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Issuance of Tax Residency Certificate
Page last updated:: Thursday, September 15, 2022
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Issuance of Tax Residency Certificate
  • Service Description
    Through this service, the FTA issues Tax Residency Certificates (TRCs).
  • Channels and working hours
    TRC platform:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Service Fees Details
    • AED 500 for all tax registrants.
    • AED 1,000 for non-tax registrant natural persons.
    • AED 1,750 for non-tax registrant legal persons.
  • Estimated Time to Submit Application
    45 Minutes.
  • Estimated Time to Complete Application by the FTA
    •3 business days from the date the completed application was received •In case the applicant requested hard copy of the certificate: 7 business days from the date the certificate fees payment is completed •In case the applicant has a tax form requires FTA attestation: 5 working days from the date the completed form is received
  • Required Documents and Forms

    Where the applicant is a natural person:

    • Passport.
    • Valid Residence Permit.
    • Emirates ID.
    • A certified copy of residential lease agreement.
    • Source of income/salary certificate.
    • A bank statement issued by a local bank covering 6 months within the financial year related to the request.
    • Entry and exit report from Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship or a local competent Government entity.


    Where the applicant is a legal person:

    • Trade License.
    • Proof of Authorization (Establishment Contract or the Power of Attorney).
    • Copy of the audited financial accounts certified by a certified audit firm.
    • A bank statement issued by a local bank covering 6 months within the financial year related to the request.
    • Certified copy of the Memorandum of Association (if applicable).


    Where the applicant is a legal person – Government entity:

    • A copy of the Decree or the Certificate of Incorporation.
    • Request letter issued by the person (the Government entity).
  • Procedures and Steps
    1. Sign-up for a Tax Certificate account by clicking here.
    2. Access the Tax Certificate account dashboard.
    3. Click on “Create Tax Residency Certificate”.
    4. Complete the creation process.
    5. Pay certificate fees after getting FTA’s approval
    6. If there is Tax form requires FTA’s attestation: send the form by mail with return service (the applicant will bear fees for sending and returning the documents). The form should be filled and covers the financial year of the certificate.

  • FAQs

    1. How is the TRC received?

    Once issued, the TRC can be downloaded from the TRC platform:

    2. What is the TRC’s validity period?

    The TRC is valid for one year from the beginning of the financial year selected by the applicant.


    3. What are the cases that may prevent the completion of attesting the tax form?


    • The certificate was not issued for any reason. For example, the electronic application was rejected, the issuance of the certificate was not paid in the electronic system.
    • The applicant section (in the form) has not been filled out.
    • The applicant did not sign the form.
  • Terms & Conditions
    1. An Applicant who is a natural person must have been residing in the UAE for at least 180 days.
    2. An Applicant that is a legal person must have been established in the UAE for at least one year.

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