How to avoid 6 month labour ban in Dubai UAE?

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How to avoid 6 month labour ban in Dubai UAE?

Employees who have been slapped with a six-month labour ban for breaking their contracts before the expiry of two years can work for a new company, provided they hold at least a high school diploma and have been offered a good position and salary by the new company, employers were told by the Ministry of Labour .

To lift the 6 month labour ban, an employee should have been offered a minimum salary of 

-AED 5,000 for high school graduates,

-AED 7,000 for diploma holders and

-AED 12,000 for bachelor’s degree holders. (This salary must be mentioned in the labour contract.)

-Obtain No Objection Certificate from current employer.

No fee will be imposed for lifting the labour ban when these conditions are met, Ali Al Shehi, Senior Administrator at the ministry, said in a seminar held to inform employers about their rights and duties as well as recent ministerial decisions.

We are still imposing the six-month labour ban on employees who quit their jobs before completing two years of service, but the ban can be lifted if the new employer offers the candidate a good position and an appropriate salary,” he said.

The new employer needs to submit the employee’s educational qualification certificates, which does not need to be attested at this stage. It will be scanned and entered into the Tas’heel system, and a new labour permit will be issued accordingly.

Al Shehi told employers that as of January 2012, company categories will have a different scale when it comes to labour permit applications.

When a new company is registered, it will be charged AED 1,500 for each of the first four work permits to be issued to the company, which corresponds with category B2,” he said.

Afterwards, the company can move up or down categories B1, B2 or B3, or C depending on its activity, the number of employees it hires, their qualifications and diversification in the nationalities of workers.

Companies in B1 category pay AED 600 per work permit, while B2 companies pay AED 1,500 and B3 companies pay AED 2,000 for each permit.

Diversification by Companies

This step aims to encourage diversification and hiring employees from various nationalities, so companies who hire workers from one nationality will not be upgraded, while those that hire from more nationalities will move up to categories B3, B2 and so on,” Al Shehi said, adding that companies will also upgrade their categories by hiring skilled workers.

He advised people who want to start new companies to check their sponsor’s record at the Department of Economic Development (DED) to ensure that their record is clear and they have no other companies facing problems, which will hinder their application.

The sponsor of a company has to clear any outstanding dues or labour issues before he can sponsor another one, so we advise those who want to open a new business to look for a sponsor who has no other companies registered under his name,” Al Shehi said.

UPDATE on Labour ban from Gulfnews.com:

People working in the UAE can still be banned for up to a year if they try to change jobs, a Ministry of Labour official has said.

The ban can be implemented even when an employee quits his or her job after two years of service.

Labour Ban can be lifted, however, if the new employer offers the candidate a better position than the existing one and a salary that suits the person’s qualification, according to a scale set by the ministry, an official told Gulf News. (Read first paragraph)

There are still questions about the circumstances in which an employment ban can be enforced when a resident decides to quit their job with a view to securing employment with a new company, but officials say there are exceptions which allow bans to be lifted.

The rules and regulations that stipulate when a ban can be imposed and enforced depend on a number of legal thresholds.

Traditionally, the Ministry of Labour can automatically impose a ban when an employer terminates an unlimited labour contract before completing one year of service.

As a general rule, a labour ban is still “imposed on all expatriate employees in the UAE who are working in the private sector when they want to change from one employer to another if they left the current employer without having completed a minimum of two years service,” a ministry of labour official said. “An employment ban, labour ban, work permit ban are used for the same thing which means one will not be allowed to perform any kind of work in the UAE for a certain period of time and these are imposed for six months, one year, or there could be life ban.”

The official said a one-year ban may be imposed at the request of a sponsor if a worker resigns before the completion of a limited period contract.

Read my detailed article: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

A permanent ban could also be given to absconding employees or those who violate the labour law.

But there are exceptions to the rules: How to avoid Labour Ban?

Residents can move to another company if the employee remains under the same UAE sponsor or if the employee has a higher level of education to fulfil a position that is needed within the country.

“Employees who have been slapped with a six-month labour ban for breaking their contracts before the expiry of two years can work for a new company, provided they hold at least a high school diploma and have been offered a good position and salary by the new company.”

He said employees working in the UAE who receive a six-month labour ban for breaking an employment contract within two years can have the ban lifted if the employee is changing job for the companies under the same sponsor.

–If the employee has a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the current sponsor then he or she will be able to move to another company under a different sponsor, the official said.

–The minimum salary in a new position is Dh5,000 for high school diploma holders, Dh7,000 for post-secondary school diploma holders, and Dh12,000 for Bachelor degree holders.

No fee will be imposed for lifting the labour ban when these conditions are met, according to a senior administrator at the ministry.

“We are still imposing the six-month labour ban on employees who quit their jobs before completing two years of service, but the ban can be lifted if the new employer offers the candidate a higher position and a salary equal or above the salary set by the minister against his or her qualifications,” he said.

The ministry said that if the employee has violated the contract in any way, then irrespective of resignation or termination, a ban can be enforced.

Women sponsored by family: Do they have labour ban?

A six-month ban imposed by the Ministry of Labour on people who fail to complete the period of employment stipulated under labour rules also applies to working women sponsored by their family members.(Father or Husband)

An official from the Ministry said women seeking to change their jobs or leave work before completing the contractual obligation of two years with their employer would automatically attract the labour ban.

The official said the labour ban would take effect the moment a woman under the sponsorship of her husband or father cancels her labour card.

He said the mandatory six-month labour ban applies to both men and women, even if individuals are sponsored by family members, and is calculated from the date an employee’s labour card is cancelled at the Ministry of Labour.

“This is an administrative ban, meaning that a block is inserted into the ministry’s computer system preventing an application for labour approval being processed against [the] banned person’s name and passport number,” he said.

The ban cannot be lifted by paying a fine.

Complaints

Some workers have complained that the Ministry of Labour is still seeking approval from sponsors if they wish to change their jobs after two years.

Those affected point to the Ministry’s earlier reforms to the labour law which did away with the need for a sponsor’s approval for employees who have been with their sponsors for two continuous years. The workers complained that they were being banned for one year for failing to secure such approval.

The labour rules, which were implemented in 2011 by the Ministry of Labour, allowed workers to switch jobs at the end of their employment contracts without the need for a no-objection certificate.

But a legal consultant at the Ministry of Labour clarified the rules and said expatriate workers would still receive a one-year ban if they failed to get their sponsor’s consent before changing jobs.

“No one is allowed to switch jobs even if they complete many years in their [current job], without the consent of their sponsor,” he said.

He also said the new law allows workers to change employment in cases such as when the company employing them has closed down and no longer exists.

“But those workers will be given one-year ban if they do not file a complaint at the Ministry in less than two months after the [closure] of their company.”

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  1. elona

    May 25. 2015

    i am working in an LLC company, as a diver, unlimited contract, more than 1 year already,,i have issues with salary,,,always delayed and they give me only 2,500AED,im planning to find another job, if I get the 5,000 salary offer to the other company, I am also an Engineering undergraduate, is my Ban be lifted? please be advised…

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  2. Umer

    May 25. 2015

    Old Employer
    Salary: AED 5000
    Designation: Accountant General

    New Employer (Offer)
    Salary: AED 4300
    Designation: Accountant General

    Old employer is providing me with NOC & termination letter, I heard that I can revoke the ban by applying “Ban removal Application” to MOL. Is this correct? If yes than what is the procedure. how much time MOL will take to cancel the ban.

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    • Deepak M

      May 26. 2015

      Umer,
      You will need to approach MOL and get this application typed.

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  3. Amine

    May 24. 2015

    Hi brother,

    kindly advise me i started to work in a hotel in abu dhabi one year ago its sponsored by TDIC but now they are changing the sponsor so our visa will be labor.
    do you think this may cause a problem for me if i get another job in Dubai, how can i avoid the ban if i get a job with Emirates fly for exemple

    thank you

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  4. Alma

    May 24. 2015

    I am working for 8 months and only now the company terminated me stating that my performance during probationary period is unsastisfactory. I want my termination to be changed but my employer dont agree to state that i was terminated due to restructuring of organization. I have a new job offer now, but having 3,600 salary. My previous company dont want to issue NOC, how can I lift my 6 month ban?

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  5. tariq

    May 24. 2015

    Hi, I have an unlimited contract, have completed 8 months holding bachelors degree but the company asked me to give high school only.
    Now if i am terminated for reasons other than breach of contract or those mentioned in article 132, do i get banned or do i have a right to raise a complaint for terminating me unlawfully.
    Regards

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    • Deepak M

      May 25. 2015

      Tariq,
      Your qualifications will matter when changing job to avoid labour ban.
      Article 132 in UAE Labour Law does not speak about termination!
      You could file complaint with MOL if you are dismissed arbitrarily.

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  6. Zachary

    May 23. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I have an unlimited contract with my company and have been working for 1 year now. My Employer is ready to give me an NOC and let me off but however, I am not sure about the procedure if I will be able to get another job as my pay is AED 7000 /- but 5000 in contract and 2000 as allowance given by cheque. I just wanted to know if I have to leave, do I have to get a job with AED 12000 salary or is it not necessary in spite of having a ban.

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    • Deepak M

      May 24. 2015

      Zachary,
      I suggest you call MOL and enquire about your situation. The decision is up to the MOL.

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  7. Ahmed Zawar

    May 19. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    i am working in LLC and my company want to transfer my visa from one company to another company here company names are different but the sponsor is same will i get ban???
    Secondly if i get ban what are the ways that i can lift my ban plz reply me.
    Also after renewing visa when i can change my job??

    Looking forward for your reply
    Thanks
    Ahmed

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  8. jan

    May 18. 2015

    Good day, I am a Nurse working in Abu Dhabi, BSN and HAAD licensed. im in a private hospital right now and working for 1year only.

    If another PRIVATE hospital is hiring me, what can I do to prevent labor ban? Is the NOC enough?

    Thanks for the information….

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  9. Carl

    May 18. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I have a 2 years unlimited contract in my company as an Architect with a salary of 10,000 Dhs. I’ve already completed 1 year and planning to resign and transfer to other company. I know that the labor ban is automatic. My question is if ever my company will also give a banned and i will have 2 ban (Labor and the ban given by the company), can those 2 ban be lifted if I will received 12,000 Dhs to the new company.

