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Facts & Stats

To hire a foreign national in the United Arab Emirates, you need to ensure that they obtain a work permit. This means they must be employed by a UAE entity and go through the lengthy immigration process. Our Employer of Record (EOR) model can simplify this process. We take on all liabilities associated with hiring the employee, sponsor their visa, and handle the paperwork for their work permit application.



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Supported visa types Golden Visa, Green Visa, Standard Work Permit
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Processing time 2-3 mo.
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Currency UAE dirham
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Capital Dubai
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Languages Emirati Arabic

Frequently asked questions

Requirements vary between visa types, refer to our Immigration guide to find more information. 
The estimated timeline to get a work permit in the United Arab Emirates is 1-2 months.
With the EOR model, Deel, as the employer, can sponsor and handle the visa application.

The employee can start working once they have completed their medical test and their Emirates ID form is issued. However, to be enrolled in the payroll, they need to open a bank account in the United Arab Emirates.