Dubai Virtual License

The Virtual Company Licence will enable freelancers and business people worldwide to have access to a regulated e-commerce platform and easily work with Dubai-based companies while also exploring new markets and investment opportunities digitally.

Why Dubai?

Dubai believes that a business idea should not limited to where you live or work. The Dubai Virtual Commercial City offers the opportunity to register and manage a business online without the need to be a resident of Dubai or the UAE. You can access and operate your business from anywhere in the world.

What is Dubai Virtual License?

To be eligible for a virtual license you must reside outside of the UAE and be a national or tax resident in an approved country. To help you get your Dubai Virtual license please contact a Dubai company formation specialist like Business Incorporation Zone (BIZ).

Who is the licence for?

The Virtual Company Licence, a joint initiative of Dubai Economy, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs (GDRFA), Smart Dubai, and the Supreme Legislation Committee, focuses on three main sectors:

  • Creative industries
  • Technology industries
  • Service industries

Eligible countries include:

Brazil

Cameroon

Canada

China

India

Nigeria

Pakistan

Russia

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

Uganda

UK

USA

Non-eligible countries include:

Afghanistan

Belarus

Egypt

Iran

Oman

Serbia

Sri Lanka

Thailand

Venezuela

Can I have a virtual licence for my UAE based company?

No. This is only applicable to non-residents of the UAE.

How do I qualify for a Virtual Company Licence?

The establishment of a virtual company in Dubai is suitable for legitimate business interests only.

  • Virtual companies are registered in Dubai to individuals who do not reside in the UAE.
  • The owners of virtual companies must be the nationals or tax residents of approved countries.
  • Virtual companies can conduct location-independent business activities globally in pre-defined sectors.

Benefits of Dubai Virtual License.

The Virtual Company Licence will allow investors worldwide to do business in Dubai digitally without requiring residence and in accordance with the highest international legal standards. Virtual Company Licence owners can manage all their business-related activities, including document signing and submission digitally, and the signatures are legally binding in the UAE.