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Eligible Filipino workers in UAE may apply online for e-Card

OFW e-Card is all-in-one ID that serves as their exit pass and gives them access to govern The OFW e-Card serves as the key to access the Integrated Department of Labour and Employment (iDOLE) eServices. At that time, only returning OFWs are eligible for the electronic-chip embedded plastic membership cards. Dubai: Eligible Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the UAE may now start applying online for the unified ID card system, called ‘OFW e-Card’, that will give them access to key government services. Formerly known as OFW ID, the OFW e-card…

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Planning to Married in Dubai – here’s how

Wedding at the Consulate – Dubai The Marriage Section is open from Sunday to Thursday except holidays (both Philippines and UAE) from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. No processing/application on Thursday to give way to solemnization of marriage. Note: All forms must be computerized/typewritten in Block Format. NOTICE: ONLY FILIPINO CITIZENS (BOTH PARTIES) CAN BE MARRIED AT THE CONSULATE GENERAL The Philippine Consulate General has jurisdiction over Dubai and all Northern Emirates. “MARRIAGE ADVISORY” MARRIAGE AT THE CONSULATE FOR BOTH FILIPINOS: STEPS: 1. Fill out the following: See image: Marriage Application Form…

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No more ban on Filipino domestic workers

Philippines to lift ban on domestic workers; Dh1,500 new minimum salary for maids Consuls meets recruitment offices to inform them of rules The Philippines is set to lift a ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE in the next few days, ‘Emarat Al Youm’ has reported. An official in the Philippine Consulate in Dubai told Emarat Al Youm that the competent authorities in his country decided to lift the ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE and added that domestic workers can come in again under…

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Entry Permit Residence (Family Visa – Wife & Children)-Dubai

 Entry Permit Residence (Family Visa – Wife & Children)-Dubai How can I apply for family visa in Dubai? Entry (Residence) Permit for Family of Expatriate– New rule effective from 20/03/2016. Now Family visa procedure is easier than before. If you have all required documents ready, all steps can be completed from authorized Typing Centre. No need to visit Immigration office.- All charges, including Deposits, Courier and file opening fees will be processed through typing centre. Refund can be processed only to the sponsor’s Bank Account. IBAN(International Bank Account Number) of…

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Visa 

Children Sponsored by Mother : UAE

What are the requirements to sponsor a child by the mother? How a Single Mother can sponsor her child?A mother can sponsor her children on Residence Visa if she meets the following conditions:+ Mother shall have a valid Employment visa. Marriage Certificate attested by UAE Embassy in home country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs inside the UAE.Birth Certificate of child attested by UAE Embassy n home country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs inside the UAE. For attestation requirements, Call: +97150-538 3545. No Objection Letter: NOC in Arabic from…

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Visa 

Can I work in UAE if I am on my husband’s visa?

To be able to work anywhere in the UAE, you need to have a work permit issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). The work permit can be issued for a wife on her husband’s sponsorship, as well as a husband on a wife’s sponsorship. If a woman, over the age of 18 is under the sponsorship of her father, she is also eligible to work legally and a work permit can be applied for. Documents required 1. A No Objection Certificate (NOC) from your sponsor (husband/father)…

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Fine for employers who discriminate applicants in the UAE News 

Fine for employers who discriminate applicants in the UAE

Employers in United Arab Emirates are reminded to abide by the UAE “Anti Discriminatory Law” in recruiting and hiring their applicants. For a promoter job position in Dubai, one must look good and presentable. However, there are several employees who claimed that they are being paid less compared to other employees with the same position, reported Khaleej Times. According to Dubai lawyer Shiraz Sethi quoted in the report, any companies or employers who are violating the “Anti-Discriminatory Law” will face six months to 10 years in imprisonment, and will be…

