Dubai Employment Visa

Work and live in Dubai! Apply for your employment visa today with the help of MSZ Consultancy.

Is it your dream to live in Dubai? We can’t blame you! This gorgeous city is known around the world for its thriving economy, high standard of living, constant progress, and growth. If you want to live and work in the “City of Gold,” then you will need to get a work visa. The good news is, getting a Dubai employment visa is a pretty simple process, especially with MSZ Consultancy on your side.

Requirements for a Dubai Employment Visa

In order to get an employment visa in Dubai, there are certain requirements that both you and the company that is hiring you must meet
Application form
Several passport photos
A valid passport
Certificate of health
Copies of employment contract
Educational certificates and any other professional certificates
Company’s valid trade license

How Do I Get an Employment Visa in Dubai?

Are you wondering where to start when it comes to getting your employment visa? Here are the steps you will have to take to apply:

1. An employment visa is provided by an employer. This isn’t something you will have to apply for on your own. So, the first big step you’ll have to take to get this visa is to find a job.

2. After you’ve found the perfect job, your employer will apply for work permits from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE). This permit will be good for two months.

3. During the two months, your employee will arrange for other formalities to be completed, like your Emirates ID, Labor Card, and residency visa.

4. Once you get your residence visa, you don’t have to make the big move alone! You can sponsor your family and bring them into the country with you.

If you are employed outside of the Free Zones, then you won’t need to get a work permit before you travel to the UAE, but you’ll have to get an entry visa once you arrive.

What Are the Different Types of Visas?

There is not just one type of visa that will work for everything. You will have to apply for the type of visa that best fits your needs. Here’s a look at the different options:

1. Business Visa

This visa is for anyone who wants to start a business in Dubai or has professional experience. This visa is good for six months.

2. Mission Visa

This visa is good for 90-days. Most foreigners use this visa to explore the area before they commit to relocating. A company will have to sponsor this visa.

3. Persons with Specialized Talents

This visa is meant for people that work in a specialized field like doctors, scientists, inventors, and artists. One big advantage of this visa is that spouses and children are also covered under it.

4. Self-Employment Visas

This visa is just like it sounds, it’s for people who are self-employed and work for themselves. You may also hear this visa referred to as a freelance visa. There are several people that fall under this type of visa like: property investors, entrepreneurs, investors in public investments of at least 10 million AED, and more. Unlike other visas, there isn’t an employer to sponsor this visa, so you’ll have to apply for it through a free zone, through an established company by working as a contractor, or through an individual.

Skill Levels for UAE Work Visa

Any foreigner who is over the age of 18 can work in the UAE. There isn’t a maximum age for who can be employed in the UAE, but if workers are over the age of 65 then companies will be expected to pay a higher fee.

Foreign workers are divided into three levels based on their qualifications.

Level 1

This is for people who have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Some positions that fall under this level are managers, engineers, doctors, public relations officers, marketing specialists, and more.

Level 2

This level are people that have a diploma in a particular field like mechanical or technical.

Level 3

This is for high school education. Positions under this visa would include a sales executive, sales representative, tour guide, administrative assistant, receptionist, and more.

Level 3

Employment Visa Renewal Dubai

Work visas are only good for 1-3 years, and they have to be renewed after that. Your sponsor will be responsible for making sure your visa is renewed within 30 days before it is set to expire. They will go through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs to start the renewal process.

MSZ Consultancy, Your Visa Experts

Let MSZ Consultancy help you with the Dubai employment visa process. We have a team of experts that can help you understand all the rules and regulations. From the Dubai employment visa cost, the paperwork, and the renewal process, we will make sure you have everything you need. Experience a simple and hassle-free process. You can reach us at +971 52 544 1248. What are you waiting for? Take the first steps today towards the future in Dubai that you’ve always wanted!


At MSZ Consultancy, we help make your business dream become a reality. We will guide you through everything it takes to setup your Dubai business. We also offer financial advice and legal suggestions to help you during your business journey. We don’t just help you get started, we also give you the tools you need to become self-reliant and successful.


We have a unique team consisting of business setup consultants, lawyers, and PRO executives to assist you with all of your needs. From helping you form your company, to taking care of the paperwork, finding a location for your business, getting your visas, and providing the legal and financial advice that you need, we do it all! We make business easy!


We put our clients first at MSZ Consultancy, and it shows. We understand that not every company is the same. That’s why we tailor our services to fit your exact needs. And we will provide the best customer service while helping you through it all!

Trade License

Your business license is the most important step to the company setup process. We will guide you through the process so you can start legally doing business in no time.

E Trader License

If you plan on selling your products on social media, then you’ll need an E trader license. Let us help you get it! We can guide you through the entire process so you can quickly start selling your products online.

Local Sponsorship

In the UAE, it is mandatory for a foreign businessman to have a local sponsor to help with the Mainland business setup. We have access to the most reliable local sponsors that you can trust with your company.

PRO Services

Let us take care of time-consuming paperwork for you. We have a Public Relations Officer that can take care of all your documentation and clearing services so you can focus on the core of your business.

Bank Account Assistance

Let us help you get a corporate bank account setup. Each bank has its own set of requirements. We will make sure you have everything you need to quickly get your account setup.

Product Registration

Do you plan on manufacturing and distributing your products in Dubai? Then you will need to get your products registered. We can make the process quick and easy.

Business Centers

Not sure where the best location will be for your business? Leave it to us! We have Business Centers located in strategic locations throughout Dubai that will make a perfect office or building for your business.

Company Liquidation

Company liquidation can be stressful. Our team of experts can help take the stress away. We can help you minimize your legal liabilities and possible financial losses during your company liquidation process.

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