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United Arab Emirates

Whether your company is sending employees to United Arab Emirates or expanding outside of UAE to destinations around the world—Fragomen is here to help. Our experienced United Arab Emirates immigration professionals partner with you to develop immigration strategies that help you meet inbound immigration needs and manage your regional or global immigration program.

The UAE provides both short-term and long-term options for prospective foreign nationals. Short-term stays, which may be available in some jurisdictions, are generally intended for tourism and business, while long-term stays are intended for employment, residence and study.

Visitor visas are typically issued for a single or multiple entries and are valid for a stay of 14, 30 or 90 days. Extensions of stay are not permissible for majority of visitor visa types. Many nationalities are eligible for visitor visas on arrival allowing for a 90-day stay within a 180-day period (Schengen passports holders) or a 30-day stay (non-Schengen passports holders).

The main work authorization category is an employment residence permit. Alternative solutions, such as temporary work authorizations in various free zones or mission work permits in the mainland (outside of free zones), are available for those seeking short-term employment. With the exception of certain nationals who are eligible for visitor visas-on-arrival, or citizens of Gulf Cooperation Countries, all applicants must be sponsored prior to entry.

Note that Emirates other than Dubai, especially Abu Dhabi, exercise significant discretion adjudicating various immigration requests.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.

Fragomen in the UAE is Fragomen (UAE) LLC in Dubai International Finance Centre and Fragomen FZ-LLC in Dubai Creative Clusters. Both entities operate as immigration consultancies.
Dubai (FZ)

Fragomen FZ-LLC

dubaiinfo@fragomen.com

+971 4 8181 777

+971 4 429 1392

Office G01, Ground Floor EIB 4 Building
Dubai Internet City
Dubai
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Dubai (UAE)

Fragomen (UAE) LLC

dubaiinfo@fragomen.com

+971 4 8181 777

+971 4 429 1392

Office 101, First Floor Liberty House Dubai International Financial Centre Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 506626
Dubai
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