What is FAWRI?
FAWRI is the UAE Government e-Visa online application system - www.moifawri.ae
This online system allows companies to apply, re-apply, track and complete their immigration procedures for issuing visas from the comfort of their office.
In Abu Dhabi from 1st April 2013 all employment entry permit / visa applications had to be submitted online using the username and password of the registered establishment and companies must apply and pay for FAWRI. Hard copies of the ‘pink’ employment entry permit were no longer be issued from Immigration. These entry permits can now be printed directly from the online system once it has been submitted and approved. All companies need to be registered at Immigration to obtain their usernames and passwords.
Late in 2014 FAWRI costs went up - in Abu Dhabi there is now a AED 2000 Fee plus AED 5000 Deposit required.
From 1st September 2015 ALL companies in Dubai will also have to now register with FAWRI as well.
FAWRI includes the following services
- Entry Permits
- Mission Visas - 90 Days
- Short Visit Entry Permits / Visas - 30 days
- Long Visit Entry Permits / Visas - 90 days
- Tourism Visas / Entry Permits
- Issuance and Renewal of Resident Visas
FAWRI update December 2016
In Abu Dhabi when making employment entry permits / visa applications, Immigration is now checking that companies have correctly registered for FAWRI and have paid the AED 2000 Initial Fee plus the AED 5000 Deposit. Companies will need to submit proof that this has been done in the form of their initial deposit receipt.
In addition there is now an annual fee for the eVisa FAWRI system of AED 1200 payable by all companies in Abu Dhabi.
PRO Partner Group is the leading PRO support service provider in the UAE and can assist companies with this process as required, please contact us on email@example.com or call us direct on +971 (0) 2 448 5120 for any further information on FAWRI or other PRO matter.
See this link for further information: www.ajnrd.ae
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