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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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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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How to get residence visa for your parents in UAE Advice and help News Visa 

How to get residence visa for your parents in UAE

How to get residence visa for your parents in UAE A sizeable chunk of the working population in the UAE lives away from their family. Most of them come to the country leaving behind their parents, and some even have to leave their wives and children behind. While sponsoring the immediate family to the UAE is a relatively inexpensive affair, many residents think twice when it comes to bringing their parents or in-laws into the country on a permanent basis. The biggest concern is, of course, the salary requirement. UAE…

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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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Can wife sponsor husband and children in the UAE Advice and help Visa 

Can wife sponsor husband and children in the UAE?

You may contact General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs for the requirement as their requirements may change from time to time. Question. Can my wife sponsor me (husband) and my kid, if she is a pharmacist with a salary of Dh7,000 total? What is the law regarding wives sponsoring their husbands? Answer: It is understood that your wife is a pharmacist drawing a salary of Dh7,000 per month. Further, she intends to sponsor you and your kid’s residence visa in the UAE. Pursuant to your query, a wife may…

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How to sponsor spouse and children in Dubai Advice and help Visa 

Guide: How to sponsor spouse and children in Dubai

© Provided by Khaleej Times Guide: How to sponsor spouse and children in Dubai If you work in Dubai and are unaware how to sponsor your spouse, help is at hand. You can follow some of the simple steps (described below) to sponsor your wife/husband. Husband sponsoring wife A resident employed in the UAE can sponsor his wife and children, subject to conditions which include minimum salary of Dh4,000 or Dh3,000 plus accommodation. Sponsoring more than one wife A Muslim resident may be allowed to sponsor his two wives, if he…

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Job opportunities for UAE Filipinos in Japan Advice and help Job News 

Job opportunities for UAE Filipinos in Japan

© Provided by Khaleej Times Job opportunities for UAE Filipinos in Japan Filipinos looking for a job can now get an opportunity to work in Japan as the country is hiring household workers and first-time overseas Filipino workers(OFWs). Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Deputy Administrator Jocelyn Sanchez said Japan could serve as an alternative destination for domestic helpers. “It’s our alternative market, what I’m saying, that’s our domestic helpers who love those in the Middle East, of course they like it,” he said according to The Filipino Times. The domestic…

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Investors and specialists such as doctors and engineers will receive UAE residency visas valid for up to 10 years, it was announced on Sunday. The families of these categories of expatriates will also receive the same visa validity. Top performing students are also eligible for the 10-year residency visa scheme. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the decision after chairing a Cabinet meeting. 10-year residency visas; 100% foreign ownership News Visa 

UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists

© Provided by Khaleej Times UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists Investors and specialists such as doctors and engineers will receive UAE residency visas valid for up to 10 years, it was announced on Sunday. The families of these categories of expatriates will also receive the same visa validity. Top performing students are also eligible for the 10-year residency visa scheme. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the decision after chairing a Cabinet meeting.…

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Philippines and Kuwait sign agreement protecting OFWs Advice and help News 

Philippines and Kuwait sign agreement protecting OFWs

SIGNING. Philippines and Kuwait sign an agreement protecting OFWs in the Gulf country. Photo courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Philippines and Kuwait signed on Friday, May 11, a memorandum of agreement providing additional protection for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf country. Foreigns Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano met with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah. Philippine officials Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, and Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mamao were also…

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Housemaid Recruitment from Philippine to UAE Visa 

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 Dh6,000 or Dh5,000 plus company provided accommodation. Yearly Fees: Sponsor should pay Dh5360 as an annual fee at Immigration (every year…

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EJARI (Tenancy Contract Online Registration)-Dubai

Tenancy Contract online registration is mandatory for Trade License new/renewal, Family visa new/renewal and for Municipality related transactions. EJARI – TENANCY CONTRACT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Personal � Tenancy Contract original signed by both parties � Passport Copy+Visa page of Tenant � DEWA latest bill or Registration Deposit Bill � Mobile number of Tenant � Shop/Unit/Villa/Flat Number Company � Tenancy Contract original signed by both parties � Trade License copy or Initial Approval & Name Reservation Certificate � DEWA latest bill or Registration Deposit Bill � Passport Copy of Tenant/License owner/Partner �…

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Total ban’ on Filipino workers to Kuwait on Monday

© Provided by Khaleej Times ‘Total ban’ on Filipino workers to Kuwait on Monday Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to issue on Monday a total deployment ban order of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. “A formal order on total deployment ban will be issued by Secretary (Silvestre) Bello on Monday,” said DOLE Spokesperson Raul Francia on Saturday. The DOLE official said they still have to thresh out other details, specifically on the workers that would be covered by the order. “(Regarding new…

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Profession Change / Salary Increment in Labour Contract Advice and help Visa 

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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filippino passport for 10 years Advice and help News 

How to apply for Philippine 10-year passport in Dubai

A refresher course to get your brand new passport. With the announcement that Philippine passports are now valid for 10 years, many Filipinos in Dubai have rushed to get their hands on the new travel document. The new passport doubles the duration of the passport, which in turn means fewer trips to the consulate for renewal. Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes said on Wednesday that “almost 2,000 Filipinos have applied for passport renewal in the first five days since the 10-year passport was rolled out on January 3 in…

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