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Change of Employer for a Domestic Worker

  • FAQ

  • Service Description

    The Ministry provides this service to employers wishing to change the employer of their domestic workers inside the country (change their status).

  • Target Audience


  • Service Procedures

    1. Log in with the username and password or use UAE Pass
    2. Apply for a change of status through one of the channels of service delivery
    3. Payment of prescribed federal fees
    4. The application will be forwarded electronically to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security for verification of compliance
    5. A change of status document will be sent to the employer via email
  • Required Documents

    1. Copy of the worker’s passport
    2. A Colored photo of the domestic worker
    3. A valid original ID card for GCC employers, residents, and investors, or a special identification card for diplomatic employees is required.
    4. Valid original ID card of the citizen employer
    5. Cancellation of the worker's previous visa, in case the worker is present in the country
  • Terms And Conditions

    • The employer's passport must be valid
    • The employer's Emirates ID must be valid
    • The resident employer / investor must possess a valid residence visa
    • The proposed worker's passport must be valid for at least three months

    Note: Change of status is valid for 60 days from the date of issuance, thus fines will be imposed on domestic workers after this period.

  • Timing

  • Payment

    All Emirates except the Emirate of Dubai The Emirate of Dubai
    515 dirhams 535 dirhams


    • Business Centers commission is capped at 72 dirhams
    • Except for federal charges, the service is free of charge via MOHRE's website and smart app.

    *Please note that the fees shown above do not include tax and collection charges.

  • Relation of service with other service

    Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security

  • Notes:

    The customer will be notified once the request has been completed. Applicants can follow up on their applications by visiting:

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