    Thanks and regards.

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  10. Farhan Marjan

    May 17. 2015

    I am a Bachelor degree holder & I have been working for a company in Dubai for one year & 3 months & my contract is limited. As my company reducing some staff, I received my termination letter. What are the benefits exactly I deserve to receive? Will it leade to automatic ban? Do I have rights to claim gratuity in terms of termination?

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  11. Farhan Marjan

    May 17. 2015

    I a Bachelor degree holder & I have been working for a company in Dubai for one year & 3 months & my contract is limited. As my company reducing some staff, I received my termination letter. What are the benefits exactly I deserve to receive? Will it leade to automatic ban? Do I have rights to claim gratuity in terms of termination?

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  12. haziq

    May 17. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I have Joined a company in Abu Dhabi and now its 8 months with this company and its my first visa but now i wanted to start my own business in Ajman. So after the cancellation can i avoid my ban as i will apply for business Visa.

    looking Forward for your reply. hope it will be a good one hahah

    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      May 17. 2015

      Haziq,
      If you start business are you are on partner visa, there will be no ban.

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  13. Xhona

    May 17. 2015

    Hello Deepak!
    I need your help.
    I am working as a receptionist in a healthcare company. 2 years limited contract started in 19th April, means I am still on probation period. The work environment in this company is very stressful for me. I would want to leave. My salary is 3500 AED and I am a bachelor’s degree holder (Finance & Accounting).
    What is the way out without facing the BAN?

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  14. Albert

    May 16. 2015

    Hi,

    I have a limited contract with the employer for 2yrs which is a freezone visa.Can I move to a different company in freezone during the contract period without a ban.
    On my understanding there is no ban for freezone visa irrespective of limited and unlimited contract.Am I correct?
    Regards,
    Alberrt

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  15. NJ

    May 15. 2015

    my cousin z a teaching assistant in a nursery. its a 2 yr contract. under sponsership f her father. now she wants to leave the nursery for a new job. she got her health card recently as well. if she leaves will she face labour ban???

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  16. Mohammed

    May 14. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I have joined a LLC company 9months back, Basically my qualification is Bachelor of technology with Masters in Business Administration. I am working on Sales visa, and agreed a salary of AED 3000/- with benefit of incentives. However I am not getting any incentives as my employer cheated on me.

    I want to know the way out, without getting ban. My relation with the employer will go bad once i talked about my resignation. I cant expect any NOC from my employer.

    Please advice.
    Thank you.
    Mohammed.

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  17. Timothy

    May 14. 2015

    Deepak,
    Your site has proved extremely useful in what I am facing at the moment so kudos for the help.

    I’m on an unlimited contract and have worked for a little over 2 years now. Currently I am planning to submit my resignation so according to what I have read I should be able to avoid a labor ban right?

    Also, I am doing this without first securing another job but I have heard from a friend that I have one month (in terms of visa validity) to search for another one from the time I actually leave the company. I would like to ascertain if this is true.

    Thank you in advance, it’s tricky navigating the ways of the law!

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  18. Timothy

    May 14. 2015

    Deepak,
    Your site has proved extremely useful in what I am facing at the moment so kudos for the help.

    I’m on an unlimited contract and have worked for a little over 2 years now. Currently I am planning to submit my resignation so according to what I have read I should be able to avoid a labor ban right? What about the automatic 6 month ban?

    Also, I am doing this without first securing another job but I have heard from a friend that I have one month (in terms of visa validity) to search for another one from the time I actually leave the company. I would like to ascertain if this is true.

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    • Deepak M

      May 17. 2015

      Timothy,
      Why are you resigning without securing another job. That would be risky.
      If you complete your contract, there will be no labour ban.

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  19. Happy S.

    May 14. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Very informative and helpful website. I have learned a lot from here. I need to ask a couple of questions for clarification though and I thank you in advance for answering them.

    Under my contract, it says UNLIMITED from 01/02/2015 to ___________.

    However, it says there that I am on probation period for 6 months.

    My quesiton is, will I face a BAN if I transfer to another company after my 6months probation period?

    I hold a Bachelors Degree, and I understand that I need 12,000AED to avoid being banned if I transfer to another company.

    My second qusetion is, do I still need to get an NOC if I get a salary of 12,000AED?

    Thank you again and more power.

    Myles C.

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  20. Muhammad Saqib

    May 13. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I’m working in an advertising company for 8 months. It was DMCC and they have got the LLC license in April and converted all the visas to LLC. I have been offered a new job in government organization with better pay and I have resigned from the current company and serving notice period now. My current employer is ready to provide me NOC but he asked me to pay for the Visa Fees. Is he allowed to ask for Visa Fees by Law (since its not my fault that he converted his company to LLC). Also will I get an automatic ban? I got my LLC visa stamped on 19-Apr-2015 with unlimited contract.

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    • Deepak M

      May 14. 2015

      Muhammad,
      You don’t have to pay any visa fees to the company.
      Only if you are breaking a limited contract you will need to compensate.
      Although NOC may not be required as you joining a government company, it is better to take it. You will not face any labour ban as you will join government organisation.

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      • Mohammed

        May 14. 2015

        Dear Deepak,

        I can join Freezone, ok. But can i join any other LLC Company not government organisation, What should be my minimum salary in order not to get banned.

        Appreciate your reply.

        Thank you.

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        • Deepak M

          May 17. 2015

          Mohammed,
          If you join a free zone company, you will not have labour ban as it is not applicable in free zones.

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  21. venkatesh

    May 12. 2015

    Dear Deepak ,

    Company was told to me give a resignation i was resigned on 2-05-2014, they told to me will arrange NOC,now i got a another job but now they are not giving NOC ,What i have to do now? on 9-05-2014 i was signed on cancel papers at my head office My designation was General electrical engineer, is there any possibilities for 6 months Ban ? my labour card starting date:may 11,2014,my visa starting date:may 26,2014 what is the solution now? new company told to me to take noc and request to remove if any auto ban 0n your visa

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  22. Allwyn

    May 12. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Currently I am working for a LLC company in Dubai from past two months. I have a 2 year visa from the company. Now I am thinking of resigning from my job and want to go back to India. Do I have to pay anything to the company. If yes so how much approx…..

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  23. habib

    May 12. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I am under unlimited contract and company did not give me labor card only emirates ID.. I’m working for 8 months and I want to resign because of salary issues.. If they will give me NOC will I get a labor ban?

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  24. Aqeel

    May 12. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working in a Construction Company in Dubai under Unlimited Contract. I have completed 15months now. My qualification is only SSC. (10th Class). Now that I do not like the working atmosphere here & want to move to other company where I can get 12000 dhs minimum. I would like to know is Ban applicable for me? If no then do I have to approach the MOL after cancellation of Current Visa & before departure for Re-Entry? Also Can u plz tell me that Is there any Number from MOL to enquire about Visa & Ban Status.

    Eagarly Waiting for Your Reply.

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  25. Nikhil

    May 11. 2015

    Hi deepak

    I have completed 1 year and 8 months in my current company.. Now i got a job offer from a new company.. I have a plan to move there.. I am a MBA holder.. But I do not have original certificate. its not get yet from my university..I have only provisional certificate ..So how to avoid ban.?!

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  26. Allwyn

    May 11. 2015

    Hi, I am working in a LLC company and the company has provided me 2 years working visa. Now only two months has become and I am facing medical issues. Can I leave the company want to go back to India.

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    • Deepak M

      May 12. 2015

      Allwyn,
      If you are not able to perform your duties as required, it is better to resign and leave.

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      • Allwyn

        May 12. 2015

        Deepak, I have decided to leave the job but just worried. If I am leaving the job and giving the medical reason to the company, will I have to pay the company any compensation before resigning.

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        • Deepak M

          May 13. 2015

          Allwyn,
          No, you are not required to pay any compensation if you are on unlimited contract.
          But limited contract you have to pay.

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          • Allwyn

            May 13. 2015

            Hi Deepak,

            As I had mentioned before that I want to leave my current company and want to go back to India. I had asked you about any compensation I have to pay or not and u had replied no if it is a unlimited contract and if limited contract than yes.

            I read the Limited contract law however I was not able to understand. Can u explain me what do you mean by the below sentence
            “If you resign under limited contract without completing your contract term, your employer may impose a ONE YEAR ban. In addition to this the as per UAE Labour Law provisions, the employee will have to pay half of 3 months’ early termination compensation to the employer. “

          • Deepak M

            May 14. 2015

            I replied in another post.

  27. Ahmed

    May 11. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am a post grad professional , working for a consultancy firm . I just want to ask if employer terminates the contract , then is there any ban on employee??

    My employer is looking to downsize their business and may be asked all employees to leave the company.

    Please reply , Thanks.

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  28. Sandhya

    May 11. 2015

    Hi,

    I am working in an LLC from last 14 months with unlimited contract.My visa is spouse sponsored and having labor card.My current salary is 4000 AED. I got an offer from other company with 7500 AED.I am a postgraduates in Electronics Engineering.If i am changing the job will i attract labor ban or any other way to lift the ban.

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    • Deepak M

      May 12. 2015

      Sandhya,
      Post graduates usually do not have labour ban. However, please also check with MOL.

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  29. [email protected]

    May 11. 2015

    i have done post graduate, i changed job recently but i didnot like, i need to change job and my current salary is 6500,if i change i will get ban ….pls give me reply…

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    • Deepak M

      May 12. 2015

      Sri,
      Post graduates usually do not face labour ban. However, please check with MOL.

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  30. Mohammed

    May 10. 2015

    I have 6 months ban (out of which only 2 months are pending to get finished). I got a new job which is offering me AED 5000/- for position of Accountant. I have a bachelor’s Degree. Will my ban will get lifted. Please reply to my query. Please send reply on my email also if possible. Thank You.

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    • Deepak M

      May 11. 2015

      Mohammed,
      No, you must have 12K salary to lift ban.

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      • Mohammed

        May 11. 2015

        my old employer is ready to give me NOC. Will the Ban get revoked.

        Also plz let me know if there is any official NOC letter which is accepted by the MOL. Or we can type it by our self.

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        • Deepak M

          May 12. 2015

          Mohammed,
          With NOC, you could avoid labour ban.
          Fon NOC format, please approach a typing centre.

