Dubai Work Visa

If you wish to work in Dubai or the United Arab Emirates, or if you want to do business in Dubai, then you can apply for a 60 day Dubai Work Visa.

Wanting To Work In Dubai in 2022? Here's Everything You Need To Know...

The Dubai Work Visa allows an individual to arrive in the UAE and start working right away. During this time, you must apply for and receive an employment and residency visa, usually for another two years through your UAE employer.

The Dubai Work Visa processing time depends upon your employer’s application and the status of your document verification and approval. In case your application is considered valid, the Work Visa can be issued to your employer in 2 to 7 working days.


Eligibility Requirements for Dubai Work Visa for Indians:

To work in Dubai, both you and the organization that hires you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • Your employer in Dubai should have a company license to employ immigrants.
  • There must be no violations from the employer’s side to hire you.
  • The work you do must be co-related to the nature of the company that is hiring you.
  • Any foreigner above the age of 18 can work in Dubai as long as they meet the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation’s requirements (MoHRE). Although there is no upper age limit for employment in Dubai, the corporation does charge a premium price for individuals over the age of 65. Based on their academic qualifications or skill sets, foreign workers are categorized into three categories:

You would belong to category 1 if you have a Bachelor’s degree. You would belong to category 2 if you have done your Master’s degree and lastly you would belong to category 3 if you completed your high school graduation.

The Process for applying for a Dubai work visa in 2022 is:

Step 1: Search for a Job and get the job offer letter.

Step 2: Then submit Your Documents to the visa application center or online.

Step 3: Obtain the work permit for at least 2 months. 

Step 4: Finally fly to Dubai and start the work right away.

Step 5: Then apply for a Dubai Work Residence Permit. After reaching Dubai, a Dubai Work Residence Permit will be given to you after the successful completion of your tests and post receiving your Emirates ID and Labour Card. 

A series of medical tests will be conducted to verify your health or abilities on reaching Dubai. Since the work permit is only valid for 2 months, you have to apply for the Emirates and a Labour Card within 2 months only.

Documents required for Dubai Work Visa as per 2022:

The list of all the essential documents for a Dubai Work Visa as per the recent announcements are as follows:

  • Valid Indian passport with 6 months validity from the time you are in Dubai
  • Entry permit is given by your employer to enter Dubai.
  • Police clearance certificate from a local Indian police station attested by the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
  • A medical test certificate from an approved medical center in India.
  • Passport size photos against a white background
  • Birth certificate issued by the local municipality.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)

FAQ's Section:

How can I get a work visa for Dubai?

Ans: Getting a work visa is an easy process. First, you need to apply for a 60 days work visa at the UAE embassy then search for a job and extend your visa for a longer period by showcasing your employment certificate. 

Is the UAE giving a work visa in 2022?

Ans: Yes, UAE is among the first countries who have started giving work visas post covid era. So you are most likely to get a work visa in 2022. 

How much bank balance is required for a Dubai work visa?

Ans: The basic balance is that you should have a minimum of 50,000 INR in your bank at any point of time in your last 6 months’ bank statement and you should have a minimum of 20,000 INR in your bank account for everyday travel.

What is the processing time for a Dubai work visa?

Ans: Although the UAE government does not state an advised time for processing a Dubai work visa, it suggests that it is often between two and seven working days for the entry permit. This will allow you to enter the country and live in the city for two months.

What duration of work visa is being given in Dubai for Indians?

Ans: The basic duration of a work visa given by Dubai for Indians is 2 months, after two months you have to submit your employment certificate to extend your work visa.