New “Multiple Visit Visas” have been announced by Dubai Government this week. There are several types of new visas and these are of benefit to a range of cruise tourists, businessmen and property owners & their families.
6 Month Visit Visa for Property Owners
For ANY Property Owner the following benefits apply:-
-The visa will be for 6 months
-Property owners can stay for length of Visa (6 months)
-Dependents of Property owners can also stay 6 months at a time
-It allows multiple entries
-After 6 months a property owner can apply for another 6 months visa.
-Visa only allows residence – you would still have to apply for a work visa in order to work.
Dubai Land Department have recently announced, (as of January 1st, 2011) that it is has banned the registration of Dubai property in the name of virtually all “offshore companies” or companies not registered onshore in Dubai. The one exception to this “offshore company ban” is the Jebel Ali Offshore Company. This new rule does not effect individuals, only foreign or “offshore” companies looking to purchase property.
The following Q&A is to inform non GCC purchasers and investors, of the implications of the Land Department’s new rules, and how the recent changes will affect foreign companies purchasing and registering property in Dubai.
Openshore does have a convenient method to enable the purchase by a non-Dubai company but only for properties already owned by Openshore. Please discuss with staff if you wish to have details of this process. However, in general, non Dubai companies apart from Jebel Ali Offshore Company cannot buy property in Dubai – See the Q&A below: