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Work permit replacement

  • FAQ

    List of MOHRE services Question Answer
    Replace work permit from outside the UAE What is the description of a service to replace a work permit from outside the country? Means an application submitted by the establishment for getting an initial approval to replace an electronic work permit with an approved worker with fees payment.
    Are there fees to replace the work permit? There are no fees
    Is it necessary that the commercial license is valid for the replacement of the work permit? Yes, the commercial license must be valid
    Is it possible to replace the work permit after it has expired? The maximum permit replacement is only 4 times during a period not exceeds 6 months from the date of approval of the work permit.
    Shall the entry permit be cancelled before replacing the work permit? Yes, the work permit, to be replaced, shall be canceled.
  • Service Description

    A service intended for an application submitted by the establishment for initial approval to replace the initial approval notice for the work permit of an approved worker. The fees were paid according to the classification of the establishment to be replaced by another worker according to the applicable form.

  • Target Audience

    Employers

  • Service Procedures

    1. Applications shall be printed at the service centers ""Tas'heel"" or through establishments participating in the Ministry's e-forms program.
    2. The application will be transferred electronically to the Ministry and fulfilling the conditions contained herein shall be checked and verified
    3. If there is something missing, the customer shall be notified thereof to complete them through the service center "Tas'heel"
    4. In case of fulfilling the conditions and documents, the customer can print the approval notice by visiting the Ministry's website www.mol.gov.ae
  • Required Documents

    Document Name Document Terms
    The number of work permit to be replaced. Initial approval of work permit for the worker to be replaced.
    Letter of Work offer that was printed for the new worker. Last page of the work offer submitted to the new worker after signing (and fingerprint if required).
    Original E-Signature Card E-Signature Card of one of the partners/ owners authorized to sign
    A copy of signature specimen card The establishment code in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
    A copy of the new worker's passport valid for more than 6 months. Valid for more than 6 months
    The worker's photograph with a white background.  With white background
    A copy of academic qualification If the profession is one of the skill levels' professions 1 – 2 – 3
    External bodies approvals, if the profession so requires. In case the profession requires the approval of external bodies (such as: teacher/ doctor/ pharmacist... etc).
    A copy of entry permit of the old worker to be replaced or his visa number cancelled and sealed by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.  
  • Terms And Conditions

    1. The business license shall be valid.
    2. The bank guarantee and fees of the work permit to be replaced shall be paid.
    3. The period of replacement shall be within a maximum period of 6 months from the date of the initial approval of the work permit.
    4. The worker's age, holders of permits to be replaced shall not be below 18 years and shall not exceed 60 years.
    5. The maximum permit replacement is only 4 times, provided that the entry permit is canceled for the worker to be replaced.
    6. The replacement of a new worker with the same profession and same sex.
    7. System will prevent to change the nationality if it leads to the transformation of the establishment to another classification when the worker is replaced.
  • Timing

  • Payment

    Fees Description Fees Amount Fees Type Notes:
    E-dirham 3 AED Federal Fees Fees are applied to all service channels each time an E-dirham card is used to pay.
    Fees for service delivery via the electronic and smart systems channels, the service booth, and the service car “Tawseel”. 50 AED Fees for the service channel These fees are applied only when submitting the service application through the electronic and smart systems channels, the service booth, and the service car.
    Fees for service delivery via the service centers “Tasheel” 100 AED Fees for the service channel These fees are applied only if service is provided through authorized service centers “Tasheel”.

  • Relation of service with other service

    Ministry of Interior - General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs

  • Service Limitation

    Private

  • Working Hours

    Service centers "Tas'heel"

    From Saturday till Thursday
    From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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