Aug 24, 2008

Employment Permits/Visas

Employment Visa or Permit shall be issued by the Immigration Department for a foreign national in order to work in a company in UAE after the approval from Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Employment permit/visa allows the holder to enter UAE once for a period of 30 days and are valid for a period of 2 months. When the employee entered the country on the basis of the employment visa the sponsoring company should arrange to complete the formalities of his residence stamping. It is the preliminary stage to arrange for the health card and medical fitness examination for the employee from a government health center. The employee must undergo for a medical test and obtain a medical certificate. Once the medical certificate is issued by the health department an application for Labour Card should be submitted to the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs within 30 days of the employees entry into the country. The next step is to submit the application to Immigration Department for stamping the residency on employee's passport. All the above formalities should be completed within 60 days of the arrival of the employee in UAE.

1 comments:

jojo said...

I have labour card and contract and finish undergo for medical but after the labour cancel my permit I found out in immigration that my passport has no RESIDENCE STAMP,and now there is penalty and the employer dnt want to pay,the immigration al aweer decide to pay me the penalty.Do you thing this is fair? This is my email add; jojoramos74@yahoo.com