The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest countries in the Gulf region. That’s why here a lot of expatriates move from Asian countries for work and to earn the living.
In UAE there are many types of visas. Make sure the purposes you are coming for. As I know many people want to come here for Work, but the agents will hand over them tourist visas.
One more thing, an employment visa is only issued after proper interviews and verification. A contract with your acceptance signature is submitted in UAE and then you will get an employment visa. Many people think that they will just buy it from an agent and come to the UAE for work – These are people get scammed.
As per UAE rules, you need a sponsor and the only sponsor can apply for a visa.
Many people nowadays have been seen being scammed by agents. That’s why I have just written this blog. If it helped even a single person to avoid scam, then my effort is paid off.
How to Check UAE Visa Status Online
I will show you step by step to understand the visa types and later on you can judge what kind of visa you have fake, duplicate, invalid, visit or employment. There are two different websites that I will show you. You can use either working for you.
UAE Visits or Employment Visa
First of you must know the United Emirates is a country that consists of seven states Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah, and Umm al-Quwain. Dubai is not a country but a state like others.
Now if your plan is to come here and search for a job or to meet friends and family then you normally apply for a visit visa. But if you have got a job and have signed the offer letter then you can only get an employment visa. Visit visa is for 14 days to 3 months normally. And employment visa is valid for 2 months normally in which you must fly to UAE.
You can also see Visa Type in UAE
Steps to Check Dubai Visa Status Online
I request you read this article thoroughly so that you can understand it in a better way. Follow the below steps;
Step – 1: First of all, go to ednrd.ae Portal, You will see a screen like the below image.
Step – 2: Now, if you have applied for a visit visa and you want to see the status of that process then at dropdown “Select Service To Inquire”, select it like in the below picture. eDNRD APPLICATION. This is because sometime the agent will say that I have applied for your visa. In that case, ask him if you can give me the application number. Get that number and check your process. If it is stuck somewhere or needs more paper so that you can provide immediately. If you cannot find any status then he is lying. Avoid that agent
Step – 3: Now, let us see how to fill up this form. I will do in one picture. Make sure to have your passport and visa you just received in your hands. All this information is on your visa and passport.
Step – 4: You will get the result like below. I have changed the values little to make it. If you get like “Unable to process” then your visa is not valid otherwise it will show you like the second option.
Check Visa UAE Overall
But what if your visa is of any other state like Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, etc then you need to follow the below process. Although you can follow for the whole UAE.
Step – 1: Go to the MOI Portal (Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship)
Step – 2: You will see the below screen if you click on the above link. Just choose as I have done. File Number, then Visa. In file type, I have chosen Emirates Unified Number that you can see on your visa or you can use other options like File No. of Identity (only for residents). Click on I am not a Robot and the Hit Search.
Step – 3: You will see a result like this. Here this person has used this visa. If you see “No Record Found” it means your visa is never issued.
That all. Hope this helped.
Always track your application as agents nowadays just say that your visa is rejected and you cannot do anything as visa fee is always paid during the application process. Hence the agent may have not applied but took the fee. Better be aware of these tricks.
Read More: Emirates ID Status Check
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FAQ’s About UAE Visa
Why do I need to check my visa when my native country is allowed?
Man, I met two guys at Dubai airport on my previous flight. They both were in a hell pain situation. They both came to me and asked of their luggage will on this flight? I nodded yes if you are on transit or booked it from Dubai. They gave a surprising answer that we are not in transit or coming from Dubai! I inquired then how you are at the airport?
What they told was shocking that they are boarded from (Asian Country) & let them come from the home country airport but at Dubai, we are told that the visa we are traveling is not a valid one.
They now booked the flight from the airport (purchased ticket somehow).
That’s why I request you to always confirm your visa from the official website of the country you are traveling for.
How can I apply for Dubai Resident Visa myself and can work there?
Dubai Visa is nothing but it is a UAE Residence Visa.
As I have already mentioned that UAE consists of seven states/Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah)
UAE residence visa can be acquired by following ways
- Investors Visa – If you open a firm there in UAE
- Employee Visa – Get a job there and be hired and HR/PRO of the firm will do the process | Also called Employment Visa
- Dependent Visa – Marry to UAE National
How one change a Visit visa to a Work permit in UAE?
Once you land in UAE on a visit visa then prepare a nice looking resume as per requirements there. Apply on online portals, visit companies and drop your resume there. Ask your references. Try hard and get hired.
You got a job! Congratulations
Now your hiring company will apply to change your status to the concerned department. Now there are two ways either you have to leave the country and enter again on Employment visa offered by your company, you joined or they can ask to change it while you stay there but it costs more to the companies.
After entering UAE again your Visa status will be changed to an employment visa.