The UAE Ministry of Finance issues an official document to the corporate entities and the individuals residing in the UAE to get tax relief in their home country. This particular document is known as a Tax Domicile Certificate or Tax Residency Certificate. The authenticity and validity of the domicile tax certificate can be checked online.

In the period of globalization, business is not restricted to the geographical territory. The total income of individual and corporate entities comes from different countries. Every country desires to tax the comprehensive income of the residents earned on its land. To curb double taxation and safeguard the interest of the entrepreneur, UAE has entered into the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).

DTAA is signed between two countries which direct the tax authorities to generate a tax residence certificate, which helps a business enterprise and individual residents to claim the benefits of the treaty.

Eligibility for Domicile Tax Certificate

There are certain standards to acquire Domicile Tax Certificate in UAE, these are:


  • A company operating in UAE mainland
  • Free zone Company
  • An individual investor/business owner
  • An employed individual

Not Eligible

  • Branch of a foreign company
  • Offshore company
  • A non-employed individual

UAE tax resident qualifies for Domicile Tax Certificate after six months since UAE resident visa is issued and stamped in an individual’s passport.

Requisite for Tax Domicile Certificate in UAE

Tax Domicile Certificate is issued to the company or individual those are residing in the United Arab Emirates. To apply for tax certificate one has to submit the following documents.

Documents required for individual applicants

  • Passport and valid visa copy
  • Request Letter from the applicant
  • Bank statement not older than 6 months
  • Certified Source of income
  • NOC from the sponsor revealing the activity and source of income of the individual

Documents required for a Corporate entity

  • The company must be operational for more than a year at the time of application
  • Trade license
  • Lease contract
  • Passport copy of the director
  • Residence of the director
  • Request Letter or application from the company
  • Bank statement of last 6 months
  • Audited financial accounts

Validity of Domicile Certificate

Corporate/IndividualThe domicile tax certificate is valid for 1 year and needs to be renewed on expiry.

Process time

The approval of the application takes approximately 2 weeks to issue a domicile tax certificate.

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