janel wrote:Apologies if this has been answered before - I've been unable to find the answer by searching...
I am wondering if anyone knows the likely time it takes to process a residency visa, from the time of arrival in Dubai on an employment visa.
This depends on your Company really. That is, how soon can they arrange for your medical exam and then submit the paperwork will dictate when you get your visa. The more employees they have the more experience they will have about the burecratic steps - but at the same time the more applications they will have to fill out etc.
I say there is no reason why it can be done in a couple of weeks. I bet it took people on this forum diffrent time to get their residency visa - all through the same process.
For me it took about 3-1/2 weeks but it matter not as I was working during the time and living in a hotel.