Domestic Worker Visa Renewal - Step-By-Step Process

Step 1

Medical Fitness Test

Medical Fitness Test– As per UAE Law, all domestic and household worker must be “ fit to work” before a residence visa is issued.

Typing must be done prior to the worker going for medical .

Medical Examination must be completed in approved Government Health Centers.

Medical fitness/certificate is valid for 90 days only.

Step 2

Emirates ID

Emirates ID application is required to get a residence visa approval. Biometrics must be completed if your domestic/household worker is applying for the first time. Validity of this application is as follows:

Medical fitness/certificate is valid for 90 days only.

Biometrics for new applicants must be completed within 10 days from the time Emirates ID application has been generated or else the application will be invalid.

Step 3

Medical Insurance

As per the rules for housemaid visa in UAE, Medical Insurance is required for all domestic workers such as maid, nanny, babysitter, housekeeper, caregiver, etc.

Policy is issued after labour contract is signed, “FIT” medical certificate and Copy of Emirates ID Typing is submitted.

Step 4

Employment Contract

New Domestic Workers Law 10/2017

Immigration employment contract for year 2017 and 2018 is accepted.

MOHRE employment contract needs to be printed for new visa applications or if the sponsor holds an old contract.

Step 5

Residency Visa Application

This is the final step in getting a residence visa for your domestic/household worker.

The residence visa stamping/sticker should be available on your worker’s passport once the application has been approved. Validity of the residence visa application is as follows: