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UAE immigration & visa services.

If you are a professional in the United Arab Emirates or a business seeking to hire foreign talent, our immigration team stands ready to help you secure the appropriate visas for both yourself and your team.

UAE immigration services

Taking care of the whole immigration process from start to finish.

Document gathering

In this essential step, we ensure that all necessary documents and paperwork are complete, accurate, and in compliance with the immigration regulations.

Translation & legalisation

When and where required, we can secure document translations and legalisations or other authentication of your personal or corporate documents.

Processing visa applications

We then coordinate the processing of these visas and applications, drawing on our in-house professional skills and global network.

Immigration & visa services

Visa application, renewal & conversion for professionals and employees.

  • Employee visa

    The employee visa allows holders to live and work in the Emirates, sponsored by their UAE employer. This visa is perfect for most professions and offers a smooth transition to life in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Golden visa

    Long-term residence (5 or 10 years) for qualified professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs. Enjoy benefits like self-sponsorship, job flexibility, and extended stays outside the UAE.

FAQ

Common questions & answers.

What is a golden visa in the UAE, and how does it relate to employment opportunities for expatriates?

A golden visa in the UAE is a long-term residency permit that offers expatriates and their families the opportunity to live, work, and study in the UAE for an extended period, typically ranging from 5 to 10 years. It is often linked to significant investments, employment in key sectors, or exceptional talent.

What are the eligibility criteria for obtaining a golden visa in the UAE, particularly concerning employment status?

The eligibility criteria for obtaining a golden visa in the UAE vary depending on the specific category. However, regarding employment, individuals may qualify if they hold certain professional qualifications, possess specialised skills, or work in strategic sectors identified by the government. Generally, applicants must demonstrate a stable income, good conduct, and contribution to the UAE’s economic development.

Can individuals on a golden visa in the UAE work for any company, or are there restrictions on employment sectors or industries?

Golden visa holders in the UAE are typically allowed to work for any company without restrictions on sectors or industries. The visa is designed to attract skilled professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators to contribute to the country’s growth across various sectors, including finance, technology, healthcare, and education.

How does the process of transitioning from a regular employment visa to a golden visa work in the UAE?

The process of transitioning from a regular employment visa to a golden visa in the UAE involves meeting specific criteria set by the government. This may include maintaining a certain level of income, demonstrating continued employment in strategic sectors, or making significant investments in the country. Applicants must submit the required documentation and undergo a thorough evaluation by relevant authorities.

Are there any specific advantages or benefits for employers hiring individuals who hold golden visas in the UAE?

Employers in the UAE may benefit from hiring individuals who hold golden visas due to the stability and long-term commitment they bring to the workforce. Golden visa holders are more likely to stay with the company for an extended period, reducing recruitment and training costs associated with high turnover rates. Additionally, their expertise and contributions can enhance the company’s reputation and competitiveness in the market.

Ready to get started?

Our dedicated immigration team can process your visa application quickly and reliably.

Rajiv Kumar Singh
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Rajiv Kumar Singh, Managing Director, Acclime Middle East