The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will now be able to issue work permits in as fast as two days thanks to its new smart committee service, it announced at Gitex Tech Week 2019. The service processes applications electronically, 24/7, the ministry said in a tweet.

“Within two working days, business owners can obtain work permits through the smart committee service, which actions the establishment’s request electronically and around the clock. Know more about this service at our stand during Gitex Tech week,” the tweet said.

Business owners and representatives are no longer required to visit the MoHRE to submit applications, and can do so through the app or website.

The new service also saves time as it avoids the manual process of checking whether employers have exceeded the employee quota.

The ministry’s stand at Gitex features its latest apps and smart services, but is also showcasing the Wajehni Internship and Summer Jobs Program which helps connect and equip Emirati students for employment in the private sector, the ministry said in a tweet.