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UAE Jobseeker Visit Visa 2023 | All You Need To Know

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reformed visa system in start of 2022 and the implementation of these procedures started in September / October 2022 the new procedures have more options for visa types, duration and number of entries against each type.


Now the Foreigners has the choice of a multi-entry or one-entry visa, which allows the visa holder to visit the UAE for a different purposes. A visit visa can be obtain for exploring the stunning Architecture / Places of the UAE, to see a friend or relatives, for a treatment, a mission, to explore the job or business opportunities in the UAE, training or study, and transit are some examples.

In this article we will learn about the newly introduced visa type called “Job Seeker Visit Visa”

United Arab Emirates is a dream destination for job seekers from all around the world (Thanks to the visionary leadership of the United Arab Emirates who make such policies to attract the top talent to the country) especially for subcontinent (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal) and East Asian countries.

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 What is a UAE Jobseeker Visit Visa

Anyone who wish to explore the job opportunities in the United Arab Emirians will be given a visit visa without requiring a sponsor or host within the UAE for one trip. Validity of job seeker visit visa has the options for 60, 90 or 120 days.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for a jobseeker visa

For the purpose of searching job opportunities in the country, following conditions are required to fulfil by the applicant to get the visa:

The person must be either:

Should fall in the first, second or third skill category as define by the MOHRE (Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation) below are the details of these categories / levels.

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Professional levels of jobs

There are 9 professional levels of employment define by the MOHRE according to the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) issued by the ILO (International Labour Organization).

1: business executives, Legislators and managers

2: Technical, Scientific, and Human Fields Professionals

3: Technicians in Humanitarian Fields, Scientific and Technical Areas

4: Writing Professionals

5: Occupations of Sales & Service

6: The Workers who are skilled in Fisheries, Agriculture, and animal husbandry

7: Craftsmen in Mining, Construction, and other Craftsmen

8: Equipment and Machinery Operators and Assemblers

9: Simple Professions.

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Labour is defined as skilled work force if it met the below listed conditions:

The worker should be at a professional level (amongst the one from first to fifth level as mentioned above)

The worker has got certificate higher than the secondary certificate or an equivalent certificate

The certificate should be verified / attested by the concerned authorities

Worker’s monthly salary (excluding commission) should not be less than AED Four (4,000) Thousand Dirhams.

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A graduate should be from the 500 best universities in the world as per the approved classification by the MOE (Ministry of Education) and at the time of application the graduation time should not be more than 2 years (for example if you graduated in 2021 you can only apply in this visa category until 2023).

Academic Programs & Universities

Specified specialization for scholarships

The Universities and Programs should meet the following criteria:

According to the MOE (Ministry of Education, UAE) approved list, for the concerned specialization must be ranked within the top fifty (50) universities.

Ranked within the top two hundred (200) universities for the concerned specialization and top two hundred (200) overall, according to the approved list of MOE (Ministry of Education, UAE) in all countries of study except Australia & USA.

Ranked within the top one hundred (100) universities for the concerned specialization and top one hundred (100) overall, according to the approved list of MOE (Ministry of Education, UAE) in each of Australia & USA.

It should be in one (1) of the countries specified by the MOE (Ministry of Education, UAE).

To know further about the Academic Program based on the approved MOE (Ministry of Education, UAE) List please click here.

The person should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent education.

The person should fulfil the financial guarantee as prescribed.


Required documents

  • Required a colored photograph
  • Required a passport copy of the applicant
  • Attested qualification certificates required
  • The Applicants Iranian Censenamah / ID card
  • Health Insurance which covers the duration of stay
  • Pakistani Smart ID card for the applicant
  • Afghan ID card for the applicant
  • Iraqi Population Card for the applicant
  • Return ticket
  • Certified account statement


How to get visa from GDRFAD

(General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai)

Via Online 

  • You can visit the official website from around the globe “” to apply for your visa:
  • Register a new account if you don’t have the one to get started.
  • Select your required service
  • Attach the required documents
  • Pay the required fees
  • Submit your application
  • You will receive you entry visa (visit/jobseeker visa) via e-mail.

 Via Amer Centers (Only from Inside the UAE)

  • You can get the visa from Amer Centers by visiting any center personally.
  • You can locate the nearest center by using google maps or any other maps.
  • Get the information from the center's receptionist to get started
  • Provide the required documents to the concern staff
  • Pay the required fees
  • At the end you will receive the visa via e-mail.


Note: You will receive the updates of your application by email or text message.

If there is any missing document you will be informed to attach the missing documents within 30 days and if you unable to provide the required document within the given 30 days’ time your request will be automatically canceled.


Fees as per GDRFAD

*(General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai)

Please note that the below fees means if your visa is being processed in the Emirates of Dubai where the service provide is GDRFAD*

For 60 days cost AED 555.75

For 90 days cost AED 685.75

For 120 days cost AED 815.75

In case the entry permit (visa) is issued within the UAE, additional amount of AED 650 will be charged.

One trip financial guarantee is AED 1000



Fees as per ICP

*(Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security)

Please note that if your visa is being applied from any other Emirates (except Dubai) like Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Queen, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah the below fees schedule will apply.


As per ICP* fees for 60 Days

REQUEST FEES                       :        100.00 AED

ISSUE FEES                              :        200.00 AED

SECURITY DEPOSITS             :        1,025.00 AED

E-SERVICES FEES                   :        28.00 AED

ICP FEES                                    :        22.00 AED

Dhafra INSURANCE FEES      :        60.00 AED

ADNIC INSURANCE FEES       :        60.00 AED


Total           :        1,495 AED


As per ICP fees for 90 Days is


REQUEST FEES                       :        100.00 AED

ISSUE FEES                              :        300.00 AED

SECURITY DEPOSITS               :        1,025.00 AED

E-SERVICES FEES                    :        28.00 AED

ICP FEES                                  :        22.00 AED

Dhafra INSURANCE FEES      :        90.00 AED

ADNIC INSURANCE FEES       :        90.00 AED


Total           :        1,655 AED


As per ICP fees for 120 Days is

REQUEST FEES                       :        100.00 AED

ISSUE FEES                              :        400.00 AED

SECURITY DEPOSITS               :        1,025.00 AED

E-SERVICES FEES                    :        28.00 AED

ICP FEES                                  :        22.00 AED

Dhafra INSURANCE FEES      :        120.00 AED

ADNIC INSURANCE FEES       :        120.00 AED


Total           :        1,815 AED


Kindly note that the fees may vary according to the data entered in the application.


Important Note: To make things and procedure simple and at one place this information was compiled from the official sources of UAE government and are only for information purposes. You can visit the below website for any further clarification / information regarding the same.


UAE Governments Official Website

Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai

Ministry of Education – United Arab Emirates


We hope the information will be helpful to understand the procedure, required documents, fees etc. keep visiting the website for further updates in the future. 

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