Dubai, USA and Canada tops the list of countries for emigrating Africans. Aside the beauty and beautiful environment of Dubai, the growing labor market and ever booming economy is a major reason Africans are all throng to Dubai.

Dubai like USA or Canada has flexible immigration policies, and is a haven for skilled and unskilled workers and tourist and the prospect of getting a good job and earning fat wages is enormous. If you are wondering how to start, here is a good article that shows you everything you need to get you ready.

5 Easy Steps to Get Jobs in Dubai

42. Health and Labor Cards

You will need to submit your medical records, passport copies, job offer letter and visa application to the Department of Health and  Medical Services while your work visa is being processed.

You will be tested for diseases like HIV, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. UAE doesn’t allow foreign carriers of those diseases to reside in the emirates. You will be issued a health card which is mandatory for foreign workers once you pass all the tests.

You will need a labor card by sending the relevant documents like passport photo, employment contract, entry visa, medical records and your employers labor license to the Ministry of Labor.

Finally, you need to go to Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs to apply for a residence visa.

You will be requested to fill out a form and provide these documents

  • passport
  • medical records
  • Health certificate
  • original entry permit
  • copy of your labor card and receipt from your labor card processing and
  • passport photos