Dubai Economy along with other Dubai government entities launched the Dubai Virtual Commercial City programme (VCC) which will enable entrepreneurs and freelancers across the world to start a virtual company in the UAE even if they do not live in the UAE. That means a person without a residence visa or permit can conduct a business in the UAE. He just needs to apply for the Virtual Company Licence.
Who can apply for the Virtual Company Licence?
Businesspersons and investors worldwide can apply for the Virtual Company Licence through the VCC website.
For an individual to get a virtual company licence, he must:
- not be residing in the UAE
- be a citizen tax residents of one of the approved countries
- conduct location-independent business activities globally in the pre-defined sectors which focus on creative industries, technology and services.
Find out more provisions relating to getting a virtual company licence.
Read how to register your company in Dubai’s Virtual Commercial City.
All virtual companies will automatically get access to DubaiStore.com, an online marketplace which caters to all companies registered with Dubai Economy.
The Virtual Company Licence is a joint initiative of:
Virtual Commercial City is in line with Article 3 of the 50 Year Charter declared in 2019 by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Updated on 23 Oct 2021