Residence permits allow the bearer to live in UAE for a period of three years. There are two types of residence permits: either with or without employment. To retain a valid residence permit, a resident of the UAE must not leave the country for more than six months at a time. If an employee does stay away for longer than this, the residence permit is automatically cancelled.
It’s possible to apply for a residence visa by incorporating a Company or by purchasing a residential real estate property.
An employee can also sponsor his immediate family to obtain a residence permit and so reside in the country.