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  • Sector/Department

    Labor Offices

  • Service Type


  • Service Channels

Issuance of a New Work Permit - Domestic Workers

  • FAQ

  • Service Description

    A service provided by the Ministry to employers wishing to recruit a domestic worker from inside or outside the country.

  • Target Audience


  • Service Procedures

    1. Log in with the username and password or use UAE Pass.
    2. Payment of insurance policy fees
    3. Open an employer's file and obtain a work permit (new entry permit) through one of the service delivery channels
    4. Payment of prescribed federal fees.
    5. You will receive an electronic link for approving the standard package contract or the direct recruitment contract
    6. The application will be referred electronically to the Ministry for verification of compliance with the requirements and documents.
    7. Shortfalls will be reported to the customer for completion
    8. Approvals or rejections will be communicated to the customer via text message and e-mail
    9. Once approved, the application will be forwarded electronically to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security for verification of compliance.
    10. Once the process is completed, the seal of the Ministry is placed.
    11. Upon approval, the electronic visa will be emailed to the employer's email address
  • Required Documents

    1. A copy of the employer's passport, addition containing the unified number page of the citizen employer
    2. Proof of marital status (marriage contract) and the resident visa for the spouse of the expatriate employer/investor
    3. An expatriate employer or investor must provide proof of housing in the form of a lease contract or a title deed to the residence
    4. A recent salary certificate from the expatriate employer, confirming that the family's income is not less than 25,000 dirhams
    5. A bank statement of the investor/employer for the previous three months, provided that the monthly income is at least 25,000 dirhams
    6. Copy of the domestic worker's passport
    7. A color photograph of the domestic worker
    8. A valid original ID card for GCC employers, residents, and investors, or a special identification card for diplomatic employees is required.
    9. Valid original ID card of the citizen employer
    10. Domestic worker's tourist visa if he / she is inside the country
    11. Cancellation of the worker's previous visa, if the worker is inside the country
    12. Employers employing more than five domestic workers must provide a written explanation outlining the reasons for hiring an additional worker
  • Terms And Conditions

    • The employer's passport must be valid
    • Valid original ID card of the citizen employer
    • The resident employer / investor must possess a valid residence permit
    • The proposed worker may not possess a valid work permit
    • The proposed worker's passport must be valid for at least three months
    • The worker must be 18 years of age or older
    • There is an age limit of 60 years for domestic workers. A domestic worker may be exempt from that rule if he / she is inside the country and his / her residence visa has been cancelled by the employer of "Domestic labor", provided that the termination date does not exceed three months.
    • The domestic worker must be covered by an adequate insurance policy, on the employer's file
    • The occupation assigned to the worker must meet the requirements of the occupation
  • Timing

  • Payment

    All Emirates except the Emirate of Dubai -Two years

    Type of employer Fees
    UAE/GCC citizens/ Diplomats 265 dirhams


    All Emirates except the emirate of Dubai -One year

    Type of employer Fees
    UAE/GCC citizens/ Diplomats 215 dirhams
    Employer /Investor 5,215 dirhams


    The Emirate of Dubai

    Type of employer Fees
    UAE/GCC citizens/ Diplomats – Two years 385.75 dirhams
    Resident /Employer 5,335.75 dirhams
    Employer /Investor 5,335.75 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


    Permit Duration:

    Two years for UAE citizens, GCC citizens “Optional” (one - two years) for Diplomats and holders of golden visa


    Type of Employment Contracts:

    Full-time Employment

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