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New visa fee structure to take effect from August 1

Posted by jacobo 794 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 808 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 810 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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Number of runaway maids seeking refuge in Dubai down

Posted by jacobo 812 days ago United Arab Emirates
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DUBAI // Filipino labour officials are pleasantly surprised that the number of maids seeking refuge in Dubai this Ramadan is lower than expected.

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UAE residency visas issued up 30% this year

Posted by jacobo 814 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: The first half of 2014 saw a 30 per cent increase in the number of residency visas issued compared with the same period in 2013.

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Where domestic workers are employed worldwide

Posted by jacobo 816 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2013 revealed there are at least 52.6 million men and women employed around the world as domestic workers — nearly equivalent to the population of South Africa.

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Double contract for domestic workers invalid, says ministry

Posted by jacobo 827 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Double contracts for domestic workers are in contradiction of the legal rules, principles and international standards, which stipulate full transparency and clarity of the contracts and define responsibilities, said spokesperson of Naturalisation, Residency and Ports at the Ministry of Interior. This would not be valid with two

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Housemaid recruitment in UAE hit by conflicting laws

Posted by jacobo 827 days ago United Arab Emirates

Dubai: Business at maids’ recruitment agencies is getting slower, and fewer domestic helpers are flying into the country as a result of the insistence of some countries, such as the Philippines, to follow their own rules rather than those of the UAE, recruiters reported.

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