Dubai Work Permit

Living and working in the UAE is a dream come true for many of our clients. The country is famous for being an up-and-coming nation with a welcoming attitude towards immigration, which is why it’s such a popular destination. Since being founded by an ex-immigration officer in 1996, we have grown to become the world’s most-trusted immigration and recruitment consultancy. Our team can make immigrating to UAE quick and easy- simply take our free assessment to find out if you are eligible.

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A UAE Employment Permit is a work permit valid for up to two years for clients who have been offered a job in the UAE. It gives our client the right to live and work in the UAE for the duration of the visa. The permit can be renewed by the client after the initial two year period provided that they are still employed by a company in the country.

Generally, these permits take around a month to process and cost about 8,000 AED in processing fees. Both the cost and times of processing are determined by the UAE immigration authorities rather than UAE and, as such, we are unable to affect either.

Am I Eligible?

In order for your case to be accepted, you will need to have secured a job offer from a company operating in the UAE. Some jobs will require that you have your qualifications attested by the ministry of foreign affairs, which IXP can help you with. Our team of immigration experts know how best to represent your case for immigration, which is why we have such a high success rate.

If you are already in the UAE on a tourist visa then you will be required to leave the country before you can apply for a work permit. Unlike many visas for the UAE, the Employment Permit does not require the client to provide maintenance. This means that you will not be required to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to support yourself for the duration of your visit.

An Oasis for Workers

Demand for migrant workers in the UAE is higher than ever as the country undergoes a huge transformation. The Gulf state is now one of the world’s wealthiest economies and Dubai is growing at an extremely rapid rate. All of this is great news for migrant workers who are looking to make a new life for themselves in Dubai. Here, one of our clients tells us his story:

“I had heard about the need for foreign labour in Dubai and I jumped at the chance. There was very little work for me back home and I knew that the work in Dubai would last for a very long time. A lot of my friends had already moved out there, so I was very keen to join them and make a better life for myself and my family. As so many of them had used UAE’s services before, I knew that they were a name I could trust. And so it proved. My case manager was a delight to deal with as she knew everything there is to know about Dubai and immigrating to the UAE. She helped put me in touch with local employers and talked through the immigration process slowly, answering all of my many questions. It didn’t take long for my application to be accepted and before I knew it I was on my way to Dubai. Working here has changed my life forever as I’m now able to earn a decent living whilst living in an amazingly beautiful country.”

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