Dubai Visa, Residency and Sponsorship Questions and Answers

Can I come on a visit or tourist visa to Dubai, find work and start working immediately?

It is illegal to work on a visa other than a valid employment visa in Dubai. However, you may come on a visit or tourist visa and actively search for jobs in Dubai. Under recent legislation pertaining to employment visas, successful candidates who are hired by Dubai employers are required to exit the UAE pending release of their Employment Visas.

Clearly, any employer asking you to start work immediately or without a valid employment visa is not in compliance with legal requirements. If you choose to begin work without a valid employment visa, you:

  1. give up you chances of using the Labour Code or having the Labour Ministry to mediate your case in the event of a dispute with your employer;
  2. run the risk of being caught, fined and deported. You will also be blacklisted such that you may never return on an employment visa to the UAE. In many cases, illegal laborers spend jail time prior to deportation and their retina scans are kept active to effect the blacklisting.

Can I apply for an employment visa myself?

No, you can’t do that on your own. Employment and residency in Dubai work within a system of sponsorship. An employer is the appropriate party to apply for an employment and residency visa for employees. This means you have to have been hired prior to the application for your employment visa.

How does the UAE’s system of sponsorship work?

An employee’s designated sponsor for residency visa is their employer, whether the respective company is operating within or outside of Free Zones. Dubai or UAE residency is temporary and normally valid for three (3) years but may be renewed. The visa is stamped on the face of your passport.

UAE Laws require resident aliens (foreign nationals) to be primarily sponsored by a UAE national (citizen). UAE nationals may be direct private sponsors, as in the case of a UAE national hiring a domestic servant or, they may be indirect sponsors, as in the case of business employees. Businesses are able to sponsor their employees mainly because a UAE national is a partner, owner or a majority shareholder of the business-sponsor.

Besides being sponsored by my employer, how else can I get a UAE residency visa?

You have three options:

  1. Set up and register your own company in Dubai. Your business can then be your sponsor. Note however that you’ll be required to have a local partner, i.e., a UAE citizen.
  2. Set up a consultancy off of a free zone to become eligible for both residency and work permits
  3. Buy a property so that the property developer becomes your sponsor for residency. Note however that this does not entitle you to work in the UAE.

Can someone who is not a UAE national sponsor a resident?

Yes. This is possible through secondary sponsorship. Secondary sponsors are sponsored residents, usually employed males who would like to have their wife and children live with them in the UAE.

Can women be secondary sponsors as well?

Yes, women can sponsor their children if they’re divorced or widowed.

Can a married woman sponsor her husband and children?

Yes, she can, but only under certain circumstances and with prior approval by both the Depart of Labour and the Department of Immigration and Naturalisation. Wives sponsoring husbands are not customary. In most cases, approval is granted if the wife-sponsor has a profession of strategic and economic importance such as teachers or medical personnel.

What are the qualifying criteria for secondary sponsors?

Employed persons may sponsor only their immediate family, and must meet the minimum salary requirement for sponsorship. The consent and signature of the primary sponsor is required before an employee may sponsor their family.

Whose residency can I sponsor so that they can reside with me in the UAE?

  • Your spouse. This means either your lawfully-wedded husband or wife. This does not include a same-sex partner, even if such person is a lawfully-wedded partner.
  • Your children. These are male and female offspring under 21 years or unmarried daughters over 21 years.

What does being a secondary sponsor mean?

Secondary sponsors are responsible for their dependents whilst such dependents are residents of the UAE. This means you are responsible for their financial support, debts, if they incur any, and all aspects of life and living whilst they are under your sponsorship, including their conduct and behaviour.

Also, as their sponsor, you are responsible for the visa, processing fees and other related costs for obtaining the residency permit for your dependents. This is not your employer’s responsibility and they may not be obliged to assist you beyond giving their consent to your sponsorship. However, in some cases, employers may provide employees with visa-assistance benefits for employees to bring their families over.

