UAE Speeds Up Work Permit and Residency Visa Processing

July 11, 2024Zayn0

The UAE has been quite proactive when it comes to easing work permit and residency visa procedures, eventually changing the way business is done. This move was part of the second phase of the ‘Work Bundle’ platform aiming to ease hiring and work permit renewal work for business owners and private companies. Here are the all details.

Faster Work Permit Cancellations

One of the noticeable improvements includes the time taken in cancelling a work permit, at 45 seconds instead of the previous 3 minutes. This quick turn-around time will no doubt become a game changer for businesses in effectively managing their workforce and turning around to changing needs fast.

Quicker Visa and Immigration Procedures

Other than the work permit cancellation procedure, the UAE government has improved its visa and immigration procedures. It has drastically reduced the processing time of documents for work permits and residency visas from 30 days to 5 days. This major reduction in processing time shows that the country is serious and sincere in making its environment more business-friendly, as envisioned earlier.

The “Work Bundle” Platform

The overall ‘Work Bundle’ platform, introduced to facilitate work permit and residency procedures, has been all-encompassing. It simplifies a myriad of services such as issuing new work permits, adjusting status, issuance of visa and employment contracts, Emirates ID, residency, medical examination services, and many more. This one-stop-shop approach has greatly reduced the administrative burden on businesses’ shoulders so they may focus on core business concerns.

Businesses and Workers Benefit

The effects of this are bound to be all-rounded. It’s estimated that 600,000 companies and over seven million workers are bound to benefit from the improved work permit and visa procedures in the UAE. While this shall bring an efficiency boost in businesses, it can help create a more inviting environment for professionals to seek employment in the region.

Conclusion

The move by the UAE to simplify work permit and visa procedures only further exemplifies the nation’s ambition toward the adoption of business-friendly rules in the world. In reducing red tape and administrative hindrances, it provided a platform that allowed businesses to grow without restraint, hence improving economic welfare and prosperity for the reg

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