Applying For An Establishment Immigration Card

A company must apply for an establishment immigration card or a new immigration computer card. This card files your company with the GDRFA. Issued for three years, it allows a company to recruit staff from abroad and apply for foreign investors, partners and employment visas. 


  • Company has already obtained its trade licence.

What to bring

  • Partners list for LLC company
  • Copy of Memorandum of Association (MOA) for LLC company.
  • Passport and Jinsiyya (family book) of local sponsor (if applicable).
  • Passport of local service agent or UAE national sponsor.
  • Passport of partners for LLC company (copies).
  • Passport photo of sponsors and partners
  • Tenancy contract (copy)
  • Location map in Arabic
  • Owner’s degree certificates (notarised and legalised).
  • E-signature card copy of sponsor and authorised signatories (if any).
  • Dhs.2,000 application fee


  • Ministry of Labour Tas’heel Centre
  • Application submitted by owner, partner or public relations officer (PRO) with fee.
  • Complete relevant documents 
  • Authorised person must sign the forms and seal with company stamp.
  • If urgent, establishment card can be collected on same day.
  • If not, pay for a courier (Dhs.20) to receive the establishment card in three working days.

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