Can I acquire permanent residency in the UAE?

No, you can’t. Residency in the UAE is only temporary. However, it is renewable.

Can I acquire UAE citizenship?

No, you can’t. An expatriate is not eligible for UAE citizenship. UAE citizens are defined by law to be only those persons born of parents who are both UAE citizens or born to a father who is a UAE citizen.

What happens to an expat’s child born in the UAE?

The child takes on the citizenship of the parents who must then apply for temporary residency status for their child under the secondary sponsorship system within three months of birth.

What right does temporary residency NOT include?

Temporary residency status is not concurrent with the right to work or seek employment in the UAE, nor does it guarantee employment. Sponsored children under 18 and freehold property owners over 60, whose residency is sponsored by the respective property development company, are not eligible for employment in the UAE. All other residents may go through the usual application process to be legally employed. Legal employment in the UAE is evidenced by the Labour Card.

I have a valid UAE residency visa. I’d like to spend some time in my home country. Will my visa still be valid when I return?

Assuming your UAE residency visa is not expiring within the next six (6) months, you can stay outside of the UAE for at most six months and return on the same visa. Staying outside of the UAE for more than six months at a time automatically invalidates your UAE residency.

What is a “ban”? How do I get banned?

A ban is a legal mechanism that prevents a resident or an employee from re-entering the country or from accepting a position with a new employer for a fixed period of time, usually for six (6) months.
A permanent residency ban may be imposed on serious labour offenders, such as illegal or absconded workers, illegal aliens or convicted felons. Fingerprint samples and retina scans of banned individuals are kept on file by the Federal Department of Immigration.

A labour ban is mandatory. You get banned when:

  • Your contract expires and no action pertaining to your employment has been taken by your current employer, or no new application by a different employer is filed for you.
  • You terminate an unlimited labour contract before completing one year of service.
  • You terminate a limited labour contract before its expiration.

How do I NOT get banned?

  • Your current employer must have taken appropriate action with the Department of Labour to extend your employment with them prior to the expiration of your labour contract;
  • Your sponsorship must have been transferred with a different employer. To effect this, certain conditions must be met, otherwise, your Labour Card will be cancelled and you will be banned.

How do I have my sponsorship transferred from one employer to the next?

Your limited labour contract must have already expired or you must have performed at least one year of service under an unlimited labour contract. As your current sponsor is required to issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC), they must have no objections to the transfer or their conditions must have been met prior to the issuance of such certificate. In any case, this is usually discussed by your current and prospective employers. The NOC is required for the transfer of your Labour Card and both must be filed with the Department of Labour. In addition, you can only transfer sponsorships under the same labour category. This simply means your new employment must be for the same position, e.g. Accountant to Accountant, Manager to Manager.

What is the NOC? Can my current employer be legally ordered to provide this document?

A No Objection Certificate (NOC) is a formal letter by your current sponsor addressed to the Department of Labour and the Department of Naturalisation and Immigration to prevent you, the employee, from being banned after completion of your labour contract or in the process of transferring your sponsorship to a new employer. This is entirely discretionary and must be freely given by an employer. No employer may be forced to provide an employee with a NOC, under any circumstance, even after successful completion of a labour contract.

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Comments

  1. HI SHERRY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT MY HUSBAND IMMIGRATION STATUS.

    MY HUSBAND WAS WORKING FOR A REAL ESTATE COMPANY IN 2008 FOR 3 YEARS VISA WHOSE BOSS THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY ABSCONDED DURING EARLY RECESSION IN 2010 .
    WITH CERTAIN PAYMENT AGREED MY HUSBAND WAS ON SAME VISA,BUT WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE THE SPONSOR DECLARED HIM ABSCONDING .RECENTLY DURING A ROUTINE CHECKUP HE WAS HELD UP BY POLICE IN AWEER JAIL.I REQUESTED THE SPONSOR WHO DEMANDED 85K WHICH I AGREED TO PAY FOR CASE WITHDRAWAL.BUT THE AWEER IMMIGRATION DIDN’T ACCEPT HIS LETTER OF CASE WITHDRAWAL AND DEPORTED HIM WITH EYE SCAN AND LIFE BAN.

