Life in UAE is full of fun and work opportunities. People across all the world visit it, live there and work. The UAE government keeps an eyes on all the residents and their issues. To ensure certain laws for the benefit of all residents, UAE government has introduced different laws. These laws are worth to know if you are living in UAE. Basically, it’s about the different visas ban in UAE. So, don not worry about knowing all these bans because we have made it simple for you. It will take few minutes of you to know all about these bans. You should take a look of all these major points that we have mentioned in this article.
All you should know about Ban in UAE:
There are certain limits and rules for behavior. If anyone crosses it in any case, he or she will get punished by authorities. Same like in almost every country of the world, UAE has also certain laws. The residents have to follow them in order to live and work freely. In case anyone breaks any of these laws, his/her visa will get banned by the government. Visa ban might not last forever. It ranges from a six month ban to permanent ban which depends on the law. Let us divide all these bans in different categories. So it will be easier for our reader, you, to find out details.
TYPES OF VISA BAN
As the intensity of acts differs, the law also differs in different case. Sometimes, a person is directly banned by a ministry. In some cases, a company or employer can report to the authorities about a certain employee if he or she goes against the contract. Basically, visa ban in UAE is divided into two sections i.e. immigration/residency ban and labor/employment ban.
Six month work ban:
If a person leaves his job without any logical reason before the expiry date of the contract, he might get a six month visa ban. The Ministry of Labours follows these cases. However, this ban is not much strict as compared to immigration ban. In this ban, the convicted person can enter UAE on a visit or tourist visa. Still, he or she cannot work until the labour ban expires which is a fixed time(six months).
One year ban:
If a person loses his case against his employer in any of Emirates, he will have one year ban in UAE. This case is basically related with leaving the government job without a formal reason or starting a new job before completing the previous contract.
EXCEPTIONAL CASES IN LABOR BAN:
There are certain cases in which the person does not get any ban. In other cases, the employees can get a visa ban in UAE. Here’s the list of these cases:
- Foreigners who are joining a government job
- Workers of oil company
- UAE citizens
- Starting a new job within free-zone
- Employees who have properly resigned
- Foreigners sponsored for a residence visa by their spouse
- Employees who have worked for more than three years on an unlimited contract
Every person who wants to visit UAE should have a visa except GCC nationals and UAE citizens. This visa allows the person to visit, live and work in UAE. However, there are certain rules and regulation that should be kept in mind and followed. If any person commits one of these acts listed below, he or she might get the immigration ban;
- Fake passports entry or exit, illegal visa entry or exit.
- Bounced cheques, weapons or ammunition, murder case.
- Robbery, rape, violence, criminal offense or crime.
- Intense abusing case with UAE citizens or breaking serious rule of UAE government.
Immigration ban lasts till the Ministry of Immigration permits the person. Otherwise, a person with this ban cannot enter UAE.
HOW TO AVOID VISA BAN IN UAE:
There are 2 legal ways to avoid ban in 2017:
1. Mutual Agreement:
Employees who decide to end or cancel their employment contract/ visa with the permission of their employers (companies) are eligible to transfer to other employers (companies), even if they have not completed two years in their present company. The latest ban in UAE rule, announced in Jan’16 is based on mutual agreement, and that ban is not appliable if the work permit or employments terminated on mutual agreement between employee and employer.
In short, one cannot get the ban in cases where the employer and the employee have mutually agreed to terminate the employment contract.
2. Professional Qualification and New Salary:
Labor bans are also not appliable if, after termination of an existing employment contract, one is subsequently offered remuneration as per one’s professional qualifications. In other words, if you are holding certain education certificates, or your educational qualification meets the written levels mentioned herein, and your new company agrees to pay you the minimum salary as written below, then you will not have to worry about a ban.
The required educational qualifications are:
Bachelor Degree (1st profession level) – workers possessing this degree will require atleast Dh.12,000 salary in the offer letter and contract from a new employer.
College Certificate / Diploma (2nd profession level): Those holding this certificate or related diploma, minimum salary should be offered to you by your new company should be at least Dh.7000.
Secondary Education Certificate (3rd profession level)
Expats with Secondary Education Certificate should be given minimum Dh.5000 salary from the new company, and this salary should be written on employment contract.
A REMINDER NOTE:
As you all know, this is not an official site. UAE employment is a plate form which will guide and help you about questions related to UAE law. We compose such articles to help our reader in knowing the information about UAE and the laws in it. As this article describes the information about part time job in UAE, but we advise you to contact the relevant official authorities to confirm the rules and facts. Here is the link of official website. We would like to know your feedback about our article. If you have any question in your mind, do not hesitate to ask. Type it in the comment box. We will response you as soon as possible.