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Home > How To Guide > Get an online work permit
Get an online work permit

Definition:
An establishment can submit an application form for an online work permit to recruit an employee from outside the country. This permit is processed instantly at the counter without having to be shown to the work permit committee, provided that the establishment is subject to inspection at a future date.

Beneficiaries:
- Minor establishments with limited number of employees.
- New establishments.
- An online work permit is issued in lieu of an already cancelled permit for all establishments excluding the contracting sector, maintenance, marine engineering services and cleaning services.
 
Conditions:
- The profession in which the employee will work for the employer should be in line with the establishment’s activity.
- The employee’s passport should be valid for minimum 6 months.
- The employee’s age should range between 18 and 60 years.
- All the employer’s establishments should have a violation-free record, which should contain no expired licences or labour cards.
- No more than 3 months should have lapsed from the date of cancellation in case the permit is issued in lieu of an already cancelled one.
- The original cancellation receipt sealed from the airport should be attached in case of a permit issued in lieu of an already cancelled one.
 
Required Documents:
- A copy of the establishment’s signature card.
- A copy of the employee’s passport.
- A photo of the employee.
- A copy of the valid licence.
- A copy of his driving licence in case the application form is for the job of a driver.
- Approval as per a letter issued by the Ministry of Health plus the academic degree in case the application form is for the job of a doctor, a pharmacist or a nurse or for other technical and medical professions.
- Approval as per a letter issued by the Ministry of Education in case the application form is for the job of a private sector teacher.
- Industrial production certificate issued by the Ministry of Finance and Industry in case of industrial licences.
- Copies of the academic degree attested by the competent authorities as per the ministry’s procedures.
N.B.
The transaction will be finalized instantly at the counter, either by being approved or returned in case of any shortages so that they are provided.
 
Fees:
- AED200 for an online work permit application form for all categories of establishments.
- For approval of an online work permit: AED 1,000 for an establishment from category (A), AED 2,000 from category (B) and AED 3,000 from category (C).
- For approval of an online work permit for those over 60 years of age including a one-year labour card: AED 500 for all categories of establishments.
- For a 10-day extension of an online work permit: AED 500.

 


Published Date : 01/01/2017
Last Modified : 18/04/2017

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