Here’s How You Can Get Your UAE Residency Visa In Just 5 Days

Thanks to the launch of the second phase of the Work Bundle platform, UAE has just dramatically reduced the processing time for residency visas and work permits from 30 days to just 5 days. This platform benefits around 600,000 companies and over seven million workers across the country. Keep reading to find out all the important details you need to know.

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What Is The ‘Work Bundle Platform‘?

A collaborative effort by several government ministries and federal authorities, the Work Bundle platform makes it easier for business owners to hire new employees and renew work permits for current staff. Originally launched in Dubai in March, this platform now spans all seven emirates.

Upcoming Improvements

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) announced that the third phase will include services for domestic workers. For now, companies and employees can access Work Bundle via its website (, with a mobile app coming soon.

Streamlined Services

What’s Included:

The Work Bundle platform combines eight different work and residency procedures into one, avoiding repetitive steps and simplifying the process for:

  • Issuing new work permits
  • Requesting status adjustments
  • Issuing visas and employment contracts
  • Managing Emirates ID, residency, and medical exams

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It also streamlines:

  • Renewing employment contracts
  • Renewing Emirates ID and residency
  • Medical examination services
  • Cancelling work permits, employment contracts, and residency

Accessing Work Bundle

How to Get Started

Currently, services are available through the Work Bundle website (, with a mobile app in development. The platform uses a one-time data request principle, asking for basic information just once to be used for all services, greatly reducing the time and requirements needed

Benefits Of Work Bundle

Efficiency & Convenience:

Major General Suhail Saeed Al Khaili, Director General of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security, highlights that Work Bundle offers streamlined procedures through a unified portal, reducing transaction visits by 80%.

Nationwide Implementation:

Mohamed bin Taliah, Chief of Government Services of the UAE Government, states that the platform now covers all UAE companies. This expansion reflects the effort to simplify procedures, saving users time and aligning with the UAE’s Zero Government Bureaucracy Programme.

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Collaborative Effort

Entities Involved

The second phase of Work Bundle was designed and developed by:

  • Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE)
  • Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Port Security
  • Emirates Health Services (EHS)
  • Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)
  • Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

These entities re-engineered services to be faster and more efficient, focusing on a better customer experience.

Secure & Reliable

Ensuring Safety

Khalil Al Khoori, Undersecretary for Human Resources Affairs at MoHRE, assures that Work Bundle uses a unified, secure, and reliable payment system. This system reduces required visits and documents, leveraging modern technology and digital platforms for better collaboration among federal and local entities. This step marks significant progress in the design and delivery of government services, meeting future demands.

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