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Day 1 - Submit application forms along with the signed Articles of Incorporation and Lease Agreement (if applicable) to CREATIVE ZONE and make payment)
Day 3 - Your dedicated phone number is activated and the details are provided to you by myOffice Business Center along with details of your address
Day 7 - Trade License released by the Free Zone and scanned copy of the original will be sent to you via email. You may start operating your Company from this point
Day 8 - Original Trade License, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation, Share Certificate, Lease Agreement (if applicable) and Company Stamp are available for collection at CREATIVE ZONE
Day 8 - Make payment for Company Immigration Card
Day 23 - Company Immigration card issued. You may apply for your visa at this point
Day 23 - Complete and submit visa application forms and supporting documents and passport photos to CREATIVE ZONE and make payment
Day 35 - Entry Visa issued (Pink Colored Visa) and a copy emailed to you
Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, please provide us with your flight details so we can drop your visa at Dubai airport for a fee of AED 250.
- If you are outside the country when your entry visa is issued, you will need to enter the country on your new entry visa, you will NOT be allowed to enter the country on a tourist visa or visit visa or visa on arrival
Day 36 - Collect your original Pink Colored Entry Visa from CREATIVE ZONE and carry out change of status (In/Out Stamp) either by exiting and re-entering the country i.e. by driving to the Hatta/Oman border (if applicable), or by submitting your passport and payment to CREATIVE ZONE to carry out the same without having to leave the country.
- If the change of status is completed within the 30 day grace period following the cancellation of your previous residency visa or prior to the expiry of your tourist visa or visit visa or visa on arrival, you will not incur any overstay fines.
- Any overstay fines that you may be incurring will continue until you complete the change of status.
- Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, and are not from one of the 46 countries that are granted a visa on arrival (please contact us for a full list of the same) and are entering the UAE on your new entry visa, which will constitute your change of status, please be sure to contact your airline prior to travelling, as many airlines will need to see a copy of your entry visa prior to travel in order to verify the same and then upload a copy of the visa onto their system, and provide you with an ‘OK to Board’. The same would apply if you are inside the country when the visa is issued, and plan to exit the country with your visa in hand, and then re-enter the UAE by air.
Once you have carried out your change of status you will NOT be able to exit the country until your residency visa process has been completed
Day 39 - Proceed to Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai for your Emirates ID Card process followed by your medical test - if this is your first visa and first Emirates ID, you will need to carry out your Emirates ID Card process in Fujairah
Day 41 - Collect medical test results from Al Baraha Hospital or Al Karama Medical Fitness Express Service Center and deliver the same to CREATIVE ZONE offices along with your passport, completed signed and stamped original employment contract, Emirates ID Card receipt, entry visa (with change of status stamp) along with 8 alternate passport size photos on white background, all of which will be submitted to Immigration for residency stamping
NB: For Pakistani and Afghani nationals, you will need to collect your Medical Result in Person. Prior to collecting your Medical Result, you will be required to take a Polio Vaccination as well.
Day 52 - Passport is released by Immigration stamped with your Residency Visa. A scanned copy of your Residency Visa will be emailed to you.
Day 53 - Passport available for collection at CREATIVE ZONE
Day 8 - Organise meeting with banker armed with your original company documents, passport and company stamp