VISA & Licensing FAQs

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How do I get an Emirates ID card?

If you are a UAE Citizen or hold a residence visa you eligible to apply for an Emirates ID at one of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) customer centres located throughout the UAE or online through the FAIC website. For first time applications you will be required to attend the FAIC in order to submit your biometrics and have your photograph taken as part of the process. Once the application is processed and the relevant fees have been paid it takes approximately 5-7 working days for the card to be issued. The card can be collected from your local Emirates Post office where ;;you will be required to present your passport and EID application form.

What documents to I need to process my UAE residency visa?

    1. Passport copy - must have more than 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages
    2. Photo - head and shoulders, no eyeglasses, white background, high resolution and colour
    3. Attested education certificate - if required for job title - must be attested in the country of issuance for use in the UAE and further attested in the UAE at MOFA
    4. Tourist visa copy/entry stamp if applicant is inside the UAE
    5. Previous visa/EID/cancellation docs if the applicant has previously held a visa in the UAE
    6. Nationals of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan will also need to provide a copy of their national ID card
    7. DHA/HAAD approved health insurance - required in order for the visa to be completed and stamped in the passport

How long does it take to process a UAE residence visa?

Typically, if all documentation is in place and valid, then an inside country visa application will take approximately 15 - 20 working days. If the visa application is started from outside the country and the applicant enters the UAE on the employment visa then processing once inside the country takes approximately 10 - 15 working days. * These time frames do not factor in delays from the government departments.

How do I sponsor my family in the UAE?

In order for a male to sponsor his immediate family (wife and children) they will need to have a valid employment visa with a suitable designation and a minimum salary of AED4,000 per month. A female can sponsor her immediate family (husband and children) if she has a valid employment visa and the designation is either engineer, teacher, doctor, nurse or any other profession related to the medical sector. She is required to have a minimum monthly salary of AED 10,000 per month.

There are also certain documents that will be required in order to process the family visas, including attested marriage and birth certificates, a notarised tenancy contract and a salary certificate. We can assist with family visa applications and would be happy to discuss the full process and document requirements upon request.

Can I sponsor domestic staff myself or do I have to go through an agency?

Domestic staff visas are all processed through the Tadbeer service centres in UAE, you can opt to do the processing yourself or employ an PRO Company like PRO Partner Group to help. It is possible to directly sponsor the domestic worker under your own visa or you can contract a domestic worker under the sponsorship of Tadbeer or a Domestic Staff Agency Company.

If you wish to directly sponsor the domestic worker yourself then there is a requirement from UAE Immigration that your household has an income of AED25,000 or over to have a domestic worker’s visa application approved. You will also have to show a corresponding Lease – Ejari (Dubai) or Tawtheeq (Abu Dhabi), to evidence that you have enough space to accommodate the domestic worker.

What is the difference between a Freezone visa and a Mainland visa in the UAE?

Under a Mainland UAE visa you have both Labour and Immigration files - the Labour file gives mainland UAE visa holders a full onshore work permit.

Under a Freezone visa you will have only an Immigration file and a work ID/pass from the free zone, you do not obtain a Labour file and therefore you do not have a full onshore work permit. Under a free zone visa you should only work within that particular free zone, you cannot work in the mainland.

Both types of visa give you a full Emirates Resident ID Card. The mainland visa typically lasts for 2 years whilst most Freezone visas are for 3 years before they will need to be renewed.

A mainland Investor Visa is a 3 year visa, but again does not provide you with a UAE Onshore labour file.

What are the rules on extended visas for employees that have been released from work?

It was announced by the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship that UAE residence visa holders whose visas are expiring after 1st March will be granted extensions until December 2020. This is applicable to residents who are in UAE and outside the country as well. Individuals who were not able to complete their residence visa applications will also have their entry visas extended.

Visitors and tourists who could not leave the country due to the ongoing travel restrictions will also be allowed to stay in the country legitimately since their tourist visa will be extended as well.

However, this is not applicable to individuals who recently had their residence visas cancelled. After the cancellation a usual grace period of 30 days is granted to either leave the country or change status onto a new visa, eg – a tourist visa or a new employment visa. With travel restrictions in place if an individual is not able to leave, he/she will not have a visa extension granted and will incur overstay penalties once the grace period passes. In order to avoid these penalties, a status change is possible to a tourist visa whilst being in the country itself.