    I HAVE 2 KIDS HERE AND BOND WITH MY JOB CONTRACT.
    1.IS THERE A WAY I CAN BRING HIM HERE THE SPONSOR IS READY TO GIVE ME LETTER.
    2.CAN I SPONSOR HIM MY SALARY IS 10K I ALSO WORK FOR REAL ESTATE AS MANAGER.

    IM UNABLE TO MANAGE MY LIFE WITH 2 KIDS WITHOUT MY HUSBAND HERE AND NO SECURITY .

    PLEASE ADVICE WHAT IS THE BEST I CAN DO
    THANK YOU AND REGARDS

    SALLY

    • PLZ SOMEBODY REPLY NEED URGENT HELP….IS THERE A WAY TO KNOW WHAT IS THE KIND OF BAN IMPOSED

  2. hi! my sister is directly hired by a company in dubai and asking her 4500aed for the visa & travel expenses. Employer told her that he will not send orig. documents until we are fully paid. Company’s fax and phone no. is no longer active, but the employer refuse to give other contact no. Can the employer demand for the payment because it’s the total opposite when i read the process of direct hire in POEA, it says that the ticket , visa, etc. shall be shouldered by the employer.

    We already gave 250aed for visa and 250aed for authentication of my sister’s documents.

    What shall we do? How can i insist to the employer that he should shoulder the expenses? The visa copy of my sister that he sent to her email looks fake. How can we verify its authenticity?
    PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU.

    • Hi,

      DO NOT SEND THE MONEY!!!

      Companies in the U.A.E. are not allowed to charge Employees for VISA expenses, and besides if this is for VISA & Travel it would cost the company much more than 4500aed, it would actually come up to 10,000AED, if you are trying to contact the company and it is not responding or is out of service, Think safe and look for work with a more reputable company that is well known. you should not have paid the 500AED for visa and authentication the first time, because there is no such thing.

      Source:
      i was born and raised in this country and i have work experience here, not once has any company asked me to pay such fees. not even travel expenses or even medical checkup expenses. everything is paid for and managed by the sponsoring company.

      Hope this Helps!
      Regards.

    • You should know that the visa document is very official looking and is pink in color with embossed stamp and metallic/silver symbol on the document, there should be a visa number there as well, and with this visa number you can go to the UAE embassy and should be able to have it verified.

  3. I am a Filipino Engineer currently working in Australia, holding a 457 visa under my company sponsorship.I have a previous UAE residence visa but it was already cancelled when I go to Australia to work.

    If I go to Dubai for tourist purposes only (not to work) for a week only. Any visa required? Or is it enough my 457 visa to enter UAE?….Is there any Visa on board facility once I visit there to file my temporary stay?

    Many thanks

    Mario

  4. hi there, i just wanted to know if i could sponser my son, if i am married, but not to his father.
    i earn over 10,000 aed per month..pls advise

    thanks

  5. Hi.Me & my husband both have come in Abu Dhabi through employment visa.Now we like to take a baby here.If we take baby and like to stay here with baby what types of legal resistance we have to face and how can we overcome that legal resistance?Thank you.

  6. Hi,

    My child is 5 month old, for aplying for passport does she needs to have a consent letter or a NOC from her father who is working in dubai. plesae response required soon.

  7. Hi,
    I’m currently working as a service associate in a restaurant and its a private company(non free zone).I have an unlimited contract,i already completed my one year working with them and not even take my vacation leave.I have a job offer from a five star hotel but not free zone visa.so is it possible to transfer my visa to non free zone hotel?i was so confused,im planning to render my resignation from my current company but i want to make sure if they will not give me a ban?
    i want to know also what is the visa status of a five star hotel if non free zone?
    please elp me with these question.
    thank you very much and hoping for your immediate response.

