Registration of a work visa in Dubai

Registration of a work visa in Dubai – Makebiz

The basis for legalization in the UAE is an official employment. In this case, the authorization is called Work permit. 

It is important to keep in mind that a tourist visa does not give the right to work in the Emirates, but you can use this period to search for a job and then with the help of an employer to change the status of stay in the country. 

In order to obtain a work visa there are main stages to go through:

  1. Registration of an entry permit. Among the main requirements: the age of the candidate from 18 years, the presence of a valid license, immigration card and free visa slots in the company. For several lines of business, an additional license may be required. Issuance of entry permit lasts 3-7 days, after which the candidate has 60 days to enter the country.
  2. Then there is a medical examination and submission of basic documents: application with passport, photo, entry permit, copy of immigration card and company license, employment contract. 
  3. The final stage is to obtain an identity card — Emirates ID, for which it is necessary to submit documents, results of medical examinations, undergo biometrics and submit an application. 

The employment contract with the company is formalized for a term determined by agreement of the parties. If necessary, a probationary period of not more than 6 months may be appointed. It also specifies the currency in which the salary will be paid (usually in dirhams) and housing conditions — provision of an apartment or payment of rental allowances. By the way, wages are paid through the Wage Protection System (WPS), which guarantees the transparency and timeliness of this procedure. 

Labor legislation regulates the permissible working hours — 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. At least once every 5 hours a break is required, which is not included in the working hours. In case of overtime work, wages are paid for the time worked with a bonus of at least 25% of the salary. For overtime from 22 to 4 a.m., the premium must be at least 50%. 

If you can’t find an employer in the UAE, you can apply for a freelance visa. The company’s specialists will tell you more about it during a free consultation.

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