For more information on this and assistance with visa extensions or any other PRO matter visit our website www.propartnergroup.com, email us at info@ppg.ae or call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi.

Do I need medical insurance for a mission visa?

There is no need for the applicant/employer to provide medical insurance for mission visas. There is an insurance policy that will be provided by MOI upon the application of the mission visa. I have attached the sample for your reference. This will provide cover for emergency situations whilst the employee is inside the UAE for the 90 days.

What are the rules on extended visas for employees that have been released from work?

Our operations and visa expert, Fatima Hussain answers your questions concerning extended and cancelled visas in the UAE.

It was announced by the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship that UAE residence visa holders whose visas are expiring after 1st March will be granted extensions until December 2020. This is applicable to residents who are in UAE and outside the country as well. Individuals who were not able to complete their residence visa applications will also have their entry visas extended.

Visitors and tourists who could not leave the country due to the ongoing travel restrictions will also be allowed to stay in the country legitimately since their tourist visa will be extended as well.

However, this is not applicable to individuals who recently had their residence visas cancelled. After the cancellation, a usual grace period of 30 days is granted to either leave the country or change status onto a new visa, eg – a tourist visa or a new employment visa. With travel restrictions in place if an individual is not able to leave, he/she will not have a visa extension granted and will incur overstay penalties once the grace period passes. In order to avoid these penalties, a status change is possible to a tourist visa whilst being in the country itself.

Can I put my family visa on hold?

f an individual is in the process of transferring visas or obtaining a new residence visa, he/she can avoid cancelling their dependent visas by putting them on hold with the General Directorate of Residency of Foreign Affairs. The on hold process is only applicable if the sponsor’s new and old visa are in the Emirate of Dubai.

It is mandatory for dependents to be in the country for the process, they are not able to travel once the visas have been put on hold. The dependent visas must be valid for at least 6 months to have them put on hold.

The sponsor will have to visit the Immigration with his previous labour card cancellation, new job offer letter, an undertaking letter stating the visas will be taken off of hold once the sponsor’s new residence visa has been issued, and the original passports and EIDs of the dependents to be placed on hold. A deposit is put in place with the Immigration. Once the sponsor’s new residence visa has been issued, the new residence visa can be submitted to the Immigration and the dependent’s visas are taken off hold, the deposit is refunded

How do I apply for a labor quota so I can apply for my new employee visa?

You can apply for the labor quota application through the Tasheel portal or Tasheel offices across the country. You'd need to specify the amount, gender, and professions of your candidates for your Quota application. Please be advised however that the requested professions would need to be compatible with your license activities.

For applying the quota you'd require a copy of your trade license along with translated project contracts that show your need for the amount required. Your office will be also inspected by Taqyeem which is a department from MOHRE to evaluate your office if it fills the requirement for your Quota.

You can always contact us at PRO Partner Group for further assistance and to help advise you on suitable job titles that suit your needs and compatible with MOHRE.

I am currently in the UAE on an expired visit visa, what should I do?

If your visit visa expired after 1st March and you are still in the UAE, you will need to leave the country by August 11th. Alternatively, you can apply to extend your visa for an additional 30 days or you change your visa status. After this date, overstay fines will begin to accrue. You will be charged AED 300 for the first day and AED 100 for every day thereafter.

How do I get a family member back to the UAE without a resident visa?

I advise the friend to apply online request in Tawjudi

And addition to that, write request letter to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and explain the situation in person in their mofa head quarter. And wait for the result.

We do not know this situation how to handle.

How do I obtain a 5 year Retirement Visa in UAE (Dubai or Abu Dhabi)?

The UAE Retirement Visa recently announced allows retired residents over 55 years old to be eligible for a long-term visa of 5 years.

The Visa allows individuals who meet the criteria to retire in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the wider UAE.

The retirement visa holder can also then sponsor (and obtain a UAE resident dependant visa for) their spouse and children, at school age or student age.

