All you must know About - E Channel in UAE

by Zaara 16, Aug 2022

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Immigration has been the backbone of the UAE economy for a long time. And when immigration is of such importance to the country as it is to the UAE, then naturally, ensuring a smooth entry and visa process is in everyone's interests. 

That is why the UAE has spent years perfecting its immigration process to offer a seamless, mainly online service, and e-channel UAE makes it easier for those wishing to work and reside in the country.

What are E-Channel Services in UAE?

E-Channel services in UAE started when the UAE Ministry of Interior launched a new smart system called E-Channel for naturalization and residency services. To put it in simple words, the UAE's E-Channel system is an online portal making it easy to make any immigration-related applications online. The system removes the need for in-person visits to typing centres and makes the process faster and less complicated. The system is open to both individuals making their applications and sponsoring others and businesses handling immigration procedures on behalf of the employees.

E channel Smart Services and the Ease of Registering

If you're armed with the right knowledge, using e-channel smart services in the UAE doesn't have to be overly complicated. That being said, registering and accessing services does need a level of prior knowledge of the process. Moreover, it is essential to note that the procedure is only straightforward if your license application is complete at the time of submission and free from errors.

Know About E-Channel Registration UAE Process

The eChannel registration UAE has been designed with ease of use in mind. This all begins with the incredibly straightforward e-channel registration process. Business persons who have registered their business in a UAE free zone must use the details of a free zone to log in to the portal. Further steps are -

  1. Go to the E channel Portal

Visit the official website of E-Channel and choose either individual or establishment options.

  1. Start Registration 

Then click on the "registration" button and enter the email address, and you will receive instructions on how to register an e-channel in your email.

  1. Create Your Profile

After you receive the MOI's confirmation email, click on the "complete registration" link for creating a profile.

  1. Establishment Details

Fill in your establishment details, such as your establishment card number and sponsor unified number, and click "next." Now fill in the details and password.

  1. Complete Registration

Click the "register" button. The portal now will register your details, and you will receive a confirmation email to your registered email ID.

Benefits of E-Channel Immigration System 

There are various benefits to the e-channel immigration system; some are listed below.

  • Arguably the most notable benefit of the new system is that most of the immigration and visa process can now occur online.
  • As all required documents such as ID cards, passports, medical records and the like can be scanned and uploaded through the portal, the trouble of physically visiting an immigration office has been removed.
  • Bringing immigration services into a single online portal simplifies tracking in-process applications' status.
  • The process is also advantageous to the MoI. As applications now take place online, the bureaucratic burden on the Ministry has been drastically reduced.

Requirements for E-Channel Services

Please note that a new federal online system – E-Channel services / Tahaluf System, has been introduced by the Ministry of Interior, UAE, to establish card and visa application procedures. All new and existing companies incorporated with Free Zones needing the following transactions are expected to register for the E-Channel system to progress with existing and future applications:

  • New establishment card on a new company
  • Employment visa and residency
  • Establishment card on existing company
  • Visa cancellation for the existing and ongoing company (not for companies which will cancel visa and establishment card simultaneously)

E Channel Registration Fee

The E channel registration fee for new/existing companies is -

New Application Request AED 2,300
Security deposit: REFUNDABLE upon cancellation of trade license/establishment card AED 5,025
E-Services Fees AED 30
Ministry of Interior Fees AED 22
Electronic Payment Fees AED 98
Typing Charges AED 150
Total Fee | E-Channel Registration AED 7,325 

To help you make sure that this is the case, it's good to work with a company incorporation specialist such as Commitbiz Consultants when making any immigration request in the UAE. Our specialists can handle any government application on your behalf, earn your license and visa applications, and take care of all the necessary processes – leaving you free to get on with less time-consuming tasks.

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FAQs

What is e-channel registration in UAE?

An online portal that allows you to make any immigration-related application.

How do I apply for e-channel registration?

The process can be put in simple steps as mentioned below

  • Visit the e-channel registration website
  • Start the registration process
  • Give all the details and submit

How can I check for Visa status in UAE?

You can check it in the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) portal.

How do I know when my e channel expires?

You can check it in the e-channel portal.

Does a company need an establishment immigration card?

Yes, this helps a company in abroad staff recruitment, apply for foreign investors and employment visas.

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