I am from Islamabad, Pakistan. My brother got a work visa for UAE via a travel agent who's not trustable. So I want to verify that the visa is real. How can I do that? Or can anyone done it for me?
I have doubts as to the legitimacy of this document. Comparing it with a visa I recently had issued for someone from Pakistan, I find the following issues:
The actual visa copy has a watermark; which is visible even if you print and scan it.
There is a stamp on the bottom right.
The Expo 2020 stamp is on the bottom left.
The visa includes a page of instructions.
The visa number is written
unique number / year / sequence(at least on this version).
Further, "e-visas" are reserved for short stay only. I believe the normal visa for permanent workers/residency are different.
However, please please please understand that I am not an official at the UAE ministry of foreign affairs; I am only comparing it with another e-visa that I had issued.
The best way to assure its legitimacy is to do any one of the following:
- Call the UAE embassy in Karachi
- Call the EDNRD Hotline +97143139999
- Have the sponsor validate it online at the EDNRD website.
This is just the result of some Googling. I am not an UAE official. But I have been unable to find anything at all which would indicate work permits exist as eVisas.
This Google Image search shows a traditional piece of paper with very visible anti forgery elements like the colorful (probably even hologram) round thingie on the bottom centre.
Forum posts talking about work permits usually mention a "pink slip" which corroborates with the image result.