How UAE Express Visa Stamping Can Help You With Seeking Employment

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By Robeena Brown

July 25, 2022 | 13 min read

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You may get an express visa to Dubai, arrive in 8 hours, attend your interview, check the firm, and then go ahead with your residence visa. If your employer is fast, you can start your residence visa application & get it done in 10 -14 days. VIP Medical can expedite a bit, and express visa stamping can give you the passport so you can travel and get your emirates ID later.


Dubai is very popular for ambitious job seekers thanks to the many developments, competitive salaries, easy legal procedures, quality of life, and numerous entertainment options. This blog will explain how the Express Dubai Visa can help you speed up your employment procedure while ensuring that your new employer fulfills all your criterias for an ideal workplace.



Express Visa Procedure

Your UAE express visa can help you speed up your job seeking procedure if you follow the below steps.

Before Entering Dubai

  • 01   Attend Online interview
    Duration: can vary

    After applying for a job vacancy, your potential employer might request you to attend an online interview. If selected for the position, you can move on with the rest of the steps.

  • 02   Get Labour approval / Ministry of Labour offer letter
    Duration: 1 to 2 working days

    If you are selected for the vacancy, you can request your employer to go ahead with typing the labour approval. Your employer will email you the Ministry of Labor Offer Letter after it is issued. This has to be signed digitally and sent back to your employer.

  • 03   Get your certificates attested
    Duration: can vary

    Visit the Foreign Affairs and UAE Embassy in your home country to get your educational certificates and degrees attested. If you plan on applying for a family residence visa after you go to UAE, you can also get your marriage certificate and children's birth certificate.

  • 04   Apply for Express Dubai Tourist Visa
    Duration: 6 to 8 hours

    After the labor approval is issued, you can contact Arabiers for an Express Dubai Tourist Visa, which will be issued within the specified duration.

  • 05   Book your flight and prepare to fly to Dubai.

    We advise you to book your flight on the weekend (Friday or Saturday in UAE) so that you can start the necessary work on a weekday without much hindrance. For instance, you can choose to fly to Dubai on Sunday night so that you can start on all procedures by Monday morning.

  • After Entering Dubai

  • 06   Visit your employer or company

    This step is important if you want to ensure that all the working conditions are upto your standard and meet the requirements of your ideal working environment and any other preferences. If everything is of satisfaction, you can proceed with the next step.

  • 07   Apply for your work permit
    Duration: roughly 7 days

    The employer will do this immediately after your labor approval has been signed.

  • 08   Apply for your entry permit
    Duration: roughly 7 days

    This step will also be done by your employer and is equivalent to an e-visa which can be used to enter Dubai. If you leave Dubai after entering with your Dubai Express Visa, then the entry permit can be used to enter Dubai. The entry permit will be valid for 60 days from the date you will have to enter Dubai.

  • 09   Enter Dubai and start working

    You can start working the next day you enter Dubai

  • 10   Face medical examination and biometrics
    Duration: roughly 5 to 7 days for results

    This can be done through any medical facility accredited by the Dubai government.

  • 11   Issued Residence Visa
    Duration: 2 to 3 working days

    Your residence visa will be issued after your medical test results are handed over. If your employment contract also includes a provision for your family visa, then all procedures will begin after this.

  • 12   Emirates ID issued
    Duration: approximately 3 to 4 weeks after biometrics

    After receiving the Emirates ID, you can freely travel throughout Dubai or other Emirates of the UAE. It is legally mandatory to have an Emirates ID Card to be considered a lawful resident of the UAE. Wearing colored contact lenses or henna on the hands is prohibited during the medical and biometrics procedure.

    Now that you have a rough idea of how a Dubai Express visa can speed up your employment process, We will focus on why a residency visa is essential when working in UAE.


What is a Residence Permit?


A UAE Residence permit is a document that legally approves the holder to stay in the UAE for the permitted period. The validity period of a residence permit is usually similar to the contract period (mostly 2 to 3 years) with your company but can be renewed many times with a validity period between 2 and 10 years. It is your employer’s responsibility to apply for and renew your residence visa.

What are the Documents needed for a Residency Permit?


  1. Completed UAE residence permit application
  2. Passport size photos (2)
  3. A copy of the original passport
  4. Original entry visa and a copy of it
  5. Medical fitness certificate
  6. Legal residency proof of sponsor
  7. Establishment card and company trade license copies

Should we exit the country to get a residence permit?


Previously, applicants needed to exit UAE for a residence permit. Since UAE has updated its rules and made them easier, residence permit applicants are no longer required to exit the country for the permit to be issued.

What are the Benefits of having a residence permit?


  • Be able to sponsor your family (if you fulfill all criteria laid by the UAE government)
  • Open personal bank accounts (except for a salary or corporate account)
  • The Capability of starting any business in the UAE
  • Invest or buy property in the UAE