21 Sep What is eChannel? Fees and Steps to Register (2022)
Immigration is one of the most crucial things that made the UAE a prosperous center for industry and trade. It is known as the backbone of the UAE’s economy, as more than 85% of the country’s population is made up of expatriates.
Due to its high significance in the economy, the country tries its best to make the immigration process simple and easy. Therefore, the UAE spent years perfecting the immigration process and made the service online under the name “eChannel” for people who wished to live and work in the country.
To learn more about eChannel UAE and how you can register on it, continue reading this article.
What Is eChannel?
The Ministry of Interior (MOI) of the UAE, along with Tahaluf Al Emarat Technical Solutions, introduced the eChannel system, which is an online portal meant for improving the immigration, visa, and residency processes. Through this, the country wanted to make it easy for people to submit applications online related to immigration.
Moreover, due to this system, people do not need to go personally to the typing centers. They can make their own applications, sponsor others, or on the behalf of employees.
How Can I Register On eChannel?
As eChannel UAE was created to make the immigration process easy, its registration is also simple. You just need to follow the below-mentioned steps to get registered on eChannel.
- Choose either an individual or an establishment.
- Click on “Registration”.
- Enter your email address.
- Check your inbox for a verification email sent by the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
- Carefully read and follow the instructions given in the email. Fill out the required details and click on “Complete Registration”.
That’s all you need to do. After the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email.
How Can I Use eChannel System?
After you have registered yourself on eChannel UAE, you can begin to use the eChannel service. If you want to make an application, you can follow these steps:
- Choose the required service or action.
- Click on the “Start Service” button.
- Fill out the required details.
- Upload the necessary documents, including photographs, passport copies, medical records, etc.
- Review the application to check for any mistakes.
- Make the payments that are required.
After completing all these steps, you will receive a confirmation email. Moreover, you can not only use eChannel for visa applications but also cancel or renew existing visas.
The registration fee for eChannel is divided into two parts: a starting registration fee of around AED 2,300 and a security deposit of around AED 5,100 that is refundable. Apart from this, there is a payment fee, an annual renewal fee, and an MoI fee.
However, the total cost of the eChannel depends upon the licensing authority that you choose.
eChannel UAE has made it easier for people to apply for visas without even going anywhere. It has also made the immigration process simple. However, the application process is not difficult, but as it should be error-free, you can take the help of experts. You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at +971526442091 to learn more about the process.