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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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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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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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Ejari-Dubai-Real-Estate-Proeprties-for-Sale-Rent-Dubai-kabayan Advice and help Visa 

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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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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Passports with 10-year validity for Filipinos from January 1, 2018

Dubai: From January 1, 2018, the period of validity of Philippine passports will double to 10 years, instead of the current five years — as the new passport law kicks in. On August 2, the government of President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a Repubilc Act (RA10928) providing for a 10-year validity of the Philippine passport. The 10-year validity, however, only applies to Filipino citizens who are over 18 years of age. Those who are under 18 will be issues passports with five-year validity. The fees will remain the same…

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Big rush for new, 10-year Philippine e-passports

Dubai: The new 10-year Philippine e-passport has triggered a big rush among Filipinos in Dubai in the last few days, Gulf News has learnt. Almost 2,000 Filipinos have applied for their new 10-year passports at the Philippine Consulate-General in the first five days since the roll out of the 10-year passport began on Tuesday, an official said. Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes said an average of around 390 people showed up daily at the Consulate for their passport applications, a 26 per cent spike from the 310 average daily applications received…

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Investor / Partner Visa Requirements-Dubai Advice and help UAE Laws Visa 

Investor / Partner Visa Requirements-Dubai

Now Investor 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. You can receive e-Visa through your e-mail. To prepare your Investor Visa application; call Naif (Deira): 04-259 6260, 050-538 3545 Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931 Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215 Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373, 050-715 0562 Qusais (Damascus St): 04-258 6727, 054-300 5931 Qusais (Al Nahda-2): 04-239 1302 For Collection & Delivery Service; call 055-811 7883, 055-273…

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VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket?

© Provided by Khaleej Times VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket? The business community and auditing and tax professionals have welcomed further clarity in value-added tax (VAT) following the Executive Regulations and believe that there won’t be much impact on consumers as the tax rate is quite low. They, however, noted that all those businesses – especially SMEs – and individuals who were under the impression of the delay in the implementation of VAT must proceed with efficiency and promptness as the Executive Regulations have also come…

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