In order to obtain the UAE 5-year retirement visa the individual retiree will need to meet the criteria below:

    • You must be at least 55 years old
    • You must have valid health insurance in the UAE (the individual will need to obtain their own local UAE health insurance policy)

    Additionally, the individual retiree must be able to meet one of the below financial criteria:

    • Deposit at least AED 1 million in a UAE bank for 2 years with a letter from the bank stating that the deposit cannot be released within this time.
    • Own a property worth at least AED 1 million in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or the wider UAE (provide a copy of your property value deed – the individual retiree must show equity value of at least AED 1 million, unmortgaged).
    • In case the property is mortgaged, at least AED 1 million of property value must be paid to the bank with a letter stating the amount paid from the mortgage.

    The visa can be renewed after 5 years if the criteria above continues to be met.

    Note that the individual retiree can still work whilst holding this retirement visa, the individual will self-issue an NOC letter to allow them to continue to work in the UAE if they wish to.

    If you need assistance and are looking to obtain a UAE 5 year retirement visa, or if you need assistance with staff, family and dependant visas and health insurance any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman or Qatar, then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@ppg.ae or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

    How to replace your lost or damaged emirates identity card?

    An emirates ID is an identity card issued by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), the emirates ID card contains your personal details and can only be issued once you have obtained your UAE resident visa.

    If your emirates ID was lost or damaged, a replacement card can be obtained. The process will be to first prepare the e-form through one of the registered typing centres in the UAE or the ICA offices in the emirate you are currently in.

    Alternatively you can apply directly through the online ICA portal – here

    You will need to provide copies of your passport, UAE resident visa, passport photo and copies of the lost emirates ID card. Then you will need to visit one of the ICA offices across UAE to have your photo taken and biometrics registered. this step The biometric registration is applicable only if you are more than 16 years old.

    Your replacement emirates ID then can be issued after 5 – 7 working days and will come through Empost by recorded delivery.

    If you need assistance in obtaining a new or replacement Emirates ID card please contact a member of the PRO Partner Group team who will be happy to help, use the contact form below or all us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, or email us at info@ppg.ae.

    What is an investor visa?

    If you have investments in UAE property or a UAE investment project, you could be eligible for a 5-year or 10-year visa.

    Who is eligible for an Investor Visa?

    1. Property investor

      5 Year Visa
      - You must invest in a property with a value of no less than AED 5 million and can be calculated over a portfolio of properties owned. The amount invested must not be based on a loan. This visa can be renewed and is available for as long as you own the property.
    2. Entrepreneur investor

      10 Year Visa - If you have a project investment worth AED 10 million or more, you may be eligible for a renewable residency visa every 10 years. Projects with a minimum capital of AED 500,000, can be granted a five-year visa with the possibility of upgrading to an investor visa.

      Standard investor visa - If you are a shareholder in a UAE mainland company, or a UAE free zone company, you also obtain a 3-year investor visa or partner visa as a shareholder, and this visa is renewable as long as the company remains a going concern. This is one route that many entrepreneurs have been using to obtain and maintain UAE residence indefinitely for the life of the company.

    Temporary work permit for MOHRE registered applicants

    If an expatriates or a UAE nationals would like to legally work for another employer on part-time basis whilst being fully employed by one of the Companies in the UAE, then a temporary work permit can be applied. A temporary work permit is provided by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation (MOHRE) to recruit a national or an expatriate workers residing in the UAE, to carry out a certain work within a period of not exceeding 6 months.

    Here are the list of the required documents in applying a temporary work permit for MOHRE registered applicants:

    From the employee: From the current employer From a company taking on the worker on part-time basis:

    1. Passport – copy, and must be valid for at least 6 months
    2. UAE resident visa - copy, and must be valid for at least 6 months
    3. Labour Card – copy
    4. Photo – clear colored copy with white background
    5. Academic certificate – if required for the preferred job title. The education certificate must be attested from country of origin and further attested by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The certificate must be in English or Arabic.
    6. A letter of approval issued by the competent authority (if applicable such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses and teachers etc.)
    7. A copy of the contract a) Copy of valid trade license
    8. No objection Certificate allowing the employee to work on a part-time basis.
    9. Copy of the valid trade license

    Temporary work permit for non-MOHRE registered applicants:

    An expatriate or UAE nationals who does not have a current MOL labour card or a non-registered worker with MOHRE, can also apply for temporary work permit within a period of not exceeding 6 months. These are applicants who are:

