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Good conduct certificate in UAE: Guide for all nationalities

Good conduct certificate in UAE: Guide for all nationalities

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The screening is applicable only to new work visas and not for expats already working here and then moving jobs Diplomatic posts with sizeable number of expats have set guidelines on how to acquire the Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC) for their respective citizens applying for new work visas in the UAE. Obtaining a CGC or Police Clearance Certificate for jobseekers came into effect from February 4 this year. Expats applying for new work visas in the UAE are subjected to security background checks and required to submit a police clearance from their home countries, or the country of their residence for the past five years, as a move to ensure the security of the society, according to authorities. As expected, diplomatic missions were initially flooded with numerous calls from concer...
UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specific Criteria!

UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specific Criteria!

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If a contract is revoked by the worker for reasons other than those specified in article 121, he will be required to compensate the employer for any prejudice the latter sustains as a result. No ban if you finish 2 years of employment I have been working at a medical centre as an insurance clerk for the last three years. After completing my first limited period two-year contract, the company renewed it with a revised salary of Dh4,550 per month. I am not happy with the growth prospects offered by the company. I have got a better offer, but I am not sure if I will get a labour ban. If I do, is there any way to get it lifted? Since your contract is of limited duration, you will be liable to compensate your employer with an amount not exceeding your 45 days’ remuneration in case you
Expats in Saudi Arabia Banned from Working in 12 Areas

Expats in Saudi Arabia Banned from Working in 12 Areas

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The decision will come into effect from the next Hijri year. Expats in Saudi Arabia shall no more be allowed to work in 12 areas of work, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development has stated. According to the Saudi Gazette, the decision will come into effect from the next Hijri year. Expats shall be restricted from working in watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobile shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men's supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops. "The decision does not affect the memorandums of understanding si...
Four Dubai Expats face trial for Offering Bribe to Get Bank Loans

Four Dubai Expats face trial for Offering Bribe to Get Bank Loans

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They also allegedly submitted forged papers, including a salary certificate. Four men, who allegedly offered a bribe to a bank employee for getting them approval on loans from his administration, have been charged in a Dubai court. Public prosecution records show the four men, two Pakistanis and two Indians, aged between 28 and 45, offered the bank employee 10 per cent of the bank facilities and loans he would help get approved by his administration. They also allegedly submitted forged papers, including a salary certificate falsely stating that one of them - a Pakistani - was working as a sales executive and earning Dh22,500 as monthly salary. They also allegedly forged and used other documents that included a forged copy of a bank statement, a forged copy of an Emirates resident...
8,000 Govt Jobs Filled by Expats Should be Emiratised, FNC Hears

8,000 Govt Jobs Filled by Expats Should be Emiratised, FNC Hears

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Another FNC member pointed out that more than 30,000 administrative government positions filled by expats. There are currently 8,000 administrative government jobs filled by expats in the UAE, which should be filled by Emiratis instead, heard the Federal National Council (FNC) on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. During the FNC discussion chaired by FNC speaker, Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, members raised questions about high unemployment rates of Emiratis to Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, chairman of the Federal Authority for Human Resources and the Minister of State for Higher Education. Salem Al Shehhi, FNC member from Ras Al Khaimah, said he knows thousands of Emiratis who cannot find jobs. "Locals today are asking: When are we going to be recruited?" An FNC report revealed there are 8,000 ad...
ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Alcohol in UAE!

ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Alcohol in UAE!

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Here's all you need to know about consuming alcohol in UAE For expat residents and tourists visiting the UAE, it is important to know the local laws regarding alcohol consumption to avoid being fined and even jailed. Here's take a look at some of the important legal aspects related to drinking liquor in the country. Don't do it in public The first thing you must keep in mind is that it is illegal to drink in the street or in a public place in the UAE. Public drinking is strictly prohibited. There are licensed restaurants and bars associated with hotels where one can drink. Besides, there are designated stores from where licence-holders can purchase alcohol. It is important to get a licence because there are chances one could get arrested if reported or found drunk. Regulatio...
GCC BAN and Filipino Expats (New Rule 2016)

GCC BAN and Filipino Expats (New Rule 2016)

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Welcome to UAE LABOURS free CommunityBlog Gulf Countries witnessed the Affability and kindness of Filipinos migrants, they are really complaisant inbehavior and counting pleasantness in society, but on other side the ratio of Labour LawViolations by Filipino workers areincreasing day by day. After thousands of criminal offenses thePhilippine overseas Employment Administrator announced that any Filipino whohave been deported from any member of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) will beban from entering any other GCC country. The Philippine overseas employmentAdministrator Chief HANS LEO CACDAC said that Qatar’s Ministry of Interior hasissued a circular stating workers who have been deported or cancelled from anyGCC country by violating Labour Lawor for running away from sponsor/Employers
What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

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Like everyone else working abroad, Filipinos in the UAE deal with all sorts of headaches, but five issues stand out Like everyone else living abroad, Filipinos deal with all sorts of headaches, but at least five issues seem to crop up more frequently than others. A legal expert in Dubai, who specialises in providing legal assistance to Filipinos in distress, has shone a light on the top five challenges faced by expatriate workers from the Philippines, and attempted to explain what could have been the root causes. From struggling to pay off debt and getting duped by illegal recruiters to drinking without a licence, Filipinos have a number of issues to deal with, but by getting themselves abreast with the local laws and always mindful of their limitations in a foreign countr...
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
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...
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