As an employer you are responsible to obtain the work permit on your behalf for your employee. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) is responsible for providing UAE work permits.
The employer must apply for a Residence Visa for his employee from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) of the emirate where he has been working once, he enters the UAE.
The GDRFA will stamp an Employment Visa (Residence Visa for Employment Purposes) on the employee’s passport. Once the employee’s application is granted, he receives an Emirates ID that is valid for the same period as the visa.
The employee will also get a Labor Card, which proves to the authorities that he or she is allowed to work in the UAE.
Foreign nationals need a residential visa and a work permit to work in Dubai.
To get a residence visa, foreign nationals must provide the necessary documentation:
The following documents are necessary to obtain a Dubai work permit:
If you’re a foreign citizen holding a Residence Visa in the UAE, you are permitted to bring your family with you on a UAE Family Visa.
However, not everyone is permitted to bring their dependents because certain standards must be fulfilled.
To sponsor relatives or family members to come to the UAE, you must meet the following requirements:
After all the basic requirements are met, you must first apply for an entrance residence visa. You have up to 30 days after they arrive to apply for a residence certificate.
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