Indian nationals who are outside the country and applying for a work visa will be required to undertake a medical in one of the GCC approved medical centres in India, in order to receive initial approval for their work permit that will enable the UAE employing company to apply for the Entry Permit approval.
Upon receiving the approval, they will have to go back to the UAE Embassy to have it stamped into their passport – they will then be able to enter the UAE with this visa.
However, if the Indian national is coming on a spouse or dependent resident visa (sponsored by husband, father or mother for example) then this extra medical will not be required.
Note that currently this is being implemented in Abu Dhabi more extensively, this process is not being fully implemented in Dubai at this stage.
Please be aware that due to COVID, work visa applications from outside country are still not open. Staff members must travel in on a visit visa or tourist visa first and change status in country. Applications are still on a case-by-case basis at the moment.
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