Employment Visa Expense and Procedures in UAE (Updated)

Employment Visa Expense and Procedures (Company Category 2-D) 
E-QUOTA APPLICATION 813 Dh200 extra for each additional employee.
Typing at Tas’heel Centre.
Type Offer Letter from Tas’heel Centre and get signature and Thumb Impression from the Proposed Employee. If the employee is out of UAE, mail the letter and get scanned copy of signature page. 103 Documents Required: Passport copy of employee, Photo, Profession, Salary Details and Original Signature Card of the Authorized Signatory, Trade License and Labour Establishment Card Copy.
WORK PERMIT APPLICATION 103 Documents Required: Good Conduct Certificate, Offer Letter with Company Seal/Sign and Employee’s Sign plus All documents mentioned in the above column.
(Pay at Tas’heel Centre)
2-D: 2103 (for Degree level Profession)
3303 (for Secondary and below Level Profession)
2-A Dh500 for Degree and Dh1200 for non-Degree Level Profession.
2-B Dh1000 for Degree and Dh2200 for non-Degree Profession.
2-C Dh1500 for Degree and Dh2700 for non-Degree Profession.
BANK GUARANTEE 3000 Commission varies depends on Bank. No commission at Al Masraf and NBQ. Bank Guarantee facility available with AAFAQ inside Tas’heel Centre
(Can be paid at Typing Centre)
403 1060 If the person is inside UAE
510 For visa position amendment (Typing charge extra)
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE 320 Amount varies depends on Hospital
EMIRATES ID 2 Years 270 Can be typed at Typing Centre
Can be typed from Typing Centre if your Company has eDNRD User ID and Password.
473 100 Extra for Urgent. Typing charge extra
(Type from Tas’heel Centre)
206 To be submitted through Tas’heel Centre
TOTAL (2-D) Dh7794 (for a Degree level Profession)
Dh8994 (for Secondary and below Level Profession)

Q: How can I check my company category? 

A: Click here, choose company information and enter Labour Establishment Card Number.

If the Company Category is 2-A Dh6294 (for a Degree level Profession)
Dh6994 (for Secondary and below Level Profession)
Q: How can I get information about company classification and fees structure? 
If the Company Category is 2-B Dh6794 (for a Degree level Profession)
Dh7994 (for Secondary and below Level Profession)
Q: How can I understand which profession is degree level?  
If the Company Category is 2-C Dh7294 (for a Degree level Profession)
Dh8494 (for Secondary and below Level Profession)
If the person is inside UAE, Add 1230 for Status Change without exit
For E-quota Application
Copy of Trade License, Labour Establishment Card, Ejari (Tenancy Contract) and filled Company information form which is available from Ta’sheel Centre. This form should be typed with information about company location, working hours, number of staff on duty, on leave, contact number of office in-charge.


For Work Permit Application

Passport Copy, one photo with white background,
Attested Certificate Copy for certain professions (no need attestation for Secondary Certificates), Trade Licence Copy, Labour Computer Card Copy,
Profession + Salary with allowance (if any)
GCC Driving License copy for Driver Visa application (Vehicle list from RTA also to be attached for Driver Visa), Sponsor’s E-signature Card.
After Entry Two Photographs for Medical Test (white background)
One Photograph (white background) for Visa Stamping
One Photograph (white background) for Labour Card/Contract
Labour Card Fee for New and Renewal (04/12/2017)
Company Category
Skilled Unskilled
Skilled (Status Change Employment to Employment) Unskilled (Status Change Employment to Employment) Bank Guarantee
1 300 300 150 150 NIL
2-A 500 1200 250 500 3000
2-B 1000 2200 500 1000 3000
2-C 1500 2700 750 1250 3000
2-D 2000 3200 1000 1500 3000
3 5000 5000 2500 2500 3000
Tasheel Fee: for Typing and Submission: Dh103 (for each transaction).

Steps to follow

Quota: Type e-quota application from Tas’heel Centre.

• Documents required for e-quota: Copy of Trade License, Labour Establishment Card, Tenancy Contract (Ejari).
• Project Agreements to be scanned for Contracting Companies.
• Number of required workers, Gender and profession to be mentioned. 
Fee: Dh813
 should be paid for Quota request application at Tas’heel Centre and Dh200 extra for each additional employee. Dh2 for Labour Envelope.

Original e-signature card of the authorized signatory is must to complete employment visa process.

Type Offer Letter from Tas’heel Centre and get signature and Thump Impression from the Proposed Employee. If the employee is out of UAE, mail the letter and get scanned copy of signature page.
Documents Required for Offer Letter: Passport copy of employee, Photo, Profession, Salary Details and Original Signature Card of the Authorized Signatory, Trade License and Labour Establishment Card Copy. Fee: Dh103

Type Work Permit application: Offer Letter with Company Seal/Sign and Employee’s Sign plus All documents mentioned in the above section. 
Education Certificate required for certain professions. No need attestation for Secondary and higher Secondary CertificatesDh103 to be paid at Tas’heel Centre. Work Permit Approval will come after two days.

Pay Bank Guarantee: (Dh3000 for each) at Bank or Exchange. No commission at Al Masraf and UAQ Banks. You can pay at Aafaq Islamic finance company also. It has branch at Tas’heel Centre. If you have any excess bank guarantee with Ministry of Labour, then no need to pay bank guarantee for the new application. Bank guarantee is refundable after employee’s visa cancellation.

Pay Labour Card Fee as per the company category (See the table above).

Pay Immigration Fee: Dh403 for each visa through eDNRD online and get e-Visa within some hours. Time takes depends on nationality for security check.

E-Dirham: Payment should be made through E-Dirham Card at Thas’heel Centre. You can Buy E-Dirham Card from any branch of National Bank of Abu Dhabi or from Aafaq Islamic Finance Company found at Thas’heel branches. E-Dirham Card fee: Dh6, Top up fee: Dh4.

Minimum Age requirement for applying employment visa: 18, and Maximum: 65.

Application status can be tracked through www.mohre.gov.ae by entering MB number which is printed on the application.

If the applicant is inside the country on cancelled visa, type Visa Position Amendment application and pay Dh510 at Typing Centre (Typing charge extra). Seal and sign by the new sponsor and submit at Immigration. You will get a Status Change proof print. After Status Change only, you can go for Medical Test.
There are 60 days time from the date of Entry/Visa Position Amendment to complete Medical, Emirates ID and visa stamping.

IF THE APPLICANT ON VISIT/TOURIST VISA: If the visa holder is inside the country on Visit / Tourist Visa, type Visa Position Amendment form and pay Dh510 at Typing Centre (Typing charge extra) after issued the new employment visa.

Tourist visa holder also can can change visa inside country without exit.

SHARJAH: Employment visa will not be issued in Sharjah if the applicant is on Tourist Visa.

Type Medical and Emirates ID application and first go for Medical Test and then for Emirates ID fingerprint (if required). Medical Fee: Dh270+Typing charge (Normal), Emirates ID: Dh270 (two years).
After receiving Medical Certificate, type Labour Contract from Tas’heel Centre.  Fee: Dh103.

Get seal and signature of the sponsor and employee on the Labour Contract and submit through Tas’heel Centre. Submission Fee: Dh103.

Submit visa Stamping form through typing centre: Fee Dh370+Typing charge. You should have your company User ID and Password for visa transactions.

After online submission, Zajel courier will collect the passport and attachments from Typing Centre or your office. You should wait for online approval before calling Zajel.  After visa stamping they will deliver passport to your office after two days.

Urgent: If you choose urgent visa stamping, pay Dh100 extra through online at the time of submission and take the passport to Immigration branch to stamp the visa same time. You should wait for online approval before going to Immigration. Security approval takes time depends on nationality.

Labour Card and Labour Contract within 24 Hours: If you pay Dh103 extra at the time of contract submission, you can collect your Labour Contract from the same Tas’heel Centre within 24 hours. Or you can print your e-Contract and e-Labour card fromwww.mohre.gov.ae or from Typing Centre.

In future, if you need your Labour Contract for family visa or other purpose, you can go to Tas’heel Centre and pay there Dh103 or print from Typing Center. Passport copy is enough for this purpose.

WORK PERMIT EXTENSION: Work Permit is renewable every 10 days upon payment of Dh500 fee each time for a maximum of six times calculated from the date of expiry of its initial or renewed term. Service available at Tas’heel Centre.

• Verify validity validity of your Entry Visa.

• How the Companies are Categorized under MoHRE?

To prepare your Employment Visa application; call

Qusais (Al Nahda-2): 04-239 1302, 055 273 2295, 055-345 7829

Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215

Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562

Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931

Address of Tas’heel Centers in Dubai
Al Nukhba Business Centre
Matar Plaza, Qusais, Near Mai Tower
Tel. 04-259 9990
Immigration and DED Counter also available there

Estemarat Services
Muraqabat Street, Opp. Coral Deira Hotel
Tel. 04-704 4900
Economic Department (DED) Service also available

OnTime Business Solutions
Oud Metha Road
Tel. 04-397 7776
Economic (DED) & Ejari Service also available

Itqan Businessmen Services

Opp. Al Mulla Plaza, Tel. 04-232 7333
Economic Department (DED) Service also available

Tas’heel Business Centre
Ground Floor, Al Tawar Centre
Tel. 04-263 5588
Economic Department (DED) Service also available

Al Reaya Services
Near Oasis Centre
Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel. 04-346 7991

Mu’amala Businessmen Service Center
First Floor, Hyat Regency Hotel, Near Shindaga Tunnel, Dubai
Tel. 04-250 5566

DXB Businessmen Services
First Floor, Al Khail Mall, Al Qouze-4, Dubai
Tel. 04-321 3000

Boulevard Businessmen Services
Bay Avenue Mall, Business Bay, Dubai
Tel. 04-421 9030
Immigration, DED, Emirates ID Counters also available

Tas’heel Centre Timing: Saturday to Thursday 7:30am to 7:00pm
Tel. 04-283 8800

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