UAE Visa Procedures

Overseas professionals who want to live and work in UAE must obtain a residency visa and a work permit. A foreign national is entitled to a residency visa in the UAE after business formation, becoming a shareholder of a UAE company, being employed within the UAE, or purchasing real estate in the UAE. Our team will assist you with getting a work and residency permit in the UAE.

UAE Residency Visas

Foreign investors and shareholders with free zone companies are entitled to a 3 years investor visa upon providing the requirements. The investor must undertake a medical examination and meet the requirements.

Requirements for Investors

  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Religion and which sector
  • Permanent country
  • City abroad
  • Address outside of the UAE
  • International mobile number
  • Marital status (married or single)
  • Passport picture with white background
All foreign workers require a residency visa. Expatriate employees must be sponsored by their employer to obtain a 2-3 years visa in the UAE. The employee must undertake a medical examination and meet the requirements.

Requirements for Employees

  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Religion and which sector
  • Embassy attested academic qualifications and professional qualifications
  • Employment contract
  • Permanent country
  • City aboard
  • Address outside of the UAE
  • International mobile number
  • Marital status ( married or single)
  • Passport picture with white background
  • Attested UAE residential lease agreement
  • Employment contract

Dependent Visas for Family Members

Once our client’s visa is secured, our team will be happy to apply for any required family visas. Dependent visas can only be applied for after the principal sponsor has obtained UAE residency and an Emirates ID. For more information, feel free to reach us at [email protected].

UAE Employment Visa Process (step-by-step guide)

Before submitting a visa form, the applicant must ensure their passport has at least 2 blank pages and a validity of at least 6 months.

Visa application requirements:

  • Present in the UAE
  • Apply for visa status change request (where applicable)
  • Undergo a visa medical examination in the UAE
  • Record their biometrics with the Government Authority

The Government has the right to approve/reject any visa application. Consequently, guaranteed success is not under the control of EMEA LC. Our authority is limited to preparing and submitting the immigration visa application, which maximises the chance of visa approval.