What is change of VISA status? How to do it & how much is it? Where to do it and what all do you need?

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The change of VISA status is the formal process of changing a VISA from its current state to a new one. For example, you visited UAE as a tourist. Naturally you would be having a tourist VISA. If you were able to secure a job that can issue that would give you a VISA. You will be changing the status of your stay from tourist to employment. That would be considered change of VISA status.

It works in many ways, from employment to tourist, from tourist to employment, tourist to family (under the employed person, if he wants to sponsor his family) and much more.

Now that we have understood the process let us answer the rest of the questions.

You will have to visit our Amer Center which is situated right next to the immigration services of Dubai at DAFZA HQ (Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority) or you can contact us directly by clicking on the link given below. There are two major categories for this process involving two entities. Change of status with Company and/or family.

A change of status a with company usually implies that the change is from tourist to new employee or from an old company to a new company. There may be more forms, but these are the most frequent ones. If a person is here & wants to apply for residence VISA then Change status is required.  There will be an approval process from the labor office and then an immigration or our Amer center. You will need documents such as the New Visa, Old Visa (or tourist VISA), Sponsor ID copy (the hiring companies sponsor), trade license (of the new company), establishment card and passport copy.

The second form where an employee acts as a sponsor for his own family. He is deemed as the sponsor for his family. The change of status will be required for his family members, from tourist to residence or from one residency to another. From one residency to another usually involves a process called holding VISA. This is a process that transfers the residency once the main sponsor for the family changes jobs or employment. If a family member here & wants to apply for residence VISA then Change status is required. Some additional documents will be required such as New Visa, Old Visa, Sponsor ID copy, sponsor passport and visa.

Lastly, based on the company being a freezone company or a mainland company. The process of changes.

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Steps & procedure for Change of status for Companies

Step 1:
  • Contact us to see which category you fall under (2 categories – mainland or Free Zone)
Step 2:
  • Submit all documents such as New Visa, Old Visa, Sponsor ID copy, trade license, establishment card.
Step 3:
  • Wait for approval.
Step 4:
  • Visit the Amer center at Al Tawar next to the Immigration office at DAFZA HQ (Dubai Airport Freezone Authority) and make the payment.
Step 5:
  • Submit the documents received to the necessary authorities in your company.

Steps & procedure for Change of status for Families

Step 1:
  • Contact us on the link below to begin the process.
Step 2:
  • Submit all documents such as Tourist Visa or New Visa (if resident), Old Visa(if resident), Sponsor ID copy, sponsor passport and visa.
Step 3:
  • Wait for approval.
Step 4:
  • Visit the Amer center at Al Twar next to the Immigration office at DAFZA HQ (Dubai Airport Free zone Authority) and make the payment.
Step 5:
  • Submit the documents received to the necessary authorities in your company.

What are the Documents Needed for VISA?

  1. Passport Copy –
    1. Front page: this is the page that includes your name, date of birth, date of issue, country of issue & other necessary details
    2. Back Page: This is usually the last page on the passport which has the parents & wife’s name. It also has the exact address of birth and other necessary information.
  2. VISA Document – (For Tourist to residence – Company & Family)
    1. This is a pdf file that you will receive by email when you have entered the country.
  3. Trade License of Company
    1. This is the license that shows that the company has rights to operate in the country
  4. Old VISA (if he was a resident working for a different company)
    1. This is an orange color page stamped on the passport, that states, the job title, the year of issuance and the expiry of it. This should have a canceled stamp on it
  5. New VISA
    1. Like the same as the old VISA without the canceled stamp on it.
  6. Sponsors Emirates ID
    1. For Company It means the emirates ID of the person who is employing you.
    2. For Family, it means the emirates ID for the family sponsor
  7. Sponsor Passport
    1. For Company It means the passport of the person who is employing you.
    2. For Family, it means the passport for the family sponsor
  8. Establishment card
    1. This is a card issued by the company to help with immigration. Since it complies with the GDFRA rules for helping with hiring of new people by the company.

How much is the price for the services?

For Change of status for Company it is 675 AED

For change of status for Family it is 640 AED per family member (the holding process is a separate cost & process)

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