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  31. ANCY

    May 10. 2015

    hi sir,am ancy and am working on husband visa.i have completed mtech.am working as electronics engineer for 1 year with my btech degree.i need to change my job.do i have ban for 6 months?do i need NOC if i change my job?

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    • Deepak M

      May 11. 2015

      Ancy,
      Post graduate professionals usually do not have labour ban.

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  32. Name (required)

    May 10. 2015

    hlo deepak,
    i am working in dubai last 11 months.i have a limited contract .this company not paying salary correctly.i wish to get a better job.what are the possibilities to change comapny without ban.pay cash helps to lift the ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 11. 2015

      Yes, ban is possible for 1 year as it is a limited contract.
      You could file a complaint with MOL for non payment salaries.
      No, you can not lift ban by paying cash.

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  33. Yer C.

    May 09. 2015

    Deepak,

    I’m always threatened by my employer to have salary deduction and will charge all the mistakes I will incur while I’m here in his company. Plus the one time he told me that I’m stupid which I felt he degraded my self. I fell I’m always working in hell. I’m under limited contract and over 2 months under probationary. I heard from our PRO that I have no contract exist in Labor but I have Emirates ID. Can I use this ground to get out from my employer?

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  34. Qaiser

    May 09. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Really need you advice on my issue. As i am working with llc company and i know if i left company then i will get ban. But i really want to left this bad company. Now i know if i get 5000 salary then i can lift this ban. But what if i resign with reasons like not satisfied and even company is not fulfilling their contract contents. On behalf of that can i lift ban? And i check they put my bachlor degree in MOL for labor contract but i done masters from UK. Still there is something good or i have ro complete 2 yrs

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    • Deepak M

      May 10. 2015

      Qaiser,
      You will have a labour ban if you do not complete your contract.

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  35. Syed

    May 07. 2015

    hello sir,
    I m working with a company on commission basis and in my contract latter my salary per month is 1 AED mention now I have got 1 offer with 4750 AED per month and I have my MBA attached degree with me and can u please tell me that whether I have band if I change the job

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    • Deepak M

      May 10. 2015

      Syed,
      You could change job and master’s degree holders usually do not have a ban.
      Please also check with MOL.

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  36. MAHESH DURGAM

    May 07. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am MAHESH. i am working as a cost controller in dubai,
    on my visa my designation mentioned as archives clerk, my labor contract is unlimited contract, i am a master degree holder with MBA, but i did not attested my certificates. Now i want to resign the job. As i got some information from my friends there will be no ban for the master degree holders is it correct if not if i resigned my job what are the problems i have to face and what is the solution for this. please help me with your kind information.

    I will be very thankful to you.

    best regards

    MAHESH DURGAM

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    • Deepak M

      May 10. 2015

      Mahesh,
      usually, master’s degree holders have no ban. It is better to attest the certificate.

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  37. Lovely

    May 06. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Just want to ask if what are the requirements to lift the ban?

    I am working for my company for eleven months only since I am receiving my salary late I decided to look for another job. Now I got an offer 5,000 salary. My question is, can i demand a NOC to my previous company? and if ever the ban will be imposed, do i need to pay the fine to lift the ban? and lastly is diploma required in labour? I am a Filipina I have original diploma but my problem is my diploma without red ribbon and stamp of uae.

    Please help me!

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    • Deepak M

      May 07. 2015

      Lovely,
      You need to get in touch with MOL.
      I think you should have attested certificate.

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  38. jp

    May 05. 2015

    Hi Deepak ,

    Hope , you are doing well.

    If the employee want to join other company ( competitor of current company ) located in Dubai Internet City and currently also employed in the company located in Dubai Internet City and worked for more than 3 years , is there any legal implication ? Can the current company will be able to do anything legally to stop the employee joining the competitor in same area ? Is there any legal process/ procedure there which can be used by current employer to stop his employee joining their competitor in DIC / Dubai Media City area ? What are the legal rights for employee in such condition / situation ? Is employer having rights to hold the employee even after employee serve the notice period given in the writing ? Does employee has right to leave after serving notice period which is given in writing and employer didn’t accept resignation latter ?
    Do the employee legally obliged to tell the current employer about the name of the company where employee will be joining ?

    Would you be able to send me all above details on my email ?

    I really appreciate for your great support.

    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      May 06. 2015

      Jp,
      I do not see any problem in joining a competitor within DIC!
      Yes, you could leave after notice period.
      The employer will get to know the name of your new company through the visa transfer form.

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  39. reagan bengano

    May 05. 2015

    good day sir/madam,how about my case the restaurant that i am working before is already close and they give me N,O,C(no objection certificate)but when the time comes i request for the lifting of my banned,it is possible the labor ministry will cancelled my 6 months banned..i am working for the period of 8 months in that restaurant.what would be the best thing to do.?thank you so much.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 06. 2015

      Reagan,
      I think yes, if you have NOC, you could avoid 6 month ban.
      But that decision will require MOL approval.

      Reply to this comment
  40. mohsin

    May 04. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    there are four conditions to lift the ban..
    5000
    7000
    &
    12000 with graduation.

    and NOC letter…

    if next company giving 7k on salary contract and giving designation key accounts manager and total salary 12k… for switching to new job should i need NOC or not to avoid the ban…?

    and all these four above given condition should be full filled to avoid the ban or only full fill one condition avoid the ban of labor?

    Regards,

    mohsin

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 05. 2015

      Mohsin,
      I do not think in such case you will require NOC.
      However, if you get it well and good.

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      • jhun

        May 05. 2015

        hi deepak, just want to ask if NOC alone is enough to lift the ban?
        and how will you know if your visa is transferrable or not?

        here’s my case. I worked for my company for two months only and my manager terminated me after two months ( that is within the probationary period ) My question is, can i demand a NOC to my previous company? and if ever the ban will be imposed, do i need to pay the fine to lift the ban? and lastly

        2. How can i know if i have a transferable visa or not.

        thank you i advance for your answer..

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        • Deepak M

          May 06. 2015

          Jhun,
          That decision is based on MOL.
          Your PRO will know whether the visa can be transferred or not.

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      • reagan bengano

        May 06. 2015

        but sir they are close the restaurant is closed,is there any chance that this reason will honored of the ministry of labor,i find already a new job but not in the free-zone company.

        Reply to this comment
        • Deepak M

          May 07. 2015

          Reagan,
          You should provide your entire case to MOL and they may consider removing the labour ban for you.

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  41. Shivangi Tyagi

    May 04. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working in a LLC Company in Dubai for last 10 months. My salary is aed 7,000 and I am getting a Job offer from a Free Zone Company in Hamriyah at a salary of aed 8,500. I am a B.Com Graduate.

    Will I also be banned from ministry of Labour (automatic ban for 6 months)

    Are their any exemptions for employees moving from LLC to Free Zone.

    Could you pls advise.

    Thanks!

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 05. 2015

      Shivangi,
      You will face labour ban.
      However, this ban is not applicable in free zones.

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      • Shivangi Tyagi

        May 12. 2015

        Hi Deepak,

        Thanks a lot for your response.

        However, just want a little clarification… does it mean that I can join this company at Hamriyah Free Zone and I would be able to move hassle-free without any sort of Ban.

        Also, pls advise if my current employer can put a ban on me if i am moving to free zone or if that ban can’t restrict me legally to move in free zone.

        Plsd to have your reply.

        Thanks!

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        • Deepak M

          May 13. 2015

          Shivangi,
          IF you are moving from or to a free zone, labour ban is not applicable.

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  42. Marilou Mabale

    May 04. 2015

    I am currently employed in a private company since November 26, 2014 here in Abu Dhabi as Office Clerk General (written in labor contract) and having AED 5,000 total salary my visa is under my husband. I want to resign since I always get my salary late if I get a new offer. Will there be an automatic ban even if my residence visa under my husband as sponsor.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 05. 2015

      Marilou,
      yes, there will be automatic ban even if you are under husband visa.

      Reply to this comment
  43. JBR

    May 03. 2015

    Hi Mr. Deepak, first of all thanks for providing help to all the people for their concerns.

    Please guide, if my Employers fired me on spot with saying a sorry and with no reason, in fact the reason is! he cannot afford my salary. Also asks me to find a new job and he shall give me NOC if I find a new job. No matter if salary is less or more than the current one.
    What MOL says for this kind of issues?
    BTW – I am Bachelor’s Degree Holder and having a Sales Executive status.
    Thanks in anticipation

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 04. 2015

      JBR,
      If it is an amicable resolution, it is better to move on.
      With NOC, you will be able to avoid labour ban.

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  44. Liza

    May 02. 2015

    Im still probitionary for unli contract. I dont like the job. Im done with my
    i already have my visa. I wanted to resign. I have bachelors degree and my current salary is 2500 AED.
    If I will find a new job in freezone and it will be more that 2500.. Will I still get the ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Adil

      May 02. 2015

      Same situation here. Same salary, Bachelors degree holder and in the probationary period. Dont like the job (company) for many reasons, non professional attitude of the company and salaries given late all the time etc. Pls respond in detail about the possible ways to lift the labor ban and also the Immigration ban which the sponsor imposes.

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  45. Zu

    Apr 30. 2015

    I am working in Abu Dhabi with Abu Dhabi visa as Sales representative, my salary is 8k. I’m being offered 9K from Dubai and the new company is under freezone. Will I face ban?

    Reply to this comment
  46. JUNAID SM

    Apr 30. 2015

    YES.My visa is employement visa…not a investor visa

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      May 03. 2015

      Junaid,
      You can mention to labour not to impose ban on you.
      You will have 30 day grace period.

      Reply to this comment
  47. hB

    Apr 29. 2015

    Hello. I just resigned from my company which my contract is LIMITED. I base my last working day on the expiry date of my Labor Card which is 24 April. The duration of my contract is till 17th May 2015. As of today probably they are on the process of cancelling my Residence Visa. I saw on the electronic application for cancellation of Labor Card that a note that no work permit will be issued till 6 months of cancellation. As I understood this ban from the system of MOL. Want to ask if I will be banned for 6 months since I did not finish till 17 may or it is the labor card 24 april that they will follow. Please advise

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 30. 2015

      HB,
      Not too sure about this.
      But if you complete your contract, there should not be ban.

