Month: February 2018

IMPORTANT Info For All UAE Expats! Good conduct certificate suspended for all nationalities in Dubai!

IMPORTANT Info For All UAE Expats! Good conduct certificate suspended for all nationalities in Dubai!

UAE
The certificate remains a prerequisite in other emirates. Sources in the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai have confirmed that the good conduct certificate for all nationalities is "no more a mandatory document" for visa application. However, the suspension is effective only in the emirate of Dubai, and the certificate will continue to be a prerequisite in other emirates across the UAE. Khaleej Times has received a copy of a notice which has been issued to all Amer and Tasheel centres alerting residents and visitors that the good conduct certificate is not mandatory for visa application purposes. The source also stated that this move is only temporary and will be reinstated, until further notice. Furthermore, Khaleej Times has tried to...
Important Article Only For UAE Filipinos! Steps to Process Philippine Documents via LBC!

Important Article Only For UAE Filipinos! Steps to Process Philippine Documents via LBC!

UAE
One of our helpful articles include how to DFA red ribbon authenticate your government documents in the Philippines and it involved going through a lengthy process of visiting our home country and applying for these papers in the respective schools/offices. LBC, the leading courier, now offers a document processing service that is much easier and more hassle-free. There are a documents and papers that need to be authenticated for various usage (residence visa, for employment, etc.) especially when you are abroad. As an OFW, it can be a hassle to process these especially when we don’t have much time on our hands. In most cases, we have to go back to the Philippines in order to apply for these authenticated documents. Now, this new announcement by LBC is a welcome development becau
HAPPY News For UAEa Filipinos! New AGREEMENT Signed To Lift BAN On Filipinos And To Easier The Process To LEAVE Country!

HAPPY News For UAEa Filipinos! New AGREEMENT Signed To Lift BAN On Filipinos And To Easier The Process To LEAVE Country!

UAE
The ban on hiring Filipino domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates could soon be lifted as the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation relating to employment of Filipino domestic workers in the Gulf nation, a report by Gulf News said. The agreement highlights the eagerness of both nations to bolster cooperation in the labor sector and facilitate transparency in the process of recruitment and deployment of domestic workers in accordance with the laws of both the Philippines and the UAE. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and UAE Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Saqr Ghobash signed the memorandum in Abu Dhabi Tuesday. Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers will commence once all the necessary proced...
Good conduct certificate in UAE: Deadline for Filipinos, Indonesian workers postponed

Good conduct certificate in UAE: Deadline for Filipinos, Indonesian workers postponed

UAE
The resident must be physically present at the Tasheel centre with their Emirates ID card. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation issued a circular to all Tasheel centres confirming that a good conduct certificate for Filipinos and Indonesian domestic workers has been postponed. Khaleej Times through an independent source at the ministry confirmed that Filipinos and Indonesian nationalities will not require good conduct certificate till June of this year. Tasheel centres nationwide have been instructed to continue good conduct certificates for all other nationalities in the domestic worker sector for those who reside outside the country or within but under a tourist visa status, as per an Al Ittihad report. If the worker is within the country, a copy of the resid...
Happy News For Expats! You Can Get Temporary Work Permit For New Job, Here Is How?

Happy News For Expats! You Can Get Temporary Work Permit For New Job, Here Is How?

UAE
You may request the court for a letter for cancellation of the existing work permit and residence visa. Based on this, a new work permit may be given. I filed a case against my employer in August 2017 claiming outstanding salary for over five months. The case is still pending before the court in the UAE. I have found a new employment. I reside in an accommodation provided to me by the employer for which the lease expired on September 2017. The lease mentions the employer as the tenant and I as the beneficiary and my employer has requested the rental company to extend the lease for six months. However, the rent is not paid till date after the lease expiry period. If I ask the employer to cancel my visa, they will want me to sign the clause that I have received all my payments. If I si...
Breaking Good News For Expats! UAE Launched First Labor Guidelines To Enlighten 1 million Workers On Their Rights!

Breaking Good News For Expats! UAE Launched First Labor Guidelines To Enlighten 1 million Workers On Their Rights!

UAE
The new directory is available in Arabic, Urdu and English. In a move to progress human rights in the country, the UAE has launched its first labour guidelines to enlighten the almost one million workers here on their rights, duties and the law. It also seeks to curb relevant violations. Announcing the innovative handbook, Major-General Obaid Mohair bin Surour, deputy director of the General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), said the new directory is available in Arabic, Urdu and English. "The pioneering guidelines, to be distributed for free to over 1 million workers in Dubai, is a model for all workers here to properly start their practical life in line with the country's laws." The move comes shortly after the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs...
UAE Residents! Don’t Flee From The Spot, 6 Things To Do After A Car Accident In UAE!

UAE Residents! Don’t Flee From The Spot, 6 Things To Do After A Car Accident In UAE!

UAE
If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident in the UAE, follow these procedures Unfortunately, some of us may find ourselves involved in a car accident at some point during our time in the UAE. Understanding what to do if such a thing should happen is a legal requirement and you should always be prepared to deal with it. There are, of course, different levels of incidents. For this guide we are focusing on a collision between one or more cars in which there are no serious injuries to the people involved. In the event of serious injury, then you must dial 999 for an ambulance immediately. Note: The same steps listed below still apply for serious injuries as well. The most important document to ascertain in the event of a collision is the Police Report. Without
IMPORTANT Info Expats! 10 Things You Should Know when Working in the UAE!

IMPORTANT Info Expats! 10 Things You Should Know when Working in the UAE!

UAE
There are things first-time visitors should know when coming to the UAE. In particular, job seekers should know about laws that protect their rights. They should also be aware of their working hours, official leaves, vacations, and other important details. If you have just arrived in the UAE or if you are planning to come here, you need to be aware of certain things first. Otherwise, you might fall prey to illegal recruiters or unscrupulous employers that could take advantage. Keep on reading for some very important reminders! The main agency that handles foreign workers in the UAE is the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE). Based on their website, here are several things that every worker should know, especially when he/she is coming to the country for the firs...
25,000 Filipino workers stranded after ban on deployment of OFWs in Kuwait

25,000 Filipino workers stranded after ban on deployment of OFWs in Kuwait

Saudi
Estimates suggest that around 10,000 OFWs are overstaying in Kuwait. Around 25,000 Filipino workers were stranded in the country after the government issued a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to Kuwait. "And, while they are waiting, the agencies continue to pay for their housing accommodation, waiting for the go signal to proceed to Kuwait," recruitment consultant Manny Geslani told Business Mirror. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III spoke to Business Mirror saying both the DFA and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will implement the President's instructions "to ensure the protection of the rights and the promotion of the welfare of overseas Filipino workers, not just in Kuwait but also in oth...
Good News Filipinos In UAE! Getting Good Conduct Certificate Made Easier! Here’s How?

Good News Filipinos In UAE! Getting Good Conduct Certificate Made Easier! Here’s How?

UAE
For Filipinos in Dubai, getting a Good Conduct Certificate has just gotten easier. Previously, it was announced that applicants need to go to a police station for fingerprinting. However, through a new appointment system — Pinoys can have this done at the Philippine Consulate. The Good Conduct & Behavior Certificate is a new requirement for getting a work visa permit in the UAE. Starting 4th February 2018, aspiring job seekers need to obtain this certificate from their home countries and have it attested at UAE diplomatic missions / embassies. Filipinos Can Apply for Certificate at Philippine Consulate In the Philippines, the Good Conduct Certificate is equivalent to the “No Criminal Record” — more commonly known as “NBI Clearance” and issued by the National Bureau of Invest
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