UAE Immigration Framework

AED1,750.00 AED1,500.00

This program will explore the UAE’s immigration framework in depth. It will also highlight the regulatory differences between Dubai’s free zone and mainland in order to help maintain compliance and avoid un-wanted penalties. It also includes a case study and eligibility assessment, in order to demonstrate the UAE immigration process in more practical terms.



Learning Outcome

You will gain an understanding of the UAE’s sponsorship system and the requirements for sponsoring visitor and employment visas and the associated compliance risks. You will gain knowledge on the various stages of the immigration process, including the available options for short and long-term employment, full immigration process for employing foreign nationals in the UAE, and go beyond this to understand the residency and employment options for their dependents through to the required processes when cancelling employment.

Course Content

UAE Immigration Framework
• Sponsorship System and Categories of Sponsors
• Regulatory Framework
• Jurisdictional Differences
• Employer’s Eligibility for Visa Sponsorship
• Company Classification System
• Overview of Visa Quota System
• Entry Policies and Allowable Activities
• Security Screening, Immigration Eligibility and Security Factors

Employment of Foreign Nationals in the UAE
• Long-term Employment Options
• Employment Eligibility Requirements
• Qualification Requirements
• Job Offer, Employment Contract and Consular Procedures
• Impact of Payroll, Bank Guarantee and WPS on the Immigration Process
• Emiratisation in the Private Sector
• Overview of the Employment Visa Process
• Visa Cancellation Requirements
• Upcoming Changes Impacting Entry and Residence of Foreign Nationals

Q & A Session