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Number of Dubai residence visas issued surges by 30%

Posted by jacobo 857 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) has announced a 30 per cent increase in the number of residence visas issued in Dubai during the first half of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

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‘Filipinos with less than Dhs3,500 salary can’t sponsor kin as tourists’

Posted by jacobo 858 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: Filipinos earning over Dhs3,500 in Dubai and the Northern Emirates are the only ones who can apply for the affidavits of support (AOS) at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) for visiting relatives. 

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Recruiting maids at a glance

Posted by jacobo 859 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The pool of nationalities available to work as domestic workers in the UAE is dwindling. Some traditional labour-sending countries have temporarily shut their doors with the current conflicting laws over maid employment.

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Not ‘maid’ for each other

Posted by jacobo 859 days ago United Arab Emirates

Dubai: With domestic workers in high demand, a variety of maid recruitment agencies have mushroomed in the UAE, offering home help from various countries. However, each one has its own set of rules and code of conduct and levy a charge of anything between Dh5,000 to Dh16,000 as a service fee per successful placement.

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UAE in human trafficking fight

Posted by jacobo 861 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: The National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking organised a ceremony to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, launched by the United Nations to promote international cooperation to eradicate the crime of trafficking.

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New visa fee structure to take effect from August 1

Posted by jacobo 866 days ago United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi: A new visa fee and fine structure will take effect from August 1, according to a Cabinet decision published in the latest edition of the official gazette.

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More needs to be done to protect domestic workers, Ramadan Council hears

Posted by jacobo 880 days ago United Arab Emirates
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ABU DHABI // UAE authorities should set up a system to reduce the number of absconding domestic workers and to track their whereabouts, participants at a Ramadan Council said.

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UAE Ministry of Labour: e-contracts will be issued within 48 hours

Posted by jacobo 882 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: The Ministry of Labour has said that e-labour cards and e-contracts will be issued electronically within 48 hours from the time of application. The new e-labour cards and contracts will come into effect from Sunday, the ministry official told representatives of companies in a meeting held to explain procedures for the new initiative.

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