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PH Passport now valid for 10 years

from five-year to 10-year validity DUBAI – The time has come mga kabayan! The Philippine passport will now have a 10-year validity. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the new law on Wednesday, August 2, under the Republic Act 10928, an act to extend the passport validity and to amend section 10 of Republic Act 8239 or the Passport Act of 1996. However, the passport of minors will still have a five-year validity in comparison to the adults. This would mean that Filipinos under the age of 18 will still…

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New UAE traffic law: All traffic violations, fines and black points

Guides Report Here is a complete list of every single possible fine you could get while driving in the UAE. Texting and driving is just one of the common offences reported by Dubai Police. If you’re a motorist in the UAE, it’s important to know the penalties which are applied for all traffic violations. Updated traffic fines as of July 1, 2017 VIOLATION FINE BLACK POINTS VEHICLE CONFISCATED / DAYS 1 Driving under the influence of alcohol Maximum fine of Dh20,000 or Jail 23 60 2 Driving under the influence…

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OEC is gone, but UAE Filipinos have to wait for new OFW IDs Visa 

OEC is gone, but UAE Filipinos have to wait for new OFW IDs

Filipino expats in the UAE have to wait for a couple of months before they can avail of the eagerly anticipated OFW (overseas Filipino workers) ID that will be launched in Manila on Wednesday. Felicitas Bay, Philippine Labour Attaché to Dubai and northern emirates, told Khaleej Times: “We have not received any instructions or operational guidelines yet from the main office (in Manila) regarding the OFW ID that will replace the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). An OEC is a travel document or exit pass that has to be presented at international ports…

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DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

TICKET TO WORK. Overseas Filipino workers applying for their overseas employment certificates through the POEA’s Balik Manggagawa Online Processing System. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they will soon be issuing overseas Filipino workers an identification card to do away with the issuance of an overseas employment certificate (OEC). In a briefing in Malacañang on Tuesday, July 4, Bello said that the OFW ID, which will be called IDOLE (ID of the DOLE) will be given to…

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DOLE to launch OFW ID on July 12

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) identification card which will replace the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) will be launched on July 12. This identification card, called ID of the Department of Labor and Employment or iDOLE, could be used to process Social Security System, Pag-IBIG Fund, and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation transactions. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government also plans to turn iDOLE into passports. “Maybe given another six months, we [can] adopt a system [wherein] this iDOLE can serve…

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FAQs on Employment Contract (Labour Agreement)

1.1) Individual employment contract: 1. Is the worker entitled to obtain an employment contract? Yes … the worker is entitled to obtain the employment contract concluded between the two parties and issued and attested by the ministry of labor signed by the two parties as the employment contract shall be in writing and each of the worker and employer shall have a copy respectively.. And the approved language in the state is the Arabic language. In case the worker does not receive the employment contract, he shall resort to the…

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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 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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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 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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Dubai ends 90-days visit visa for Pakistanis, Filipinos – new rule 2017

Dubai: Dubai’s immigration authorities have discontinued the three-month visit visa for Pakistanis and Filipinos for the next three months, media reported. The immigration authorities in Dubai circulated a memo ordering all travel agencies to stop accepting 90-day visa applications filed by citizens of Pakistan and the Philippines. “We have been directed to refuse applications for the three-month visa starting June 1,” Noor Mohammad, a local travel agent, told Dawn on Friday. However, those who had submitted their application before June 1 would be processed. Mohammad added that this is not…

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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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UAE introduces new rules for expat driving licences

Here are other amendments, in the traffic law, issued in a ministerial decree by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan New driving licences in the country shall be issued only for a period of two years, according to new amendments introduced to federal traffic laws. After that, licence renewal validity shall be 10 years for UAE citizens and five for non-citizens. According to a ministerial decree issued by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, expatriates are required to have a valid residence permit…

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Employment Visa Procedures for person who is having 6 months Ban-UAE

How to get Employment Visa during ban period? If the employee resigns before completion of two years, a six-month ban shall be imposed. But the same may be lifted without any charges or NOC from the employer if the employee managed to get a new job opportunity, taking into account that the salary of such worker with the new company shall be in accordance with the skill level specified by the Ministry of Labour: 1- First skill level: which means that if the employee is having university degree and above, his salary with…

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Advice and help UAE Laws 

Abscond Reporting at Labour & Immigration-UAE

Required Documents: • Personal file Print-out from eDNRD site or from Immigration to prove that the person is inside country. Fees: Dh120. • Passport copy • Labour card copy • Labour Establishment Card copy • Original E-signature card of the authorized signatory • Date of abscond  Abscond can be reported only after 7 days of absence  Application Fee: Dh53 should be paid at Tas’heel Centre Steps to Follow • Type electronic abscond application from Tas’heel Centre • Wait for online approval by next day • Take approval print-out and submit at Immigration Department along with Trade License copy & Immigration Establishment Card copy • Immigration fee: Dh340 (Dubai) Air Ticket fare should be deposited at Immigration for some nationalities.  • Immigration fee: Dh5350 (Sharjah). Part…

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