Congrats if you successfully selected your real estate investment in Dubai and concluded a deal. As a new owner of a deluxe property, you have the right to apply for a Dubai residence permit and move to this incredible city.
Yet, before you start your happy life in the UAE, you need to pass some hard times in preparation. It is crucial to pick all the items you need and prepare documents which are a must to cross the border. What are they? Let’s follow a moving to Dubai checklist developed by Berstoun Real Estate pros!
Documents are a cornerstone for legal living in the UAE. Which of them do you have to prepare?
Besides, you have to provide local authorities with the confirmation of your income, and it is better to open a bank account in Dubai banking institutions in advance. As a resident who obtained an investor’s visa, you are allowed to open bank accounts and get healthcare services, and educational services for your children. So, keeping your family's medical histories and school documents is also a must. With all these papers, you reduce troubles for the first time after moving to Dubai.
The first and foremost thing you need is money. Just calculate some costs in advance to get a proper sum on your account. The main expense items you should consider are as follows:
Besides, you need to plan your family’s expenses on food, clothes, entertainment, etc.
As for belongings to take with you, you can reduce them and take only light wear for your family, fewer personal belongings and books. Prices for goods in Dubai malls are often lower than in European or US stores, and their diversity makes Dubai the capital of shopping. What you definitely should leave are drugs and medications because local laws provide strict penalties for keeping them. Better fill in your medical supplies after you get prescriptions from local doctors.
Living in the UAE with pets is quite possible, but you have to prepare your fluffy for relocation. The first to-do thing is to apply for an Import Permit for Pets in MOEW. It can be submitted online on the Ministry’s official site. Then you have to pay fees and provide the following documents:
Ensure that your pet has an ID chip and apply for the official veterinary certificate. Do not forget also to clarify airlines’ rules for animal transportation to avoid trouble.
If you still have concerns about relocation to the UAE, you are welcome to apply for our help. We provide detailed consulting and support for all clients who bought real estate in Dubai with the mediating services of Berstoun.