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Which Uae Visa Is Right For You? Here Are The Options

Which Uae Visa Is Right For You? Here Are The Options

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Let's talk about the five visa you always hear about. Whether you want to work or simply visit the UAE, several visas are available that can suit your travel plans. While the country issues many other kinds of visas, we're just going to talk about the most common ones. Below are five visas one can use to enter the UAE. Tourist visa As it says on the tin, a tourist visa is used by travellers whose purpose in the country is for tourism. The visa permits the holder to stay in the country for 30 days. To get one, you'll need sponsorship by a UAE airline, hotel and tour operators. Each UAE airline offers visa services when you fly with them. Apart from that, travel agents and hotels can also arrange a tourist visa for you. Visit visa You'll need a friend or relative residing in...
Is The Contract Relevant After Employment Visa Issued?

Is The Contract Relevant After Employment Visa Issued?

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Contact the relevant authority at the free zone for the purposes of a resolution. I would really want to have your expert opinion regarding my employment as I'm literally hanging in limbo and have nowhere to go. I've an employment contract signed by myself and my employer dated November 27, 2016, but till date I haven't received any mail or call for my joining. When I called the HR I was initially told that my visa is up for management approval, so it might take a few weeks. I waited for a month and a half and I recently called them and I was told that the hiring is on hold for now, and that if I would like I could take up another job. They also said as soon as they resume hiring I would be the first they call. I really want to understand what my legal position here is. Answ...
Marital Status Not Criterion For Employment Visa

Marital Status Not Criterion For Employment Visa

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An individual's marital status is not the criteria for issuance of employment visa, in accordance with the prevailing laws of the UAE. I work for a private company in Dubai, and I am sponsored by the company. I am not married and I hear there is an age limit for non-married ladies to get an employment visa. Can you please tell me up to which age a lady who is not married can work on an employment visa in UAE? It is understood that you are an unmarried lady working in a private company at Dubai and your employer provides your employ-ment visa. Further, you understand that there is an age limit for unmarried ladies to be under the employment visa provided by the employer. Pursuant to your question, it may be noted that an individual's marital status is not the criteria for issuance ...
Overstay Fine Can Get Fresh Visa Application Rejected

Overstay Fine Can Get Fresh Visa Application Rejected

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Approach GDRFA to seek their advice. My husband was employed in the UAE. Post-termination of his employment contract and the employment visa, he had overstayed in the UAE for 22 days, and was notified in respect of payment of overstay fines. When he arrived at the airport to travel back, he went to the immigration desk to pay the fine but was told that there were no fines against him. He asked the immigration official to double check but was asked to move on. My husband left the UAE after getting the exit stamp. Now, I am applying for his fresh visa to return to the UAE and it is getting rejected because it is being stated that he has been blacklisted on their system because of an overstay fine which was not paid. What can we do to remove him from the list? Pursuant to your que...
LIST: 63 Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel Visa-Free

LIST: 63 Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel Visa-Free

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Filipinos can visit these 63 countries and territories without securing a visa MANILA, Philippines – Are you looking for the next country to visit in 2018? Good news: Philippine passport holders can now travel to 63 countries and territories visa-free! This makes the Philippines rank 72nd out of 199 passports according to Henley and Partners’ latest Visa Restrictions Index for 2018 – an improvement from last year’s 75th rank. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the government is working to improve access to other countries. (READ: 15 destinations around the world for Filipino travelers) “We are assuring everyone that our people at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will continue to work toward securing visa-free access of Filipinos to more co
UAE New Visa Rules for New Jobs

UAE New Visa Rules for New Jobs

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New Rules for UAE Visa applicants has been announced by UAE Coordination Committee stipulating that all those who are looking for UAE work visa will require a good conduct certificate. New UAE Visa Rules and Regulations has been confirmed and is approved by UAE Coordination Committee that take effect from February 4, 2018. A good conduct certificate or a certificate of good conduct will be required for expats (workers) who apply for work visa anywhere in United Arab Emirates. What is Good Conduct Certificate? UAE Good Conduct Certificate or a Certificate of Good Conduct is an important certificate which serves as a proof that the expat has no criminal record, he/she is not involved in any criminal, breach of trust cases or Law violation in his/her home country as well as in UAE d...
‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

‘Legitimate’ Visa Violators in UAE are Being Given a Second Chance

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Last year, the GDRFA processed 19,000 humanitarian cases of which 17,000 were accepted. Visa violators unable to take action under urgent conditions are given second chances as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) processes humanitarian requests, top officials said. Just this year, officials processed 25,000 humanitarian requests of visa violators so far, up from 12,000 received last year. The fine committee filters out requests, then waives off or reduces fines for cases that meet certain conditions. Officials said that approximately 60 per cent of requests are rejected. One of the cases pending with GDRFA for consideration is that of a Pakistani father of seven who has Dh350,000 worth of visa violations. Jaber Ali suffers from seizures and his t...
List of Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access to Filipinos

List of Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access to Filipinos

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To Filipinos traveling overseas, getting a visa can be a time-consuming, if not resource-draining exercise. Consulates and embassies often require plenty of documentation to justify them granting visas: financial statements and proof of employment are among them. And that’s if the destination country has its consular presence in the Philippines. Given such challenges faced by a legitimate tourist, another alternative is to visit countries that don’t require Philippine passport holders to apply for visas. Asia ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Brunei Darussalam – 14 days Cambodia – 21 days Indonesia – 30 days Laos – 30 days Malaysia – 30 days Myanmar – 14 days Singapore – 30 days Thailand – 30 days Vietnam – 21 days Non- ASEAN Azerbaijan – 30 days visa is
Video: How to find out if your UAE visa is genuine?

Video: How to find out if your UAE visa is genuine?

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Here's how immigration officers at Dubai airports check whether your UAE visa is genuine or fake. With around 140,000 passengers every day, Dubai airport is one of the busiest in the world for international travel. Around two million passengers arrive at the Dubai airports every month. They have a resident, employment or a tourist visa to enter the country. But how do immigration officers check if the visa is genuine? "The person cannot enter the country if the visa isn't genuine," said Major Salem Mohammad Bin Ali, director of Amer Client Happiness Department at GDRFA Dubai. "There's a procedure at the immigration arrival. We have well-trained staff and we have a system. So we only need to enter the visa number or scan the passport and it will say whether you have a visa or you d...
Visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi airport within 30 minutes

Visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi airport within 30 minutes

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A new visa counter has been launched at the airport to facilitate the visa application process Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport can get tourist visas within 15 to 30 minutes, authorities have announced. A new visa counter has been launched at the airport to facilitate the visa application process for both transit and arriving passengers to the UAE capital. The new service, located at the Terminal 3 transit area at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), includes activation of the new four-day, or 96-hour, transit visa for all nationalities travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport. The announcement was jointly made by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, along with Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and General Directorate of Residenc...
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