Determine 3 conditions for obtaining a job search visa in the UAE.
The executive regulations of the Law on Entry and Residence of Foreigners, which was issued by a Cabinet decision, finally, set three conditions for issuing an entry visa for a visit with the purpose of exploring job opportunities in the country, without the requirement of a guarantor - a host inside the country - the first being that the applicant fulfills one of the two conditions that he is a skilled worker At the first, second or third professional level of the classification of professions approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, or to be a graduate of the top 500 universities in the world according to the classification approved by the Ministry of Education, and not have graduated more than two years ago.
The regulation, which will come into force at the beginning of next month, stipulates that the minimum educational level for the applicant is a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, and thirdly, that he fulfill the prescribed financial guarantee.
The Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security, after the approval of the competent authorities, may grant a foreigner a visa that allows him to enter the country for a temporary visit, whether for a single trip or for several trips. The entry visa is classified according to the purpose of the visit into eight types, namely: tourism, visiting a relative or friend a work assignment, exploration of job opportunities, exploration of business establishment opportunities, treatment, study, training or rehabilitation, and finally courtesy visa. A visitor visa may be issued by the head of the authority or his authorized representative for other purposes not mentioned in this article, provided that the seriousness of the purpose of coming is verified. for the state.
The duration of the visitor’s stay is determined by the purpose of his coming to the country, as determined by the authority in this regard. In all cases, the period of stay should not exceed one year, with the necessity of paying the prescribed fee and guarantee. Part of the month is considered a month in determining the value of the fee to be paid. The head of the authority or whoever he authorizes to extend the entry visa for the visit for a similar period or periods if the seriousness of the reason for the extension is proven and the fees due have been paid.
The entry visa for a visit is valid to enter the country for a period of 60 days from the date of its issuance, and it can be renewed for similar periods after paying the prescribed fee.
She stated that the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Ports Security may grant the foreigner a work entry visa that allows the holder to stay in the country for 60 days from the date of entry until the completion of the necessary procedures for issuing residency, and among these categories is the foreigner linked to a work contract with an employer.
The decision of the Council of Ministers on the executive regulations of the law on entry and residence of foreigners stressed that a foreigner is not entitled to work, with or without pay, except after obtaining a license to do so from the competent authority.
He must leave the country after the expiry of the period in which he is permitted to stay in the country.
The decision also stressed on the foreigner's recruitment agency, that natural and legal persons in the state are obligated not to employ the foreigner, even on a trial basis, without obtaining a license to do so from the competent authorities.
The recruitment agency - whether it is a guarantor or a party contracting with the foreigner - is obligated to employ that foreigner when he is authorized to work and to notify the competent authorities of the incident of his absence from work or his absence within 48 hours of the incident of the interruption or absence.