Applying For An Individual Labour Card

Anyone working in Dubai’s private sector needs a labour card. This is typically applied for by the company’s PRO directly after an employee’s residence visa has been approved.

**Electronic labour cards and labour contracts replace paper ones as of 13 July 2014. Workers are able to access and print their documents at any time. The process and fees for applying and renewal remain as below.


  • Employer has arranged for employee’s entry permit
  • Employee has passed the medical test

What to bring

  • A copy of the company’s e-signature card
  • Passport photo of applicant (white background)
  • Employee’s entry permit
  • Employee’s medical certificate (copy)
  • Employment contract signed and sealed by employer (three copies)


  • Ministry of Labour Tas’heel Centre
  • Employer’s PRO submits all documents, makes application and pays the required fees at Tas’heel centre.
  • If approved, labour card and employment contract will be posted to the employer.
  • If refused, notification of missing documents will be posted to the employer.
  • Employer can complete this process on the Ministry of Labour’s e-form site via

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