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.

Quick links to portals

ACCESSADGM

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Online Registry Portal
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