Employment Visa Services

Process:

Log in the portal and select the service ‘New Employment Package’ under Employee Services.

Select the service type as ‘Applicant outside UAE’

Fill the Service request with accurate information and submit after uploading the required documents. ® An e-mail and SMS notification will be sent from the Government Service Office within 3 working days, given that there are no further delays by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, to collect the 17 original entry permit which should be deposited at the port of entry prior to the applicant’s entry to UAE.

Submit the original passport and entry permit once the applicant has entered the UAE in order to process his/her 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 Emirates ID authorised centres.

Return all the original documents including the stamped Emirates ID registration form to DIFC Government Services Office once the biometrics are completed.

An e-mail notification will be sent once the individual’s original passport, DIFC Employee card and original Emirates ID registration form are ready for collection/delivery.

Original Documents

Original passport (required once the applicant has entered the UAE). Kindly ensure availability of at least two empty pages in the passport before submission.

Original Entry Permit (required once the applicant has entered the UAE

(2) passport size photographs (at the time of the scheduled medical test)

Fees and Service Time Service :

Normal 3,270 + 2,500 (PSA Deposit) 7 working days

Express 5,410 + 2,500 (PSA Deposit) 2 working days

Process:

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.

Documents Needed

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

Process:

Log on to the portal and select the service ‘Renewal of Employment Visa Package’ under Employee Services. Select the applicant from the search option, fill the information and submit after uploading the required documents

Submit the required original documents at DIFC 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 and emirates ID registration form stamped 25 by DIFC from Government Services Office right after completing the medical test and undergo the EID biometrics (fingerprint and photo capture) any Emirates ID authorised centre.

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

Documents Needed

 Clear coloured passport photocopies of the applicant, including the personal details page and visa stamp page.

Applicant’s photograph with white background

Clear coloured copy of company establishment card

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.

 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 (if there is a change in job title upon renewal)

Kindly note that the above listed requirements are the standard requirements for the visa application and UAE General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs -Dubai reserves the right to ask for other supporting documents even after submission of the application

Original Documents to be submitted

Original passport. 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 3,090 5 working days

Express 5,310 2 working days

Process:

Log on to the portal and select the service ‘Cancellation of Employment Visa’ under Employee Services. Select the employee from the search option, fill the required information and click on ‘save’

Print the ‘Employee Confirmation Letter’ generated in the system.

Upload all the required documents and submit the service request.

Submit the original documents at DIFC Government Services Office.

An e-mail and SMS notification will be sent once the individual’s original passport, Cancellation papers are ready for collection/delivery.

Documents to be uploaded:

Clear coloured passport photocopies of the applicant, including the personal details page and visa stamp page.

Employee Confirmation Letter signed by the employee.

Clear coloured copy of company establishment card

Original Documents to be submitted

Original passport

Original DIFC Employee Card (if available)

Original Emirates ID

Employee Confirmation Letter signed by the employee

Fees and Service Time Service Type Service Fee (AED)

Normal 300 2 working days

Express 400 4 working hours