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You May Have To Pay Our Salary As Fine For Doing This In UAE!

You May Have To Pay Our Salary As Fine For Doing This In UAE!

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Here's all you need to know about the UAE labour law. As an expat in the UAE, you need to keep yourself informed and abreast of your rights and responsibilities surrounding employment in the country. The UAE follows the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 on regulating labour relations. In 2006, The Dubai Government came up with a landmark Human Resources Law for government employees that include code of conduct, work environment, recruitment and employment policies and compensation and benefits. To keep the residents updated, The Ministry Of Human Resources and Emiratisation, keeps sharing updates about the fines in the UAE. A tweet this week mentions that you might be fined an amount equal to your salary for a specific period if you do something detrimental to your company. Did you ...
Why UAE expats are going for second passport

Why UAE expats are going for second passport

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UAE now an important hub for securing Caribbean or European second citizenship. More than 40 per cent of expats in the UAE have sold their properties in their home countries in order to obtain a second citizenship, latest data shows. According to Savory & Partners, about 23.7 per cent of applicants sold some of their own properties to apply for a second citizenship while 16.9 per cent sold their only house last year to secure another passport or nationality. "The UAE has turned into an important hub for securing the Caribbean or the European second citizenship. Over the past six months or so, there has been a remarkable increase of 67.6 per cent comparing to the same period of last year of clients coming to the country just for securing a second passport. These clients are eit...
Visa amnesty scheme in UAE: All you need to know

Visa amnesty scheme in UAE: All you need to know

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Foreigners violating the residency law will be granted a three-month grace period. In a relief for expats whose visas have expired and who are illegally staying back in the UAE, a three-month general visa amnesty by the government from August 1 will help them sort out their status and put their lives together. Under the scheme called 'Protect Yourself via Rectifying Your Status,' foreigners violating the residency law will be granted a three-month grace period to either leave the country voluntarily without prosecution, or rectify their legal status by paying the required fees. The start date was announced on Thursday through the Arabic Press. The visa relaxation will lift the fears of over-staying foreigners, reduce the burden on those facing hefty fines, while encouraging illega...
Happy News For Illegal Expats! You Can Stay Some More Time In UAE Illegal Residents!

Happy News For Illegal Expats! You Can Stay Some More Time In UAE Illegal Residents!

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The period will coincide with the timing given for other special visa applicants. Following up on the initiative granting a grace period for illegal residents in the UAE, sources indicate that the period will coincide with the visa application period for the 1-year emergency residency given for victims of wars and disasters. The time period to rectify illegal residency in the UAE will begin from August 1, 2018, till October 31, as given by Emarat Al Youm report. The period will also coincide with the visa extension period allocated for women who have been recently widowed. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship is preparing to launch the "Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status" initiative, implementing the Cabinet's decision and allow for a grace period for illeg...
Soon, grace period for illegal residents in UAE

Soon, grace period for illegal residents in UAE

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Under the new initiative called 'Protect yourself by modifying your status'. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship is preparing to launch the "Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status" initiative, implementing the Cabinet's decision and allow for a grace period for illegal residents to rectify their status. Ali Mohammed bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, praised the decision of the Council of Ministers to adopt a new legislative package to review the current residence system. Those who have such a status won't face legal consequences, will be exempt from violation fines. This helps the UAE maintain its economic competitiveness, strengthening its position as one of the best countries in the world by providing decen...
One-year UAE residency visa announced for people in war, disaster zones

One-year UAE residency visa announced for people in war, disaster zones

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They will also be exempted from fines. The Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has adopted a resolution on Monday granting nationals of countries - suffering from wars and natural disasters - a residency visa for a year in the UAE. Regardless of their condition of residence, the visa intends to offer those affected a chance to improve their living conditions until they are ready to return to their home countries. The period for applying for the 1-year residency begins from August 1 to October 31 of this year, which can be extended and exempted from any irregularities or fines. #wam_breaking | The UAE to grant nationals of countries facing war and conflict a one year stay permit,...
New visa rules in UAE: All you need to know

New visa rules in UAE: All you need to know

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A number of visa facilitations for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying have been approved by the Cabinet. The Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted a number of visa facilitations for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying their visa to cater for a wider segment of the society. The Cabinet approved a new legislative package, including a review of the current residency system to allow a two-year extension of the residency period for the dependents of their parents after finishing their university studies. Transit visa 1. A new decision has also been approved to exempt transit passengers from all entry fees for the first 48 hours. 2. Transit vi...
UAE workers expect salary hike in 2018

UAE workers expect salary hike in 2018

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Over 66 per cent of respondents believe salaries are either increasing or staying the same Professionals across the UAE expect to receive a raise in their salaries in 2018, a new survey by Bayt.com has revealed. Over 66 per cent of respondents in the UAE believe that salaries are either increasing or staying the same. At the same time, 56 per cent of employees expect to receive a raise in 2018, with 27 per cent expecting a raise of up to 10 per cent, the survey found. In terms of salary, 60 per cent of UAE respondents claim that their current salary package consists of basic salary with benefits, while 23 per cent claim that it consists of basic salary only. In addition, 17 per cent said they receive a basic salary as well as a commission and benefits. Over 52 per cent of respondent...
Eid Al Fitr holiday announced in UAE

Eid Al Fitr holiday announced in UAE

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The government announced that the holiday will last till the third day of Shawwal. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has declared that Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal entities in the UAE will begin from Thursday (June 14), the 29th Ramadan. The government announced that the holiday will last till the third day of Shawwal. FAHR announced Eid al Fitr holiday for the Federal Government pic.twitter.com/bNFjE3BhMA — FAHR (@FAHR_UAE) June 11, 2018 If Eid Al Fitr falls on Friday, June 15, then the holiday will last until Sunday, June 17. The Authority conveyed its greetings to the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His H
Dubai Immigration to Filipinos: ‘Contact us for help’

Dubai Immigration to Filipinos: ‘Contact us for help’

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The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigner Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA) has initiated steps to be closer to the emirate’s estimated half a million Filipinos, promising weekly updates and calling their attention to a mobile application enabling them to have direct links to the agency’s services as well as top officials for their queries and suggestions. This, according to Maj. General Mohammed Ahmed Al-Marri, GDRFA director who told The Filipino Times at a morning briefing, June 5, that the move is meant to assist the Filipino community in clearing the air on a range of concerns and to provide them with the latest immigration news “To help the community of Filipinos, we’d like to be clear; we’d like them to follow our social media (and) contact us if there’s anything,” Maj. General
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