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The UAE does not impose tax on employment earnings, so the normal concerns with regards to treatment as a resident or non-resident do not apply. Residence may only be an issue with regards to treatment under tax treaties.
In order to work in the UAE, it is generally necessary to obtain a residence visa (permit), and a work permit. Generally this will be done by your new employer on your behalf. The residence visa takes the form of a stamp in your passport.
Once you have a residence visa, you can apply for a National Identification Card (NIC) from your local Emirates Identity Authority. The central website is here. The NIC can be used for identification purposes and also gives you access to the national health system and various other facilities.If you have a working relationship with a company in the UAE, and travel frequently to the country for business purposes, but remain resident in another country, you can apply for a multiple entry visa. This will allow you to work with certain limitations in the UAE.
Sections in TAXATION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:
» Overview of Tax Issues for Expats in the United Arab Emirates
» Employment Taxation for Expats in the United Arab Emirates
» Business Taxation for Expats in the United Arab Emirates
» Investment Taxation for Expats in the United Arab Emirates
» Tax Treaty Considerations for Expats in the United Arab Emirates
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