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Cancel work permit

  • FAQ

    List of MOHRE services Question Answer
    Cancel work permit Should the worker sign the cancellation request before it is submitted? Yes, if the cancellation type is a used work permit or cancellation of work permit
    Can the establishment apply to cancel a work permit for worker outside the UAE? Yes, after the cancellation of worker's residency, provided that he completes 6 months outside the UAE, or that the work card and his residency are terminated, in the absence of completion of 6 months outside the country.
    How can I apply for a request of work permit cancellation? Via service centers “Tasheel” or Smart Application
    What is the legal period allowed for the worker to stay within the UAE after cancellation? The worker is allowed to stay inside the UAE without accumulating fines for 30 days or the remaining time of the work card and residence, whichever is lower.
  • Service Description

    A service provided by the Ministry to any establishment to cancel request for initial approval of a new electronic work permit (used or unused)

  • Target Audience


  • Service Procedures

    will update soon

  • Required Documents

    Document Name Document Terms
    a copy of signature specimen card/ Establishment Number  
    E-Signature Card Original
    A copy of a sealed visa or a status adjustment receipt In the case of cancellation a used work permit
    Proof that the worker did not enter the country\ clearance certificate from the Federal Authority of Identity and citizenship In the case of cancellation a unused work permit
    Work Permit Number\ Initial Approval Notice  
    A copy of the worker passport and residence.  
    Residence details from the Federal Authority for Identity and citizenship. In the case of cancelation a work permit (worker from outside the UAE)
    A copy of the commercial license  
  • Terms And Conditions

    • Fee payment of late permit issuance after (60) days from the date of entry (if applicable)
    • Original E-Signature Card
  • 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”.

  • Working Hours

    • Service Centers Tasheel
    • Smart Application
    • Tawseel car
    • Establishments participating in the Ministry's E-forms program

    From Saturday till Thursday

    From 8:00 A.M till 8:00 P.M

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