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      • hB

        Apr 30. 2015

        In case there will be an automatic ban for me, there will be a way to appeal so that the automatic ban will be erased from the MOL system right?
        I think it is the work permit expiry or the labor card expiry date they will follow as it was basically what they will see in their system and not the contract unless my former company complains or put me an additional ban for another 6 month for not finishing the duration of the contract which they did not do. Anyhow I am still optimistic that I will not get banned

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        • Deepak M

          May 03. 2015

          HB,
          I am not aware whether you could pay to avoid the ban!
          Yes, labour card expiry will be followed.

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  48. clara a

    Apr 29. 2015

    hi. am a high school diploma , i got a job as a cleaner in Al AIN rehabilitation center for the disable , SALARY ONLY 1000AED. i have worked for three months now ,still under probation period, honestly the living and working conditions are very bad, i wish to resign from this Job and besides i ANOTHER JOB with salary 1700AED, I WISH TO RESIGN FOR THE NEW JOB. IS IT POSIBLE THAT I HAVE BAN IF I TRY TO RESIGN FORM MY PRESENT JOB?PLEASE HELP ADVICE ME

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  49. JUNAID SM

    Apr 29. 2015

    helo
    I am junaid. I am a mba holder.me and my brother start a cafeteria here in dubai last year.My visa on that cafeteria.Due to less profit we closed the shop.Now am searching for another job..2 months over.i didnt get any job offers.Today am going to cancel my visa.because we sold the cafeteria.So new party want to take a visa for another person insted of me. I know we can avoid ban based on the new job offering company and their offer letter.but without job how can i.
    so only coming 30 days for me here. My question is ban cancellation procedure should do the time of visa cancelation or before leaving the country?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 30. 2015

      Junaid,
      It’s your own company and visa; then why is the ban? I do not think there is a ban for you.
      You need to check with MOL. Was yours an employee visa?

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  50. Nhatz

    Apr 28. 2015

    Hi Sir

    have a great day, I was working in LLC company with 2 years contract Visa, having salary 2300, while i am working into respected company at almost 10 months and suddenly the company i work with they closed.

    #can you help me if what will i do? im still going to labor law or not?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2015

      Nhatz,
      Your company needs to cancel your visa and labour contract.
      You may face trouble if you find another job and your old visa can not be cancelled!!

      Reply to this comment
    • SURESH

      Apr 29. 2015

      IAM WORKING PASS 4 MONTH IN A LLC COMPANY AS DRIVER.IAM SSSLC PASS ONLY .I GET HOW MANY MONTH BAN PLS ADVICE ME

      \REGARDS
      suresh

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  51. Georges. K

    Apr 28. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    Thank you for answering all our questions, it is really nice of you.
    Could you please help me get a definitive answer to my situation. I am an European citizen holding a bachelors degree and have been working for a private company (not free zone) for 2 months now and just did my medical test but don’t have emirates ID and I did not sign the labor contract to receive labor card yet. I understand that since I entered on my company employment visa the 6 months ban will automatically be applied.
    My question is, If find another job within the next month that offers me 12K salary and my current employer gives me an NOC can my new employer use my bachelors degree to lift the ban even though my ex employer used the same degree to apply for my current visa ?
    Please advise..Thank you

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2015

      Georges,
      How is it that you have done medical test without signing the labour contract?
      Yes, with 12K salary and above you could avoid labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  52. JINU JOSEPH

    Apr 28. 2015

    HI DEEPAK,

    IT’S SURE NOC IS HEPLING ME TO AVOID 6 MONTH LABOUR BAN

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  53. Harikrishnan

    Apr 28. 2015

    Dear Deepak
    You are Doing a great Job, all the answers for an expat in UAE….Keep going..Good Luck
    I just want to clarify some Doubts I have about Ban/Job Change ,Hope you will Advise
    I am an MBA in HR& Marketing with 10+ years experience in HR& Marketing in Top MNCs in India, recently I came to UAE and joined in an LLC company for 3000AED as a secretary(Don’t ask why )Please clarify my questions in your convenient Time
    Intro
    • Dubai Visa
    • Job in visa as “Secretary”
    • Working in a construction company as Office administratior -Abudhabi branch for last 5 months
    • Salary-AED 3000
    Questions
    • Can I change Job without ban -other than freezone or Govt-If yes what should be the minimum salary
    • By paying any fees can I lift my Ban
    • Is there any option to get a job without Ban in UAE?
    • Whwn I contacted Mol they told me I have to get 4000 AED for avoiding Ban –Is that True
    Reason for thinking JOB Change
    • No Family visa
    • Company won’t give NOC for License
    • No Carreer Growth
    • Low Pay
    • Thinking of Bringing my wife for finding Her a Job

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2015

      Harikrishnan,
      Yes ban is applicable.
      If MOL has confirmed something, you should listen to them.

      Reply to this comment
  54. Hari

    Apr 28. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I am an MBA Graduate from India,I have 10 years of experience in MNCs in india, Now I am working in a L.L.C company for the last 6 months in Abu Dhabi(actually my visa is Dubai),In my visa my designation is posted as Secretary In Unlimited Contract-with 3000 AED salary,If i tried to change my job will i get a ban?If i get What are the ways i can lift Ban ?what is the minimum salary requirement for avoiding Ban.Is it good to change job before one year.

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  55. JINU JOSEPH

    Apr 28. 2015

    HI DEEPAK,

    ITS SURE NOC IS HELPING ME TO AVOID 6 MONTH LABOUR BAN.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2015

      Jinu,
      You need to ask MOL as this depends on their decision.

      Reply to this comment
  56. Anzar

    Apr 27. 2015

    I was working for an IT Free zone company until July 2010. I left Dubai without cancelling visa due to personal reasons. After my exit, I have informed my employer about my resignation and that led to misunderstanding between me and my employer. My employer informed me that they are going to impose lifetime ban from entering UAE and other middle east countries.

    I properly closed my credit card account and have no debt with anyone. I have returned all company items to my manager. I have cleared all my remaining cash from bank account but I did not close it.

    At present I am working in a neighboring gulf country and curious to know if I am eligible to work again in UAE or any expected immigration issue I may experience if I try to enter again?

    Is there any way to find out if I am eligible to work or visit UAE again?

    Thank you in advance for your guidance.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 28. 2015

      Anzar,
      I do not know of any way other than contacting the respective authorities.

      Reply to this comment
  57. Lovely

    Apr 26. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I want to break the contract, because my salary was always delayed. If I find a job in government company will my ban will be lifted?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 27. 2015

      Lovely,
      You will have no ban if you join government organisation.

      Reply to this comment
  58. Hasan

    Apr 26. 2015

    Hello,

    I currently hold a freezone visa and have only worked in this company for 4 months. if I leave or want to switch to another freezone company or not freezone, will I be getting a ban?

    I hold a bachelor’s degree.

    Thank you. Looking forward to your response. :)

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 27. 2015

      Hasan,
      Don’t know which free zone you work currently.
      If you switch outside free zone, you have no ban.
      However, certain freezones have rules regarding ban.

      Reply to this comment
  59. kalithasan

    Apr 26. 2015

    Dear deepak

    i am working in a LLC REGISTER COMPANY …I GOT MY JOB AT DEC 2014 .I DINT COMPLETE MY SIX MONTHS PROBATION PERIOD .BUT I GOT NEW JOB IN FREEZONE COMPANY.. MY BASIC SALARY IS 1000 DHS ONLY ..BUT MY NEW EMPLOYER IS READY TO GIVE ME 1800 DHS,,,SO IS THERE ANY BAN FOR ME OR NOT?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 27. 2015

      Kalithasan,
      No, if you join you will not have labour ban as free zone companies do not have labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  60. safdar

    Apr 25. 2015

    hi sir i,m working in a company last 6 months and company not giving me salary and i complaint in mol dubai if cenceled from mol so will be ban or no

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  61. Mona

    Apr 25. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Hope u can help me in this. A big issue as if i am trapped.
    Company i got selected for, sent me service visa for 90 days on 14-july-2014 and not employment visa. After 3 months they extended the same visa and after 6 months i went for exit and came back and got my employment visa on 10th march, 2015 which says, my actual year will be counted from march 2015 and not july 2014 and also my employment is improper, like designation is of worker and whereas i am working as ccr and admin . Now company says they wl change my designation which wud tk around 2 months as my certificate attestation is required.

    I am planning to quit after a year dats july 2015 as per the day i came . I m thinking , let my company change designation first and den i wl resign wd notice period if they require. Is it a correct decision. If you have anything else to say please do share. M damn confused and stressed. I also want to know the procedure for designation change, how is it done and how money it requires. wl they charge anythng frm me.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 26. 2015

      Mona,
      Designation on visa is not a big deal unless you want to sponsor someone.
      You really should not bother with this.
      The designation change is done at the immigration with typing a specific form.

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  62. Abdul

    Apr 24. 2015

    Hi, Architect working for 3 months, unlimited contract. highly dissatisfied with work atmosphere. Do i get a ban for quiting since its under probationary period. Employer has mentioned probationary period as under labour law but not mentioned period.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 26. 2015

      Abdul,
      Yes, you will have a labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
      • Abdul

        Apr 26. 2015

        Dear Deepak, is my salary and designation not enough to avoid ban?
        Designation Architect engineer salary 7000 AED

        Reply to this comment
        • Deepak M

          Apr 27. 2015

          Abdul,
          Unfortunately no.
          But, engineers are exempt in certain categories for ban. Please check with MOL.

          Reply to this comment
  63. mona

    Apr 23. 2015

    Hi,
    My husband is now employed, and under trainee for 3-5 days his employer already applied for his labor contract. Now, he got a new job offer which the salary is higher than his current work and better benefits. We are not sure if his labor contract is already approved or not, his employer send only the copy of labor contract application from enetwasal with pre-approval. If the printed paper sent to him is only from typing center and the labor contract is not yet approved,We want to know if he will grab the new offer, if he will be banned?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 26. 2015

      Mona,
      Even if the labour contract is under process, there may be chance to get labour ban.
      It is better to inform the employer not to go ahead with the contract.

