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How much time it will take to approve visa quota from MOL, UAE?

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By Local January 21, 2019
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How much time it will take to approve visa quota from MOL, UAE?

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By Lateef Local January 21, 2019

My employer has started the process of my employment visa on 7th January after receiving all the documents.
I asked him on 15th January and he replied that it's under process.

So far I only have signed the Company Offer Letter but not MOL contract letter.

So, how long would it take them to send me the MOL offer letter? How long does it take to approve quota? And is it necessary to approve quota? I suspect that they are hiring more people along with me at the same time.

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Hi Rafa

Private companies require opening a quota for the number of employees they are hiring
That takes between 3-7 days depending if the company is clear on the number of employees, their gender, positions...etc

Once the quota is approved, they start the visa process which will take few more weeks as they have to send all employees through security check, once that done they can finally send the contract. I know it’s frustrat to wait but unfortunately employment process here takes a bit of time..
Hope this help and good luck with your new job :)
Local January 21, 2019
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Thanks, Deena, you are always helping. Actually, a few people and blogs make you more confused by stating that it should be done within 3-4 days or you should have received the contract by now etc which makes you think.

But you have cleared it all and hence the panic is gone. :)
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Lateef Local January 21, 2019
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Can somebody please clear my doubt and tension..
I'm waiting for a MOL APPROVAL and it hasn't been approved yet.. I'm in India and I'm waiting fo MOL approval can somebody please tell me how long will it take to get approved? They told me that "I will send you the offer letter, I'm waiting for the manpower approval, once approved shall send you the offer letter.. so what does that mean? Is there any difference between manpower approval and MOL APPROVAL? PLEASE clear my doubt.
Hii Mam I got MOL letter from a company in sharjah
My visa was ending due financial problems I can't extended my visa so I came to India now
So now company will give visa or not??
Work permit and MoL contract letter are the same. So you’d probably get your contract on the same day or a day after.
Local January 21, 2019
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OK bro if company didn't give visa after MOL letter
So what I can do?
Yes the process takes time. Once a quota is approved, they would need to apply for your work permit, which also takes a couple of days, sometimes longer because the application goes through MoL, Immigration and MoI for a background/security check. No one can really tell how long security clearance would take but they’re super efficient here so I wouldn’t worry about it. Only after your work permit is issued can they apply for visa for you to enter the country and continue the process.

Best of luck
Local January 21, 2019
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great, at which point should I expect to receive MOL contract letter? after quota getting approved or after work permit?
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Lateef Local January 21, 2019
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Sir I got MOL paper
But when I can get visa
UAE
After MOL can a company deny for visa
What can we do if such thing happen???
If your employer has no issues with MoL then quota approval would 3-5 days, sometimes even less. If they do have an issue with MoL however, like an already approved quota in which your job title is not included, then they would either need to fill in the positions in the said quota or cancel the entire quota and apply for yours. This would normally take up to 2 weeks, depending on your PRO.
Local January 21, 2019
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Ok, my designation is Engineer (Software Engineer). They also asked me to courier my degree so they can attest it from MOFA in UAE which they did on 7th January. After that, they have mailed me 2 times saying it's under process, please wait.
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Lateef Local January 21, 2019
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Hi Lateef,

Did you receive the contract letter in the end?

I’m in a similar situation. I have been waiting for nearly 6 weeks now.
Nahid Traveller November 7, 2019
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Hi Rafa,

Yes, a quota needs to be approved prior to any MOL contracts being issued. Ideally it would take anywhere from 3-5 days to 2 weeks to complete this process, unless your employer has any issues with MOL which may be slowing the process down.
Local January 21, 2019
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3-5 days to 2 weeks? What could make so much difference in duration?
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Lateef Local January 21, 2019
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Hi Lateef,

Just curious to know if you finally received your contract letter؟

I’m in a similar position. I have been waiting nearly 6 weeks for entry visa.
Nahid Traveller November 7, 2019
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Sir good afternon I'm cenchel my visa company after I'm aplay house cook visa but I'm from Bangladesh I'm aplay my visa November 16 but I'm not get the approval message I'm so much tension can you tell me how log time I take my approval message thank you so much
Rahat Traveller November 24, 2019
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After signing MOL how much visa take time to come out.????
Hello
Recently i have switched my job. present company visa cancellation has been done . for the new employment visa how many days it will take
Traveller March 4, 2020
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Can someone help me here?can I file a complain to the company, I have work they gave offer letter and I resign, then suddenly once all requirements where submitted and completed and my cancellation is done..they said, my work permit will take time because of qouta issues..what can i do? 2 months now waiting..i lost my job and income because of them.its unfair..
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Traveller November 11, 2019
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Please can someone help me here. I had a job in with a company here in dubai while I was still working with my former company.I was given the offer later and and labour approver (MOHRE). The company told me to go and do my cancellation and come back so that they can proceed with the visa. But ever since I did the cancellation, the company haven't done the visa. Keep telling me the have financial difficulties and am left with some few days for the grace period. What can I do?
Traveller October 31, 2019
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Hi
I signed my offer letter in June 22 for UAE . Still my Mol is not come for my sign. I have wait for it or not ? Pls. suggest me and how many days more I have to wait for my MOL sign ?
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Traveller August 20, 2019
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What is MOL
Traveller August 6, 2019
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Can somebody please clear my doubt and tension..
I'm waiting for a MOL APPROVAL and it hasn't been approved yet.. I'm in India and I'm waiting fo MOL approval can somebody please tell me how long will it take to get approved? They told me that "I will send you the offer letter, I'm waiting for the manpower approval, once approved shall send you the offer letter.. so what does that mean? Is there any difference between manpower approval and MOL APPROVAL? PLEASE clear my doubt.
Traveller July 8, 2019
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Security check take between 3 days to two months
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Local January 21, 2019
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Thanks but on average how long it takes and is it necessary before issuing work permit ?
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Lateef Local January 21, 2019
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