RIYADH: San Francisco-based startup Deel has partnered with the UAE government to speed up the visa process for foreign workers as the country aims to attract international talent.
The global payroll and onboarding company offers hiring and payment services for companies that are aiming to recruit international employees or contractors.
“I expect this to be a big growth generator for Deel and hopefully a big magnet for talent to the UAE,” Deel CEO Alex Bouaziz said in a statement.
The company said the strategic partnership with the UAE Office for AI, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications will enable its built-in platform and customer base for remote work employees moving to the UAE.
Deel customers will have faster access to UAE’s Golden and Green visas that allow 10-year self-sponsored residence visas or more flexible visas for a shorter period.