      Reply to this comment
  64. Zeeshan

    Apr 22. 2015

    Deepak M
    Sir,
    I zeeshan citizan pakistani passport no As5841631 has been proceeded to ERC company dubai on 21 March 2015 entry parmit no 2064164/2015/201 .After arrival to ERC company before my sign on agreement the company has been cancelled my visa due to the reason that unneccessary amendment made in visa by the agent at pakistan and shown the profession office boy instead of labour in visa .Now i am come back to pakistan on 7 April 2015 .I am having education qualification high school diploma (Fsc computer science), experience/knowledge in computer Ms word,excel,access,power point,graphics designing ,networking and safety officer course.Please check and confirm that i am eligible for issue of 2nd time visa or other wise .I do not knowledge about the ban imposed on me for issue of 2nd time visa or not.In case of ban,can i pay the any fine /fee to immigration or any other authority for cancellation the 6 months ban because i am innocent and want to reapply for 2nd time visa before 6 months.
    Thank”s
    Zeeshan(Pakistan)

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 23. 2015

      Zeeshan,
      I can not check whether you have a ban or no.
      Your previous company PRO could check that.

      Reply to this comment
      • zeeshan

        Apr 26. 2015

        in case of six months ban, please intimate rule/procedure for cancellation the ban because i want to apply for 2nd time visa before completion of six month ban.Also intimate that any payment of fine/fee applicable to immigration or any other authority for cancellation the ban.

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        • Deepak M

          Apr 27. 2015

          Zeeshan,
          There is no way to pay and avoid the ban.
          The labour ban affects only companies under MOL.

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  65. JOHN

    Apr 22. 2015

    hello sir
    my name is john i am working in a company since 6 year completed and renewed my visa last month now i am in new visa 1 month completed. I want change my company because, I got 4000 salary job I am diploma holder , i want to join that company but the problem what i am facing is that ONE YEAR before my company change the company name and sponsorship but TRADE LICENCE AND OWNER IS SAME. and i also worked ONE YEAR after change the name and sponsor, will i get any ban. i had not make any new contract with this company i only signied contract 6 years before, can you help me.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 23. 2015

      John,
      for your length of service, you should not receive any ban.
      But please also check with MOL.

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  66. Shamna

    Apr 22. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I resign from a job during probation period and upon cancellation of labour card I got an automatic 6 month ban. I am on husband visa. I got a new offer but salary below 5000dhs. I have masters degree. Can I lift my ban using my Masters degree certificate?Should it be attested? What is the procedure. Please advise

    Many Thanks in advance

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  67. DZ

    Apr 21. 2015

    I have completed 1 year 4 months with my current employer. I have a 2 years contract with them, however since i got married I plan to resign this month and shift under Husband visa once visa is cancelled and then look out for a job.
    Please advice will i get a ban in this case n will be able to work once I am under my husband visa.
    Please reply

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 22. 2015

      DZ,
      yes 6 month labour ban is automatic.
      You may change to husband visa, no problem.

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  68. Sathyan Ram Ganesh

    Apr 21. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I am a graduate Engineer working with a current salary AED 8K and I joined my present Company in the month of June 2010. Now I got a offer from new Company for AED 9K.
    My first three year visa completed and second two year visa expires on June 2015.
    My present Employer will not give me NOC.
    Can I avoid six months BAN?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 22. 2015

      Sathyan,
      I don’t think you will have a ban for your length of service.

      Reply to this comment
  69. KKN

    Apr 20. 2015

    Hi,

    i am a MBA holder and working as strategic coordinator cum Admin. Manager for a LLC firm in Indistrial City of Abu Dhabi. now i have finished 1.5 years under my current employer. i am thinking of changing my current job as i am not satisfied with my current employer. will i get a ban if i shift my job?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 21. 2015

      KKN,
      Have you read the article? Do you fit the bill to avoid labour ban?

      Reply to this comment
  70. dear

    Apr 20. 2015

    im on a unlimited contract, if i resign after i completed one year can i still get ban?

    can my husband apply for me husband’s visa even if i get ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 21. 2015

      Dear,
      Ban is automatic.
      Your husband could apply for your visa but labour ban will not be removed.

      Reply to this comment
  71. Azhar

    Apr 19. 2015

    Great job dear
    Dear Deepak,
    I am currently under the Probabtion Period in Abu Dhabi and my current salary is 3000 AED total but i want to change but this is my first employment visa. I not satisfied with the work and main reason
    is salary.
    I was done 12th collage.
    I was done interior diploma
    i have an other offer from dubai like 5000 AED + Accomo.
    My only question how can i leave this job without having ban and Do i have to get N.O.C if resigns from current company ?
    I need help Please.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 20. 2015

      Azhar,
      Yes, with NOC, you could avoid labour ban.
      Also, i guess your salary and qualifications are enough to avoid ban.

      Reply to this comment
  72. Sri

    Apr 18. 2015

    Hi Mr.Deepak,

    How could i calculate my dubai experience bcoz my labour card dated on APRIL and my Visa was stamped dated on JUNE month.

    which date i need to start calculate from labour card date or Visa stamped in my passport date ah ?????

    Kindly replay me ?????

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  73. Muhammad Bilal

    Apr 18. 2015

    How to share or write a blog here

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  74. Jeo Thomas

    Apr 17. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I got an offer letter as HVAC Supervisor in a company based in Sharjah and i joined with the company on 14/04/2015, now the management treating me as a technician and they forced to do the same, I am not interested to continue with this company, when i informed about this to the management they told me to pay the amount of 12000/AED,

    Even they offered me that the Food provided by the company but they are not ready to provide this.

    please advice me……………..

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  75. Rashi Sachdev

    Apr 17. 2015

    Hi, I am currently working in Dubai in a non-free zone on a salary of AED 10,000. I am an accountant but my visa states my profession as an archive clerk. I am on an unlimited contract and currently on a 6 month probation. I have just spent one month in this job. I am getting an offer for AED 16000 from another company also NOT in the free zone. Do you think I would need an NOC from my current employer though I have a salary above AED 12000? Also, my documents are not attested. Do you think that would cause a problem in this case? Look forward to your reply. Also, must mention, I really appreciate the time you are taking to reply to all our questions. Its really very helpful to those who are new to UAE. Thanks a lot. and Keep it up!

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 18. 2015

      Rashi,
      for that salary, I don’t think you will have a labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  76. Shahid

    Apr 17. 2015

    dear Deepak am working in hotel apartments from last 7 years but now i want resign. and i will look for new job i want to know that this 6 months ban will be apply on me.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 18. 2015

      Shahid,
      I don’t think you will face ban for such a long length of service.

      Reply to this comment
  77. Raj

    Apr 16. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    Hi
    Good Morning !

    My Employment visa was stamped on 20/July/2014
    But my Labour card dated on 28/May/2014

    If i moved to anther company After one year. i will be get BAN in Labour ?

    If YES

    How could i calculated my 1 year experience which date i need to Follow ?

    Labour card date 28/05/2014 OR Visa Stamped date : 20/07/2014

    I’m in Unlimited Contract my visa stamped as Sales Executed

    Could you Please tell me

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  78. Deepthi

    Apr 15. 2015

    To find Jobs in UAE visit http://……..

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 15. 2015

      Deepthi,
      Please submit your listing here: http://emiratesdiary.com/free-listing-job-site

      Reply to this comment
      • alen

        Apr 16. 2015

        hi deepak
        i work my company for 1year and 7months .they terminated my visa.my previous designation is archive clerk and im under graduate in high school.my salary is 3500dh.i gota new job but less than my salary before.how can i lift the ban.if they are the one terminated i still have ban?if they give me a NOC can i avoid the labour ban?

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  79. Stella

    Apr 15. 2015

    I am currently working with an company in Dubai on a 5000aed salary for 7months and now have gotten an offer with a hospital as a midwife with diploma certificate on a salary of 6000aed, would want to know if I cancel my current contract with an NOC will I still have a labor ban? Considering the fact that the offered salary isn’t upto the started minimum requirement, and if so will my future visa application be approved? Thanks so much before I make mistakes

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 16. 2015

      Stella,
      Your salary is not enough to avoid ban.
      But if you have an NOC, you could avoid.
      Please consult MOL before taking any decision.

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  80. wasy

    Apr 14. 2015

    Deepak sir, i have unlimited contract 2 years visa accountant general 4500 salary and i start from 1-1-2013 to now i am working there. in January 2015 they renew my labour card and residence. Now i want to leave the the company.
    1) can 6 month labour ban will apply even i complete more than 2 years?
    2) i have 16 years university degree but if new employer give me 6000 salary then can i submit my matric certificate because i think with matric school certificate need 5000 salary to remove the ban.
    Plz guid

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 15. 2015

      Wasy,
      1. Probably not. Please confirm with MOL.
      2. Not too sure about this!

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  81. ricky

    Apr 14. 2015

    Hi Mr Deepak,

    I am now working in a private company, this is my third year of service under unlimited contract, I wish to get a new job, is the 6 month ban will impose to me ,my third year will end on july 2016.

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  82. mohammed shabaz ali

    Apr 14. 2015

    Dear Deepak ,

    I am a bachelor degree holder,My company is terminating me due to their down turn issues and i am having a limited contract with the current company.. is 6 months labour ban imposed on me? do i have chance to clear the ban and can i do the other job for package which is ohk for me but doesnot not satisfy the labour ministry rules. please help me by giving your precious suggestions and procedure for clearation of ban on me.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 15. 2015

      Mohammed,
      If you get terminated during your limited contract, you will get remuneration of 3 month salary from your company besides gratuity if you have completed 1 year of service and air ticket.
      There may be a ban. I am not 100% sure though!

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  83. Donnie

    Apr 14. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working in a freezone company in Ras Al Khaimah. My Contract started from 15-nov-2014. Will there be a ban if i decide to change job.

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  84. kaye

    Apr 13. 2015

    what if i have no NOC? what shoild i do?

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  85. Sunil

    Apr 12. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I am working with an LLC company in Ajman as graphic designer(Site Supervisor on my Visa).I have 3 months more to complete my 2 Year contract. I am an Engineering Degree Holder & getting 4500 AED as Salary(including all). Now i got a better job offer from a company at umm al quwain as Graphic Designer at a salary of 7000 AED. I cancelled my current Visa ,but my new Visa is rejected that i have a labour ban of 6 months. I can lift the ban only if the new company is offering more than 12000AED. I have NOC from my current sponsor as well. Some of my friends told that labour ban rules are different in Dubai & Northern Emirate,is that true? Kindly advise me as my wife also sponsored by me ,working on different company on their labour card.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 13. 2015

      Sunil,
      Yes, ban rules could be different in emirates.
      Mostly NOC should help you.