    • Employees who currently work in the government.
    • Students that are above 18 year-old, who hold a UAE resident visa under the sponsorship of the family members, schools or universities in the UAE, on the condition that the visa is categorized as ‘student’.
    • Female expatriates (from age 18 and above) who holds a UAE resident visa under the sponsorship of a relative or family members
    • Husbands of a UAE national female
    • Children of UAE national females

    Here are the list of the required documents in applying a temporary work permit for non-registered worker with MOHRE:

    From the non-registered worker of MOHRE Additional Documents:

    • Passport – copy, and must be valid for at least 6 months
    • UAE resident visa - copy, and must be valid for at least 6 months
    • Photo – clear colored copy with white background
    • Academic certificate – if required for the preferred job title. The education certificate must be attested from country of origin and further attested by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The certificate must be in English or Arabic.
    • The visa of the worker and the relative who sponsors the visa of the worker must have a valid UAE resident visa, this is applicable for female expatriates who holds UAE resident visa under sponsorship of a relative or family members.
    • A no objection certificate from the school or university, this is applicable for students who hold UAE resident visa under the sponsorship of the school or university.
    • The guardian approval for Children of UAE female nationals.
    • Submitting approval of the profession related authority, if applicable such as Ministry of Affairs – Ministry of Health – Ministry of Education – Sports, Youth, Community Development Authority.

    Temporary work permit for applicants in special cases:

    There are some cases where the temporary work permit can be obtained from the Ministry, without satisfying the condition related to the former’s employer’s approval and the validity of the card and resident visa in the following special conditions or cases such as:

    • A labour complaint that is referred by the Ministry to a court of Law.
    • If there is a confirmation that the employer failed to pay wages for the period of exceeding two months according to the wages protection office report or the labour relation offices.

    Finally, these are the general conditions from the Ministry in granting the temporary work permits. First, the trade license of the establishments must be valid. Second, the new labour profession of the applicant must be suitable with the activity of the establishment or entity who applies the temporary work permit and third, the applicant must be 18 year old and above.

    How many activites can be listed on my Trade License?

    The Dubai DED has various different categories of business activities available under the trading, services and industrial section. A company license is allowed to have a maximum of 10 activities on their business license if chosen from the same group, if you are choosing activities from different groups then it is necessary to ensure the nature of the business activities that you intend to add is similar as the DED does not allow to mix activities from different groups.

    How do I change the mobile phone number associated with my Emirates ID card (EID)?

    With the recent surge in requests to Dubai Health Authority (DHA) for vaccination in Dubai it is required to obtain a MRN number in order to schedule the vaccination. To obtain this number an OTP is sent to the number registered to your Emirates ID card (EID) – often when an EID application is generated for ease the PRO who is undertaking the visa process for you will put their number rather than the EID holder. This may need to be changed so that you can receive the OTP or you will need to contact the PRO to obtain the OTP to allow you to obtain the MRN number.

    Here is the process to change the number associated with you Emirates ID card:

    The physical presence of the EID holder is required to update the details on the ID and to change the mobile number.

    Option 1: The update can be done via the Smart Police Station Kiosk. The update is done at the station via a Kiosk (much like an ATM). The Emirates ID will be inserted to the card reader, then the EID holder will need to enter the new mobile number to be registered and apply their biometrics as instructed on screen. An OTP will be sent to the new mobile number, then the update will be completed.

    Option 2: The update of be done directly at ICA/EID authority centers – dotted around the UAE. EID and passport must be carried with the physical attendance of the EID holder. They will ask for the update to be done, the ICA/EID will issue an amendment application and biometrics will be captured. Update will then be done within 24-48 hours.

    If you need assistance with changing the mobile number associated with your Emirates ID or any other PRO, visa, company set up, restructuring or local partner matter or then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@ppg.ae or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

    Do Indian nationals need to obtain an additional medical certificate from overseas for a UAE resident visa?

    Indian nationals who are outside the country and applying for a work visa will be required to undertake a medical in one of the GCC approved medical centres in India, in order to receive initial approval for their work permit that will enable the UAE employing company to apply for the Entry Permit approval.

    Upon receiving the approval, they will have to go back to the UAE Embassy to have it stamped into their passport – they will then be able to enter the UAE with this visa.

    However, if the Indian national is coming on a spouse or dependent resident visa (sponsored by husband, father or mother for example) then this extra medical will not be required.

