To attract and retain talent, the UAE government has introduced a number of innovative immigration programmes. According to a report released on Wednesday, the UAE awarded more than 500,000 new work licences in Q2 2022, a 27% rise from the same period in 2021. By the conclusion of Q2, there were 5,376,842 registered private sector workers in the MoHRE database. In the second quarter of 2022, there is a 9% growth in the number of private sector employees stationed in the UAE
Fees For Issuing Work Permit For Resident And Expats
Type Of Work Permit
|Residency Holder||Dhs 50|
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued decision no 37 of 2022 to amend a few conditions of the Cabinet Resolution 21 of 2020 regarding service fees and administrative fines in #MOHRE. Learn about the new fees to issue a work permit per the new decision. #UAE #Services. pic.twitter.com/wQ3UlfMKEw
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UAE Announces Discounts On Work Permit Fees For Expats
As part of incentives for fulfilling or exceeding benchmarks, private enterprises in the UAE will be able to earn significant reductions on government fees for issuing work licences for foreigners starting June 1.
The following companies to achieve these discounts would require to fall under certain categories set by the government. The mentioned three categories are first, second and third.
Companies that want to fall in the first category need to achieve a three-fold increase in their Emiratisation rate. They would then qualify to pay only Dh250 per work visa. The permit’s price and validity will last for two years.
Organizations that do not match any of the above standards but agree to the UAE’s law and policy of encouraging demographic and cultural diversity will qualify for the second category. They will need to pay Dh1,200 per permit.
#UAE: New discounts on work permit fees at private firms
Incentives revealed for firms exceeding Emiratisation target, among other criteria https://t.co/HXoqSQtOMf
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Permits in the third category will cost Dh3,450 each. Companies that exhibit a lack of commitment to preserving employees’ rights will fall in the third category. Companies can also fall under category three if they commit other serious violations. It can be a final verdict on a firm committing a human trafficking crime, recruiting employees without gaining work permits etc.
This new classification system will help the national economy achieve a variety of important objectives. The system will boost economic growth due to this categorisation.