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  86. JINU

    Apr 12. 2015

    RESPECTED DEEPAK, I AM IN AN EMPLOYMENT VISA IN LABOUR VISA AND ITS BEEN 3 MONTHS I HAVE BEEN STARTED MY JOB VERY FIRST TIME IN UAE,,I AM HAVING NEW OFFER FROM ANOTHER COMPANY SO IS THERE ANY BAN OR IS THERE ANY WAY TO JUMP IN TO THAT COMPANY? PLEASE GUIDE.. THANK YOU

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  87. Farook

    Apr 11. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Good Day

    My Brother join 6months before Frozen Company, now need to change the new job. Company will provide the NOC. Please advise the next step w/o Ban other formalities. Thank you

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 12. 2015

      Farook,
      sorry. query is not clear.

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      • farook

        Apr 12. 2015

        My Brother working labour, he completed only 6months in this company. Now he get another Job. Company ready to give NOC. Please advise the next step of visa transfer and without Ban, other formalities. Thank you

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  88. Cherrie

    Apr 11. 2015

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I’m here now in Philippines for almost two years caused by a ban due to non compliance of my previous employer by not renewing my working visa.

    Is it possible for me to apply for lifting the ban? I’m willing to pay the penalty charges so I can come back and work again in Dubai.

    If so, how is the process? Thank you so much in advance for your assistance.

    Cherrie, Accountant

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  89. Prince

    Apr 10. 2015

    Hi deepak,

    Im working as SE in ##########, my contract is 2 yrs under unlimited contract.conpany terminated me because of poor performance.. Can i ask… I would get banned? Can i pay for my banned? Actualy my labour card atated their that it will expired on May 3,2015….. Just only 1 month to go to finish my contract…. What would be the possibility here? Can i pay the remaining month to loft my banned? Or still need to get 5k up salary and free zone companies only? Thank you for your help… Appreciated

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 11. 2015

      Prince,
      Yes, ban is automatic.
      Once it is expired, you will not get a ban. There is one month notice period in case you are terminated. So, ban will not be applicable.

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  90. Joseph

    Apr 10. 2015

    Hi deepak,
    I am currently working in Abu dhabi for the last 2 months for AED 2000. So if I get a better job offer and I take it, will I get a ban?
    I have read from the comment section about post graduates usually don’t get ban and I am an M.tech degree holder but I didn’t find anything in the article “how to lift labour ban” about post grads.

    Is NOC from the present employer is required for job change?

    And does free zone visas don’t have labour bans?
    Thanking You in advance.Your are doing a wonderful job.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 11. 2015

      Joseph,
      Post graduates usually do not get banned. However, the rules change often.
      NOC will help you in avoiding labour ban.
      Yes, if you get free zone job, you will have no labour ban.

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  91. Aneesh

    Apr 10. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I was working in a free zone company located in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah. My contract type is unlimited, and is valid for 3 years. Now I completed 2 years, but as per Labor ID it is 23 months. I resigned from the company giving 30 days notice on 01-03-2015 showing my last working day as 01-04-2015. The company didn’t give any response to my resignation. I filed a complaint at Hamriyah Free Zone after 10 days of resignation showing the company is not responding. The observation and scrutiny officer called the PRO and I got the acceptance on my resignation. He told them to settle me before 01-04-2015.

    On 09-04-2015 the company gave me the settlement from the Free zone and I signed the cancellation application. After the settlement they applied to impose 1 year Ban. I asked the employee of Hamriyah free zone visa department regarding the ban. He just asked me about settlement, and regarding the resignation. He told me if you resigned, you will be banned for 1 year. He told me to sign the paper. I was not aware of the rules and regulations.

    Is it legal to ban me when I completed 23 months out of 36 months in an unlimited contract ?

    I have all the documents form the company showing the acceptance of my resignation, Complaint form’s copy, Settlement guidelines from the HFZ department.

    Now the company is forcing me to vacate the accommodation.

    Please help me ….

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  92. romer

    Apr 10. 2015

    Mr. Deepak,

    Good day, I am a HAAD licensed nurse working in a LLC company in Abu Dhabi for 6 months now. I am on a LIMITED contract with 2 years expiry. My salary is 3500 AED (basic) and 1500AED (allowances). my salaray is fix, meaning they do not compute for work hours. my current job is an ambulance nurse inside a gas processing plant, I work there 12 hours per day from 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am and our rotation is 4 days duty and 2 days off. they are not paying overtime.

    Now i have received a new offer from a company in Dubai. they are offering me a salary of 7200AED(basic) and 4800AED(allowance) to do the same job. i realy want to transer to that company but when i inform my present company they told me that they will file a ban against me for 1 year. is there a possibility that the ban can be lifted when i will be transfering to my prospect company?

    please enlighten me. your response will be much appreciated. thank you.

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  93. Nayaz

    Apr 09. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I have been working in Dubai based IT company as Technical Support Engineer since May 2014. My salary is AED4000. I got an offer from Abu Dhabhi as Pre Sales Engineer and salary is AED7500.

    Just to confirm if i leave my company… i will face labour ban?
    If i get NOC, Can i avoid labour ban ?
    I am MBA Holder but certificate is not attested in passport.

    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 11. 2015

      Nayaz,
      Usually post graduates do not face labour ban.
      But you should be sure of that.
      Yes, with NOC, you could avoid labour ban.

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  94. ROMER IGLESIA

    Apr 09. 2015

    Mr. Deepak,

    Good day, I am HAAD licensed Nurse currently working in a LLC company in Abu Dhabi that deploys health workers to remote areas (oil and gas company, contraction sites, off shore rigs) for 6 months now. My current basic salary is 3,500 AED and 1,500 AED allowance. My salary is fix, meaning they do not compute for work hours and does not pay overtime, which is different from what is written on my contract. “overtime will be payed according to UAE labor law”. My first job in this Company was an Ambulance Nurse inside a Gas Processing Plant. I am having a 4 days duty 2 days off schedule and working for 12 hours a day from 7am to 7 pm or 7 pm to 7 am.

    Now i have received a new employment offer from another company as a Nurse also and they are doing the same thing, deploying nurses to sites. but they are offering me a Basic salary of 7,200 AED and allowance of 4,800 AED.

    i realy want to resign. My contract on my present employer is LIMITED for 2 years.

    i know that i will be banned because the company told me that they will file a 1 year ban if i will be resigning. is there a way to get this ban lifted? thank you will appreciate your replay.

    Do you know some people who can help me get through this? thank you.

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  95. laine

    Apr 09. 2015

    limited contract for two years.ive been working there for 1 year now.Then I have an offer in a government facility now.

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  96. laine

    Apr 08. 2015

    Dear Sir, If I will break my two year contract to transfer to a government facility will I still have labor ban?

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  97. Sohaib

    Apr 08. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am currently under the Probabtion Period in Abu Dhabi and my current salary is 2500 AED total but i want to change Note : this is my first employment visa. I not satisfied with the work and main reason salary.

    i have an other offer from Ajman like 5000 AED + Accomo.
    My only question how can i leave this job without having ban both (Company and Labour) and Do i have to get N.O.C if resigns from current company ?

    I need help Please.

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  98. YASAR

    Apr 07. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I am a degree holder, I was working in LLC company for pass 21months and my visa is getting expired in 25th june’15, meanwhile i got the job in sharjah so i have submitted my resignation with my employer and after my notice period i am waiting for my visa to be get cancelled.

    My new employer is urging me to join where they agreed to give AED 9000 & designation as “Senior buyer”.

    Should i get ban? or any possibility to avoid ban by paying certain amount?

    Please advise.

    My previous visa reads “OFFICE CLERK” – salary 5k

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 08. 2015

      Yasar,
      I don’t think you will have a ban.
      What’s your qualification?

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      • YASAR

        Apr 08. 2015

        BCA

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        • Deepak M

          Apr 09. 2015

          Yasar,
          As a graduate you will need 12K minimum salary to avoid ban.
          I suggest you obtain an NOC from your employer.

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      • AFSAR

        Apr 08. 2015

        Hi Deepak,

        4 Months Back i joined a Foam company .Proviously they said me to do the official work now they are telling me to work as a foreman . As i had the Master Degree ( MBA ) in Finance and Marketing. Should i get the Ban if i want to change the Job .

        Please Help Me out

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        • Deepak M

          Apr 09. 2015

          Afsar,
          Post graduates do not usually have any labour ban.

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          • AFSAR

            Apr 10. 2015

            Thank you Very much Deepak

    • Deepak M

      Apr 08. 2015

      Yasar,
      What is your qualification?

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  99. Ashley

    Apr 07. 2015

    Hi Sir,

    I am planning to resign in my recent company, and my boss said i need to pay them of my 45 days salary. Is that possible? I am under unlimited contract and i did not find such thing in my labour contract, that I need to pay them such amount.
    grateful for your reply

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  100. Zain

    Apr 06. 2015

    Hi sir,
    I have 16 year education and just join a company in Dubai , this is my first job,
    if i skip my job than how i can avoid ban because i am not happy with my job, my visa is of Sales.
    please tell me my salary is 2500 and on contract my salary is 1000

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  101. jinu joseph

    Apr 05. 2015

    Hi deepak
    To joint in another company where to submit NOC from taken from the first company and offer letter.can u guide step by step had to get stent in to another job what is the procedure to fulfill in labour office and immigration.I have got offer letter from the another company and not from the present company what to do

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  102. Sonu K Shaji

    Apr 05. 2015

    Dear sir
    I am working in a cmpny in abudhabi since july 2014.I am having Engineer visa (Unlimited).So I want to know whether i can jump to another cmpny befre 2yr cmpltion ??? If possible wat shud be the new package?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 06. 2015

      Sonu,
      No one could stop you from jumping!
      But be sure to meet the criteria to avoid ban as mentioned in the article.

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  103. JINU JOSEPH

    Apr 05. 2015

    HI DEEPAK

    TO JOINT IN ANOTHER COMPANY WHERE TO SUBMIT NOC FROM THE FIRST COMPANY AND OFFER LETTER.CAN U GUIDE STEP BY STEP HOW TO GET STENT IN TO ANOTHER JOB WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE TO FULLFILL IN LABOR OFFICE AND IMMIGRATION.I HAVE GOT OFFER LETTER FROM ANOTHER COMPANY AND NOC FROM THE PRESENT COMPANY NOW WHAT TO DO?

