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ATTENTION Expats! Here’s Why Your UAE Visa Gets Rejected!

ATTENTION Expats! Here’s Why Your UAE Visa Gets Rejected!

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Avoid these common mistakes to get rejected Millions come to UAE from around the world every year. Be it as a tourist or to settle in the country as an expat, the number of visa applications received by UAE authorities every year is phenomenal. Applying for a visit or work visa is a hassle-free process that requires you to fill an application form and provide the necessary documents - scanned copies of your passport, invitation letter from a host in UAE, return tickets (for tourist visa), among others. Please check with your travel agency or company PRO for more details. While it is a seamless process, there are times when the visa may be rejected. Below are the most common reasons: 1. If you held a residence visa previously and left the country without cancelling the UA...
ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Liquor in UAE!

ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Liquor in UAE!

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Here’s all you need to know about consuming alcohol in UAE For expat residents and tourists visiting the UAE, it is important to know the local laws regarding alcohol consumption to avoid being fined and even jailed. Here’s take a look at some of the important legal aspects related to drinking liquor in the country. Don’t do it in public The first thing you must keep in mind is that it is illegal to drink in the street or in a public place in the UAE. Public drinking is strictly prohibited. There are licensed restaurants and bars associated with hotels where one can drink. Besides, there are designated stores from where licence-holders can purchase alcohol. It is important to get a licence because there are chances one could get arrested if reported or found drunk. Regul
Warning to UAE Filipinos! This is Illegal, If caught You Will Face 6 Months Jail And Deportation!

Warning to UAE Filipinos! This is Illegal, If caught You Will Face 6 Months Jail And Deportation!

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As far as our experience, Filipinos are very kind, their overall record in UAE is respectable. UAE Government is trying their best to provide them same benefits that other nationalities are getting here in UAE, Such as:   Weekly day off, giving 30 days of annual paid leave, ensuring the right to retain personal documents including passport, ID card, work permit, rest of at least 12 hours a day, including 8 hours of continuous break, and no discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or religion. This will not just benefit the maids but also other Filipino nationals who are working as a Security guards, house cooks, drivers, gardeners and all other house hold workers. The draft is already generated and is just waiting for a Sign, But the problem begin when someon...
UAE NEW Ministry Rules! Who Will Pay The New Work Permit FEES Based On New Rule!

UAE NEW Ministry Rules! Who Will Pay The New Work Permit FEES Based On New Rule!

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UAE Work Permits New Fees and Rules New work permit fees in UAE announced yesterday 04th December 2017 by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. New fee structure depends on the skill level of workers and the classification of companies. The MOHRE will also implement a new system for classification of businesses into 3 main categories. This classification is based on skill level such as skilled workers or limited skill workers. Point to be noted that UAE new work permit rules will be monitored by new system, in which ministry will check either the worker is inside the country or outside the country. Who are Exempted from this New Rule: Companies who are recruiting local citizens (Emirati) or Gulf country citizens (GCC Citizens) along with fishing boat faci...
Filipinas Win Big at UAE Best Nanny Awards 2017

Filipinas Win Big at UAE Best Nanny Awards 2017

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Several weeks ago, we shared about the search for the UAE’s Best Nanny Awards 2017, which was brought to us by Rise, a start-up firm based in Dubai. The grand prize is 1,000,000 in the winner’s home currency or AED 50,000 (whichever is lower). Almost 500 nannies were nominated for the grand title. When we inquired with Rise, they told us that 26 finalists – coming from different countries – were chosen based on a social media poll and an expert panel. And the top three winners are… from the Philippines! What’s more, two Filipina nannies received special mention awards. This Year’s “Best Nannies” are from the Philippines This is the second time that Rise held the UAE’s Best Nanny Awards. “This is our way of giving back to the most deserving people,” stated Padmini Gup
Pakistani Manager Jailed For Groping Filipina Job Applicant In Office

Pakistani Manager Jailed For Groping Filipina Job Applicant In Office

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A manager has been jailed for three months for arranging a fake job interview and luring a Filipino woman to his office where he repeatedly molested her. The Filipina jobseeker, 22, called up the 40-year-old Pakistani manager to inquire about a job she saw advertised online. The manager offered to pick her up from a metro station for what he claimed to be a familiarization visit and set up a job interview at his office in June. But while even in the car the defendant started invading her private space by touching her arms twice. Once they entered the office at Business Bay, the 40-year-old manager instantly grabbed the Filipina and hugged her. Then he repeatedly groped her, but she was too scared to shout at him. The Filipina waited for the right time to escape and got her ...
ATTENTION Expats! Your Employer Have No Rights To Reduce Your Salary Without This!

ATTENTION Expats! Your Employer Have No Rights To Reduce Your Salary Without This!

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An employer cannot reduce the employee’s salary or change their designation without their written consent. I am writing on behalf of a friend who is working as a sales executive in a Dubai-based company. Ever since she got pregnant, she has been mentally pressured and harassed by her boss. Despite achieving sales targets before deadlines, her company says they are not doing well because of her poor performance. Further, they have sent an email demoting her position. It is evident that she is being targeted and she has not received incentives for the last two months. The company wants her to sign the demotion documents for approval. They also want to reduce her basic salary and housing. Also, to clarify, her basic was less than her housing transportation – it was not a 60-40 ratio
EXITING News! HH Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Issued New Law Expected To Benefit OFWs And Other Migrants!

EXITING News! HH Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Issued New Law Expected To Benefit OFWs And Other Migrants!

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has signed a new law that seeks to give its migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), more benefits and protection from harassment and abuses by employers and agencies. President Al Nahyan signed the 41-article federal law on domestic workers that will take effect two months after its publication in local gazette. Among those stipulated in the law is the prohibition of hiring workers under the age 0f 18, improved working conditions, the obligation of the agency during a contract dispute with employer, rules on wage protection and regularization of contract. Under the new law, domestic workers are entitled to payment of wages, as set out in the standard contract, within ten d...
Don’t Lose Your Salary! Under UAE Law These Holidays Cannot Be Included To Your Annual Leave!

Don’t Lose Your Salary! Under UAE Law These Holidays Cannot Be Included To Your Annual Leave!

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Any holidays, including sickness, during annual leave shall be considered as part of the annual leave. I work with a private firm and have weekly off every Friday and Saturday. I would like to know if public holidays falling on weekends will be added to my annual leave or not? ANSWER Any public holidays if falling on a weekend are not to be added to your annual leave. Further, any holidays, including sickness, during annual leave shall be considered as part of the annual leave. This is in accordance with Article 77 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 Regulating Employment relations in the UAE (the 'Employment Law'), which states: "Holidays for which provisions have been made by law or agreement or any other days of absence from work on account of sickness shall be reckoned as par...
Top two killers of OFWs in the UAE named

Top two killers of OFWs in the UAE named

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68 Pinoys died of cardiac arrest, 30 of brain hemorrhage from January to October this year, according to the Philippine Consulate General. Cardiac arrest and brain hemorrhage have been noted to be the most common cause of death among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, records at the Philippine Consulate General’s Assistance to Nationals (PCG-ATN) section showed. “Napapasin namin na marami ang namamatay dahil sa cardiac arrest at aneurysm. (We’ve been noticing that many (OFWs) are dying of cardiac arrest and aneurysm).” Vice Consul Marianne Bringas told The Filipino Times in an exclusive interview. “Yun usually ang mga causes of death here ng mga Filipinos,” she added. Records obtained from Bringas showed that there were 68 cases of cardio/pulm
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