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UAE – Dubai Makes Switch to Online Application System

Effective immediately, any new and renewal Employment Entry and Residence Permit applications from companies with five or more employees must be filed online using Dubai Immigration’s eDNRD e-services platform. This change only affects companies that are doing business on the Dubai mainland. Companies must register on eDNRD in order to create an account and then create an “electronic wallet” account at , which will allow for the payment of processing fees. To create an account, the following documents are required from employers:

  • A copy of the sponsoring entity’s Trade License and Immigration Establishment Card;
  • A copy of the entity’s authorized signatory’s passport information page and Emirates ID card;
  • An application to be completed in both English and Arabic; and
  • An authorization letter.

The online system will allow multiple users to use the account and create applications. It is suggested that companies register as soon as possible to avoid any potential processing delays.

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