Log in the portal and select the service ‘New Employment Package’ under Employee Services. Select the service type as ‘Applicant inside UAE’, fill the Service request with accurate information and submit after uploading the required documents.
Submit the original attested educational certificate along with a copy and the original passport as soon as the service request is submitted. Please note that the entry permit cannot be issued if the original educational certificate is not submitted at the front desk of Government Services Office.
An e-mail and SMS notification will be sent once the medical fitness test has been scheduled indicating the requirement of Emirates ID biometrics
Complete the medical fitness test at the DIFC medical centre.
If Emirates ID biometrics is ‘required’, collect the original passport, original visa (for new applications) and emirates ID registration form stamped by DIFC from Government Services Office right after completing the medical test and undergo the EID biometrics (fingerprint and photo capture) at any of Emirates ID authorised centres.
Submit back all the original documents including the stamped Emirates ID registration form to DIFC Government Services Office once the biometrics are completed.
An e-mail and SMS notification will be sent once the individual’s original passport, DIFC Employee card and original Emirates ID registration form are ready for collection/delivery.
Clear coloured passport photocopy, including the personal details page. Failure to submit a clear copy will result in further delays.
A coloured copy of the Company Establishment Card.
Applicant’s photograph with white background
Cancelled previous employment visa and a copy of the labour cancellation for individuals with a pervious residency.
Copy of the last visit visa, or last on-arrival visit visa stamp for individuals who are on a visit visa at the time of application.
Copy of the employment contract signed by both parties highlighting the job title of the applicant. The employer is entitled to delete any sensitive commercial terms. The contract is to be between the company in DIFC and the employee which must be in compliance with DIFC employment Law. (Contracts signed overseas will not be accepted). The selected job title in the new visa application should be identical to the job title on the employment contract, if the same is available in the visa application form. If it is not available, please select a job title that is closest to the title mentioned in the employment contract.
Highest educational certificate attested by UAE embassy in the country of certificate origin as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE along with a copy. (This requirement is not mandatory for certain job titles such as clerks or assistants)
A clear copy of the applicant’s birth certificate attested by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required if the applicant is from a non-Arab country but holds a previous nationality or ancestral existence from any Arab countries.
Kindly note that the above listed requirements are the standard requirements for the visa application and General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs reserves the right to ask for other supporting documents even after submission of the application.
Original Documents to be submitted
Original passport (once the employment visa is issued). Kindly ensure availability of at least two empty pages in the passport before submission.
Two Colour photographs (at the time medical test)
Fees and Service Time Service Type Service Fee (AED)
Normal 4,620 + 2,500 (PSA Deposit) 7 working days
Express 7,920 + 2,500 (PSA Deposit) 2 working day