Middle East Filipinos

No work visa for visitors

Posted by Admin on September 19, 2007

By: Ahmed Abdul Aziz, Khaleej Times: 9/4/2007

ABU DHABI – The Ministry of Labour (MoL) will not approve work visa applications for workers who have entered the UAE on visit visas, according to Saleh Al Jabri, head of the Firms Department in the MoL. “It is a clear violation of the Labour law as visitors are not allowed to work on visit visas,” he pointed out.

Al Jabri told Khaleej Times that any company desirous of employing an expatriate should obtain a temporary work permit or employment visa, not visit visa.

In case of violation, the employers would risk Dh10,000 fine and suspension of transactions for six months.

Sources at MoL said that the ministry had recently rejected an application that had been initially approved by the Abu Dhabi Naturalisation and Residency Department (ADNRD) because the company had sought to hire employees on visit visas.

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