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 06. 2015

      Jinu,
      Your PRO should guide you. I do not know exactly the steps and don’t want to confuse you!

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  104. faizy

    Apr 04. 2015

    Dear Senior,

    Mostly respected to all of you.I need your advice my visa is ordinary labor while my education is MBA(HR) and i have experience holder person my degree is also attested i need to switch …..can i have bear any ban or not … Please let me know

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 06. 2015

      Faizy,
      For post graduates there is usually no labour ban. However, you will need to check with the MOL.

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      • faizy

        Apr 06. 2015

        Thanks deepak i thing i hve no face ban but i will make it sure frm mol

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  105. HARDIK

    Apr 01. 2015

    Mr. Deepak,

    Right now I have salary of 6500/- with Visa of Follow up clerk . but by profession I m Chartered Accountant

    Now I have offer of 10,000/- from new employer. will I get labour ban of 6 month if I will give my CA Degree Attested certificate then or I have to give my Bachelors Certificate to avoid Labour ban.

    Please advise.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 02. 2015

      Hardik,
      I don’t think professionals like you will have a labour ban.
      With bachelor’s degree you will need 12K min salary to avoid labour ban.
      Please talk to MOL.

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  106. Hiranmayi

    Mar 31. 2015

    Hi Deepak

    I’m an MBA graduate and working in a IT company as Business development executive and my current salary is 4500(unlimited contract) and I’ve got an offer as BDM with 6500 salary, Will I get a labor ban if I resign ?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Apr 01. 2015

      Hiranmayi,
      I don’t think for your qualification you will receive labour ban.
      but also please check with the MOL.

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  107. JINU JOSEPH

    Mar 31. 2015

    RESPECTED DEEPAK,
    I AM CURRENTLY WORKING IN DUBAI AS STAFF NURSE, AND BEEN FINISH MY 1 AND HALF YEAR,,THIS IS MY FIRST JOB IN UAE..I HAVE 2500 SALARY..MY NEW JOB IS IN ABU DHABI AND THEY OFFERING ME 6500 SALARY SO IF I WILL GET NOC FROM MY CURRENT EMPLOYER THEN I CAN AVOID 6 MONTHS LABOR BAN OR NOT ? IS THERE ANY WAY TO AVOIDE IT ?

    -THANK YOU.

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  108. Khalil

    Mar 31. 2015

    Hi Deepak Sir. im working in trading company as a Delivery DRIVER i have Employ visa my salary was 2300 Basic. i was join from 07/09/2013 till 17/02/2015 was my last day . i have 8th class certificate. please help me to remove ban. my new company offering 4000 Basic salary for driver Job. Please Help me SIR

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    • Deepak Machado

      Apr 01. 2015

      Khalil,
      I am not sure for your qualification whether there will be labour ban or no!
      Please call MOL and enquire. I don’t think you will have labour ban.

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  109. amir

    Mar 31. 2015

    i get a job offer in dubai in banking sector through outsources company . my question is can outsource company check my all creditional , degrees , experince letter from my home country ? i give afake experince letter due to my previous emplyer does not issue me experince letter. i am worried about this .

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  110. Aamir Bhat

    Mar 30. 2015

    Hello Deepak,
    I would like to ask i’m working here in LLC company in Dubai since September 2014 upto now, and i’m planning to transfer to a another company. my salary from my previous job is 5000 AED. and the new company i planned to transfer offered me 7000 AED. What are the consequences? Am i still receiving a ban and will it be lifted? I’m holding a engineer visa

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  111. Mary

    Mar 30. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I was appointed as a marketing executive here in a private company
    I joined January 27 2014 but I got the visa stamp last June 2014 then I was offered a salary of 3000 but when I got my labor contract it was mentioned that my salary is 7500. Monthly Im getting 3,000 as what they have offered me. And now I want to change to different company whos willing to offer me 6000 salary. I need your advice.

    1)Will I get a labour ban on this?
    2)What will I do to avoid the ban?
    3)How much salary should I require on the future company?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 31. 2015

      Mary,
      1. What is your qualification? Read article again.
      2. Again, read the post.
      3. What for? Read the post carefully!

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  112. Shahzaib

    Mar 30. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    Seek your immediate expert opinion in my case. I have got high school certificate and was working as ‘Field Investigator’ on monthly salary of 4500 Aed (Plus incentives amount was additional) with Mashreq Bank which is a private entity from last 18 Months on limited contract period (Limited contract validity is 2 years). After 18 months the bank has terminated me based on my negative performance.

    Now I have received another job offer for some private company offering me salary of 4000 Aed and incentives, knowing the fact that as compared to the previous salary current package is lesser.

    First question is that if my current employer gives me NOC to move to new employer which what they promised to give me, so MOL can still implement a 6 months ban on me or not because the offered salary is lesser than what I was getting paid?

    Secondly in case, they don’t give me NOC my new employer is telling me we can get your ban lifted by paying some money as well (About what I want to know is there such a process as well to avoid ban)?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 31. 2015

      Shahzaib,
      1. if you have NOC, you could avoid labour ban.
      2. There is nothing like this!

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  113. Humble

    Mar 29. 2015

    Hi Deepak, I have a Diploma and A degree in computer science and I have searched fro a job for months and landed on notthing than a cleaner and a Helper in a meat shop. I started working on 15th Jan,2015 and this job is killing me gradually. The salary is AED 900 and I have not signed any contract with the company yet as i have asked them serveral times but all they say is wait. Now i want to quit look for a new job, will this attract a Ban and how do I avoid this Ban. Please Help

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  114. Elmer

    Mar 29. 2015

    Im working as a food handler in a small stall and my salary is 1800aed. Sad to say but my boos decide to close our branch to minimize the lost, he told me he will not cancel my visa so I can look for another job but I just want to know if I will have a ban? I did not resign to my job, it’s my boss decision to shut down the business and as I read this article I will have a labor ban. Is there anything I can do aside from looking a job which is 5000aed. Im only working here for almost 10 months. Kindly give me information or guide.

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  115. Jin

    Mar 28. 2015

    Hi Sir Deepak,

    I just want to ask regarding ban Iam Currently working 10 months assistant accountant in the company and my salary here is 2700 ..
    1. I want to transfer to the new company the offer is 7,000 Junior accountant position I graduated with bachelors degree will i be banned?
    2. If my employer will give NOC will i get banned?

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  116. muneer

    Mar 28. 2015

    dear Sir,
    I have been working for current company for the last 1.7 years for a salary of 5900 aed . recently i have changed my labor contract and the company renewed it as unlimited contract. now i got a new offer from an competitor company with more than 7000 Aed salary.i am having a diploma certificate. my new company pro told me they can lift my 6 months labor ban. but i heard that the current company owner can recommend on labor to implement a one year ban on me. is it applicable to me ? as i have completed my one month notice period after giving written resignation.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 29. 2015

      Muneer,
      Under unlimited contract, I don’t think there is a 1 year ban.

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  117. joe

    Mar 27. 2015

    Hi,

    I’m working with company for 6 months – although my visa was processed a month ago only.

    I got offered other job which pays me 13,000 – I also hold degree. Will I get visa ban?

    I could possibly get a NOC too.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 28. 2015

      Joe,
      You may not face any ban as per the salary and qualifications.

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  118. stalin

    Mar 26. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    1)I am working in a trading company getting salary AED 5000 and my profession mentioned on my visa is “Sales Representative” .Completed 1.3 years in that company. I am a Mechanical Engineer. If my new company is ready to give me same AED 5000 salary. Is there any ban, if I use my attested high scool certificate instead of degree certificate..?
    2)If ban is valid in this condition. it can be lifted, if company is willing to give NOC…?(because the company is going to close itself).
    3)If i get NOC from my present company and my new company is ready to give AED4500 (means less than 5000 AED). In this condition ban is valid or not…?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 28. 2015

      Stalin,
      1. Yes, you will face automatic labour ban.
      2. Yes, with NOC you could avoid labour ban.
      3. Ban may be lifted. Nothing is conclusive though!

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  119. Anoop

    Mar 26. 2015

    Hi Deepak

    First of all let me appreciate the efforts you are taking to respond to every query and helping others. You are doing a great job.

    Like others I have a query too. I am a BSC, PGDM (MBA) holder sales professional with around 9 years of experience. I have got an offer of 12K AED per month for 1st 6 months and after that 13K from a renowned electronic company based in Dubai.

    My position is Business Development Manager. As per my employer I will get a managerial Visa (not as sales executive). Though I am an MBA, I have got my graduation certificate attested as my MBA is from a private institute which cannot be attested by HRD in India.

    My question is, as I am a graduate (Plus MBA non-attested certificate) with 12000 salary, if I change my Job after 6 months (Probation Period) will I get a ban? I will certainly try to get NOC but what if they don’t give it?

    Please suggest. Thanks.

    Regards
    Anoop

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 28. 2015

      Anoop,
      Your new company should offer you 12K+ salary to avoid any labour ban.

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  120. Anthony

    Mar 26. 2015

    If my company terminating me and not giving me NOC what i can do ?

    Can i claim for that by law because they are breaking contract so ….

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  121. Shashank

    Mar 26. 2015

    Hello Sir, the situation is this one of my friend he is an Engineer he was working in Fujairah for 1 year after that he went for holidays in India and didn’t came back. Now it has been more than 6 month and he want to come here on Visit visa or Employment visa. Can he come in UAE or not on either of the Visas as he didin’t cancel his visa that time.

    Thanks for your reply on my above question.

    I want to ask like can he come on Visit Visa to UAE now or not.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 28. 2015

      Shashank,
      That really depends on his current status in immigration.

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  122. shyni

    Mar 26. 2015

    am a registered nurse and am on husband visa, i started working in the facility last march 2014, and i have resigned now. i have completed 1 year. if am seeking a job in another facility is there any labour ban and if so how i can lift it up?look forward for your reply

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 28. 2015

      Shyni,
      irrespective of you being on husband visa, if you have a labour card and have not completed your contract you will face labour ban.
      Read: Type of bans in UAE

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  123. Newbiw

    Mar 26. 2015

    I am working in humeriya free zone since 5 months on engineer visa.

