UAE Government Expands “Work Bundle” to Include All Emirates

The UAE Government has announced the launch of the second phase of the Work Bundle, expanded to include all emirates through the digital Work in UAE platform, providing a range of services enabling private-sector companies, individuals, and investors to complete employment and residency procedures using a single unified, integrated platform.

The platform is built on the principle of requesting data only once, reducing duplication of procedures and requirements.

The Work Bundle was launched for Dubai in March 2024, and provides a range of services including issuing a new work permit, requesting a status adjustment, issuing and renewing a visa and employment contract, Emirates ID, residency and medical examination services, as well as cancelling a worker’s employment contract, work permit and residency.

The necessary steps are reduced from 15 steps requiring 16 documents to five steps needing only five documents. It also reduces the number of visits customers are required to make to service centres from seven to just two, significantly decreasing the processing time from 30 business days to just five.

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