Berry Appleman & Leiden Immigration Manager (Dubai) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Berry Appleman & Leiden, a premier global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking a knowledgeable, well-qualified, and experienced Immigration Manager to join our growing Dubai office.

Berry Appleman and Leiden's (BAL's) dedicated professionals share core values that support our mission to be the world’s most trusted resource for corporate immigration services. These values enable us to navigate every step of the immigration process and rapidly resolve even the most complex cases. The collegial environment is one that we cherish and work hard to maintain. To do that, we look for bright talent to deepen our experience and continue to deliver the exceptional service that our clients have come to expect. You too can join our mission!

The Immigration Manager will report directly to the Managing Director of the Middle East & North Africa. The Immigration Manager will have a dual role of managing their team in executing case work for their region in addition to being an account manager for clients based in their respective region.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent English writing and oral communication skills. Secondary language skills a plus.

  • Excellent organization and computer skills required

    Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience with coordinating immigration processes highly preferred

  • Previous experience with international human resources, and/or global relocation highly preferred

  • Previous proven managerial experience preferred

  • Skills in Excel, MS Word

  • Bilingual English/Arabic or multilingual preferred


  • 3 years global business immigration experience strongly preferred; or, relevant advanced degree with equivalent experience in global immigration

  • UAE immigration experience and management experience is required, or in lieu of that, solid knowledge of the Middle East business culture and governmental processes, particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, is required.

Minimum Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Berry Appleman & Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of BAL to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (with or without sexual conduct), age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. BAL prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.


  • Provide strategic case advice and United Arab Emirates (UAE) subject matter expertise on case management to team members

  • Review all case work of team members before submitting to clients

  • Exhibit a commitment to delivering exceptional client service by taking responsibility of the quality of the work product of team members and provide ongoing guidance and support

  • Coach team members on delivering practical and appropriate advice and recommendations to clients

  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with clients, immigration authorities and government officials

  • Provide training to the client’s local staff as needed

  • Consider ways to better serve the client through enhanced services or customization

  • Recommend appropriate personnel actions, i.e. promotions, disciplinary actions, compensation reviews, and other HR matters

  • Complete performance reviews annually for team members, including setting goals and professional development activities for team members

  • Provide agile performance feedback to team members, to enhance their engagement and development


  • Approve timesheets as required (where applicable) and approve time off requests in a timely manner

  • Approve and monitor billing

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