UAE Laws Visa 

How to get your Labour Contract copy through MOL website?

Obtain your Labour Contract copy online (MOL UAE) With updates to MOL(Ministry of Labour) processes, there have been certain slight changes to how you can get your Labour Contract Online on MOL UAE website. I have previously written on how to check you labour contract online through MOL website.  This article is an update to the original article. MOL has also made it possible to check your labour contract information through a smartphone app. Step by step guide to checking your Labour Contract Online on MOL website(image tutorial) Below I will provide you…

Read More
Advice and help UAE Laws Visa 

No more ban on Filipino domestic workers

Philippines to lift ban on domestic workers; Dh1,500 new minimum salary for maids Consuls meets recruitment offices to inform them of rules The Philippines is set to lift a ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE in the next few days, ‘Emarat Al Youm’ has reported. An official in the Philippine Consulate in Dubai told Emarat Al Youm that the competent authorities in his country decided to lift the ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE and added that domestic workers can come in again under…

Read More
kabayan-uae-tips Advice and help UAE Laws 

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…

Read More
Advice and help 

PH Embassy urges Filipinos to renew passport early

DUBAI – An official from the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi urged Filipinos currently residing in the emirates to renew their passports as early as six months prior to its expiration, noting that not all applicants with pressing issue will be addressed immediately. “Tayo po sana ay mag-renew ng passport ng mas maaga. Hindi po kapag kayo ay mag-renew ng visa or kapag paso na ang passport,” Vice Consul Rowena Daquipil wrote on her Facebook post on Monday, October 11. She also wrote that there are more than 200,000 Filipinos living…

Read More
Advice and help News 

First look: ‘high-security’ Philippine passport unveiled in Dubai

New passport is touted as ‘untamperable’ and ‘one of the most secure’ passports in the world Published: 16:21 August 15, 2016 Janice Ponce de Leon, Staff Reporter   Dubai: A “high-security” and “untamperable” Philippine passport was unveiled here Monday, featuring famous landmarks and a promise to curb delays in the issuance of new e-passports. Philippine Consul General to Dubai, Paul Raymund Cortes, unveiled the new design, highlighting its “visually striking” features, and touting it as one of the “most secure passports” in the world. The e-passport will arrive in Dubai…

Read More
Advice and help 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 to be repeated. Typing Charge extra) Deposit: Dh2020 to be paid…

Read More
Advice and help 

Planning to Married in Dubai – here’s how

Wedding at the Consulate – Dubai The Marriage Section is open from Sunday to Thursday except holidays (both Philippines and UAE) from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. No processing/application on Thursday to give way to solemnization of marriage. Note: All forms must be computerized/typewritten in Block Format. NOTICE: ONLY FILIPINO CITIZENS (BOTH PARTIES) CAN BE MARRIED AT THE CONSULATE GENERAL The Philippine Consulate General has jurisdiction over Dubai and all Northern Emirates. “MARRIAGE ADVISORY” MARRIAGE AT THE CONSULATE FOR BOTH FILIPINOS: STEPS: 1. Fill out the following: See image: Marriage Application Form…

Read More
Advice and help 

Ways to Reduce Homesickness Abroad

Moving abroad, whether you are teaching, studying, interning, volunteering or just traveling for an extended period of time, is complicated. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or in the private-jet-owning tax bracket. The experience can be thrilling, energizing and eye-opening, but it can also be incredibly challenging in a number of ways that go far beyond learning to cope with a culture that doesn’t eat dinner until 10 pm. It’s important not to let that degree of homesickness prevent you from enjoying the travel experience. One of the most significant challenges that people…

Read More
Advice and help News 

Exit clearance exemptions for Filipinos from September 15

Rule applies to expats returning to same worker and job site and already in the database. Dubai: Filipino expatriates welcomed their government’s experimental move to exempt a group of Filipino workers from getting travel exit clearances every time they go home for a holiday beginning September 15 2016. Filipino workers who go back to their country need to secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) to prove that they have been hired legally and intend to go back to the same employer abroad. This Philippine government requirement is presented to immigration…

Read More
Advice and help 

Philippine Passport Renewal Requirements in Dubai

If you are a Kabayan you want to renew your Philippine Passport in Dubai, or you want to upgrade your passport, so our article help you to renew you Philippines passport. If your passport is going to expire , then you have to renew it as soon as possible, so that you do not face any other problem to travel other country etc. It is very hard to travel back to Philippine, so if you will wait 6 months before passport expire. Its better to process and renew it as soon as…

Read More
Advice and help Visa 

UAE Visit Visa Requirements and Application Process

The Visit Visa is applicable to tourists, who intend to spend more than 14 days in the UAE, and those coming for family visits as well as those on long-term business visit. It requires the sponsorship of UAE resident or any company or hotel licensed to operate within the country. Visit visas for immediate family members can be obtained by residents (sponsors) with monthly salary of minimum Dh.4000 to Dh.5000, while sponsoring other relatives may require a minimum monthly salary of Dh.6000 to Dh.7000, while minimum salary of Dh.10,000 is…

Read More
Visa 

New survey finds Filipino expats are full of confidence

A huge 97 per cent of Filipinos quizzed in a new survey said they were optimistic that the quality of life in their home country is going to improve. The findings of the survey, which was conducted by New Perspective Media, organisers of the annual Philippine Property and Investment Exhibition, come just days after a special report by 7DAYS revealed that the majority of Filipinos in the UAE feel new president Rodrigo Duterte is doing a good job. The Philippines was the second fastest-growing economy in Asia in the second…

Read More
Advice and help 

Employment Visa Cancellation-Dubai

What are the procedures of Employment Visa cancellation in Dubai? Required Documents: • Original Passport • Original Labour Card (Work Permit) • Original E-signature card of authorized signatory • Trade License copy • Labour Establishment Card copy • Immigration Establishment Card copy • Typed Application (Separate application for Labour & Immigration ) Labour Card Cancellation Fee: No Government fee for Labour Card Cancellation (Dh53 service charge to be paid) at Tas’heel Centre. E-Dirham: NOTE: Payment should be made through E-Dirham Card at Thas’heel Centre. You can Buy E-Dirham Card from any branch of…

Read More
News 

Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after ‘whore’ jibe

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a “son of a whore”. Mr Duterte was responding to the US president’s promise to raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at their meeting. The Philippine leader, known for his colourful language, has insulted prominent figures before, but this time it has had diplomatic consequences. He has now said he regrets the remark. “While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited…

Read More
UAE Laws 

How to avoid 6 month labour ban in Dubai UAE?

Employees who have been slapped with a six-month labour ban for breaking their contracts before the expiry of two years can work for a new company, provided they hold at least a high school diploma and have been offered a good position and salary by the new company, employers were told by the Ministry of Labour . To lift the 6 month labour ban, an employee should have been offered a minimum salary of -AED 5,000 for high school graduates, -AED 7,000 for diploma holders and -AED 12,000 for bachelor’s degree holders. (This…

Read More