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How to Apply for Employment Visa Stamping in Dubai

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A work visa is a document that allows foreign nationals to work in a specific country for a set length of time. If you want to work or do some business in Dubai, you can apply for a 60-day Work Visa, which would allow you to arrive in Dubai and start working right away. During this time, you must apply for and receive an employment and residency visa, which is generally issued by your Dubai employer. To alter the immigration status to Resident in Dubai, all individuals who wish to work in Dubai must have a visa stamped on their passport. A medical card is also required for stamping visa.

Process of Employment Visa Stamping in Dubai

The process is divided into few steps which are as follows:
Step 1: Organizers in Dubai will apply for work visas in India for their intended candidates.
Step 2: When the company has completed the visa formalities, the sponsor will obtain the following SMS on their mobile number:
Dear Candidate, the initial approval for (NAME) 9845637 has been issued, and you have been advised to schedule a visa center meeting. You can make an appointment by going to MOFA website and filling out the online application.
Username: Unified Number/Establishment Id Password: xxxxxx
  • The employee in India is given username and password by the sponsor.
  • If your sponsor is a firm, you may also obtain a copy of the visa approval letter from Customs.


Step 3:
Employees can schedule appointments on MOFA Website using their Username and Password.
  • Scheduling an appointment earlier is not required. You can directly visit without any prior scheduling.
Step 4: On the day of the meeting, the employee should go to the consulate with the relevant requirements:
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness which is approved by Gulf Approved Medical Centres Association-GAMCA. At the hospital, the medical fee is approximately Rs5000.
  • Passport (authentic) (Valid for more than 6 Months)
  • Biometrics
AED 150 for the UAE Consulate's attestation on the medical certificate. Credit/debit cards are the only modes of payment available.
Step 5: When all of the paperwork at the Embassy are finished, the employee will receive a two-month visa on his or her passport the very next day.
Medical: Prospective workers must undergo medical examinations at an approved medical facility.
Blood, urine, X-ray, and a thorough body check are all part of the test.

Dubai Employment Visa

One of the most important things to remember when working in Dubai is that the employer is responsible for obtaining the work visa or employment authorization. As an employee, you do not register for such visas or permissions on your own. If you're looking for work in the emirate, you may start searching for opportunities.

Documents Required for Dubai Employment Visa

Original Passport (minimum validity: 6 months), Medical Certificate, Visa Reference Paper/number from UAE, Credit/Debit Card for attestation payment are all required documents at the Consulate. There is no need for a photograph.
At the Consulate, an eye scan, fingerprint, and photo will be taken.
Medical Documents: Visa approval reference number, original passport, and four pictures are required.
Below are a few of the paperwork that can also be asked to support employer application:
  • Valid Passport (minimum 6 months validity)
  • Visa application form
  • Applicant’s passport size ⦁ photograph
  • Application fee
  • Entry Permit which is issued by the Ministry of Labour
  • Valid health certificate
  • Three copies of the contract of employment (one for the employer, one for the employee, and the last one for the Ministry of Labour).
  • Education certificates
  • Professional qualification certificates
  • Sponsoring company’s valid trade license


Dubai Visa and Dubai E Visa online

The UAE Ministry of Interior established an online visa service in August 2015, expediting the registration process by allowing passengers from all over the globe to register for and pay for entrance visas.
The UAE E-visa allows the owner to stay in the UAE for a total of 30 days. There's no need to transmit information through email or go to an off-site location if you supply the relevant evidence and pay the visa price online.


Q: Do I have to register my visa application in person at the Immigration Department?
Ans: No, you do not need to go to the Immigration Department to process your request; instead, you can do so through an authorized PRO service provider such as Dubai Business Advisors.
Q: How long will it take to get my visa stamped in Dubai?
Ans: Visa stamping takes 10-20 days with us, but if your request is urgent, you can pay extra for faster service.
Q: Do work visas need the use of a courier service?
Ans: Dubai Business Advisors provides complete document courier services throughout Dubai, collecting, processing, and delivering all of your application materials.
Q: I've received my e-Visa (white colour visa). Is it still necessary for me to visit the UAE Embassy in Thiruvananthapuram for the new protocols?
Ans: You don't have to. If you simply received a reference number rather than a visa, you must follow the new method. It has nothing to do with the UAE Embassy if you have got a white or pink visa. The procedure remains the same as before. You have the option of traveling immediately.

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