How Much is the Cost of Work Permit in UAE (updated 2022)

Here is the amended list of fees related to the issuing of work permit which has announced by UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). The amended list would come into effect from June 1, 2022.

Fees for issuing a work permit for a worker inside the country

  • Issuing a work permit for juveniles – Dh50
  • Temporary work permit – Dh50
  • Issuing a part-time work permit – Dh50
  • Training permit – Dh50
  • Probationary work permit – Dh50
  • Issuing a work permit for residency holders – Dh50
  • Issuing a work permit for residency holders of freelancers for two years – Dh250

(These fees are for issuing work permits for an individual who holds a valid UAE residency)


Fees for work permits for workers outside the country

If a worker is not in the UAE at the time of application of the work permit, these are the fees that would apply:

Request for work permit:

  • Category A: Dh50
  • Category B: Dh50
  • Category C: Dh50

Issue a work permit for two years:

  • Category A: Dh250
  • Category B: Dh1,200
  • Category C: Dh3,450

Issue a work permit for a project:

  • Category A: Dh250
  • Category B: Dh250
  • Category C: Dh250

Fees to renew work permits and amend labour contracts

Renewal of work permits for two years:

  • Category A – Dh250
  • Category B – Dh1,200
  • Category C – Dh3,450

Amending a labour contract:

  • Category A – Dh50
  • Category B – Dh50
  • Category C – Dh50

Fees for transferring a worker from one company to another (transfer permit)

Request for a transfer permit from one company to another

  • Category A – Dh50
  • Category B – Dh50
  • Category C – Dh50

Issuing a permit to transfer and employ a worker from one company to another, for a period of two years

  • Category A – Dh250
  • Category B – Dh1,200
  • Category C – Dh3,450

Who pays work permit costs?

As per the new UAE Labour Law – Federal Decree Law No. 33 of 2021 – all recruitment related costs need to be paid for by the employer. This includes the employment visa and work permit costs.


Deena

Human Resource professional and writer.

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