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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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UAE Laws 

Types of Bans in United Arab Emirates

Visa Ban in UAE A ban on visa means, that the person who is served the particular ban is not entitled to live and work in the UAE for a particular time or permanently. This may happen in a way of: Immigration Ban Labour Ban Immigration Ban or Residence Ban If you have immigration ban in UAE, you are not supposed to enter UAE or obtain residency in UAE. You may be served with immigration ban if you have committed criminal offences. In case you have Bounced cheques, bad debt cases…

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UAE Laws 

New visit visa rules: Expats can sponsor a pal

The new visit visa rules allow expatriates to sponsor their friends to visit the UAE, a senior official said yesterday. Major Mohammad Ahmad Al Hammadi, Director of Entry Permits Department at Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD), said: “Under the new rules it will be allowed but it will be strict and criteria will be checked.” Factors such as age, salary and profession will be looked into before issuing visit visas to friends. Minimum requirement Any person who wishes to sponsor his family or friends will have to draw a…

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News 

Philippines: Bomb attack on Davao market kills 14

At least 14 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Dozens more were wounded in the explosion at a packed market in the southern city of Davao. A presidential spokesman said investigators had found shrapnel from a mortar-based improvised explosive device (IED) at the scene. Police in the capital Manila are on high alert following the deadly blast. At least 60 people were injured and 30 were taken to hospital. The explosion took place outside the Marco Polo hotel in…

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News 

Fire hits 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

© REUTERS/Stanley Carvalho Smoke rises after a fire broke out in a building at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi Fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction in central Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months. Thick black smoke billowed from the top 20 floors of the almost-completed commercial building in the UAE’s capital and firefighters, overseen by helicopters, were working to put the blaze out two hours…

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Job News 

New UAE rules to follow when resigning your job

Why NOC not pre-requisite anymore for switching jobs The UAE’s Ministry of Labour has recently made several changes to the country’s Labour Law with the aim of making the employee-employer relationship more transparent, as well as mutually beneficial. The new labour decrees were implemented at the beginning of the year on the directives of Labour Minister Saqr Ghobash. In response to readers seeking more clarity, Emirates 24|7 will run a series of articles that will feature legal experts explaining the details. The first discussed the mandatory offer letter that aims…

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News UAE Laws 

Dubai’s ruler orders management shake-up after unannounced inspection reveals absences

Dubai’s ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state’s management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of high-ranking officials absent. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashin al-Maktoum carried out an unannounced early morning inspection of several civil service departments on Sunday, a regular work day in the country, to find empty desks which should have been occupied by high-ranking officials. A video showing the skeikh, who is also the United Arab Emirates prime minister…

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Advice and help 

Dubai Nightclubs

Dubai has an excellent nightlife scene with a large choice of bars and nightclubs to be enjoyed. Most of the licensed bars are in hotels but there are some exceptions. Dubai also has some interesting laws when it comes to nightclubs. They all must close at 3.00am, 21 is the official minimum age allowed to purchase alcohol though some clubs can also refuse entry to anyone under 25. At some of the most prestigious clubs in the city, doormen tend to be a little strict, but as long as you…

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