Under my husband’s sponsorship, I was granted a Golden Visa in 2022. My job title is “housewife” on my Emirates ID. I just received a job offer and a work permit. Should I change my Golden Visa information to reflect my profession? If so, what is the process for doing so?
Given your status as a Golden Visa resident in the UAE, presumably working for a mainland enterprise, it is advisable to be aware of the guidelines specified in Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2022 that govern the enforcement of Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021, focusing on the regulation of employment relations.
An employer in the United Arab Emirates may request a work permit from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization to hire someone with a golden residency visa (MOHRE).
To apply for a work visa with MOHRE, a wife who is sponsored by her husband and wants to work must give an NOC from her husband to her potential employer. This permit form is commonly utilized by residents sponsored by their families employed at a location registered with the Ministry.
Since “housewife” is listed as your occupation on your UAE Golden Card (resident ID), it’s possible that you won’t be able to modify it to “current profession/designation” with your potential employer.
However, you can revoke the current golden residency visa your husband sponsored if you want a resident ID in the UAE with your occupation listed on it. Then, if your profession qualifies for a golden residency visa based on your position, experience, and pay with the potential employer, you may apply for the same so that your occupation on your UAE golden card will be the profession for which you receive a golden residency visa.