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Fine for employers who discriminate applicants in the UAE

Employers in United Arab Emirates are reminded to abide by the UAE “Anti Discriminatory Law” in recruiting and hiring their applicants. For a promoter job position in Dubai, one must look good and presentable. However, there are several employees who claimed that they are being paid less compared to other employees with the same position, reported Khaleej Times. According to Dubai lawyer Shiraz Sethi quoted in the report, any companies or employers who are violating the “Anti-Discriminatory Law” will face six months to 10 years in imprisonment, and will be…

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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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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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Filipino exit clearance: What you need to know

Philippine official denies rumours circulating in social media about the complete suspension of exit clearance. Dubai: Philippine officials in Dubai on Thursday denied rumours circulating in social media that Filipino expatriates can no longer go on vacation or return to their workplace in the UAE or elsewhere abroad because of the “suspension of the issuance of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) or travel exit clearance”. Filipino official clarifies Overseas Employment Certificate issuance. — Janice Ponce de Leon / Gulf News Labour Attache Felicitas Bay said Filipinos already working in the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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