Dubai Work Permits

As one of the world’s wealthiest countries, the United Arab Emirates – including Dubai – offers many lucrative employment opportunities. If you wish to work in UAE it is crucial that you seek expert advice on obtaining a Dubai work permit.

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Different categories of Dubai work visa

Dubai work visas usually require an application from a prospective employer. The employee will also need to meet eligibility criteria and provide a range of documents in support of the application. IXP Visas is able to lead this entire process – from the initial employer application to the individual’s visa approval.

Dubai work permit

The main category of Dubai work visa is referred to as the “Residence permit for employment issued for an employee”. It permits an employee planning to work in Dubai in a private sector role to remain for up to three years. To qualify for this category of Dubai work permit, applicants must provide a range of evidence in support of their application. This includes medical proof that you are engaging in work in UAE, medical certificates, and other business-related information. Take the free assessment to find out exactly how to qualify.

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Dubai work permit (public sector)

This category of work visa for Dubai is designed specifically for public sector employees. Like the standard category of Dubai work visas, it lasts a maximum of three years. However, the supporting documents requires for an application differ greatly. Generally, this category of Dubai work visa is easier to obtain. To find out which visa is best for you, simply take the free assessment.

Short-term Dubai work visas

Dubai also offers short-term visas which will allow you to work in UAE. The shorter Dubai work permit can range in duration, however it still grants you the same rights to live and work in Dubai. This may be your best option if you are a business visitor or an employee on a short-term contract. To find out the ideal visa for your requirements just take the free assessment and allow the experts at IXP Visas to do the rest.

If you would like information on business visas please visit our Dubai business visa page.

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Last Updated :March 8, 2015

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congratulations on all of your hard work. ixp have been with me helping me to work in dubai and they have been so helpful through out the process. with you i will be in dubai. god blessand thankyou!

Khan, February 25, 2014

Merhaba,how can i get visa in uae with my son to stay there,planing to go in turkey from there,how much the cost?thanks and god bless

Duzdas, September 9, 2014

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