CORPORATE RELATIONS

The Corporate Relations team support member organisations and their employees with Government Services. Assistance is offered in navigating the visa process and transitioning to Abu Dhabi Global Market. The team works closely with relevant government authorities, providing a simple and streamlined process and one point of contact for clients.

 

Important Information: Due to recent changes with Immigration, all companies are required to have a Fawri Account in order to process visa applications.

Step 1: Establishment Card and Fawri Account

Once you have received your commercial license, the next step to apply for an establishment card and a Fawri Account.

  • Establishment Card: Required for all visa related services in Government Services Office and applicable to newly registered companies/branches in ADGM who wish to obtain visa services at the time of application.

CRO-001 Application for Establishment Card

  • Fawri Account: Each company is required to register in Fawri's system for visa submission.  Please contact the Corporate Relations team for details on how to apply for a Fawri Account.

Important: Once your establishment card has been approved, it will remain with the Corporate Relations team at ADGM. You will be informed of the approval. Should you require written confirmation of your Establishment Card for other purposes, please contact the Corporate Relations team who will be able to provide an ADGM issued letter. 

 

 Step 2: Visa Services

In order to live or work in the UAE, a range of visas are offered. You can find below the forms for each of the services available. To be eligible for these services you or your company must have a completed initial approval form as well as a valid establishment card.

All forms for Visa services are listed in the forms section of this page. In addition, please view the list approved insurance providers below. Insurance is needed in order to finalise each visa application.

Please Note: ADGM do not offer Visa Transfer services. Any applicant with an existing visa will go through the new visa application process. Any existing visas should be cancelled in advance of commencing this process.

  • Application for Employment & Residence Visa: Applicable to individuals outside the UAE at the time of application and also applicable to individuals in the UAE on a visit visa, or cancelled employment visa from a previous employer, at the time of application. As part of the application for a residence visa, the applicant will need to select an appropriate job title from the list of approved titles that are within the central immigration system. Please click here to view the list.

Visa Process

  • Application for Visit Visa: Applicable to individuals outside the UAE who are visiting and would like to request a 30 – 90 day Visa, Multiple Entry Visa, or On Arrival Extension visa.
  • Application for Family Sponsorship Visa: Applicable to ADGM sponsored employees who wish to sponsor their family members who are outside the country at the time of application. Also applicable to ADGM sponsored employees who wish to sponsor their family members who are in the UAE, they are required to first cancel their family member’s residency visa and then apply for a new one, there is no transfer visa service. 
  • Application for Domestic Help Visa: Applicable to ADGM sponsored employees who wish to obtain a visa for domestic helpers who are outside the country at the time of application.

 

Other Visa Services

  • Application for Visa Cancellation: Applicable to individuals who wish to cancel their employment visa and who are outside the UAE (for less than 6 months) with his/her passport at the time of application. Also applicable to individuals in the UAE who wish to cancel their employment visa in which case they have 30 calendar days from the date of the visa cancellation to change their status or leave the country.
  • Application for Visa Amendment: Applicable to ADGM sponsored employees who wish to change their visa status at the time of application.
  • Application for Abscondee Letter

 

Other Services

 

 

Approved Insurance Providers

As part of the visa process, applicants will need to provide evidence of their health insurance as part of the immigration requirements. To ensure speedy processing of the application, please ensure that one of the approved providers is used.

To view the attached list of Approved Insurance Providers, please click here

 

Application forms for available services

 

Fees

 

Government Services Handbook

Please view the client handbook for a quick overview of the required processes, and the services available to ADGM clients. The handbook can be located here.


Questions? We’re here to help! Please feel free to email the team at: Gov.Services@adgm.com