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Employment Visa-UAE

Employment Visa Expense and Procedures






Typing charge extra



Pay at Tas'heel Centre

(Pay at Tas'heel Centre)


Second Category 2-A
1553 Second Category 2-B
2053 Second Category 2-C
5053 Third Category
353 First Category



Commission varies depends on Bank. No commission at Al Masraf and NBQ. Bank Guarantee facility available with AAFAQ inside Tas’heel Centre

(Can be paid Typing Centre)


1060 If the person is inside UAE
510 For visa position amendment (Typing charge extra)



Amount varies depends on Hospital



Can be typed at Typing Centre

(Can be typed at Typing Centre)


eDNRD online
(Typing charge extra)

(Type from Tas'heel Centre)


To be submitted through Tas'heel Centre



Typing charge not included

If the Company Category is 2-B, Add


Total: 6299
If the Company Category is 2-C, Add


Total: 6799
If the person is inside UAE, Add


for Status Change without exit

For E-quota Application

Copy of Trade License, Labour Establishment Card, Tenancy Contract (Ejari) & Location Map and filled Company information form which is available from Ta’sheel Centre. This form should be typed with information about company location, working hours, number of staff on duty, on leave, contact number of office in-charge.


For Work Permit Application

Passport Copy, one photo with white background,
Attested Certificate Copy for certain professions (no need attestation for Secondary Certificates), Trade Licence Copy, Labour Computer Card Copy,
Profession + Salary with allowance (if any)
GCC Driving License copy for Driver Visa application (Vehicle list from RTA also to be attached for Driver Visa), Sponsor's E-signature Card.

After Entry

Two Photographs for Medical Test (white background)

One Photograph (white background) for Visa Stamping

One Photograph (white background) for Labour Card/Contract

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) & Location Map.
• Project Agreements to be scanned for Contracting Companies.
• 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.

Type Work Permit application: Passport copy of Employee, Photo and Certificate (For certain professions. No need attestation for Secondary Certificates) are required. 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 and security check.

Original e-signature card of the authorized signatory is must to complete employment visa process.

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. Take your Emirates ID & Passport copy to for E-dirham Card.

Minimum Age requirement for applying employment visa: 18, and Maximum: 65.

Application status can be tracked through www.mol.gov.ae by entering MB number which is printed on the application.

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 VISA: If the visa holder is inside the country on Visit Visa, type Visa Position Amendment form and pay Dh510 at Typing Centre (Typing charge extra).

IF THE APPLICANT ON TOURIST VISA: If the visa holder is inside the country on
Tourist Visa, he/she can get visa inside country on payment of Dh660, then he/she must exit to Oman / neighbor country or home country and enter on new employment visa. Visa change package is available from Fly Dubai, Air Arabia and some other airlines. NOTE: Tourist visa holder cannot change visa inside country without exit.
SHARJAH: Employment visa will not be issued in Sharjah if the applicant is on Tourist Visa.

Type Medical and
Emirates ID application and first go for Medical Test and then for Emirates ID fingerprint (if required). Medical Fee: Dh260+Typing charge (Normal), Emirates ID: Dh270 (two years).
After receiving Medical Certificate type Labour Contract from Tas'heel Centre and Visa Stamping application from Typing Centre. Labour Contract Fee: Dh53, Visa Stamping: Dh410+Typing charge.

Get seal and signature of the sponsor and employee on the Labour Contract and submit through Tas'heel Centre. Submission Fee: Dh40.
Labour Card and Labour Contract within 24 Hours: If you pay Dh53 extra, you can collect your Labour Card and Labour Contract from the same Tas'heel Centre within 24 hours. If not, you can print your
e-Contract and e-Labour card from www.mol.gov.ae.

Submit Visa Stamping Application
through www.ednrd.ae, track application status, after approval, Call Zajel on
800 21111 to collect the documents. After two days Zajel will deliver your visa stamped passport.
This service is available at Typing Centre if your company has user ID & password. Fee: Dh370 (Typing charge extra).

Urgent: Submit the application through www.ednrd.ae, track application, after approval take the documents to any GDRFA branch for visa stamping. read more


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.

Address of Tas'heel Centers in Dubai

Al Nukhba Business Centre
Matar Plaza, Qusais, Near Mai Tower
Tel. 04-259 9990
Immigration Counter also available there

Estemarat Services
Muraqabat Street, Opp. Coral Deira Hotel
Tel. 04-704 4900
Department (DED) Service also available

OnTime Business Solutions
Oud Metha Road
Tel. 04-397 7776
Economic Department (DED) Service also available

Itqan Businessmen Services

Opp. Al Mulla Plaza, Tel. 04-232 7333
Economic Department (DED) Service also available

Tas'heel Business Centre
Ground Floor, Al Tawar Centre
Tel. 04-263 5588

Al Reaya Services
Near Oasis Centre
Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel. 04-346 7991

Mu'amala Businessmen Service Center
First Floor, Hyat Regency Hotel, Near Shindaga Tunnel, Dubai
Tel. 04-250 5566

DXB Businessmen Services
First Floor, Al Khail Mall, Al Qouze-4, Dubai
Tel. 04-321 3000

Boulevard Businessmen Services
Bay Avenue Mall, Business Bay, Dubai
Tel. 04-421 9030
Immigration, DED, Emirates ID Counters also available

Tas'heel Centre Timing: Saturday to Thursday 7:30am to 7:00pm
Tel. 04-283 8800

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Residence Renewal of Company Employee
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Ministry of Labour, Qusais, Dubai  
Timing: Saturday to Thursday 7:30am to 7:00pm
Call Centre: 800 665
Website: www.mol.gov.ae

Tags: What are the documents required for Employment Visa? Where should I submit application for Employment visa? What is quota? Do I need to apply for quota first? Do I need to mention salary at the time of initial approval? Can any one go to Ta'sheel Centre for typing application or should I send PRO? Which profession needs certificate? Do I need to attest my degree certificate for employment visa application? Where can I get the list of professions? Is it necessary to attest secondary certificate for employment visa? Can I apply for Employment visa while I am on Visit / Tourist Visa? How much is the total cost of an Employment visa? Is the bank guarantee refundable? Is the employer allowed to charge visa expense from the employee? How long the Employment visa process will take?

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