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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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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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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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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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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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Types of Bans in United Arab Emirates

Visa Ban in UAE A ban on visa means, that the person who is served the particular ban is not entitled to live and work in the UAE for a particular time or permanently. This may happen in a way of: Immigration Ban Labour Ban Immigration Ban or Residence Ban If you have immigration ban in UAE, you are not supposed to enter UAE or obtain residency in UAE. You may be served with immigration ban if you have committed criminal offences. In case you have Bounced cheques, bad debt cases…

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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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UAE laws you must know to stay out of trouble

Ignorance is no excuse in court as many an unsuspecting expat has found out after falling afoul of one of these laws. By  Majorie van Leijen The UAE Ministry of Interior’s ‘999’ magazine recently published research that stated 72 per cent of expats in the UAE lack knowledge of local customs and traditions. In addition, only one-third of the 2,000 respondents surveyed said they to set aside any time to find out more about local culture. This kind of complacency, according to the article, results in “Many expats enduring court…

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

Entry (Residence) Permit for Family of Expatriate – Now Family visa procedure is easier than before. If you have all required documents ready, all steps can be completed from AMER Centre. No need to visit Immigration office. – All charges, including Deposits, Courier and file opening fees will be processed through AMER Centre. Refund can be processed only to the sponsor’s Bank Account. IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the Sponsor (applicant) is required. – You need to visit the immigration (GDRFA) only if such SMS received. You will receive application status SMS about approval…

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Profession Change / Salary Increment in Labour Contract

How can I change my profession in Labour Card/Contract and Visa? You can change profession/salary with renewal or before the renewal. Required Documents: • Passport Copy • Labour Contract Copy • Labour Card Copy • One photograph (white background) • Company’s Trade License copy & Labour Establishment Card copy • Attested Educational Certificate copy (for certain professions) Fees: Dh253+40 to be paid at Tas’heel Centre • If you are a new employee, you can change profession and increase salary in the contract once you received labour card and contact from…

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UAE Visa immigration requirements for Citizens of the Philippines

It is important for Filipino Citizens to have a visa before being allowed entry into the UAE. If you are planning to visit the UAE, citizens of the Philippines are required to have a visa to visit. In August 2015, The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior launched an online visa service. This visa system is an online method of applying for visas for entry from anywhere in the world. It is highly recommended to use the online application, and this can be submitted at ivisa.com. The application will then…

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PRC: No more CPD for OFWs

DUBAI – Great news for all overseas Filipino workers! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines has announced that it will defer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) applications for certain individuals, including OFWs. Released on its website on Monday, July 31, the PRC added the news with its call for all government agencies in the country to apply for accreditation as CPD providers. “Under the Memorandum Circular No. 07, Series of 2017 and Section 13, Article II of Republic Act No. 10912, also known as the ‘Continuing Professional Development Act of…

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