A guidance on how to register a company user can be accessed here.
Corporate Relations – Government Services
The Corporate Relations department offers a wide range of services for both ADGM registered entities as well as for the non-ADGM registered entities/community.
Registered Entities can avail of a wide range of services such as Visa services, Operational Permits etc., and our non-ADGM entities can access permit services to support activations within the jurisdiction.
All services can be accessed through the ACCESSADGM portal, a highly efficient, comprehensive and integrated online portal that has contributed to enhancing our ease of doing business and enjoying a seamless digital experience by our clients.
Services that we offer
Pre & Post incorporation services, including the Establishment card and E-channels services which triggers the registration of the entity at The Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship, Customs & Ports Security.
Employment & Visa Services
Employment visas, Work Permits, Temporary work permits and dependents visa services for all the individuals working for the ADGM registered entities.
Granting permits to the ADGM registered entities and Al Maryah Island community to Conduct activities and activations.
Various offered services to the ADGM registered entities includes PO boxes, facilitate access to health insurance providers and corporate bank accounts.
1. Visa Services
Obtaining an employment Visa
To obtain an employment visa for a newly registered ADGM entity; please register for a “Company User” account at our Government Services Portal ACCESSADGM.
Activating Employment Visa Services
Upon receiving approval on the user access request; you will be able to apply for the below two steps in ACCESSADGM, which are prerequisites (from the immigration department), to activate the Employment visa services under your registered entity:
- Step 1: Apply for an Establishment card. (Standard processing timeline is 05 Working Days)
- Step 2: Apply for the E-channels account. (Standard processing timeline is 01 Working Day)
Applying for an Employment Visa
Upon obtaining approvals on the above two steps, you will be able to apply for the New Employment Visa service requests in ACCESSADGM. The following are the required documents, to apply an employment visa:
- Passport copy (minimum 6 months validity);
- Passport size photograph, as per the following specifications written here. (White background is a must)
- Employment contract/ offer letter. Copy of the standard template of an employment contract available here.
Estimated processing timelines of an employment visa is 7 working days. This timing excludes any unforeseen delays from the competent authority for issuing visas.
Other VISA services
The tables below identifies the different types of employment allocation ratios that ADGM Licensed Persons are entitled for:
A. For Category A and Category B Entities with a Business Center Address
B. For Category A, B & C with Physical Office Space/ Leased Premises
2. Work Permits/ Temporary Work permits
An ADGM work permit is a document granting an employee of an ADGM Licensed Person permission to work in or from Al Maryah Island, the geographical jurisdiction of ADGM (“Work Permit”).
The ADGM Registration Authority is the sole issuing authority for Work Permits.
Full time Non-Sponsored Employees
A. Employee sponsored by spouse/parent
This category covers individuals directly employed by an ADGM Licensed Person but, who remain on a visa sponsored by their spouse or parent. For more information regarding the required documentation to be provided upon submitting the application for a Work Permit, please refer to the ACCESSADGM portal or email email@example.com.
B. UAE & GCC Nationals
UAE and GCC nationals are not required to obtain an employment visa; however, the ADGM Licensed Person must obtain a Work Permit for those employees that enables them to work on Al Maryah Island.
C. Golden Visa Holders
This category covers individuals directly employed by an ADGM Licensed Person, and have been granted the long term Residence Visa as per the UAE Government Golden Visa Program (Cabinet Resolution No. 56 of 2018).
Temporary Work Permits
An ADGM temporary work permit is a document issued, pursuant to the Rules, by the ADGM Registration Authority to an individual, who will work for the ADGM Licensed Person on a temporary basis, and who does not fall under the definition of an employee (as defined in the Regulations) (“Temporary Work Permit”). The Temporary Work Permit permits such individuals to work in or from Al Maryah Island.
As per the Rules, the ADGM Licensed Person with which the individual is engaged is responsible for obtaining, maintaining and paying the cost of the required Temporary Work Permit.
The Registrar is the sole authority to issue, renew and revoke Temporary Work Permits.
The ADGM Licensed Persons must obtain Temporary Work Permits when engaging the individuals categorised below (prior to the commencement of their engagement):
Meanwhile below links will give you more insights on ACCESSADGM (our Government Services Portal) and on the application process:
Company User Services
New Employment Visa
Services for Community Users / Non-ADGM Registered Entities
Non-ADGM registered entities can obtain/ apply for services in order to conduct events, trainings, seminars or photography activities on Al Maryah Island. Such activations requires an ADGM permit. Services can be obtained through AccessADGM portal.
To obtain such services, please follow below steps:
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