We provide the whole spectrum of PRO and government liaison services. Below is a selection of services that may be particularly relevant to you

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  • Applying for UAE Visa - visit visas, short-term mission visas, long-term ones, etc.
  • Work Permit applications, amendments, and cancellations
  • Arranging newspaper advertisements
  • Residence Visa applications and cancellations
  • Visa applications for maids and other domestic staff
  • Visa renewal application
  • Company registration with the Ministry of Labour
  • Health insurance applications and renewals
  • Attendance at Notary Public with you for the signing of official documents
  • Setting up accounts and liaising with banks, Etisalat
  • Company registration with the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)
  • Arranging documents translation to Arabic - please note that an official legal translator will handle translation at an additional cost.

Visa Processing for Employees

Each emirate in the UAE has its own General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs (previously called Department of Naturalization and Residency) to take care of immigration, visa, and entry permit-related issues, search for and apprehend overstays and illegitimate immigrants, or issue and renew UAE passports for UAE nationals.

Most residents of the UAE are not immigrants in the normal sense of the word (meaning those wishing to move to a country, settle there, and obtain citizenship of that country) but resident expatriates with a UAE residence visa (or permit) that allows them to live in the UAE for some time. Two years for renewals, sometimes one year. Contact the appropriate immigration office in the emirate where you live or plan to live for all issues with permission to visit or live in the UAE.

If visiting the UAE, contact the immigration office of the emirate in which you expect to arrive. Note that Al Ain is not an emirate; it is a city in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Although immigration rules are federal, they are not applied consistently in each emirate. Different paths to Dubai immigration: If you are interested in long-term (or permanent) UAE immigration, your main options come under the Dubai visa’s employment, family, and business categories.

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  • Employment-based Dubai immigration: The standard Dubai work permit is your best path to Dubai immigration. An initial application grants a two-year visa which you can extend indefinitely. To find out more about the employment path to Dubai immigration, visit the Dubai Work Visa page and read about the "Dubai work permit" and the "Dubai work permit (public sector)."
  • Family-sponsored immigration to Dubai: If you have family in the UAE, you may be eligible for immigration to Dubai with family sponsorship. This allows you to stay in Dubai based on your family connection. It requires the support of the family member residing in the UAE.