Middle Eastern Immigration

United Arab Emirates – Visa Option


There are two main types of visas that the Dubai authorities issue – Visas for visitors and visas for residents.

There are many subtypes of each of these two main types.

Depending on your nationality, what you are going to do in Dubai, and how long you want to stay, you can decide what type of visa to apply for.

Visitor Visa

Your visit visa has to be applied for by a UAE sponsor, who is a person or organization who will be responsible for you while you are visiting the UAE. He will be required to be responsible for you on behalf of the authorities if this will be required. For a visit visa, your sponsor could be:

  1. – Hotel or tourist company. They can apply, on your behalf, for
    • a 30-Day Tourist Visa, which can be extended to 40 days
    • a 14-Day Service Visa, Or
    • a 30-Day Visit Visa which can be extended for other 30 days.
  2. – Airlines and airlines handlers can apply on behalf of their crew members for a 96-hour transit visa
  3. – Other organizations based in the United Arab Emirates may only apply for Visit Visas and Service Visas
  4. – Individuals (Relatives, Spouse, Parents Or Friends) already resident in the United Arab Emirates may, subject to guidelines, also apply on your behalf for a Visit Visa.


30-day visit eligibility

If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International airport and proceed to immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge.

90-day visit eligibility

If you are a passport holder of one of the below countries or territories, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-day visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total. Citizens of the below European countries are also entitled to apply for a pre-arranged visit visa if their 90-day visa on arrival has been fully utilized.

180-day visit eligibility

If you hold a Mexican passport you’re eligible for a multiple entry 180-day visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 180 days in total.

                                                      Residence Options with WORK Rights 

Employment in Dubai, UAE – Being hired as an employee – Your employer should apply for your Visa directly

Students with work Rights – Student visas allow a student in one of Dubai’s universities or colleges to work as an intern as per academic requirements.

Self Employed Employment – Your company or your local agent will be your sponsor who will apply directly. If your company is based in a Free Zone, the relevant Free Zone Authority will be your sponsor.

Domestic workers – Butlers, housemaids, nannies and chauffeurs can be hired on work visas

Duration of Visa – Residence visas are issued for a specific period of time and must be renewed every one, two or three years

Please email [email protected] with your enquiry about Visas to UAE or Dubai

In accordance to the ‘ENTRANCE TO ISRAEL Law – 1952’, all foreigners entering Israel must demonstrate an entry clearance visa prior to arriving at Israeli border control. Israel has treaties with European Community member countries and the United States of America that permits these citizens to apply for their entry clearance at the Border control upon arrival.

Visitors may come to Israel for a number of reasons, however the burden of proof is on the visitor to demonstrate that he has been granted the correct entry clearance visa for this upcoming visit’s purpose. Entry to Israel should be taken seriously and upon arrival at the airport Ben Gurion – everyone will face scrutinizing security profiling and entry checks. DRSI law will prepare your visitors and can advise them how to address this. 


B1 Visa – This is a work visa sponsored by an Israeli company for a specialist foreigner. The process can take approximately 3-4 months and requires a large amount of documentation. 

B1 – 45 day work visa for TECH short work projects

B1 – 90 day work  visa for short projects

B1 – 365 day ( plus 4 year extensions) for long term employment projects for experts, managers and senior employees and technical support and specialists. 

B5 – 2 year visa – specifically for American investors and American entrepreneurs, and their employees, who have a company in Israel. 


The Work Permit & Work Visa process include the following steps:

  1. Submitting a work permit application to the Permits Unit at the Population and Immigration Authorities. The work permit application will be carefully examined by a committee which will determine whether the company and the experts met the threshold required for employment in Israel as a foreign expert.
  2. Submission of an Entrance-to-Israel work visa application at the relevant Israeli Ministry of Interior and sending the confirmation cable to the relevant Israeli consulate abroad.
  3. Obtaining the work visa at the Israeli consulate abroad.
  4. Requesting the temporary residency permit in the relevant Ministry of Interior in Israel for the requested time period, within 48 hours of the foreign employee entering Israel, and submitting the request for a multiple-entry visa for himself and the rest of his family.

B2 Visa – This is a visa that allows the foreigner temporary admission to visit the country for a short term business trip or for pleasure. 



Immigration to Israel, receiving Israeli citizenship is highly scrutinized and only granted under unique circumstances.  ‘The Law of Return, 1950’ grants any Jewish person the right to become a citizen of Israel and a passport holder immediately. A Jewish person is anyone who was born to a Jewish mother or converted or does not belong to another religion. This law also compels all children of Israeli citizens to become Israeli citizens too. This may have serious implications regarding The Israeli National Defense forces. Our office specializes in assisting families to utilize the rights correctly and strategically. 

There are a number of ways to become an Israeli citizen and passport holder:

  • Through the Law of Return – 1950
  • Through Living in Israel
  • Through birth in Israel
  • Through living and birth in Israel
  • Conversion to Judaism
  • Through marriage to an Israeli citizen (Resident & non Resident).

Please contact DRSI LAW offices to review your eligibility to get a work visa or immigrant visa to visit and work in Israel or to live in Israel Permanently. We shall help you with learning about your rights as a foreigner, your legal obligations, health benefits, national insurance, driving license, military obligations and many other questions that you may have. 

DRSI Law can also introduce you to Israeli Tax Specialists, Company Incorporators, Accountants, local corporate lawyers and Government Grants that are relevant to your industry. 

Mandatory Military Service In Israel

All Israeli citizens are recruited to join mandatory military service for the IDF or Israeli Defence Forces. All Israeli citizens who are over the age of 18 who are Jewish, Druze, or Circassian,.  Arab citizens of Israel are not recruited but that may volunteer.  Other exceptions are made on religious, physical, or psychological grounds. Foreigners from outside Israel may also volunteer to join the IDF through specific programs. 

Your position in the military is based on numerous factors such as IQ, experience, eyesight, languages, handicaps and more. They are usually assessed during a Selection Day called Yom Hamaer. It is divided into lectures, computerised assessments, discussions with assessors that will discuss your personality and assess your reactions in unfamiliar circumstances and your background. You can add in request for specific area that interests you such as 8200 – elite Cyber Unit Or Golani – elite combat unit. Contact the IDF Enlistment Center’s Coordinator for New Immigrants: [email protected]

Please contact DRSI LAW for an eligibility check of your case.