Visa Stamping

Visa Stamping

All individuals who intend to be employed in UAE require a visa to be stamped on their passport to change their immigration status to Resident in UAE. Our outsource PRO Services division will remove the hassle of this process of stamping visas for your employees or business partners.

All individuals who intend to be employed in UAE require a visa to be stamped on their passport to change their immigration status to Resident in UAE. Our outsource PRO Services division will remove the hassle of this process of stamping visas for your employees or business partners.

A medical card is a prerequisite for Visa Stamping. We will assist you in obtaining medical certificate and medical card from the Ministry of Health prior to stamping visa in the Passport.

Requirements for visa stamping:

  • A passport copy.
  • 4 recent photographs.
  • Government fees.

How many days does Visa Stamping take in Dubai?

We will deliver your completed medical card within 3 days.

In order to complete the visa stamping process, the Immigration Department requires the following documents:

  • Original passport
  • Original Employment Visa (Entry Permit)
  • Original medical certificate
  • Passport size photographs (x7)
  • Residence visa fee
  • Completed/filled security form
  • Residence visa forms, duly signed and sealed by the sponsor.

Normally, the residence visa will be stamped in the Passport within 10 days and will be valid for 2 years, 3 years if the employer is a government entity or a free zone company (free zone visa).

Dubai Residence Visa Renewal

Your residence visa will expire after 2-3 years depending on the employer and it could be renewed if both parties (the employer & the employee) agree to keep the Employer-Employee relationship. Your residence visa will also expire (or be void) if you reside outside of UAE for a period of over 6 months, you would need a visa renewal in this case. In both of the situations, the person who needs their visa renewed will, mandatorily, have to take another medical test and apply for a new Resident ID.

UAE Residence Visa Renewal Grace Period

After the expiration of the employment visa, the individual is offered a grace period of 30 days. However, it is always advised that the process begins well in-time so that no fines are enforced upon the individual.

UAE Spouse/Family Visa

Expatriate residents, employers, and employees may sponsor their families in the UAE provided they have a valid residency permit.

Residents of the UAE, regardless of their nationality, could sponsor their families (Spouse, Children, and/or Parents). Of course, there are certain requirements to be fulfilled in order to sponsor family members.

An individual who wishes to sponsor their immediate family member (Wife and/or children) must be under a profession that allows them to sponsor the family. There are certain professions that do not allow an individual to sponsor their family.

Required documents used to sponsor your wife and children include:

  • An online application or one processed in a registered typing office.
  • Passport copies of the wife and children.
  • Photos of the wife and children.
  • Medical clearance certificate for the wife and children above 18.
  • Copy of the husband’s employment contract or company contract.
  • Salary certificate.
  • Legalized marriage certificate.
  • Registered tenancy contract.
  • The latest utility bill.

Required documents to sponsor parents:

  • The minimum salary is AED 20,000, lower salaries are not eligible.
  • Medical insurance policy for both parents.
  • Medical certificate from a government-authorized center.
  • Application form & 3 photos of parents
  • Original passport of parent(s) and the sponsor
  • Original entry permit
  • Health card or medical insurance policy for parents
  • Refundable deposit receipt.
  • Original job contract or salary certificate of the sponsor

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No, you do not have to visit the Immigration Department in order to submit your application, it can be done via an authorized PRO service provider like Dubai Business Advisors. Contact us for visa stamping and other document processing PRO services!

We will contact you regarding the status of your application, you are also able to call, message, or email us with any questions regarding your visa application.

Dubai Business Advisors offer full document courier services across Dubai, we will collect, process, and deliver all of your application documents.

No that is not required, we can collect the sponsor’s (applicant’s) IBAN (International Bank Account Number) as well as, the entry permits, passports, & medical certificates of each sponsored family member for processing – saving you time, travel costs, and effort.

With us visa stamping ranges from 10-20 days, it is possible to pay extra for a shorter process if your application is urgent.

The residency visas in the UAE do not expire automatically, even if the validity date has expired you will be required to cancel the visa (either a visit or employment visa) before receiving a new one. The UAE ID will become invalid if the linked visa is not valid.

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