Other than GCC nationals and UAE nationals, all other nationality holders require UAE residence visa to work and live in Dubai and the whole of UAE legally.In most of cases, the companies sponsor the employed ex-pats for UAE residence visa. Also, you can get a residency visa for your company formation in Dubai UAE. For obtaining the driving license, car, PO box number, and more, a residence visa is mandatory.
The Procedure for Getting UAE Residence Visa:
1. Apply for the Employment Entry Permit.
There are two ways to get the permit;
Applying while being in UAE- a person can apply for the employment entry permit while he is in the premises of UAE
Applying while being out of UAE- a person can also go for the employment entry permit when he is not in UAE.
2. After the issuance of an employment entry permit, the applicant must go for the medical test and then apply for the Emirates ID.
The main reason for the medical test is to assure that the person is free from contagious diseases. After the medical test clearance, the applicant must submit all of his original documents to the immigration department. All the documents along with the original passport will be verified there and the passport will be stamped with a residency visa.
The stamped residency visas are for a different duration. Some are for 2 years and some for 3 years. It basically depends upon the visa and the company’s jurisdiction.
All of the above-mentioned steps may seem simple but are actually very complicated. These simple-looking steps should be attempted quite properly because there are a lot of sub-steps involved in the whole process as well. Different offices have different locations which might be confusing sometimes as well. A person who has little or no knowledge about such processes may take longer than months to complete these processes. Business owners may get overburdened because they already have to deal with a lot of processes. For such people, business consultants in Dubai are the best option.
At FAR consulting the Middle East the latest knowledge along with experienced personnel, the clients get the fastest services with no hassle at all. The assistance is provided to the clients regarding residency visas and PRO visa services in Dubai in a very expert way. Our consultants in UAE know their job very well as they are aware of all the updated in-laws. We know all the formalities and requirements that should be completed on time for the government departments.
There are numerous other services provided by our firm other than that of UAE residency visas. Such services include,
- Visas for Dependents may include Spouse, Kids, Maid, and Driver Visas.
- Residency Visas Renewal.
- Residency Visas Cancellation.
- Renewals of Trade License along with Renewal Reminder Services.
- License Amendments.
- Setting up company P.O. Boxes and Renewals.
- Attestation and Notarization of Documents.
Residency Visas & PRO Services – Frequently Asked Questions
. What are the types of visas consultancy firms can assist with?
The consultancy firms, mostly, provide help with three visa types. These visa types may include employment or Residency visas, visit visas, and dependents’ residence visas.
. How to begin the Visa Process in the UAE?
To begin with, the process sends a copy of the passport along with a passport-size picture in a white background and some personal details to us. You can contact us for further information as there are different requirements for different free zones and mainland companies. So, it is better to contact the firm for detailed explanations.
. How long does it take for visa issuance?
The first step of residency visa issuance, which is, Entry permits can be issued in just three to five working days. This is basically subjected to the immigration department approvals.
After the first step, it takes about a week to get the stamping of the visa done.
It is to be noted here that different free zones required different timelines. So, there may arise certain differences.
. How many visas can be obtained while forming a company in a Free Zone?
The size of the company will determine the number of visas the company would be able to sponsor.
For every 9 square meters, 1 visa is allowed.
. What is the validity of a Residency visa?
For free zone companies, the visas are valid for 3 years. Visas can be renewed for another 3 years and so on.
For more details and information, contact us and know about the latest updates in residency visa laws and regulations. Apply for UAE residency visas without any stress of rushing from one place to the next. Best PRO services have never been this easier. So, live and earn in Dubai and other emirates of UAE in a legal manner and get all the perks associated with such an opportunistic country.