UAE Work Visa

United Arab Emirates
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you want to work and reside in the United Arab Emirates for more than 6 months. You need a long term work permit, which is usually applied by the employer at MoHRE. The work permit allows the holder to enter the UAE for employment and it is valid for two months from the date of issue. After the employee enters the UAE on the basis of the work permit, the sponsoring company arranges to complete the formalities of medical testing, obtaining UAE Resident Identity (Emirates ID) Card, Labour Card and stamping the work residency permit on his passport within a scope of 60 days.

The processing time for work visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.



24 Month(s)



360 Month(s)





Processing time

1 to 2 Month(s)



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the UAE Work Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 6 months
  • You must possess the required skill/experience demanded by the job offered
  • Your age should be in between 18 and 60 years
  • You need a job offer from an employer in UAE.
  • You should be of good character and health
  • You need to have details of accommodation at your destination

Which documents do I need to apply for the UAE Work Visa?

9 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • Recent passport size photo
  • Copies of work experience from previous employers
  • Copies of job offer letter from an employer
  • Character and health certificate (as applicable)
  • If you are not a national of your country of residence, please provide proof of your legal residency in this country (e.g. residence permit, etc.)
  • Identity documents like birth certificate, marriage certificate, common law certificate (as applicable)
  • Copies of the academic degree attested by the competent authorities as per the ministry’s procedures

Talent Migration data for United Arab Emirates

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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