What Is The Cost of Employment Visa Renewal In Dubai And How To Renew It?

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UAE has become a global economic hub and provides numerous employment opportunities for skilled workers and employers. If you want to work in UAE, you need an employment visa or work permit to work and reside in UAE in compliance with the UAE authorities.

The employment visa has validity depending upon your visa type and employment and it is mandatory to renew it before expiry. If you do not renew your employment visa, you have to face penalties or deportation.

In this article, we will explain to you the cost, required documents and the due procedure for renewing your employment visa.

You can contact our professionals to proceed with the application process of renewing your employment visa in compliance with the authorities that deal with the application process.

What Is An Employment Visa?

An employment visa permits foreigners to legally enter and work in the UAE. The employment visa is granted by the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) of the emirate where a person is employed. 

The employment visa, also known as a UAE work visa, is specifically for skilled professionals hired by various entities such as companies, institutions, or businesses, holding different positions and other qualified roles.

Types of Employment Visas

The UAE offers different types of employment visas as given below:

Employment Entry Permit:

This visa permits international workers to enter and commence employment with a company in the UAE. It functions as a temporary authorization, enabling individuals to start working while awaiting their residency visa.

Employment Residency Visa: 

After arriving in the UAE and beginning your job, you need to change your entry permit to a residency visa. This visa grants permission to reside and work in the country for a set duration, ranging from one to three years or even 10 years in types of golden visas.

Intra-Company Transfer Visa: 

This visa is for employees relocating from a company’s overseas branch to its associated branch in the UAE. This visa facilitates easy transfers within the organization.

Employment Visa Renewal Cost In UAE:

The following are the factors that contribute to the overall cost of renewal of employment visas in the UAE:

  • Government fees:  AED 1,263.53
  • Labor fee:  AED 300 – AED 5,000 (depending on the company category)
  • Now Consultant PRO fee for visa:  AED 1260
  • Government for medical & Emirates ID:  AED 1,130

UAE Employment Visa Conditions:

To avail of the employment visa or start its renewal process in the UAE, both the employee and the hiring company must follow these conditions:

  • You must be 18 years old.
  • The hiring company’s license must be valid.
  • The company must not have any record of violations.
  • Your job duties must align with the hiring company’s business activities.
  • A contract is mandatory for both parties to submit after the offer letter is issued by the employer.

Documents Required To Obtain Work Visas In UAE:

For an Employment visa in the UAE, employees require these documents:

  • Valid passport and photocopy
  • Photographs for Passport
  • An Emirates identification card
  • A Ministry of Labour entry permit
  • Medical screening results
  • A copy of the employer’s company card
  • A copy of the company’s trade license

Step-by-Step Process of Renewing Your Employment Visa:

It is mandatory to renew your employment visa before its expiry. We recommend you initiate the renewal process 3 to 4 months before your visa expiration.

This timeframe allows ample time for ensuring a smooth and easy renewal visa process and preventing last-minute rushes.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you renew your employment visa:

Step 1: 

In the first step collect all the important documents as listed above in the article & approach Now Consultant experts. We will submit all the documents to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Your employer must also provide a labor contract and company trade license. Verify document validity before submission.

Step 2: 

In the second step of renewal of your employment visa, you must undergo a medical examination at a UAE healthcare facility to ensure compliance with health standards and fitness for work. The exam typically involves a general check-up, blood tests, etc.

Step 3: 

After gathering the required documents, we will submit your visa renewal online, or you can do it either by yourself or through your employer, depending on company policies.

Step 4:

The renewal of your employment visa involves government, medical, and typing center fees. The costs vary depending upon your visa type and the emirate you are applying in

Step 5:

After successfully submitting your application and paying the fee, you have to wait for approval from the relevant authorities. Processing time varies based on workload and the completeness of your submission.

How We Can Help You?

The renewal process of an employment visa has become challenging for you if you do not follow expert guidance and utilize updates for the visa process. For the smooth renewal process of an employment visa, consult with the Now Consultant experts to handle the complexities of the application process. 

Our professionals have several years of experience in managing the affairs of employment and residence visas meeting the updated requirements of UAE authorities. We will help you from gathering documents to the final approval of renewing your employment visa.

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