    Note that currently this is being implemented in Abu Dhabi more extensively, this process is not being fully implemented in Dubai at this stage.

    Please be aware that due to COVID, work visa applications from outside country are still not open. Staff members must travel in on a visit visa or tourist visa first and change status in country. Applications are still on a case-by-case basis at the moment.

    If you need assistance with applying for work permits for Indian nationals, outside and inside country applications or any other PRO, visa, company set up, restructuring or local partner matter in the UAE or then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@ppg.ae or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

    Can I get my Visa medical test done in Dubai if I have an Abu Dhabi Resident Visa?

    Yes - there are a number of medical test centres in Dubai that will also be valid for Abu Dhabi resident visa holders and for Abu Dhabi Investor and Freelancer visa holders.

    Two of the best medical centres in Dubai for Abu Dhabi Visa holders at the moment are as follows:

    IBN Battuta Mall Medical Centre
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    Operates from Sunday – Thursday, 9am – 8pm

    Salah Al Din Medical Centre
    https://goo.gl/maps/W1YPrAF3WATVkTsH6Operates from Sunday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

    You must prepare the medical test application form the same day inside the medical centre.

    You must inform the medical centre that the test is for your Abu Dhabi Visa.

    Please note that at the moment these medical centres work for Abu Dhabi resident visa, investor visa, partner visa and freelancer visas, however processes can change, please speak with a member of the PRO Partner Group Team for an update on this.

    How can PRO Partner Group help?

    PRO Partner Group can assist fully to help you obtain your UAE resident visa, including coordinating the medial test and biometrics for your Emirates ID card. If you need assistance with staff, family and dependant visas and health insurance any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman or Qatar, then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@ppg.ae or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

    Can I get my Visa medical test done in Abu Dhabi if I have an Dubai Resident Visa?

    Yes - there are a number of medical test centres in Abu Dhabi that will also be valid for Dubai resident visa holders. Two of the best medical centres in Abu Dhabi for Dubai Visa holders at the moment are as follows:

    SEHA

    Operates from Sunday – Thursday, 8 Am – 6 PM (VIP is only until 1 PM)

    Required documents:

    • Passport copy
    • Change status copy (for new visa) / Residence visa copy (for visa renewal)
    • Fees: AED250 for normal/ AED500 for VIP

    Capital Health Screening Centre

    Operates from Sunday – Thursday, 7 Am – 4 PM

    Required documents:

    • Original passport
    • Change status copy (for new visa) / Residence visa copy (for visa renewal)
    • Health insurance card copy – if not yet available, need to send an email to info@capitalhealth.ae from the sponsor (company) to confirm that this is under process and should print a copy to be brought by the applicant.
    • Fees: AED250 for normal (48hrs), AED350 for fast-track (24hrs), VIP AED500 (3hrs)

    Both medical centres are currently requiring the applicant to present a valid PCR test issued within 72hrs.

    Work Remote Visa

    Some key frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Dubai Remote Working Visa.


    Is the work remote visa available in Dubai only?


    What are the Conditions? Minimum Salary requirements, qualifications etc for the Dubai Remote Working Visa?

    • Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity
    • Health insurance with UAE coverage validity
    • For employees: proof of employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of US$5,000 per month salary, last month's payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.
    • For business owners: proof of ownership of the company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.
    • All applications will be reviewed and processed by Dubai Tourism Authority and Immigration


    How long does it take to setup the Dubai Remote Working Visa?

    Based on our current experience, and assuming all documentation is in place and correct, it is currently taking about 14 days to process the Dubai Work Remote Visa.


    What are the health insurance requirements?

    Health insurance with UAE coverage validity, or travel insurance with healthcare coverage (minimum 2-week validity), which can then be changed to UAE health insurance once your visa formalities have been completed.


    Can the individual Dubai Remote Working Visa holder sponsor their dependents?

    Yes. As above the individual remote visa holder can sponsor their dependents, they will need to rent appropriate accommodation in UAE to do so.


    Are there any nationality restrictions?

    There are no specific nationality restrictions on the work remote / nomad visa. However, UAE Immigration reserves the right to reject applicants for national security reasons.


    How long is the visa valid for?

    1 year – and renewable each year with the same application process.


