Dubai is the largest city in United Arab Emirates and one of the fastest growing business hubs in the world. If you are looking for job opportunities abroad or want to start business or planning to expand business presence, Dubai would be an excellent choice. Foreign nationals need valid work permits and visas in order to work in UAE. It is better to have an experienced business consulting firm on your side that can make sure the process of obtaining work permit and visa is as smooth as possible.
Work visa is a permit that allows the foreigners to work in a country for a specific time period. If you want to work in UAE or conduct business operations, you can apply for a 60 day Work Visa. This will enable you to arrive in the country and start your work immediately. During this time period, you must apply for an employment and residency visa through your UAE employer. These visas are normally issued for a two years. Existing Residence Visa holders can bring in servants based on certain conditions.
Before acquiring a work permit in Dubai, foreign nationals need a visa to enter the country. The UAE issues various types of visas and entry permits to foreigners that include
Foreigners who want to obtain permits to live and work in Dubai must begin the process by acquiring an entry permit visa.
The applicant has to meet at least one of the three conditions mentioned below:
In the first case, Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation (MoHRE) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation have set up centres outside the country to facilitate the visa process.
In the second case, you can obtain your Dubai work permit by leaving UAE. You don’t need to go back to your home country. Some airlines will offer a ‘visa run’ facility in which you can stopover at a neighbouring country until you acquire a work permit in Dubai. Your company can also facilitate ‘Change Status’ process done by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDFRA) in Dubai. Here, you do not need to leave the country to obtain the work permit.
In the third case, you will receive a new work permit to join the company. As per law, an employee whose contract was terminated is eligible for a new work permit, provided they are able to secure a new job opportunity.
To work in Dubai, foreigners will need a residence visa and a work permit. They must provide the following documents to obtain both:
We at Bizvise can assist you in complete documentation to obtain visa for your employee and staff. Our PRO team will take care of complete visa processing.
The classification is based on Skilled Labor and Limited Skilled Labor Those falling in Level 1 to 3 skill levels requires the professional diploma training or attested academic certificate.Those falling in Level 4 to 5 does not require any certificate for getting the work permit.We at Bizvise can assist you in guiding the right employment visa