Mission Visa


What are UAE Mission Visa and How To Apply?

What is a mission visa Dubai & Abu Dhabi?

The mission permit is granted to qualified and experienced professionals who wish to work in the UAE in the short period. The UAE Mission work permit is for 60 days. But it’s important to be cautious; it could be exactly three months. And it may not always be three months. The Ministry of Labour issues Mission visas or permits. This is renewable and has a longer validity period than a special mission visa.

How long is a UAE Mission Visa valid for?

Mission visas are valid for 90 days (3 months) and allow only one entry into the UAE. This implies that any worker on a Mission Visa UAE cannot leave the country until the visa expires; if they leave before the visa expires, the visa will be automatically cancelled, and if they want to return, they must apply for another Mission Visa.

How do I apply for a UAE mission visa

It should be mentioned that in order to apply for a mission visa, the applicant must be outside the country and leave as soon as the visa expires. After leaving the country and cancelling their labor card, the employee can apply for a second mission visa.

The procedure of applying for a mission visa in the United Arab Emirates takes three weeks from the time the visa applications are submitted until the mission visa is received. Entry permit holders and laborers may apply for mission visas in the UAE.

What is the step-by-step process for a UAE Mission Visa?

  • Apply for the Mission Visa quota
  • Once the quota is authorized, apply for employee Mission Work Permit
  • The application must be signed by the employee. 
  • The signed application is submitted for approval
  • After the work permit is accepted, an application for a mission entry visa is submitted.
  • Once the Mission entrance visa is authorized and standard-issue Mission Visa Insurance coverage is awarded, the applicant may enter the UAE and acquire an entrance stamp on the visa upon arrival.
  • The applicant should share a copy of the stamped Mission Visa to the employer
  • The labor contract will be drafted, signed by the employee and submitted for approval
  • Labour Contract and Labour Card are issued. 

Since Mission Visa Insurance is provided concurrently with the work permit by the Ministry of Labour, companies are not required to offer health insurance to their employees, as is the case with regular resident visas. Employers are not required to register or pay employees on mission visas through the Wage Protection System (WPS).

Requirements For UAE Mission Work Permit

  • Photograph
  • Passport (Original)
  • Company’s trade license copy
  • Educational certificate(attested)of the applicant
  • Valid establishment card (sponsor or employer)
  • ADNOC approved medical fitness certificate (from country of origin)
  • Medical fitness certificate from any of the approved medical center in UAE/Outside of the UAE 
  • e-signature card

What is the Eligibility for mission visa abudhabi?

Employers and companies can hire foreign nationals after registering with the Ministry of Labor. The eligibility for expatriate hiring quotas is only known when the application is submitted. Eligibility criteria are determined by the company’s project or activity.

The Ministry of Labor determines the eligibility requirements for mission visas. Before 2018, enterprises must guarantee AED 24,000 when hiring foreign nationals with UAE mission work visas. However, with the most recent modification, submitting a bank guarantee is no longer required.

How can Smart Link Consultancy Services Assist?

To learn more about all the steps for the application of mission visas, book a free consultation with our experts at Smart Link Consultancy Services. You can also contact us by phone at  +971 50 202 9489 or +971 50 854 8489. Send an email to [email protected] if you need help.


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