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Issuing Residence Permits

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Applies to
  • GCC National
  • UAE National
  • UAE Resident
Start Service
Step 2

Submit an application and Paying the fees

Step 3

Confirm your biometrics in case requested

Step 4

Complete the procedures for issuing residency (Only for expat)

Step 5

Collect your new ID Emirates Post office

Service Code

377-06-003-000

Service Standards
Conditions for obtaining the service
  • A passport must be available to the sponsored, with a validity period of no less than (6) months.
  • Customers must complete the requirements for obtaining the service (such as a medical examination, availability of insurance, etc.) within the specified period in order to avoid canceling the activation of the request.
  • Customers must follow the instructions and requirements sent to them during the course of the transaction in order to avoid canceling the activation of the request.
The time to obtain the service 48 Hours
Associated Service Package The residence permit issuance service is linked with the entry permit issuance service. For more information, please click here
Service Requirements and Fees

Residence Permit For A Newborn

Type of permit issued New Born Sponsored by Government Employee New Born Sponsored by Private Sector or Free Zone
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored (New Born)
  • A copy of the passport of the sponsored.
  • Emirates ID Application receipt.
  • Housing lease contract (certified) or owning a residence.
  • A copy of the sponsor’s passport with a valid residence permit.
  • job contract.
  • Birth certificate for the sponsored.
  • Mother’s residence photo.
  • Medical Insurance
  • Account statement for 3 months
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored. (New Born)
  • Passport copy of the sponsored person
  • Emirates ID Application receipt.
  • Copy of the sponsor’s passport with valid residence.
  • Birth certificate for the sponsored.
    salary certificate.
  • Housing rental contract (attested) or owning a home for the sponsor.
  • Mother’s residence photo.
  • Medical Insurance
Notes The residence permit must be issued to the new born within 120 days of birth to avoid Fines The residence permit must be issued to the new born within 120 days of birth to avoid Fines
Fees Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED
Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED
Type of permit issued New Born sponsored by UAE national or GCC citizen  New Born sponsored by investor or partner
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • Emirates ID Application receipt.
  • Copy of the sponsor’s passport.
  • Birth certificate of the sponsored.
  • A copy of the passport.
  • Medical Insurance. or health card
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • passport copy.
  • Emirates ID Application receipt.
  • Copy of the sponsor’s passport with valid residence.
  • Birth certificate of the sponsored.
  • Housing rental contract (attested) or owning a home for the sponsor.
  • Mother’s residence photo.
  • Health insurance or health card
Notes The residence permit must be issued to the new born within 120 days of birth to avoid Fines The residence permit must be issued to the new born within 120 days of birth to avoid Fines
Fees Application Fees : 50 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED
Application Fees : 150 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED

Residence permits for  Support Workers

The application for this category is submitted through Tadbeer offices only

Type of permit issued Sponsored by UAE National or GCC Citizen Sponsored by Resident
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Entry permit.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
  • Entry permit
Fees Application Fees : 50 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Domestic Help Recruitment Charge: 5,000 AEDInsurance : 2,000AED
Type of permit issued Sponsored by Partner or Investor
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
  • Entry permit.
Fees Application Fees : 150 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Domestic Help Recruitment Charge: 5,000 AEDInsurance : 2,000AED

Residence Permits for Resident Family Members

Type of permit issued Sponsored By Residents working in the Private Sector or Free Zone Sponsored By Residents working in Government Sector
Required Documents
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities (for anyone over 18 years).
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
  • Entry permit.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities (for anyone over 18 years).
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
  • Entry permit
Fees Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED
Application Fees : 100 AED
Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year
eChannel Services Fee : 50AED
Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)
Empost service fee 35 AED
     
Type of permit issued Sponsored by UAE National or GCC Citizen Sponsored by Partner of Investor
Required Documents 
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities (for anyone over 18 years).
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
  • Entry permit.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities (for anyone over 18 years).
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance or Health Card.
  • Entry permit.
Fees Application Fees : 50 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)

Application Fees : 150 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Urgent Application Fee: 100 AED (only if requested)

Work Permits

Type of permit issued Work in a Government Sector Work in Private Sector or Free Zone
Required Documents 
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Entry permit.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • Labor card or (labor card receipt) for the private sector category.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance (Abu Dhabi/Dubai).
  • Entry permit.
Fees Application Fees : 100 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Application Fees : 100 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Other Permits

Type of permit issued Investor or partner residence permit Extending a residence permit for Divorced Women and Widows
Required Documents 
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities (for anyone over 18 years).
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance (Abu Dhabi/Dubai)
  • Entry permit.
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • Copy of  Active Residency Visa.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Divorce or death certificate.
  • Proof of Housing
  • Medical Insurance.
Notes Extending the residence permit for divorced women, widows and their children for one year only.
Fees Application Fees : 150 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year and for each person.

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

   
Type of permit issued Sponsored by Universities and Colleges
Required Documents 
  • A recent colored personal photo with a white background for the sponsored.
  • Passport copy.
  • A Medical Fit certificate approved by the concerned authorities.
  • Emirates ID Application.
  • Medical Insurance (Abu Dhabi, Dubai).
  • Entry permit.
  • A certificate issued by the university or institute specifying the duration of the study
Fees Application Fees : 50 AED

Issuance Fees: 100 AED for each year and for each person.

eChannel Services Fee : 50AED

Empost service fee 35 AED

Service Channels
Service Channel Service channel availability Time to complete the service after its requirements are completed
Smart Services System (Website/Mobile App) 7 / 24 48 hours
Typing Centers As per working hours 48 Hours

IMPORTANT NOTE : Residence permits for  Support Workers applications are only available through Tadbeer Centers

Service Journey
Obtaining service information The call center, the smart application, the authority’s website, the customer happiness centers, the communication channels approved by the authority
Submit a service request Through the website/application Through customer happiness centers Through the Typing Centers
  • Access to the smart services system (digital identity or user name).
  • Search for the service you want to apply for.
  • Fill in the application data, where applicable
  • Pay the service fee (if any)
  • Not Applicable
  • Visit the nearest Customer Happiness Center,
  • Get an Queue ticket and wait.
  • Submission of the application fulfilling all conditions and documents (if any) to the customer service employee
  • Pay the service fee (if any)
Communication During the Process
  • A text message or email stating the creation/developments of the order
  • Not Applicable
  • A text message or email stating the creation/developments of the order
Getting the Service
  • Obtain of service outputs through the delivery company.
  • Not Applicable
  • Obtain of service outputs through the delivery company.
Inquiries and complaints
Channel Availability
Social Media: ICA_Help & Facebook Twitter 7/24
Email: Contactus@icp.gov.ae via website available  7/24
Website: www.icp.gov.ae
7/24
Ask Hamad/chatbot via website available  7/24
Call Center: 6005222222 7/24
FAQ

To view FAQ click here

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