Most foreign countries require UAE tax certificates from UAE residents holding nationality or other tax residency connections to the requiring foreign country.

The UAE Federal Tax Authority (“Tax Authority”) issues tax certificates to residents in the UAE.

The Tax Authority requires the following information from applicants:

  • Emirates ID
  • Passport
  • Source of Funds – this can be a labor contract or a license evidencing the ownership of a company and hence working on self-pay basis
  • 6 Months Bank Statements for each year for which a residency certificate is required
  • Proof of domicile in the UAE through a lease agreement or title deed evidencing the ownership of real estate in the UAE; and
  • UAE immigration report to evidence the length of stay in the UAE


Lately, however, there’s great discussion on whether or not the UAE is issuing tax residency certificates to Spanish nationals. To date Spain is still a country listed among countries their residents are enabled to apply.

Very soon we will be sharing a post on how to obtain the UAE immigration report. Stay tuned and contact us for any questions.

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