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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!

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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!

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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
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?

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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
GREAT News For UAE Filipinos! Here’s Full GUIDE For How to apply for Philippine 10-year passport in Dubai!!

GREAT News For UAE Filipinos! Here’s Full GUIDE For How to apply for Philippine 10-year passport in Dubai!!

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A refresher course to get your brand new passport. With the announcement that Philippine passports are now valid for 10 years, many Filipinos in Dubai have rushed to get their hands on the new travel document. The new passport doubles the duration of the passport, which in turn means fewer trips to the consulate for renewal. Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes said on Wednesday that "almost 2,000 Filipinos have applied for passport renewal in the first five days since the 10-year passport was rolled out on January 3 in Dubai". But how exactly can you apply for a Philippine passport? What are the requirements? If you need a refresher on how to get your hands on a Philippine passport or maybe renew your old one, then this guide is for you. What do you need: - Dh2...
GREAT News For UAE Filipinos! No More VAT For Sending Balikbayan Boxes!

GREAT News For UAE Filipinos! No More VAT For Sending Balikbayan Boxes!

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Sending parcels and cargoes locally or regionally however, will have 5 per cent vat Kabayans, please note: sending balikbayan or cargo boxes to the Philippines is still VAT-free but starting from January 2, the cost of cargo boxes, used to send parcels back home, will have 5 per cent value-added tax, a manager of a Filipino-owned courier company told Khaleej Times on Monday. “Starting from January 2, prices of balikbayan boxes will carry 5 per cent VAT,” Veronica Rey, LBC Express communications and marketing officer Middle East, told Khaleej Times. “This means a balikbayan box previously priced at Dh15 will become Dh15.75; Dh 20 box will become Dh 21 and our Dh25 jumbo box will become Dh26.25. Rey clarified that sending cargo to the Philippines and other countries (except G
Good News For Filipinos! List Of Benefits For UAE Filipinos And Other Expats Too Under New Law!

Good News For Filipinos! List Of Benefits For UAE Filipinos And Other Expats Too Under New Law!

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United Arab Emirates especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi is trying their best to achieve the International Labour Standards to ensure decent working and living conditions for all UAE Labours, they have already provided the best social media apps and friendly websites. There are more than 750,000 domestic workers mostly from Philippines in United Arab Emirates from which 65% of workers are living in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. We have noted that Filipinos specially the Domestic workers are under hard pressure by their sponsors or agencies because of longest duty hours, weekly off, paid leave, retaining personal documents especially the passport are among rights that Philippine expats are looking for. So, we have decided to give them a GOOD NEWS, and the good news is that UAE Law i...
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...
Beware FILIPINO Expats! Life Time BAN If You CAUGHT Doing THESE Acts!

Beware FILIPINO Expats! Life Time BAN If You CAUGHT Doing THESE Acts!

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Love cases are another major expat issues faced by Filipinos in the UAE. The law and obligations of UAE are strict and rigid for all Residence no matter who they are. Once you are here in United Arab Emirates, starting learning and following law because ignorance of the law won’t exempt you from trouble. UAE Labour Law is not allowing you for extra-marital or living relationship affairs at any cost and it is strictly prohibited having kids without court or Islamic Marriage in UAE. Please note that UAE is a Muslim country and they follow sharia law, living in together, indecent clothing, kissing in public place is strictly forbidden. If you do then do it at your own risk. A couple who were involved in any illegal activity will get punishment by UAE authorities, it can
Important Notice Only For OFW! PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE OF NEW OECs Suspended!

Important Notice Only For OFW! PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE OF NEW OECs Suspended!

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It includes direct hire workers Starting today - November 13, Filipino expats no longer need to secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). According to the official Facebook page of the Philippine Embassy in UAE, the acceptance and processing of new applications for the OEC document for all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) including direct hire workers are suspended from today - November 13 to December 1 2017. The advisory also mentions that Filipino expats who will be returning to the same employers as well as expats who are required to have their contacts verified by the overseas labour office for membership purposes are not included in the exemption. The advisory was signed by Philippine Labour Secretary, Silverstre Bello III. In a copy of the labour department's orde...
BEWARE FILIPINOS! Filipinos Should Not Carry these things to UAE, Violators Face Strict PENALTIES!

BEWARE FILIPINOS! Filipinos Should Not Carry these things to UAE, Violators Face Strict PENALTIES!

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Filipinos should double check their luggage before boarding flights to the UAE to make sure that things banned by the gulf country is not in the baggage as a slight mistake would lead to imprisonment and deportation. The violators face strict penalties including imprisonment followed by deportation. Many Indians travelling to the UAE buy medicines from India because they are less expensive there. But they are usually unaware of the drugs that are banned in the UAE, and end up landing in jail after carrying these drugs into the country. Cooked and home-made food are also banned. The violators face strict penalties, including imprisonment followed by deportation. The Consul General of India in Dubai has published detailed guidelines on banned items on its website. All kin...
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