic has changed how we live and work. People continue to prioritize their health, wellbeing, and ability to ensure a positive work-life balance,” Helal Almarri, director-general of Dubai Tourism, said in a statement. “Dubai is uniquely positioned to offer a safe, dynamic lifestyle opportunity to these digitally savvy workers and their families while they continue to work remotely, whether it is for a couple of months or an entire year.”

It’s important to note that payment of processing fee doesn’t guarantee approval of an application, according to tourism leaders.