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Issuance/Renewal of Employment Contracts

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  • Service Description

    The Ministry provides this service to establishments wishing to issue or renew their employees' employment contracts.

  • Target Audience


  • Service Procedures

    1. Log in with the username and password or use UAE Pass.
    2. Submit an application through one of the service delivery channels.
    3. Federal Fees and insurance amount must be paid at the time of application for renewal of employment contracts. In case of application for issuance of a new employment contract, federal fees will be paid after the approval of the work permit is issued.
    4. The application will be referred electronically to the Ministry for verification of compliance with the requirements and documents.
    5. Shortfalls will be reported to the establishment for completion
    6. Upon completion of all requirements and documents, will be approved Issuance of Issuance/Renewal of Employment Contracts
    7. Upon approval of the application, electronic approval of the contract will be processed.
  • Required Documents

    Employment contract approved by the Ministry, signed by both the employer and employee.

  • Terms And Conditions

    • An employee in a specialized profession or any other profession that requires a license must meet the requirements stipulated in the applicable legislation.
    • The establishment must maintain a valid license without any registered violations, resulting in suspension of its operations in accordance with applicable laws.
    • Renewal of employment contract application must be submitted by the establishment's authorized signatory
    • Issuance of new employment contract:
      • The application must be submitted within 60 days of the employee's entry into the country or the change in status.
      • Employment contracts will be delivered to workers with skill levels (6-7-8-9), at workers' awareness centers.
    • Renewal of employment contracts: Work permits may be renewed (60) days prior to its expiration date
    • Employment contracts will be delivered to workers with skill levels (6-7-8-9), at workers' awareness centers.
  • Timing

  • Payment

    Federal Fees

    Work permit renewal for two years:

    • Category (1): 250
    • Category (2): 1,200
    • Category (3): 3,450

    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:

  • Download Form File Name : Form-Issuance/Renewal of Employment Contracts.pdf File size : 8.5 MB File Type : PDF

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