About Us Employment Visa

Employment Visa

General Information

Employment visas are issued to skilled and qualified professionals or persons, who are engaged or appointed by companies, organizations and economic undertakings as technicians, technical experts, senior executives etc.

Type of Visa


Documents Required

Employment Visa


  • Properly filled up online application form (ONE SET) with signature of the applicant – (www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa)
  • 2 recent Passport size photos (51mm x 51mm) not older than Three months, no uniform, with white background with DARK DRESS and frontal view. Eyebrows should be visible. Ears, forehead chin to be completely visible In case of locals wearing qandoura the background should be in light blue. Clarity of the photo is very important - Edited, blurred or unclear photos should not be accepted.
  • Original passport with photocopy of current and old passports with valid UAE residence visa page. Photocopy of the passport with copy of UAE residence visa (showing that they have been resident in UAE for more than two years)
  • The employing company/ organization should be registered in India and a copy of such registration should be submitted.
  • The Employing company/organization should certify that not more that 1% of their work force is foreigner.
  • Professional or educational certificate.
  • The applicant must submit the proof of employment or contract or engagement by the company or organization in India.
  • Employment/Contract letter should be notarized and attested by home department of the concerned state government.
  • Prior approval from CGI Dubai is required
  • Reference Form for Faxing (Applicants from Afghanistan, China, Nigeria, Somalia, Pakistan and PAK - Origin foreigners).

 Please ensure the following while submitting your Indian visa application.

  • 6 months validity should be there in the passport
  • Minimum 2 blank pages in the passport
  • GCC nationals must provide a copy of a valid photo ID issued from UAE
  • UAE residents with Abu Dhabi or Al-Ain issued visa residing in Dubai/Northern Emirates must provide a copy of residency proof in their name (Tenancy contract / Electricity bill).
  • The validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue. 
  • The Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents. 
  • Submission of application along with prescribed fee does not guarantee issuance of visa.
  • Applicants are requested NOT to finalize their travel plans before their applications have been accepted by the Indian Visa Application Centre for issuing the required visa.