UAE work permits to be extended to three years

UAE work permits to be extended to three years

Tuesday 23 May 2023Wed 16 Feb
UAE work permits to be extended to three years

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So, speaking of working in Dubai, residents can now expect work permits to be extended up to three years instead of two!

The FNC (Federal National Council) which is the UAE’s parliamentary body has approved and signed off on the extension of work permits.

Previously, residents could only get a work permit for up to two years with their job contracts and visas, but now can get their permits for three years. Although, the FNC had mandated that employees spend one year minimum with their company after their probationary period and only then can a work permit be granted up till three years. This depends if both parties agree and decide to keep the duration three years.

This move for work permits is made by the FNC in order to reduce the costs that companies bear while applying for work permits.

All work permits are issued by the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), although a timeline for the roll out of work permits isn’t out yet.

So, now if you’re planning to move to Dubai, you can easily get an extra year on your work permit for a similar price range as the two year work permit.

How great is that?

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