Upon initial employment, as per contract, an employee is on a probation period during which time Fortes Education will secure approvals from the various government departments. Fortes Education will obtain the UAE Residence Visa, UAE Work Permit, and Ministry of Education or KHDA (Knowledge & Human Development Authority) approval on behalf of each employee, provided that the employee has provided his original and attested educational certificates with supporting documents to the School.
Due to the procedures of the UAE government departments, (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour, Dubai Dept. of Immigration, Dubai Police, Dept of Health & Medical Services, Knowledge & Human Development Authority, and other departments), the process of obtaining a UAE Residence Visa and/or a Work Permit can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months. It is imperative that the employee provide the school all documentation as per contract before joining school.
Upon the school’s receipt of all approvals from the various government departments, each employee must undergo a medical examination. Upon receipt of a medical clearance, the employee’s passport is forwarded to the Dubai Dept of Immigration for a residence visa stamp. The Immigration office will return the employee’s passport via courier to the School with the UAE residence visa stamp after which the passport is handed over back to the employee.
Office: 2001, 20th floor,
Tameem House building
Dubai Internet City
P.O. Box 24857
Phone: +971 4 447 1448
Fax: +971 4 447 1449