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Embassy warns of scam targeting Filipino expats in UAE

The Philippine Embassy in the UAE advised Filipino expats to exercise caution after the country’s Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) warned against a company that that dupes Filipinos into making fast cash through investments. According to local news reports, the SEC found that the firm Paysmart Limited Philippines was not a registered corporation. The commission received information that individuals representing the company are offering offshore investments as a source of fast cash. “The above-mentioned entity did not secure prior registration and/or license to solicit investment from the commission as prescribed…

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Family Visa Cancellation-Dubai (Inside & Outside)

What are the documents required to cancel my family’s visa in Dubai?Visa cancellation can be completed from Typing centre without visiting Immigration counter.Required Documents: (Family visa cancellation – Inside Country)+ Original Passport of Sponsored and Sponsor+ Original Emirates ID ofsponsor+ Application should be typed in Vision form and cancellation can be done from typing centre itself without visiting Immigration Department. Cancellation approval will come within an hour and you can get the confirmation print from Typing Centre.Cancellation stamp on Visa page in the passport is not required. If you want seal, you can visit nearest Immigration branch with…

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Housemaid Recruitment from Philippine to UAE

Special Note: Philippine missions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai stopped verifying maids’ contracts from June, 2014. However, women came on Visit/Tourist visa to UAE can change their visa to housemaid visa depending on special approval from Immigration. What are the procedures to sponsor a Filipino Housemaid in Dubai/UAE? 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…

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UAE Visa 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 be…

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How to renew your Emirates ID and UAE residency visa online

It is quite common for companies to ask you to go about the initial process of Emirates ID (residency visa) renewal on your own and it ideally shouldn’t take you more than two days to complete this. Here’s what we did to renew our ID online: Renewal application form Usually most people use typing centres for this process. You can complete the application online in English or Arabic from the comfort of your home or office. You can also use their app to apply for new IDs, and renewal or replacement of cards. Have…

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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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How to get residence visa for your parents in UAE

I intend to sponsor a resident visa for my mother in the UAE. She is a widow and currently residing with my brother in my home country. My mother has been travelling to Dubai on visit visa each time but now I want to get a residence visa for her. I am single, living in one-bedroom apartment in Dubai and my employer is based in Dubai as well. I have heard that to sponsor parents in the UAE, the requirement is to have a two-bedroom apartment. Is it true? Please…

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All you need to know about new visa rules in UAE Job News UAE Laws Visa 

All you need to know about new visa rules in UAE

© Provided by Khaleej Times All you need to know about new visa rules in UAE The Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted a number of visa facilitations for visitors, residents, families and people overstaying their visa to cater for a wider segment of the society. The Cabinet approved a new legislative package, including a review of the current residency system to allow a two-year extension of the residency period for the…

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Type of contract: Limited and unlimited UAE labour contracts – Explain

There are some major differences between the two types of labour contract. Do you know the difference? Note this article is not to be used as legal fact as the law can change. In the UAE, there are two types of labour contract: Limited and Unlimited. It’s important to know which contract you have as the legal rights and entitlements between the two are different. As of July 2014, contracts are electronic. Regardless, you must still be aware of what information is contained within. Limited, or “Fixed-Term”, contract – A Limited…

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What to do when your visa expires after exiting UAE

Question: My son had been working in the UAE for the last 20 years. He went to Pakistan for a holiday, but could not return or apply for an extension of his leave as his son suddenly fell ill. It has been over six months now. We are assuming that his UAE employment and residence visa might have been automatically cancelled. Can he return to the UAE on a fresh visit visa? What’s the procedure to know if there are any problems or case filed against him? Answer: The rules…

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UAE to roll out new visa system soon

Private companies in the UAE will soon be able to opt for a Dh60 insurance scheme to recruit workers instead of depositing Dh3,000 per worker as bank guarantee as is the practice now. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will start implementing the low-cost insurance scheme from mid-October, it was announced on Wednesday. The ministry said it would also begin disbursing the bank guarantees that is worth Dh14 billion when companies opt for the insurance scheme. The reimbursement will not apply to companies that have committed salary-related violations six…

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7 reasons why your UAE visa application may be rejected

Millions come to UAE from around the world every year. Be it as a tourist or to settle in the country as an expat, the number of visa applications received by UAE authorities every year is phenomenal. Applying for a visit or work visa is a hassle-free process that requires you to fill an application form and provide the necessary documents – scanned copies of your passport, invitation letter from a host in UAE, return tickets (for tourist visa), among others. Please check with your travel agency or company PRO…

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UAE jobseeker visa violators to face strict action

Illegal residents availing of the six-month temporary visa under the amnesty scheme, but fail to switch to employment visa or leave the country after the expiry of the visa will face prosecution, authorities have warned. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) has explained that residency law violators who have rectified their status and granted the six-month temporary visa must use that time to find jobs and transfer to residence visas under the sponsorship of their employment firms. And if they fail to get jobs within the six-month period,…

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Modify illegal residency status from Wednesday in UAE

Preparations are in full swing to encourage illegal residents in the country to avail of the three-month long amnesty initiative, which will begin on Wednesday. Special buses and health clinics for amnesty seekers as well as help for those from applicants from other emirates are some of the humanitarian steps the general directorate of residency and foreigners affairs (GDRFA) Dubai would be adopting during the ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’ initiative, which will end on October 31. The scheme not only allows illegals to exit the country without fines,…

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Philippine consulate to move to new location in Dubai

The Philippine Consulate is looking for a bigger office to make itself into a one-stop centre that can accommodate the growing needs of Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, said consul-general Paul Raymund Cortes. Cortes cited that the consulate has processed around 72,000 requests for passport applications and renewals last year as compared to around 50,000 passport applications in 2013. There are at least 450,000 Filipinos living in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, according to the consulate. “If we take into the equation all other consular services, the foot…

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