UAE Suspends Employment Sponsorship Visa Tranfer Option

The United Arab Emirates Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Securit (ICP) announced the suspension of visa transfer services across free zones for employers/companies. The suspension takes immediate effect until further notice.

Companies will now have to follow the standard immigration process and will no longer be able to conduct a visa transfer between free zones.

Erickson Insights and Analysis

The suspension and subseqent new process adds additional steps and potentially more time to the process. Employers and employees should anticipate potentially longer processing times. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.