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Issuance of a New Work Permit - Dependents Sponsored by Family Members

  • FAQ

  • Service Description

    Permits issued to establishments registered under the Ministry for employing dependents sponsored by their family members.

  • Target Audience


  • Service Procedures

    1. Log in with your username and password or use UAE Pass. (for online/ smart channels only)
    2. Submit an application through one of the service delivery channels.
    3. The application will be referred electronically to the Ministry for verification of compliance with the requirements and documents.
    4. Shortfalls will be reported to the establishment for completion
    5. Upon compliance with all conditions and documents, the application will be approved.
    6. The contract will be approved electronically if the permit application is approved
    7. Payment of Federal fees, bank guarantee or insurance upon approval.
  • Required Documents

    1. Clear colored photo with a white background
    2. Passport copy with a validity period of at least six months.
    3. The official job offer form issued by the Ministry, signed by both the employer and employee.
    4. Academic Certificates: A clear certificate bearing the name of the employee, Skill levels (1 & 2) Bachelor Degree or higher is required. Skill Levels (3 & 4) Diploma graduate or higher is required. Skill Level (5) High School Certificate is required. There is no requirement for a certificate for skill levels 6 to 9. Workers who earn less than AED 4000 per month or who do not possess a degree are not considered skilled.
    5. Professional license issued by the competent authority, example: doctor, nurse, etc. (professional license issued by the Ministry of Health - Department of Health)/ Teacher, teacher assistant (Ministry of Education - Knowledge Authority(Dubai)- Abu Dhabi Education Council- Sharjah Education Council) Fitness Trainer (Youth and Sports Authority)/ Advocate (Ministry of Justice).
  • Terms And Conditions

    • The Employee must be 18 years of age or older
    • An employee in a specialized profession or any other profession that requires a license must meet the requirements stipulated in the applicable legislation.
    • It is essential that the occupation of the proposed employee is compatible with the activities of the establishment.
    • The establishment must maintain a valid license without any registered violations, resulting in suspension of its operations in accordance with applicable laws.
    • The Work Permit application must be submitted by the authorized signatory of the establishment
    • The Candidate for employment may not possess an active work permit.
    • The worker must have a valid residence permit for his relatives.
    • It is not required to have an electronic quota to obtain a work permit service for those who are under the residency of their relatives.
    • All skill levels and professions are allowed to obtain this type of permit according to the conditions of the service
  • Timing

  • Payment

    • Business Centers commission is capped at 72 dirhams
    • Work permit application for a family-sponsored dependent: 50 dirhams
    • Work permit issuance for a family-sponsored dependent: 250 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


    Type of Employment Contracts:

    Full Time / Part Time / Temporary Work / Flexible Work / Remote Work / Job Sharing

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