A comprehensive step-by-step instruction guide to setting up in the UAE, from applying for your residence visa and resident ID to renting a home and opening a bank account.
You need to pass a medical test in order to get an employment residence visa, and family members above the age of 18 must pass in order to get a family residence visa. You may find the government testing centres chaotic, which can be a little bit scary if this is your first experience of the UAE’s healthcare system. Rest assured that, despite appearances, medical hygiene standards are followed and test results are processed efficiently.
You can have your medical test done at a private clinic if authorised to perform government health tests. Your employer should inform you of your options and whether they will cover the extra cost.
You are employed and in the process of obtaining a residence visa (and therefore have an entry permit)