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Obtaining a job visa in Dubai involves a series of steps, and the process may vary depending on your nationality, the type of job you’re seeking, and the policies in place at the time of application. Here is a general overview of the process:

  1. Find a Job: Secure a job offer from a company in Dubai. The employer will typically sponsor your visa.
  2. Job Offer and Employment Contract: Once you have a job offer, your employer will provide you with an employment contract. This contract will include details such as your salary, job responsibilities, and other terms of employment.
  3. Approval from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE): Your employer must then obtain approval from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. They will submit your employment contract and other required documents.
  4. Entry Permit: Once approved, you will receive an entry permit, which allows you to enter Dubai for employment purposes.
  5. Medical Test: In many cases, you will be required to undergo a medical examination to ensure you are in good health.
  6. Emirates ID: After entering Dubai, you will need to apply for an Emirates ID, which is a mandatory identification card for all residents.
  7. Residence Visa: Your employer will complete the remaining paperwork to convert your entry permit into a residence visa. This process includes submitting additional documents to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
  8. Labor Card: You may also need to obtain a labor card, which is issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. This card officially recognizes you as a resident employee in the UAE.
  9. Bank Account and Additional Formalities: You may need to open a bank account, register for social security, and complete other formalities.

Please note that the process can change, and it’s important to check with the relevant authorities or seek legal advice for the most up-to-date information. Additionally, some free zones in Dubai have their own specific procedures for issuing visas, so the process may vary depending on your employment location.