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Time required to process Employment Visa in UAE

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Time required to process Employment Visa in UAE

Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:45 pm


I hv been offerred a position in Dubai recently. My employer has taken all relevent attested documents from me for processing my employment visa but is non commital about the time which it takes.

I have got all the attestations done at my end including getting the same attested by the UAE Embassy. I am now told that the Foreign Affairs Minstry in Dubai needs to attest first before it goes to the Labour Ministry in Dubai

Can anyone help with answers to my queries on the procedures between different Ministries and the time frames to completion..



Re: Time required to process Employment Visa in UAE

Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:00 am

hii rana how r u ?

1- did u get the offer from your cuntry or here internaly ?

(internaly means tranfaring the residance
from your cuntry means open a new file for you)

2- did they start the document processing or not yet ?

to give u the right answer just give a time till tomorrow in the afternoon i will ask the Public relation person in my company and i will answer u

by the way and in general if u r working in a reputed company and the spicialy if u got the offer in your cuntry they will not cheat u

BUT keep reminding them that u have a lemited time to finish your residance

take care Smile


no any idea now about the sign. Very Happy


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Re: Time required to process Employment Visa in UAE

Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:15 am

Hi Arnoob,

Thanks fir yr interest in my query.

Yes I am still in my country and hv got the offer from Dubai which means that I have not yet entered UAE on an employment or residence visa yet. I had only been to UAE on visit visas till now. So this probably is a case of a new file being opened.

They have indicated that processing is on but as a reason for delay they hv said that after the UAE Embassy in India had attested the document (done by me only and curiered to them in Dubai) they also needed the Foreign Affairs Ministry approval in Dubai before filing with Labour Ministry in Dubai.

Regarding finishing my residence(see yr mail), I am not clear on yr comment. What i know of is that after employment visa is processed then in 2 months time residence formalities hv to be completed. Let me know if my understanding is correct.

Also shall wait for yr PRO's views on two issues as indicated in yr mail:

1. If nowadys Foreign Ministry approval is required before submitting to Labour Dept for employment visa processing.

2. Estimated time frames at each Ministry leading to issue of Employment Visa.



Re: Time required to process Employment Visa in UAE

Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:16 pm

I was wondering whether anybody could help me with some information about employment visa processing in UAE. How much time does it take after all the formalities have been fulfilled (like attested certificates and medical exam)? The agency has said that visa allotted for the year 2005 is over after all the formalities has been done. I wonder what that means... So does that mean that the process will start only in January, or does it mean, it is under process but there'll be a delay? They're non-committal about the time it takes... Also, should there be some concerns about the contract?
Hoping for a reply...


Company is not sending visa what action is required to do?

Post Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 2:11 pm


I have in a very distrubing situation & need some guidance & infomration in the matter so i would be very grateful if i got any kind of help from anyone..

I have been visted to dubai of last december - 12 & January -13 on visit visa to search the job by the grace of ALLAH i got the job on last day before my visa expired i got the appoinment letter by my company in urgent basis & next came back to my country for Exit as my visit visa going to expire. The managemnet of company told me to send my visa at my country & then you will come back on employment visa.

As this is the matter of February -13 & now it almost more than 3 months has passed and i am still waiting for my visa i confirmed about my visa to my company time by time & they continuesly told me that you visa will come wait for some time some time will more require every time they repeat the same statment that they have some internal problem in the company thats why your visa processing is taking time. Like this alomst 3 months has passed.

Now, i am worried about that the God Knows they are going to cheat me or not they will send visa or not or they have any geniune problem.

So in this condition i want to ask that what should i do now should i only wait or i'll have to take some action. Can i take any lawful action against them while i am in my own country and i am not at UAE. Is there any law or any way if they refused to send me visa so i should take some action while sitting at my own country.

I'll be very thankful if anybody help me regarding this & guide me..



Re: Time required to process Employment Visa in UAE

Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:40 pm

I am facing a employer of dubai is telling me to wait for pink visa for few days but its already 2 months since he applied for work permit how more time it will take to get me pink visa or arrival visa accroding to latest rules...!!


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