    • My understanding is that if the visa is transferred from one company to the next then there will not be a ban, however if you cancel and try to make a new one there will be a 6month work ban, but you should know that there is a way to lift the ban, from what i know it would cost you about 5000Dhs but i think this varies from case to case. usually more rather than less, if you dont want to deal with any of that you need to complete 24Months with your current employer.

      Hope that helped!! :)
      Regards.

  8. Hi,
    My husband worked in Dubai for 2 years but his visa is not yet cancel by his employer and now his already staying here in the Philippines for 2 months and he applied for another work in Dubai, I just want to if how does my husband visa can be cancel by his old employer.

  9. hi..im just confused about my visa i applied tourist visa here under the one agency who sponsor.i am goin 1 mos here on oct 09,but still i want to get extension 30 days again but i dnt want to use my previous sponsor..is posible i can extend my visa using another sponsor?if ever i will exit how long do i need to wait to release my extension since i am 1 mos only here.is tourist visa extension same policy to tourist visa renewal that u need to stay outside uae for 30 to 40 days while waiting your new tourist visa?help me pls..

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  11. sir my father and mother pakistani nationaly holder and we born in Kuwaiti Hospital sharjah in 6 june 1991 i want to knew can we dubi goven-ment sponcer me a nationaly of dubi becouse i born in uae plzz tell me as email

  12. Hi
    I was woring in abudhabi duty free on a free zone visa i resigned after one month as i was not satisfied with the job. i resigned that time as i was suppose to go home. that time the human resource said tht they will pay me the final settlement. but then now i got job and when i informed that to my human resources so that they can send me the cancellation copy to apply for a new job they are saying they will not pay me the final settlement and passport will be given only if i exit the country. what shall i do?? please advise

  13. sir,
    i want a work permet job in UAE how can i do please inform me about this

  14. Hi,
    I have a doubt regarding my resident visa. Can someone please clarify about it.
    I had applied for a resident visa 6 months back and was rejected due to suspect of TB.
    Now i had applied for resident visa again and have got the 60 days resident visa. Can I again go for a medical check up and get my visa stamped on passport. Is it possible?

  15. hi i`m sahir i`m under 20 yearold nd knw i iwnna get job nd parmently shift oyer thair how it posibal tell me nice way…! i wish that u`r ans; will solve my problem thnx alot have a nice time………..!

  16. I would be gateful for your advice please. I was employed by a media company but left Dubai in February 2009 without cancelling my residence or labour visa. The company I worked for hadn’t paid us for months and I had no money to survive. My health suffered and I had a nervous breakdown. Also my sister in the UK was very ill and in hospital so I had to return home. My company would not pay me nor cancel my status in Dubai, so I left without cancellation of my visas taking place.

    I have now been offered another employment in Dubai and wonder what I can do to facilitate my return bearing in mind that my visa and residency permit were not cancelled when I left over 2 years ago.

    Many thanks for your help in this matter.

    Cas

  17. syed sajjad says:

    dear sir iam working for a company and my family under my sponcer ship (wife and 2 kids)
    i got a new job my previous labour contract is unlimited . if i want to change the job and i dont want to cancelle my dependent visas , and pay some garante to immigration , once my new visa get stempt , then they can relese under the same sponcership

  18. my parents are not married.i was raised by my mother as single parent.i want to apply for her on a uae residence visa.i want to know what are the requirements needed.thank you.

  19. jarell lyle says:

    hi,im working as a waitress here in umm al quwain and my husband as a waiter.can i give our 1 year old son a visit visa?or is it allowed for our company to give him a visit visa?….thank you

  20. Imran Aslam says:

    I have a diploma in civil engineering,and i have 12 years experience in building construction@telecommunication sites.
    I want work in UAE for better achievement,Can you help me.THX.

