A Mission Visa is a permit issued for individuals who would like to come to the UAE to work with a mainland company for a short-term project. An employee is considered as a probationary worker under these types of visas. Companies that have no violations with the Ministry of Labour may apply for mission visas, provided that the person who will hold the mission visa should not have a ban. Visa validity 3 months and can be renewed against payment of Dh 500. Click here to check whether your Company is eligible to apply for Mission Visa. Click on Company information and enter your Labour Establishment Card number.
Employee on a Mission Visa cannot exit the country until the end of the visa, if they do leave before visa expiry, the visa will automatically be cancelled and if they wish to return, the Mission Visa must be applied again.
It is important to note that the applicant must be outside the country to apply for a Mission Visa and must exit the country as soon as it expires. A second mission visa can be applied for the employee once they have exited the country and their labour card has been cancelled.
Quota: To apply Mission visa for any candidate recruited by the company, it needs to apply the quota. The e-quota application form is available at Tasheel Centre.
Documents required for e-quota: Copy of Trade License, Labour Establishment Card, Tenancy Contract (Ejari). While applying quota one needs to know the Gender (whether Male or Female) and profession (Designation) & Original e-signature card of the authorized signatory.
Offer Letter: Once the mission visa quota is approved, the offer letter needs to be typed from Tasheel Centre and get signature and Thumb Impression (if required) from the Employee.
Documents Required for Offer Letter: Passport copy of employee, Recent White Background Photo, Designation, Salary Details of the employee, Company Labour Card number and Original E-Signature Card.
Mission Visa Permit: Once you received the signed Offer Letter, Mission visa Permit application needs to be typed at Tasheel along with the offer letter and Company Seal/Sign and plus All documents mentioned in the above section. Work Permit will be approved in 2 to 4 working days depending on the Nationality. Application status can be tracked through www.mol.gov.ae by entering MB number which is printed on the application.
Labour Card: Once the work permit is approved, Labour Fee needs to be paid as per the company category mentioned in the Ministry of Labour.
Immigration Fee: On paying the Labour fee, need to then type the Entry Permit Application form. Depending on the Nationality Entry permit will be received after security check. Once the Mission Entry Visa is approved by Immigration, the applicant is permitted to enter the UAE and obtain an entry stamp on the visa upon arrival.
Labour Contract: Once the employee enters UAE Labour Contract should be completed within 30 days from the date of arrival. For mission visa holder there is no need for Emirates ID and visa stamping. Validity of Labour Contract is 90 days.
Single Entry Only: No multiple entries are allowed for Mission Visa holder. Once the person exits the country the visa will be invalid.