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  1. Overview: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  2. Global HR Compliance
  3. Global PEO and Payroll
  4. Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
  5. Expand without a company set up
  6. Contractor vs. Employee: Which Is Better?
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Immigration support for hiring expats in the UAE via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in the United Arab Emirates or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in the UAE after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in the UAE, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Hiring and payrolling expats in the United Arab Emirates

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in the UAE is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide the steps and documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in the UAE.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in the UAE takes from 1 to 3 months until entry to the UAE, and a further 2 weeks to 1 month before the entire process is completed.

Major steps to get a work permit in the UAE

  1. Employment Entry Permit
  2. Entry to the UAE
  3. Residence Visa and ID Card Applications
  4. Medical Examination and Biometrics
  5. Residence Visa Endorsement & Freezone ID Card Issuance

Documents for work permit in the UAE, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Copy of passport valid for six months minimum beyond intended period of stay 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, resolution minimum 600 dpi. The photograph should be of an appropriate quality for biometric processing. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open. One original
Educational Certificate One clear and certified copy
Copy of passport valid for six months minimum beyond intended period of stay applicant going to work in the UAE in a managerial or technical position; a female applicant wishing to sponsor her spouse and family; and for applicants from Arab backgrounds. The certificate must be an original or certified copy, and must be legalized for use in the UAE. This should also be translated into English or Arabic if not issued in one of these languages. It may be possible to obtain work authorization for some job titles without a university degree. Please contact a listed supplier to discuss on a case-by-case basis. One clear and translated copy; one legalized original
Copy of passport valid for 6 months minimum Copy of biodata and signature pages only. One clear copy
1 Color Scanned Passport Photograph One clear copy
Passport valid for six months minimum With at least 2 blank, adjoining visa pages One original
ID Card Application Form The link for the application form may be found here; should be prepared by the typing centre and then stamped following the medical and biometric appointment. One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in the UAE without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Call us for more information about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in the United Arab Emirates.

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