  21. Hi,

    I need to know how to resolve an absconding case, how can i leave the country without penalty or being blacklisted and be able to return, i understand there will be a ban, however will this ban from entering the country be permanent or will it be temporary like a 6month or 1year ban from entry. this is for a dear friend of mine, please keep in mind, she has been absconding for almost 2years now.

    I really need your help!!!

    Thank you.

  22. Hi,

    I have a doubt regarding Residential Visa.My wife was here from Nov 2010-Feb 2010 (She gone to home for delivery)she over stay homecountry morethan 8 mnths,now i need to bring her.is it possible the same visa???wht is the procedure,what documents are required if possible???confirm it possible all emirates???(me and my wife’s visa issued from RAK Immrigation office)

  23. hi,
    im an Indian girl n getting married to my boyfriend from Pakistan. however, my boyfriend’s father stays n works in Dubai earning more than 4000 dhs. and wants his son to stay in Dubai. My questions are that —
    1. if i marry him, will i get residence visa directly in Dubai as my husband already will be a resident of DUBAI by 2012. [bcoz’ his father wants his family to be shifted to Dubai from Pakistan]
    2. can i work in Dubai hospitals after my marriage since im a doctor ,without a work visa because i will be already married by then.
    3. Do i need a work visa for working in Dubai after my marriage?
    4. Being an Indian girl n planning to marry a pakistani guy, can I marry him in Dubai itself during my tourist visa period in dubai n then get a residency?
    5. please reply me soon as im waiting for ur answer….
    thank you.

  24. Hi,
    My visa cancelled one month back and I joined the company at free zone,
    I am willing to bring my wife on visit visa, as my visa is still not stamped. my question is once I got my visa stamped and my wife is in country with visit visa, can I apply for her resident visa under my sponsorship and what is the procedure to get the visa for wife.

    Thanks

  25. HI SHERRY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT MY HUSBAND IMMIGRATION STATUS.

    MY HUSBAND WAS WORKING FOR A REAL ESTATE COMPANY IN 2008 FOR 3 YEARS VISA WHOSE BOSS THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY ABSCONDED DURING EARLY RECESSION IN 2010 .
    WITH CERTAIN PAYMENT AGREED MY HUSBAND WAS ON SAME VISA,BUT WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE THE SPONSOR DECLARED HIM ABSCONDING .RECENTLY DURING A ROUTINE CHECKUP HE WAS HELD UP BY POLICE IN AWEER JAIL.I REQUESTED THE SPONSOR WHO DEMANDED 85K WHICH I AGREED TO PAY FOR CASE WITHDRAWAL.BUT THE AWEER IMMIGRATION DIDN’T ACCEPT HIS LETTER OF CASE WITHDRAWAL AND DEPORTED HIM WITH EYE SCAN AND LIFE BAN.

    I HAVE 2 KIDS HERE AND BOND WITH MY JOB CONTRACT.
    1.IS THERE A WAY I CAN BRING HIM HERE THE SPONSOR IS READY TO GIVE ME LETTER.
    2.CAN I SPONSOR HIM MY SALARY IS 10K I ALSO WORK FOR REAL ESTATE AS MANAGER.

    IM UNABLE TO MANAGE MY LIFE WITH 2 KIDS WITHOUT MY HUSBAND HERE AND NO SECURITY .

    PLEASE ADVICE WHAT IS THE BEST I CAN DO
    THANK YOU AND REGARDS

    SALLY

  26. Hi,

    Hoping you could help answer these questions:

    I am on a private sheikh visa, I have no labour card, just a white card from the ministy of immigration. I work for a company in the Abu Dhabi emirate. I have been employed for about 8 months and I wish to resign and move to another company in Dubai. Will I face any problems with a ban? Will there actually be a ban since I do not have a labour card? How can I transfer my residency visa to the new company? Will I need any other documents for the transfer…my profession on the visa is doctor, will the new visa state the same and will I have to provide supporting documents again? Will I have any problems sponsoring my husband, as I am currently sponsoring him.

