Dubai Work Visa - Here's what you need to work in UAE

Web Desk 11:10 PM | 18 Jan, 2023
Dubai Work Visa - Here's what you need to work in UAE
Source: TheNewYorkTimes

DUBAI - Millions of people leave their homeland in search of better jobs each year and one of the most attractive destinations for them is Dubai which offers work visas to the skilled professionals in diverse fields.

If you are also seeking an oppurtunity to work in Dubai, you should keep in mind that you will need a work visa in this regard. The Dubai Work visa is issued to those international candidates who have already entered the country using the entry permit.

It is easier to get the work visa for Dubai if you have a specialized skill; however, for jobs of general nature, Dubai offers good oppurtunities.

Types of Dubai Work Visa 2023

There is only one type of Dubai Work Visa, and its ancillary items are as under: 

  • Entry visa
  • Residence Visa
  • Emirates ID card

It is to be mentioned that getting UAE Work Visa is not what it all takes. Before applying for a work visa, all international candidates will need to obtain an entry visa, which will permit them to enter the UAE, a residence visa, which will allow them to stay for a certain period, and an emirates ID card which will let them move freely and legally in the emirate.

Interestingly, the new UAE visa rules allow the relatives or friends of a UAE resident or citizen to apply for an entry permit for temporary work purposes.

Dubai Work Visa Validity

The validity of all entry visas in UAE is 60 days. These visas can also be renewed. You will need the following requirements for the entry visa

  • Proof of sound health 
  • Work contract
  • Confirmation letter from the employer stating the purpose of the visit

Once you enter the country, your employer will be responsible for getting you a residence visa, Emirate ID card, and labor card. The validity of the residence visa is usually 1-2 years. The visa can be renewed without much hassle. Moreover, the lower age limit to apply for a Dubai Work visa is 18 or equivalent at the time of application.

Dubai Work Visa Requirements

The documents which are needed for the application process for a Dubai Work Visa are mentioned below:

  • Photocopy and a valid passport
  • Passport size photographs
  • Copies of academic qualifications
  • Copies of birth certificates
  • Copies of marriage certificates (if available)
  • Emirates ID Card
  • Entry permitted by the Ministry of Labor
  • Government-approved health certificate
  • Proof of accommodation in UAE
  • A copy of the company card
  • Proof of enough financial resources to fulfill living expenses in UAE.
  • Proof of submitted application fee charges

The required documents can vary depending on the nature of employment as well as fresh guidelines issued from time to time.

How to Apply for Dubai Work Visa?

To be able to apply for a Dubai Work visa, you must have a job offer from a UAE company or any employer.  This job offer can be obtained after visiting UAE as well.

For work visa, your employer will apply to the Ministry of Labor (MOL) for visa quota approval on your behalf. The employer will submit a contract of employment signed by you to the MOL.

Meanwhile, you must apply for a Residence visa within 60 days of entering UAE. Applicants will also need to apply for the Emirates ID Card, which will be issued by the Emirates Identity Authority center (EIDA).

After approval, applicants will receive an employment entry visa.

How to Find Job

There can be multiple ways to get a job in Dubai. Some of the applicants prefer searching jobs while dropping their CVS in hard form in different offices while others apply through online job portals. It depends n your skill and suitability of the job as to which method offers you the best deal.  

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 21, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 21, 2023 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.15 286.15
Euro EUR 298.5 301.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 340.5 344
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.54 757.54
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.5
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.88 925.88
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.6
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.5 209.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.25 307.78
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 21 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,500.  

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.  

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390


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