    How is my income taxed on the

    It is possible to obtain a UAE Tax Residency certificate using this visa program. The personal income tax and corporate income tax level is 0% in the UAE. However, your individual tax situation will depend on how many days your physically reside in the UAE and in other countries, the tax regime in other countries will differ considerably and we recommend you seek specific expert tax advice on this where it relates to your global income. More information on obtaining a UAE Tax Residency certificate here: www.propartnergroup.com/blog/2021/04/how-to-obtain-tax-residency-certificate-in-uae/


    How often do I need to enter the UAE to ensure the visa remains valid?

    You need to enter the UAE at least once every 6 months to keep the visa valid.


    Does the individual need to be in the UAE to apply?

    At the moment yes, due to travel restrictions the visa applicant needs to be in the UAE to apply. The application can travel in as a tourist and change their status to the work remote visa


    Can the individual Dubai Remote Working Visa holder open a local UAE bank account?

    Yes. This work remote visa program provides applicants with the ability to live in Dubai in a similar manner to residents, by providing access to phone lines, resident ID cards, banking facilities and the ability to rent accommodation and send children to school. The individual will be able to open a personal bank account. Bank account opening is subject to the individual UAE bank application process.


    What are the government fees for the Dubai Remote Working Visa?

    It costs $620 in total, inclusive of application fees, processing costs, medical and Emirates ID.

    How do I obtain a Dubai Work Remote Visa? find more details here: www.propartnergroup.com/blog/2021/05/remote-work-visa


    How can PRO Partner Group help?

    PRO Partner Group (PPG) can assist fully with the application for Dubai Work Remote Visa, or Freelancer Visas, together with your family and dependants visas if required. If you need assistance with obtaining the Dubai Digital Nomad Visa or for any other related company setup, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman or Qatar, then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@propartnergroup.com or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

    What are the steps to cancel my UAE resident Visa?

    The cancellation of your UAE visa depends on your visa type, If you're under a private company sponsorship you'll need first to apply for your labour cancellation form, sign and submit the form then proceed with your residence cancellation.

    If you're under government or spouse/father sponsorship, there would be no need for labour cancellation and you can directly just cancel your residence.

    Please note however that only the sponsor can cancel your residence visa, you cannot process the application on your own. The sponsor can do it by either through a registered typing centre or online through ICA/GDRFA portal.

    If you need assistance with a UAE visa cancellation, or if you need assistance with staff, family and dependant visas and health insurance any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@propartnergroup.com or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

    What is an Estidama Sustainable Licence?

    Estidama – Sustainable Licence

    • Estidama – In Dubai only – No requirement to rent an official office space
    • Therefore No Ejari per se
    • Virtual Address given
    • Dedicated Desk (for an extra fee)
    • Limited number of visas – 4-6. Unlike Ejari where unlimited
    • TRN number accessible
    • Bank account possible
    • DU/Etisalat possible

    Estidama is attributed to the DED in Al Barsha.

    Currently there are two packages – Including our charges please see below:

    Option 1
    AED 10,000 pa includes all of above apart from the dedicated work desk.

    Option 2
    AED 13,000 pa includes everything including Dedicated desk.

      If you need assistance with a UAE office rental, Ejari or Estidama licence, or if you need assistance with any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@propartnergroup.com or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

      What is the process for housemaid visa cancellation in Dubai?

      To cancel a domestic worker’s visa will require the sponsor’s original EID, and the passport, visa and EID copies of the housemaid.

      The cancellation application is done via any Tadbeer office, the government fees will be 150 AED and the approval will be issued in 2/3 working days.

      The housemaid will then have a maximum of 30 days in which to remain inside the UAE before exiting or changing status to a new visa under a new sponsor/company or moving on to a tourist visa.

      We recommend to keep in contact with the maid until she has obtained her change of status or exited the country so as to avoid any possible liabilities on the previous sponsor.

      If you need assistance with a UAE housemaid or domestic staff visa, or if you need assistance with any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@propartnergroup.com or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

      Can I renew my remote visa?

      Remote visas can now be renewed for a period of one (1) year.

      This is a new process and there was no renewal period in the past.

      The documentation requirements for this will remain the same and the service fee will continue to be the same.

      PRO Partner Group can assist with your PRO, visa and licensing needs. For further information please contact our team on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi. Alternatively, email us at info@propartnergroup.com

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