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Hijri New Year holiday for UAE public, private sector announced

Hijri New Year holiday for UAE public, private sector announced

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Holiday on the 1st of Muharram. The Hijri New Year holiday for the year 1439 will be observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, for both public and private sector. The holiday will be observed by all departments of the UAE federal government, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Sunday. The private sector holiday was announced by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation. The announcement was made with a circular on the basis of the provisions of the executive regulations of Federal Law No. 11 of 2008 on human resources in the federal government and its amendments. Earlier on Sunday, Oman had announced its holidays for the Islamic New Year. The 1st of Muharram will be announced later, depending on moon sighting reports. Sou...
Employers in UAE NOT Allowed to keep Employee Passports

Employers in UAE NOT Allowed to keep Employee Passports

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Question: Can employers in UAE keep the passports of their employee? Answer: As per the Labour Law, it is not allowed. “As the passport is a personal document that the law obliges its owner to keep and show when required by the governmental authorities, it is not allowed for any party to detain the passport except by the official parties with a judicial order and according to the law. Consequently, it will be considered as an illegal action to detain the passport in the UAE except by the governmental parties – Ministry of Interior, circular 2002 Read Also: Want to sponsor your Wife or Husband in UAE? Here’s how! This memo has not been changed since issued in 2002, thus employers are by Law not allowed to keep their employee’s passport longer than required for Visa processing
BEWARE UAE Expats! Immigration BAN And FINE 100 AED Per Day For Doing This!

BEWARE UAE Expats! Immigration BAN And FINE 100 AED Per Day For Doing This!

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Assalamu Alaikkum, Hello and Marhaba to UAE number 1 free platform where you can get informative and very important articles, New Labour Laws, Immigration updates, visa issues with their solutions, confirm jobs and much more. We are here with another Important and informative Article regarding overstay in UAE. Questions we have been asked by our global visitors: 1: How to avoid overstay fines? 2: How to get visa on overstay? 3: How to get legal visa permission on overstay? 4: How to overstay during labor case? 5: How to stay in UAE in case of No Visa? 6: How to avoid penalties and labor fines? 7: How to get regular employment visa after Labor case? 8: What is the maximum fine per day on overstay in UAE? 9: What are the latest rules for overstay person in Dubai? 10: What are t...
Want to work part-time in UAE? Here’s what you need to know

Want to work part-time in UAE? Here’s what you need to know

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Persons who meet the conditions to be granted work permits based on the residency of their families Who doesn't want to make some extra money? Expats alone in the city often toy with the idea of working on a part-time basis with a different employer, apart from their regular job. There is often a misconception that you can't work part-time and you might be flouting law while doing so. Well, the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation allows you to opt for a part-time job by obtaining a work permit. Who can apply for a part-time work permit? A temporary work permit and a part-time work permit shall be issued to the following categories: 1. Employees registered at the Ministry who hold valid labour cards. 2. Persons who meet the conditions to be granted work permits bas...

Is there Ban in UAE Freezones?

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There are more than 40 Free Zones in UAE. And the companies in these free zones have created numerous employment opportunities to job seekers. Employment in free zones is governed by their own rule, laws and regulations. When it comes to ban, free zones may treat them differently. If you have not read about Labour Ban, you could read my articles written about Labour Ban and how to avoid labour ban. When someone speaks about Ban, it can mean 2 things: Immigration Ban; Labour Ban. When someone is imposed immigration ban, the person can not legally live in UAE, meaning he/she will not be able to take up employment, start a business or get a residence permit here in UAE. Here is an article that explains Ban in detail. Irrespective of whether you work in MOHRE/MOL regulated companies or...
Now You Need Your Birth Certificate For Your Passport Renewal! Read All The Details Here!

Now You Need Your Birth Certificate For Your Passport Renewal! Read All The Details Here!

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Filipinos, especially those in Dubai, need to bring a copy of their birth certificate for passport renewal. These passports and birth certificates need the complete location of their birth place. Find out what other requirements are needed in this following article. You might want to check all your personal documents, because there have been changes in the passport renewal process. In Dubai, Filipino citizens have been told to bring a copy of their birth certificate if they wish to apply for passport renewal. Reports say the process could take longer if they don’t bring these updated documents. According to this report from Gulf News via Kwentong OFW, if a Filipino’s passport does not reflect the city or municipality of their birth place then they are required to bring thes
New UAE rules to follow when resigning your job

New UAE rules to follow when resigning your job

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Why NOC not pre-requisite anymore for switching jobs The UAE’s Ministry of Labour has recently made several changes to the country’s Labour Law with the aim of making the employee-employer relationship more transparent, as well as mutually beneficial. The new labour decrees were implemented at the beginning of the year on the directives of Labour Minister Saqr Ghobash. In response to readers seeking more clarity, Emirates 24|7 will run a series of articles that will feature legal experts explaining the details. The first discussed the mandatory offer letter that aims to promote transparency or openness between the employer and the employee. In this piece, we ask Thenji Macanda, Senior Associate at law firm Taylor Wessing, about how the changes in terminating a limited and un
Most Expected Info! Expats In UAE Must Get Free Accommodation If Salary Is Less Than Dh2,000!

Most Expected Info! Expats In UAE Must Get Free Accommodation If Salary Is Less Than Dh2,000!

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Abu Dhabi: Free housing must be provided to workers who earn less than Dh2,000 a month from December onwards, the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced today (July 18). Companies across the nation with more than 50 workers must comply with the ruling, which was issued by Saqr Ghobash, UAE Minister for Human Resources and Emiratisation. He warned that regular inspections visits would be undertaken by the ministry to ensure compliance, and that legal action will be pursued against firms that fail to adhere to the regulation. “Experts spent several months studying the living conditions of low-skill workers. The decision comes after these recent studies into the labour market,” said Ghobash. Accommodation for workers in companies employing more than 500 people ha
Overstaying fines in case of visa delays

Overstaying fines in case of visa delays

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Issuance of any visa in the UAE is at the discretion of the competent Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs. I worked with an audit firm in Dubai for one-and-a-half years. After getting a good opportunity in a free zone company in Ajman, I resigned from my old company. My last working day was October 30, 2014. Accordingly, my visa from the old company was cancelled on October 18 and I have submitted all the required documents for visa processing to my new company. It is to be noted that as per the visa cancellation document, I could stay in the UAE till November 17. As per the offer letter, I have to join the new company on November 2. I understand that it usually takes two days for processing the visa. My new company submitted my visa application on October 26, but I am stil...
Girl uses mobile to film sexual harrasment on bus

Girl uses mobile to film sexual harrasment on bus

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She left a heart-wrenching post on Facebook Documenting a case of sexual harassment on public transport, an Egyptian girl took pictures on her mobile phone and shared them on Facebook. In the picture she shared, we can see the passenger sitting behind in the bus, trying to grope her. She went ahead and shared these pictures online. She also left a heart-wrenching post about harassment on her Facebook page, according to a story on Al Arabiya. Once she raised an alarm, people around her allegedly did not offer her any help and asked to forget it. Her Facebook post reads as below: "This is the first time I'm convinced we have no real men [in this country], this has just happened and the first thing I did was to take a picture of it so when [the harasser] says he did not do a...
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