    Any info will be helpful.

    Thanks!

  27. how much time does it take to get an employment visa issued?

    Regards

  28. syeda narjis batool mohsin says:

    hi,i am married and working now as a teacher.i want to migrate in Dubai.i have at least 4 years experience of teaching.i want to work as a teacher in Dubai.

  29. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I was working in Dubai and due to recession I have been transferred to Qatar in Feb. 2010 by the same employer. Due to my personal loan from bank in UAE (last month, I paid it in full), I was visiting Dubai once in a six month. Now, in Qatar, I got residence permit for me (5 month before) & for my family. Last month, my employer cancelled my UAE residence visa (without my passport). My designation on my Qatar-residence visa is Engineer. My family is out of UAE for last 2 yrs and their residence visa is valid up to 2012. I have not cancelled visa of my family.

    Now, I am planning to visit Dubai on tourist visa with my family (icluding my parents who are on visit visa to Qatar on my sponsorship).

    So can I will get Tourist visa for me & my family? I am worry, as I have not cancelled residence visa of my family.

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.

    With Warm regards,

    Ganesh

  30. usmankhan says:

    sir i am working in security company in last 7 month,i want to change my visa i want to go any freezone company,if me resign first company and join freezone company,then first company ban so this ban is applicable or not.

  31. Hi,
    I am on a private teacher visa. Does the six month ban effect my case if i want to end contract with my sponsor and join another company?

  32. Hi

    I am working under Dubai Visa, and recently got an offer in a free zone company. My question is that if my recent company will put a 1 year ban on me for breaching of contract, can I still be able to get an employment visa in free zone company? Please I need help, so I can decide whether to accept this offer or not. Regards!

  33. Hi! I would like to ask for the requirements needed if my husband would like to sponsor me under his visa. He is working in Sharjah by the way. Thanks

  34. sundaram balamohan says:

    dear sir

    i was in sharjah 10 years back . my residence permit period 17/7/1999 to 16/07/2002. i went for vacation between that period . but i did not go back to sharjah. Because of that i could not cancelled my residence permit . now i want to go to dubai in residence visa . Pls let me know if there is any problem . permit number 301/1999/2020086 passport number:z-1203609. Pls sned reply to my mail id. thanks………

  35. HI
    I am Hossein from Iran and i have been working as senior computer technician since 7 years ago.I have been applied many times in some website such as BAYT for job in Dubai but i have not been received any answer yet.Is any limitation or discrimination about employment visa for Iranian?
    Best regards

  36. my child IS UNDER MY HUSBANDS visa sponsored in dubai.I have a company visa from Abu Dhabi.
    I need to cancel my childs visa from his father and add my child on my visa.
    How do i process the cancellation in his absense as he is out of the country.
    Please advice

  37. My question is that in case like with me, where my wife is Cabin Crew in Emirates Airlines. Can she apply for a resident visa for me? Some says yes and some no, some says yes but then I am not allowed to work? if I am not allowed to work then what I am allowed to do? sit and eat on my wife’s money?

  38. good day
    please help me. i was working for one company with 3 years visa but my company terminate me in 1 year and ready to give me NOC can i apply in new company or do i still get ban. im graduate and my new company salary is less than six thousand.

    regards

  39. me and my friend are worrking in different company currently in dubai. my visa is going to complete 2 years on this april but my friend’s visa only completeted one and half year. we want to open one small electrical maintenance shop here in dubai.so i want to ask you that in that case will we get ban or not even our visa is partner visa and we have a strong sponsor ? pls to reply me as soon as possible

  40. I learn a lot from this page and would like to thank you for any of your helps for any body & keep it up.
    I would like also to ask you the following questions:-
    My sponsor told me that he can not write a NOC letter b/c of it is illegal for a private sponsor to prepare such a letter since I am his driver.
    Can any sponsor write a requested NOC letter?

