How to get Tax Residency Certificate

“Issuing Tax Domicile Certificate for Individuals”

BY MINISTRY OF FINANCE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

TAX Certificates​

Tax Residency Certificate UAE is also known as Tax Domicile Certificate. The intention is to take advantage of double taxation avoidance agreements (DTAA) signed by UAE with other nations. A certificate is issued for eligible natural and legal persons to benefit from Double Tax Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) on income signed by the UAE with other nations. This Official Certificate is used to fully utilize the advantages of the extensive double tax treaties and to take advantage of double taxation avoidance agreements signed by the UAE with over 76 Countries in the World. This certificate is valid for one year from the date of its issue.

MoF issues two types of tax certificates for eligible individuals residing and working in the UAE, namely: the Certificate of Status of Business / Business Person and the Tax Domicile Certificate in UAE / Tax Residency Certificate UAE, to exempt them from the Certificate of Status of Business / Business Person, and to enable them to take advantage of double taxation avoidance agreements signed by the UAE.

Process flow

Create a new account on MoF website and apply through MOF website

Review of the submitted documents by the department and adoption

Payment of certificate’s fees

The customer will receive the certificate through email once the payment operation finished

Requirements and Documents

Requirements to get the service
  • To apply for the service, you must have an email and an account on the system
  • Email Register in the system
  • Mobile number
  • To be resident in the state 183 days at least
Required Documents for Tax Domicile Certificate
  • Passport Copy
  • Valid Residence Copy
  • Certified Tenancy Contract / Title Deed.
  • Certified bank statement for at least 6 months during the required year.
  • Source of Income/Salary Certificate.
  • Immigration Report of residency (Exit & Entry report)

Fees

For issuing the certificate: Pay 2,000 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card The Payment for the certificate occurs, after the final approval of the request by the Ministry

For submitting the application

Pay 100 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card

Lost, Damaged, or Copy of Original

Pay 100 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card