Visa 

UAE’s unemployment benefits scheme applicable to all public and private sector employees

The UAE’s new unemployment insurance scheme will include all private and public sector workers, according to Dr. Abdulmannan Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation. At a media briefing on Thursday, the minister highlighted the Cabinet’s adoption of a federal law on the unemployment insurance scheme through insurance packages, which aims to ensure the availability of income for unemployed workers until an alternative job opportunity are made available. Dr. Al Awar said that the new scheme will serve to “attract and retain the best international talents and skilled workers.”…

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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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All UAE Visa Types You Should Know

The United Arab Emirates has become a hub for talents, innovators, and investors over the past few years. The government makes sure to support residents and citizens with updated laws and regulations to ease their stay in the country.  The government issues several types of UAE visas based on the purpose of the visit and type stay. They range from business visa to tourist visa, transit visa, student visa, retirement visa, eVisa for GCC residents as well as Green Visa, and Golden Visa another. Here are the different types of UAE visas. Tourist visa…

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How skilled workers, self-employed and investors can apply for UAE green Visa

Company directors, executives, engineers, professionals and technicians in scientific, technical and human fields will be among the UAE workers who can apply for the five-year green visa from September 5. Green visas will be available to people with bachelor’s degrees who earn Dh15,000 ($4,084) or more a month as part of sweeping changes to attract new talent to the UAE and encourage residents to stay longer. The visa offers a five-year residency without the need for an employer or a sponsor and allows holders to bring first-degree relatives to the…

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UAE: Over 70 Nationalities can get visa on arrival for up to 180 days

Being the most popular tourist destination in the region, the UAE, especially Dubai, attracts millions of tourists from around the world every year from both developing and developed countries. Therefore, different visa rules apply to each nationality. Some of them get visa-on-arrival, while others have to apply prior to flying to the UAE. Citizens of approximately 70 countries receive a visa on arrival in the UAE while other nationalities will have to obtain a visa before their departure. Therefore, different visa rules apply to each nationality. Some of them get…

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UAE Employment Law: Can I be fired even if my work performance is good?

Under what circumstances can my Dubai-based company terminate my services? My performance has been good, and I have received excellent appraisals and even certificates of appreciation from the management. My company’s financial standing is good as well. However, I am hearing that I could be among the employees the company will let go. Please advise. Pursuant to your queries, it is assumed that you are employed by a mainland company based in Dubai. Therefore, the provisions of Federal Decree Law No. 33 of 2021 on the Regulation of Employment Relations…

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No UAE visa stamping on passports: How to prove your residency with new process

Pink-coloured visa sticker on passports earlier served as primary residency document UAE residents’ Emirates ID now officially serves as their residency document, having replaced the visa stickers stamped on to passports. From April 11, residency applications — new or renewal — are unified, and residents do not need to go through separate processes for visa and Emirates ID. Previously, the pink-coloured visa sticker on passports served as the primary residency document. Photocopies of the same had to be submitted for different services requiring residence proof. Immigration officials in ports of…

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No UAE visa stamping: Step-by-step guide to getting residency under new process

UAE residents’ Emirates IDs now officially serve as their residency documents, having replaced the visa stickers stamped on to passports. Since April 11, residency applications – new or renewal – have been unified, and residents do not need to go through separate processes for visa and Emirates ID. Previously, the pink-coloured visa sticker on passports served as the primary residency document. Photocopies had to be submitted for different services requiring residence proof. While the delivery of Emirates IDs may take some time, digital versions of the Emirates IDs and visa…

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UAE: All About Golden Residence, Green Residence and Entry Visas

(WAM) The UAE Cabinet announced Entry and Residence of Foreigners aimed at strengthening the UAE’s position as an ideal destination to live, work, and invest. The executive regulations provide comprehensive information on the types and conditions of Golden Residence, Green Residence, entry visas and residence permits.  Golden Residence Substantial amendments are introduced to the Golden Residence Scheme to simplify the eligibility criteria and expand the categories of beneficiaries. This long-term 10-year residence is granted to investors, entrepreneurs, exceptional talents, scientists and professionals, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers and frontline heroes. The amendments allow the…

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A new Emirates ID for the future

The UAE is finding ways to simplify life for its increasingly diverse population. The UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security has a vital job. Set up in 2004, one of its responsibilities is managing identity, employment and other biographical data for the country’s entire population. If your Emirates ID has expired you can download a digital version. Services and businesses have been instructed to accept it everywhere. Decades ago, the need for such an agency was less pressing. In 1971, the year the Emirates was founded,…

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Can My Employer Terminate Me Without Notice?

Can I request for all unpaid salaries and for anything extra as I was expecting to stay with the company for two years? BY, Sharjah If an employer terminates the employment of an individual, they must give them notice in accordance with their contract terms and provide a valid reason. This is covered in Article 43, part 1, of the UAE’s Labour Law. “Either party to the employment contract may terminate the contract for any legitimate reason, provided that the other party is notified in writing and work shall be performed during…

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Visa 

How To Check Visa Validity or Cancellation Status?

Each Visa has its’ expiration date, and in the middle of a busy life, people often forget the expiration dates. To check your UAE Visa expiration date on the get-go, you would have to check an online channel to get those dates instead of carrying around your passport and risking losing it. How to check UAE Visa status online?  The Visa is essential, and the UAE government has a portal to help you access all visa related services; today, we will mention to you all the steps needed to find…

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Freelance visa in UAE explained: Types, cost, eligibility

The UAE has introduced freelance visas (self-employment) for a host of categories to woo brilliant minds into the country. Multiple free zones across the UAE – such as twfour54, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Design District, Ajman Free Zone – offer a wide range of freelance visas to residents and foreigners to work in the UAE. Irrespective of whichever free zone people apply for the visa, they can work across the UAE in their relevant field. According to Dubai Development…

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Advice and help UAE Laws 

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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UAE visa reforms: Residents to get up to 180 days grace period after losing job

Expats who have lost their job in the UAE will soon be able to stay up to six months in the country as part of the leadership’s new reforms announced on Sunday. The UAE law currently allows employees, who have been made redundant, to leave the country within 30 days. But the authorities are relaxing the grace period and would allow people to stay from three to six months after losing the job. This announcement brings a major relief to employees as it will give them ample time to search…

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Advice and help 

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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