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Hey guys,

after obtaining the red visa and submitting the medical results with the other required papers....

How long does it usually take after that (on average) to have it stamped on the passport and everything completed?

Some say at least a month,,, while others say just a coupla days. Also someone recently told me that there is an optional 100 AED fee to expedite and accelerate the process...

Which of these claims is true?!

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It depends on the will power of your company's PRO. I got mine in couple of days.

Ask your company.

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The answer is yes to all. The visa for Abu Dhabi residency takes a few days longer than Dubai because AD needs to approve the medical insurance policy being offered. There is a fast track option (100 dhs i think) and an even faster VIP option (if your PRO is good) for the medical test procedures and the Emirates ID. It gets you through that exercise within 2 hours or less.

My experience was the VIP (in Abu Dhabi) and I was I and out in 90 min. But it took 2 days to do the insurance, the Relocation consultant had to drive to Ajman to get the sponsor to sign the papers, and the AD Health Authority took 4 days to sign a stupid certificate. Then I had to sign the insurance certificate and get the 1 year premium paid before the PRO could take all the paperwork for the AD visa. The total: 8 calendar days.

A week should be enough if it is not an Abu Dhabi residency visa and your sponsor is in the country and readily available to sign the various papers. Otherwise the timeline can vary wildly.

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Hi apparently women get pushed forward to the front of the queue so hopefully when I go for my medical I won't have to wait two hours :-)

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Hi apparently women get pushed forward to the front of the queue so hopefully when I go for my medical I won't have to wait two hours :-)
Unless there are other women waiting there for their medical.... But yeah seriously it shouldn't take long, one of the things I like here is the way women get fast-tracked, honestly. Any time i need to get something official done quick, I make sure to take a female family member with me lol.. its kinda cheating i know..

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Hi apparently women get pushed forward to the front of the queue so hopefully when I go for my medical I won't have to wait two hours :-)
my wife was in and out, including queuing, in under 20 minutes for her medical.
Mine took about an hour.

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Unless there are other women waiting there for their medical.... But yeah seriously it shouldn't take long, one of the things I like here is the way women get fast-tracked, honestly. Any time i need to get something official done quick, I make sure to take a female family member with me lol.. its kinda cheating i know..
small kids - aged 2 or 3, appear to be excellent queue-buster too, i've found!

If you've not got one, i'll hire one out to you!
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Hi thx for that but hv two kids of my own will take my son with me as people always like his cheeky smile :-)

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I today submitted medical test report, emirates ID application receipt (stamped), stamped entry permit, original passport, and a photograph to PRO which will send the file to Daman for medical insurance. How long does Daman take to process and give the health card ? They say it is max 5 working days but sometimes it is less. How long do you guys think it will take to get the visa stamped(assuming I paid extra for urgent stamping) so that I can travel back to my home country and bring my family . Never believed it will be so cumbersome.

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I today submitted medical test report, emirates ID application receipt (stamped), stamped entry permit, original passport, and a photograph to PRO which will send the file to Daman for medical insurance. How long does Daman take to process and give the health card ? They say it is max 5 working days but sometimes it is less. How long do you guys think it will take to get the visa stamped(assuming I paid extra for urgent stamping) so that I can travel back to my home country and bring my family . Never believed it will be so cumbersome.
Hi,
We took all the papers to the Daman office in Mussafah and they issed the card within 30 minutes.
By giving everything to a 3rd party - you are at the whim of how quickly they deal with the paperwork.
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