Visa Services

Employement visa

Steps to follow

Quota: Type e-quota application from Tas'heel Centre.

  • Documents required for e-quota: Copy of Trade License, Labour Establishment Card, Tenancy Contract (Ejari).
  • Number of required workers, Gender and profession to be mentioned.  Fee: Dh253 should be paid for Quota request application at Tas'heel Centre and Dh200 extra for each additional employee. Dh2 for Labour Envelope
  • Original e-signature card of the authorized signatory is must to complete employment visa process.

    Type Offer Letter from Tas'heel Centre and get signature and Thump Impression from the Proposed Employee. If the employee is out of UAE, mail the letter and get scanned copy of signature page.

    Documents Required for Offer Letter: Passport copy of employee, Photo, Profession, Salary Details and Original Signature Card of the Authorized Signatory, Trade License and Labour Establishment Card Copy. Fee: Dh53

    Type Work Permit application: Offer Letter with Company Seal/Sign and Employee's Sign plus All documents mentioned in the above section.  Education Certificate required for certain professions. No need attestation for Secondary and higher Secondary Certificates. Dh53 to be paid at Tas'heel Centre. Work Permit Approval will come after two days.

    Pay Bank Guarantee: (Dh3000 for each) at Bank or Exchange. No commission at Al Masraf and UAQ Banks. You can pay at Aafaq Islamic finance company also. It has branch at Tas'heel Centre. If you have any excess bank guarantee with Ministry of Labour, then no need to pay bank guarantee for the new application. Bank guarantee is refundable after employee's visa cancellation.

    Pay Labour Card Fee as per the company category (2A Dh653 / 2B Dh1553 / 2C Dh2053).

    Pay Immigration Fee: Dh400 for each visa through eDNRD online and get e-Visa within some hours. Time takes depends on nationality for security check.

    E-Dirham: Payment should be made through E-Dirham Card at Thas'heel Centre. You can Buy E-Dirham Card from any branch of National Bank of Abu Dhabi or from Aafaq Islamic Finance Company found at Thas'heel branches. E-Dirham Card fee: Dh6, Top up fee: Dh4.

  • Minimum Age requirement for applying employment visa: 18, and Maximum: 65.
  • If the applicant is inside the country on cancelled visa, type Visa Position Amendment application and pay Dh510 at Typing Centre (Typing charge extra). Seal and sign by the new sponsor and submit at Immigration. You will get a Status Change proof print. After Status Change only, you can go for Medical Test.
  • There are 60 days time from the date of Entry/Visa Position Amendment to complete Medical, Emirates ID and visa stamping. 
  • IF THE APPLICANT ON VISIT/TOURIST VISA: If the visa holder is inside the country on Visit / Tourist Visa, type Visa Position Amendment form and pay Dh510at Typing Centre (Typing charge extra) after issued the new employment visa. 
  • Tourist visa holder also can change visa inside country without exit. 

  • Type Medical and Emirates ID application and first go for Medical Test and then for Emirates ID fingerprint (if required). Medical Fee: Dh270+Typing charge (Normal), Emirates ID: Dh270 (two years).
  • After receiving Medical Certificate, type Labour Contract from Tas'heel Centre.  Fee: Dh53.
  • Get seal and signature of the sponsor and employee on the Labour Contract and submit through Tas'heel Centre. Submission Fee: Dh40
  • Submit visa Stamping form through typing centre: Fee Dh370+Typing charge. You should have your company User ID and Password for visa transactions. 
  • After online submission, Zajel courier will collect the passport and attachments from Typing Centre or your office. You should wait for online approval before calling Zajel. After visa stamping they will deliver passport to your office after two days.  Urgent: If you choose urgent visa stamping, pay Dh100 extra through online at the time of submission and take the passport to Immigration branch to stamp the visa same time. You should wait for online approval before going to Immigration. Security approval takes time depends on nationality. 

    WORK PERMIT EXTENSION: Work Permit is renewable every 10 days upon payment of Dh500 fee each time for a maximum of six times calculated from the date of expiry of its initial or renewed term. Service available at Tas'heel Centre.