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Visa 

Procedures of changing employment visa and family visa without exit-Dubai

How can I change my own visa and dependents visa without exit the country? You can either hold your dependents’ visa or cancel and apply for new visa. CHANGING EMPLOYMENT VISA FROM DUBAI MAINLAND TO MAINLAND+ If you are changing visa from Dubai mainland to mainland company, you can follow below mentioned steps:STEPS TO FOLLOW+ Cancel your dependents visa first from Immigration. They can stay here 29 days after cancellation without fine if the present visa is not expired at the time of cancellation + Now your present company can…

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Visa 

Sponsoring a Housemaid by an Expatriate Sponsor-Dubai

What are the procedures to sponsor a Housemaid/Nanny in Dubai/UAE? Maid visa applications to be processed through Tadbeer centre. You can also approach Tadbeer Centre to hire a housemaid according to your requirements. An expatriate can sponsor a housemaid if the following conditions are met: Salary: Sponsor’s monthly salary should not be less than Dh25,000.Yearly Fees: Sponsor should pay Dh5850 as an annual fee at Immigration Department. Payment through Tadbeer Centre. (every year to be repeated. including typing charge). File opening charge: Dh303 should be paid through Tadbeer centre. If you…

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Visa 

Travel Ban on 7 countries Extended till June 30 2021

MANILA, Philippines–the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that they will be implementing an order from Malacanang extending the arrival ban on 7 countries until June 30. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente announced that pursuant to an order from the Palace, the ban on arriving passengers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Oman shall remain until the month’s end.”Those with a travel history from these countries within the last 14 days before arrival are also temporarily banned from entering,” he added. He clarified that transiting passengers, or…

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UAE: Haven’t received your Emirates ID? Here’s what to do

Some UAE residents who have renewed their Emirates IDs are yet to receive them. This is because the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) is in the process of issuing a new advanced version of the Emirates ID. With Emirates ID being a mandatory document to access all government and some private services, some residents are worried. If you are one of them, there is nothing to worry about. All you need to do is download the ICA UAE Smart app and follow simple steps. The ICA has explained…

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Your Gratuity (End of Service Benefits – you must know)-UAE

Ministry of Labour Call Centre 800 665 PAYMENT OF GRATUITY What is the employee entitled to on the termination of his employment contract? On the termination of the employment contract, an employee is entitled to the following: 1. A notice period, or any amount due in lieu of the notice period in the case of an unlimited contract. 2. In the case of an unlimited contract, compensation for unreasonable dismissal if the contract was terminated by the employer for unreasonable cause. 3. In the case of a limited contract, compensation equivalent to…

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UAE labour law Termination ,Compensation, Benefit, Notice period, Article 120, Pay, Dismiss, Termination of Contract limited and Unlimited

UAE labour law Termination ,Compensation, Benefit, Notice period, Article 120, pay, Dismiss, Termination of Contract limited and Unlimited United Arab Emirates. What united Arab Emirates Labour law article mentioned about Termination of contract and reasons? Article 113 UAE labour law Termination of Employment   An employment contract shall terminate in any of the following cases: 1. By mutual agreement of the Parties, provided that the worker’s consent is given in writing; 2. Upon expiry of its term, unless it has been expressly or implicitly extended according to the provisions of…

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Maternity Leave – UAE Labour Law

Question: What maternity leave is a female employee entitled to? Answer: A working woman is entitled to 45 days maternity leave with full pay which includes the period before and after the delivery, provided she has served continuously for not less than one year. The maternity leave is granted with half pay if the woman has not completed one year of service. At the end of the maternity leave, a working woman has the right to extend her maternity leave for a maximum period of l0 days without pay. This unpaid leave can…

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Visa 

Covid-19 vaccines: Dubai opens direct appointment bookings at private healthcare facilities

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said on Tuesday that 17 private healthcare service providers will now provide vaccination services to the community, in addition to all DHA vaccination centres. For appointments at private health sector facilities, customers must directly contact the facility of their choice to book the vaccine. However, for appointments at any DHA vaccine facility, customers should download the DHA app. Those above 60 years can call 800 342 to book their appointments at DHA centres. The two vaccines presently available in Dubai are: Pfizer BioNTech and Sinopharm.…

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