Cancel GCC visa before applying UAE Visa

Dual Visa in UAE
As per the current rules of the UAE Ministry of Labour a person holding the residence or employment visa issued by any of member country of the GCC will not be issued another one in the UAE. With this regulation a person having residence or employment visa from Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will not get a work permit in UAE. They should cancel their current one before applying for a work visa in UAE.

For example: If you are working in Oman with an Oman residence visa on your passport and got a job offer from a Dubai company and want to come to the UAE. You cannot move into the UAE for employment without cancelling your current Oman residence visa.

Therefore, in order to obtain a work permit from the United Arab Emirates you should cancel the employment visa held by you from the GCC.

The GCC residents can enter the country as usual and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Residency reserves the right to approve the dual residence visa with the other countries. According to the naturalisation and residency laws and regulations; GCC residents looking for new jobs will be allowed to enter the country on visit visas, before getting employment.

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  1. Thanks for your information

  2. i am a have oman work visa and i havent canceld it and i have a job offer fron abu dhabi can i apply for work visa ??

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