Visa and Government Services
The Corporate Relations team supports registered entities and their employees by working closely with the relevant government authorities and providing a simple and streamlined process, and one point of contact. The Corporate Relations team will guide you through the visa process and ensure a smooth transition over to ADGM.
All visa and government services are processed online through the ADGM Client Portal ACCESSADGM
What is the process?
Step 1: Create an account on ADGM's Client Portal ACCESSADGM
ACCESSADGM is an integrated portal that provides a wide range of services including Visa services, Company services, and Letters and Permits.
Step 2: Apply for an Establishment Card and E-Channels Account
All newly registered entities in ADGM are required to apply for an Establishment Card and E-Channels account which is a requirement at the time of all application for all visa related services.
Establishment Card: This card is required to process all visa related services with the Corporate Relations Office within ADGM. This card is issued by the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs - Abu Dhabi (GDRFA) and is a requirement for all ADGM entities that wish to apply for visa services for their employees and will be valid for 3 years.
E-Channels Account: is an online visa application system by the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs of Abu Dhabi (GDRFA). This is a requirement for all ADGM entities that wish to apply for visa services for their employees and will be valid for 1 year
Step 3: Login to ACCESSADGM, go to government services, click on Visas and apply for the required visa service.
Note: ADGM does not offer visa transfer services. Any applicant with an existing visa will go through a new visa application process. Any existing visas should be cancelled in advance of commencing this process.