  41. I’m was employed by a freezone company and have completed 3years before I resigned. I got a job in dubai for another freezone company. After my previous company canceled my visa they inform the pro of the new company that the passport and original cancelation will be handed over to the GRO at imigration so the can proceed with the visa transfer. Today the new companies pro informed me that I have to exit before the will apply for my visa and I have to wait till they send it to me before I can come back to dubai. Can someone please advice why I have to exit and if the new company can do this. I thought when a visa transfer is done from freezone to freezone that I can stay in the country. They told me I have to shoulder the fees for this. Please advice. Thanx

  42. C.L.BABBAR says:

    DEAR SIR
    I WANT TO START MY BUSINESS IN DUBAI IN FREE TRADE ZONE AND WANT TO OPEN MY BANK ACCOUNT IN DUBAI
    HOW I CAN START MY BISINESS
    REGARDS
    C.L.BABBAR

  43. I have recently got an employment visa from a private company in Dubai. But I am looking for a job in my field of interest. Is it possible to switch before completing the two years service relationship or the contractual period if I am offered a free zone visa from somewhere else in UAE free zone?

  44. Dear All ,

    Is there any concept of Free Visa (Azad Visa ) in Dubai (UAE) location like in Saudia (KSA)

    Looking for your kind consideration and support

    Regards

  45. Hi,

    Mine is an unusual situation. I currently have a UAE limited contract for 2 years. I have spent less than 1 year in the organization. After marriage (by next month) I want to quit my organization due to travel distance to my workplace and also re-apply for residency visa under my spouse’s visa.
    What are the implications? Will I get a ban? If Yes, what would be the ban duration? and is there a workaround or a method by which I can overcome the ban?
    Can I apply for other jobs in UAE ?

  46. princess tan says:

    dear sir/madam
    im working in company in abudhabi with a residence visa then i got vication to my country for 1 month and then when im in my country my sponsor call me that the company close bcoz of the down stuation and that time my sponsor back to her country in pakistan, im out of abudhabi more that 6month, how i come again and get new job,
    pls help,

  47. DEAR SIR
    MY FAMILY LEFT ON VACCATION ON 6/05/2011 NOW I AM PLANNING TO BRING ON 02/11/2011 (TOTAL 181DAYS – (BOTH DATES INCLUSSIVE) AFTER LIVING THE CONTRY)

    HOW THEY ARE COUNTING THE DAYS BOTH DATES INCLUSSINVE OR NOT – OR MONTHS

    PLEASE ADVISE ME
    REGARDS
    HARIS VM, INDIA
    0506833650

  48. Abdel Rahman says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I used to work in the comapny for 2 1/2 years sponsored by Silicon Oasis. But I did not reside in UAE as I ws repsonsible for several projects, which required frequent traveling. A month befoe my UAE residency expires, My passprt along with UAE residency got stolen. My HR manager said that we need to cancel your residency and process a new one. So I have sent to my HR manager the police affidavit and all the requid documents for that process. After three month my company terminated my contract and everything was cleaed from my side. I hav recently found a job in UAE, but when my new company started to process a new residency visa for me, it was denied because my previous residency was not cancelled keeping in mind that I was out of UAE for more than 6 months. I have trid to contact my previous HR manager ugin him to cancel my vis with no repsonse.

    It will be highly appreciated if you can help with this matter.

    I am currently in Lebanon

    Thanks and best regards

  49. Erwin Morales says:

    Hi, I am in visit visa right now, but my visa will expire this Oct.30,2011, after this date I will go to exit in Kish Island, there is a company who is willing to sponsor me as company visit visa is it allowed or possible, how many days the processing, and how many days my stay in Kish to wait for the company visit visa?

  50. I was previously working in UAE , visa from Zonescorp,Abudhabi.I left the job and my visa was cancelled,but in my passport ,on the visa page cancelled stamp is not there.I couldnt check it, since i got my passport from the employer only at the airport.Please advise will this be a problem as iam looking for a job in UAE itself.