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UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists

UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists

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Investors can have 100 per cent ownership of their companies in the country. 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 Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed also said global investors can have 100 per cent ownership of their companies in the country. The system will grant investors and tal...
IMPORTANT Info For UAE Expats! Below Is A List Of Visa Fees That Have Been Announced For The UAE!

IMPORTANT Info For UAE Expats! Below Is A List Of Visa Fees That Have Been Announced For The UAE!

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Below is a list of visa fees that have been announced for the United Arab Emirates. It includes fees for tourist visas, employment visas, residence visa, sponsorship visas, etc. in the UAE. Please check the information below so you can be guided as to how much is a visa when you stay in Dubai for various reasons. Please do note that these fees may be changed anytime and the fees do not include other processing fees required to get the visa stamp. We just want to help by sharing these details to you. New UAE visa fees Note: fees are subject to changes anytime by the government Employment visa: For government employee – Dh 200 / year For an employee in the private sector / freezone – Dh250 / year Residence visa for an investor or partner: Dh250 / year Resid
GREAT News For UAE Workers! New Law That Will Ensure Equal Wages For Women And Men Has Been Approved By The UAE Cabinet!

GREAT News For UAE Workers! New Law That Will Ensure Equal Wages For Women And Men Has Been Approved By The UAE Cabinet!

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"We do not want any exception when it comes to providing equal opportunities for both genders," Sheikh Mohammed said. A law that will ensure equal wages for women and men has been approved by the UAE Cabinet. The 'law on equal wages and salaries for men and women' will ensure that women have equal opportunities as partners in the UAE's development. It will also empower women to lead future national strategies and ambitious projects, it was announced on Tuesday. Announcing the law on Twitter, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said the country's constitution guarantees impartiality between men and women as a fundamental right. "Our Constitution calls for equal rights and duties of the genders, ...
IMPORTANT Info UAE Filipinos! New Passport Rule For Filipino Expats In Dubai!

IMPORTANT Info UAE Filipinos! New Passport Rule For Filipino Expats In Dubai!

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It will be implemented starting today. The Philippine Consulate in Dubai has issued an announcement dated April 8, 2018 regarding the renewal of Filipino passports. In the memo posted on the consulate's website, it said that the Philippine Consulate in Dubai will no longer accept walk-in applications for passport renewals. Starting April 10, Tuesday only those who need immediate renewal of their passports will be prioritised. However, these parties need to send an email to the consulate along with proof that they need their passport on an urgent basis. People who fall in this category were indicated in the same memo. Only those who need to renew their passport due to an emergency, medical reasons, death in the family will be given priority application for passport renewal. These p...
Did  You Know? Filipinos Among Top Money-Sending Expats in the UAE!

Did You Know? Filipinos Among Top Money-Sending Expats in the UAE!

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A huge chunk of the UAE population is composed of expats from all over the world. And so, it is not surprising that money transfer services in the country amount to billions of dirhams. In fact, from January to September 2017, expat remittances amounted to a total of AED 121.1 billion! This astounding figure was reported by the UAE Central Bank recently. For the first nine months of the year, AED 90.3 billion was sent through money exchange companies, while AED 30.8 billion was transferred through banks by expats working in the country. Filipinos among Top Money-Sending Expats in the UAE Compared to 2016 figures, expat remittances from the first to third quarter of 2017 have increased by 2.1 percent. According to the UAE Central Bank, the remittances from January to September ...
Important Info for Expats! MoHRE Announced No Minimum Wages! Read more!

Important Info for Expats! MoHRE Announced No Minimum Wages! Read more!

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Although the UAE Labour Law has rules on working hours, there is no specific policy when it comes to minimum wage. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) recently stressed that the government is not planning to implement such a policy in the UAE. “The UAE’s wage policies enable a flexible labour market that creates thousands of new jobs annually,” MoHRE stated. At the moment, employers and employees shall continue setting wages through negotiation. This includes wages for domestic workers in the country. MoHRE Stresses “No Minimum Wage Rule” According to MoHRE: “The government remains of the view that a free labour market, based on supply and demand, creates the optimal conditions, under which we are able to continue to welcome thousands of guest workers to
DEAR UAE EXPATS! UAE residents confused over good conduct certificate rules!

DEAR UAE EXPATS! UAE residents confused over good conduct certificate rules!

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The tweets come barely two days after the ministry refuted rumours that the certificate was no longer needed for certain nationalities. Through a series of tweets on Sunday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that it postponed the good conduct certificate requirement till "further notice". Replying to resident inquiries, the ministry had tweeted, "Kindly note that the good conduct certificate is postponed from the first of April till further notice." The tweets, however, were later removed. When Khaleej Times reached out to the ministry for confirmation, a source denied an official confirmation from the ministry yet, stating that the tweet was "an error". No press statement has been released by the ministry. On the same day, during a phone call wit...
BEWARE UAE EXPATS! Here List of Offenses that will Get You Terminated from Work!

BEWARE UAE EXPATS! Here List of Offenses that will Get You Terminated from Work!

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As an employee, it is important that you know your limits at work and you are aware of the scenarios that can get you fired or dismissed from your job. We are sharing this list of offenses based on Article 120 of the UAE Labour Law. Let this be a tip to help you understand better what are grave actions that might cause you your job. Take note that aside from getting terminated, there are also cases wherein you might be imposed with a ban and depending on the ban, you might not be allowed to work in the UAE at all. Actions that Will Get you Dismissed from your Job – UAE Labour Law Article 120 an employer has the right to terminate an employee if the employee commits the following offenses: Assume a false identity or nationality or submits forged certificates or documents.
Hello UAE Expats! How to Renew YOUR Emirates ID Online!! Here’s The Procedure!!!

Hello UAE Expats! How to Renew YOUR Emirates ID Online!! Here’s The Procedure!!!

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The Emirates ID is one of the first things you should acquire upon arriving in the UAE. It is necessary for work, travel, and other purposes. When the time comes to renew your ID, companies would usually ask you to have it processed on your own. Most people go to typing centres to renew their Emirates ID. However, did you know that this can also be done online? That’s right! In fact, you can apply for a new ID, renewal, or card replacement right from the comfort of your own home or office. Guide to Renewing Emirates ID Online Before renewing your Emirates ID online, make sure you have these documents on hand: Current Emirates ID card Original Passport Visa Page on Passport (orange visa stamp) Credit Cards Likewise, prepare softcopies of these documents for upl
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?

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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...
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