Visa Expediter Job - Open to All Interested Candidates/All Sources in Abu Dhabi
Position title
Visa Expediter


This position acts as the primary liaison between the Embassy of the UAE and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). It engages in a wide range of topics, including visa issuance, accreditation, diplomatic privileges, immunities, etc. The full range of services provided includes application support for US Direct Hire (USDH), Locally Employed Staff, (LES), employees, renewals, deregistration, US Direct Hire Eligible Familie Member (USDH EFM), work permits, driver licenses, inspection, insurance, registration for government-owned vehicles and vehicles (GOVs), as well as registration for personally owned vehicles. As well as providing support for other sections, the General Services Office and Management provide interpreting and translation services. For all communication with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (MFA), drafts diplomatic notes in English or Arabic. Offers visa expediting services to VIP officials at the airport. This includes visa assistance support as well as other UAE customs procedures. As a sub cashier and backup timekeeper, the General Services Office (GSO), section. Apart from routine tasks, significant time is spent on complex and sometimes unique cases. These cases require extensive research, analysis and negotiation with counterparts in host countries.



Qualifications & Evaluations



Minimum of three (3) years of experience in expediting customer service, dealing with officials of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, or any other administrative experience that deals with rules and regulations of host countries.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - The applicant must provide the required documentation. Please see the Tab for Required Documents.

Education requirements:

It is necessary to have at least two (2) years of university or college education.


LANGUAGE It may be tested.

Level III Good Working Knowledge in Reading/Writing/Speaking in English is required.

Level IV Fluent in Reading/Writing/Speaking in Arabic is required.



UAE Driver's License is required for Light Motor Vehicle


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY All people are given equal opportunities and fair and equitable treatment when it comes to employment, regardless of race, color, religion, or gender.


All applicants will need to be cleared for security and medical certifications.


Benefits and Other Information



Agency Benefits:

Locally employed staff, which includes Members of Households and Third-Country Nationals, may be eligible for a compensation package, which may include health, separation and other benefits.

Benefits for EFMs should be discussed with Human Resources Office.

The HR Office assigns the pay plan at the time the conditional offer letter is sent.

Additional Information

The following link will provide information about the COVID-19 requirements.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Hiring preference is granted to applicants in the following categories of hiring preference. It is important that applicants clearly describe their situation on the application. Inadequately describing their status on the application could lead to a rejection of the applicant for consideration.

1. AEFM / USEFM is a U.S. preference-eligible AEFM. Veteran*
3. FS with reemployment rights and CS on LWOP

  • Important: All applicants who claim preference-eligible U.S. status must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 ("Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty"), Letter from Veterans Affairs. Applicants who claim preference-eligible U.S. status must provide a copy of their most recent DD-214 ("Certificate Of Release or Discharge From Active Duty"), a Letter From Veterans' Affairs, which shows the existence of a service-connected impairment dated within six months. A "certification" document is any written document issued by the armed forces that confirm that the service member will be discharged from active duty or released from it under honorable conditions, within 120 days of the application. The letter should be written on the letterhead of appropriate military branches and include (1) military service dates, including expected discharge or release date; (2) the nature of service. To be granted preference, you must submit acceptable documentation.

** Foreign Service employees who are on LWOP or CS and have re-employment rights to their bureau or agency, this level of preference is applicable.

You can find more information about EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, MOHs, etc. at the following link. For additional information and considerations regarding employment, please visit this link.


How to Apply

How to apply:

Candidates must be able and able to obtain clearance from the public trust.

Click the "Submit an Application" button to apply for this job. Visit the Mission website for more information.

Documents Required:

You must submit your requested transcripts and degree to be eligible for this position based on education by the closing date. Insufficient information or failure to provide the requested information may result in your disqualification from this position.

All applicants:

  • Work and/or Residency Permit
  • (2) Year College Certificate OR University Transcript
  • UAE Driver's License
  • Copy of passport

Eligible Family Member Applicants

  • (2) Year College Certificate OR University Transcript
  • UAE Driver's License
  • Copy of the Order/Assignment Notification from Sponsor (or an equivalent)
  • Copy of passport
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter From Veterans' Affairs or any other supporting documentation (if applicable).
  • SF-50 (if applicable)


Next steps:

Emails will be sent to applicants who have been invited to take a test of their language skills or are chosen for an interview.

The complete job description, including all duties and responsibilities, can be found here. Contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

We are grateful for your interest in the U.S. Mission in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Job Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 00000, UAE
Employment Type
Base Salary
AED4000-AED10000 Per month
Date posted
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