Work and residence permits

Employing foreign nationals, applying for work and residence permits, business visas.

UAE :: Short-term stopovers

A 96-hour (four-day) transit visa exists in Abu Dhabi – which may be very convenient for those on business trips. This is available for all nationalities travelling through the Terminal 3 transit area at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Transit visa may be obtained at a fee, and it needs to be applied in advance. It is not extendable, nor renewable. Along with the transit visa, travellers must also have a valid passport or travel document that has a minimum validity of six months, a ticket to their destination and a personal photo. Transit visas also exist for 48 hours free of charge. These are also non-extendable or renewable, and as such, applicants should be certain which one they are applying for.

Please note: Citizens from UAE and Mexico with regular passports are allowed visa-free access between the two countries. 

UAE: Renewal of work permits

Ministerial Decree 766 of 2015 on the  Renewal of Work Permits and Rules and Conditions for granting a permit to a worker for employment by a new employer A new work permit may be granted to a worker upon the termination of their employment in the following circumstances: Article (1):Term contractsThe term of the contract has expired and has not been renewed …

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UAE :: Work and residence permits

Work permits are applied for by the prospective employers and issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) …

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