    My probation period is 6 months, so , i have left 1 month of probation.

    Now i want to leave company. should i resign before probation period or after ??
    And in either case, Is any labour ban for me???

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  124. mithin raj

    Mar 26. 2015

    I am mithin raj, joined in a company a month before in abudhabi.i got a new offer of 7000 aed and i am a diloma holder after higher secondary.my probatonary period is 6 months,in this period if i resign do i have to give notice period of 3 months as per contract? If uae ban is automaticaly imposed the new company can lift by showing the labour contract? my contract is limited contract of 2 years, can my new company can lift ban if i get ban?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 28. 2015

      Mithin,
      According to your salary and qualifications, you could avoid labour ban.

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  125. sheila

    Mar 25. 2015

    Hello,
    Just need a little clarification.
    If I am a degree holder earning 3500 now, below would be my options to avoid labour ban (i’m only on my 4th month)?
    1. Look for a work in a free zone (is there salary requirement?)
    2. Look for a govt/semi-govt job (is there salary requirement?)
    3. Look for a job in a private company who’ll pay 5000+, or 12,000+?

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  126. victor

    Mar 25. 2015

    good day sir i need an advice that my restaurant get closed and they will cancelled my visa limited visa i been work 14 months and they will give us NOC so i have ban on that terms?

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  127. mithin raj

    Mar 25. 2015

    I am mithin raj, joined in a company a month before in abudhabi.i got a new offer of 7000 aed and i am a diloma holder after higher secondary.my probatonary period is 6 months,in this period if i resign do i have to give notice period of 3 months as per contract? If uae ban is automaticaly imposed the new company can lift by showing the labour contract?

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  128. Name

    Mar 25. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I need your help immediately while taking the final decision in my visa cancellation. Actually my company is going to cancel my visa within a couple of days. I got some information from my company PRO, they are going to take visit visa in my name immediately after exiting from UAE to block my new employment visa application. Is there any solutions for this ? Can they take visa in my name ? Please help me…

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 26. 2015

      It is appalling that companies employ such tactics.
      I am not sure what your options are!
      Without your consent, they are not supposed to take any visas.

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  129. Shashank

    Mar 25. 2015

    Hello Sir, the situation is this one of my friend he is an Engineer he was working in Fujairah for 1 year after that he went for holidays in India and didn’t came back. Now it has been more than 6 month and he want to come here on Visit visa or Employment visa. Can he come in UAE or not on either of the Visas as he didin’t cancel his visa that time.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 26. 2015

      Shashank,
      Depends on what is his status at the immigration.

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  130. Riyaz

    Mar 25. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I am an Civil engineer with Masters degree… My Employer promised me to pay a Salary of 6000 AED and it is mentioned in contract also… But irrespective of that he is now telling that hewill pay 4000 AED for first 6 months… I have found another company, they offers me a salary of 7000 AED, Can I shift to the new company without labour ban? Also what is the procedure to shift ? If my current sponsor doesnt provide me with NOC what should I do… ? Please Hel[…

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 26. 2015

      Riyaz,
      I am not sure about that. You will face labour ban. NOC may help you avoid labour ban.
      Read:
      http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

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      • Riyaz

        Mar 27. 2015

        Hi Deepak,

        But in one of the previous comments you have mentioned that there is no labour ban for masters degree holders..is it so.. ?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 28. 2015

          Riyaz,
          There is no hard and fast rule.
          Usually MOL does not impose labour ban on post graduates with proper attested certificates.

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  131. Bishwa

    Mar 25. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am planning to change the job. Now I have complete 1.3 year in current company and I got the new job offer .in this case shall I get the labour ban or not.
    I got the offer 6500.
    I have +2 qualifications.
    Your reply will be highly appreciated

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 26. 2015

      Bishwa,
      Considering your salary and qualification, you will face no labour ban.

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  132. Ahmad

    Mar 25. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    If an employee find the company is not right for him in terms of work and office environment and he decided to resign during the three months probation period, can a ban will be apply by MOL or the company? Salary is 12000 basic and 10000 housing total 22000 with ACCA qualification.

    Thank you.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 26. 2015

      Ahmad,
      You may face ban.
      But I must also say that professionals usually do not have labour ban.
      I am not sure whether ACCA is considered as professional.

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  133. Mohanned

    Mar 24. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I worked for almost 10 months and the company terminated me a year ago, is it true that I can have a ban for two years because I was about to start in my new job but the company said I have a labor ban that is why they won’t be able to give me the visa.

    Looking forward for your response. thank you.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 26. 2015

      Mohanned,
      6 month automatic ban is possible but not 2 year ban.

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  134. Anthony

    Mar 24. 2015

    I am working in a Private company by last 5 months now they are terminating me by low performance i have certificates but not attested… and my company also agree to give me NOC so these 2 thing can be useful for lifting my 6 months labor ban ?

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  135. karl

    Mar 23. 2015

    Hi Deepak

    need clarity on the below questions

    1. If i leave the company during probation will i get a ban?
    2. And if i leave by company after probation but before completion of 2 years will i get a ban?
    3. if i complete 2 years and then go into the next year say after 2.6 if i leave the company will i get ban?

    My contract is unlimited
    Designation in visa is Sales Executive
    Certificate attested is MBA

    Just wanted to know these after i read your article.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 24. 2015

      Karl,
      1. Labour ban is automatic.
      2. Yes.
      3. if you complete your contract, there is no labour ban.

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  136. Ashar

    Mar 23. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working on an unlimited visa for salary AED 1600 for past 10 months. If I resign, will there be any ban? If I get terminated, will there be any ban? My certificates, diplomas and education credentials are not attested. My visa is limited skilled visa and “sales” is mentioned on my visa paper.

    How can I continue working in Dubai if I resign or get fired by my current employer?

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  137. sanjay

    Mar 23. 2015

    Thanks, Deepak
    i got needful information

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  138. James

    Mar 23. 2015

    Hi sir,
    I have completed 5 months in a company. I have got an opening in another company. I am a btech engineer. My present company is ready to cancel my visa without ban. My new salary is 4000 aed. Will I receive a labour ban even though I receive a NOC from my company. My new company is ready to take me if I dont get a ban.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 23. 2015

      James,
      Yes, you will get automatic labour ban.
      With NOC, you could avoid labour ban.

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  139. Laarni

    Mar 22. 2015

    hi Mr. Deepak, do i have ban if my employer terminated me?I just completed 10months, but my visa still not cancelled,,my contract is unlimited,,please reply..

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 23. 2015

      Laarni,
      Yes, you will face automatic labour ban.

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      • Laarni

        Mar 23. 2015

        hi Mr.Deepak, so I can just apply in freezone company?because according to my interviewers(not a freezone company), since my current company terminated me, I don’t have a ban, and I can apply to private company, as long as I have NOC..is it true?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 24. 2015

          Laarni,
          Yes, mostly you will not get labour ban as you were terminated.
          Better to also get NOC.

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  140. Nissar

    Mar 22. 2015

    Hi,

    I completed 1.6 months with my present employer. I am planning to move on to another company.
    My qualification is MBA. currently working a sales executive. if the new company offering below 12000 AED/- (may be 7000-10000) how my case would be.? How can I avoid the ban in this situation. ? kindly advice

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 23. 2015

      Nissar,
      post graduates usually do not have labour ban.

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  141. JOHN

    Mar 21. 2015

    HAI DEEPAK,
    DURING OUR PROBATION PERIOD CAN WE QUIT THE CURRENT JOB . ?? IF BAN IS IMPOSED HOW CAN WE LIFT THAT .? (I AM A GRADUATE ENGINEER)..

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  142. Kami

    Mar 20. 2015

    Hello Deepak Sir,
    how are you?
    my name is Kami, from Jamshedpur India
    i am working with real estate and maintenance company in Abu Dhabi on labor visa for 5 months,

    current status:
    Salary: 1000 AED.
    Designation: Stone mason
    Visa: Unlimited
    and now i am selected in a semi-government company in Jebel Ali area in Dubai,
    they offered salary 3400 AED and they will provide Immigration Visa not labor visa.
    so will i still face 6 month automatic ban?
    if i have NOC (no objection certificate) or not.
    plz can you give appropriate advice?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 21. 2015

      Kami,
      No ban is applicable.

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      • Kami

        Mar 21. 2015

        Deepak Sir,
        Thank you very much for your valuable information.
        its means i don’t NOC from my current employer?

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  143. Alam

    Mar 20. 2015

    sir,
    I am working in a private sector from last 22 months as maintenance foreman and my visa expire in may 2015. but i want to change my company now. may i get ban ? please advise. i have trade cirtificate.

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  144. Alam

    Mar 20. 2015

    sir,
    I am working in a private sector from last 22 months as maintenance foreman and my visa expire may. but i want to change my company now. may i get ban ? please advise. i have trade cirtificate.

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  145. RODRIGUES S

    Mar 20. 2015

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Some of my friends [9 nos ]had taken up a job in Ajman as Helpers for a oil company. The MD of the company used to harass the boys, use foul language even insult them certain times. Despite of all this the boys worked for 21 days and the very next day all the 9 were told to go back to india. The company did not pay their salary and booked their tickets and cancelled their visa and sent them back. In this case what should be done. Even the food that they used to have outside, bill were not settled as the company did not give them the salary. Now the company is asking for the food money – what should be done.

    Please do advise on this.

    Rodrigues

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  146. Zubair

    Mar 19. 2015

    Hi Sir,
    I Hope you are good
    I am Zubair I Have Master Degree I Join LLC Company for the period of 2 years agreement for that salary 1800(AED) per month with accommodation and transportation. They hire me as assistant accountant to me at the time of interview they saw me your position is accountant. I work for 2 days accounts work and I go to India my visit visa has expire after 2 months they send me employment visa and I came to Dubai. I join the job next day they saw to me Zubair your work is marketing outdoor work I am doing the work since almost 15 days is completed to me in company I am not satisfy for job role and Management so I am planning to transfer another company . Kindly please tell me what I can do. Shall I Search for Free Zone Company?
    If the present company give NOC Have any option to search for new job

    1. Will I face a 6 months ban ?

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  147. Zubair

    Mar 19. 2015

    I am Zubair I done MBA. . Past 15 days Back I Joined LLC Company 2 years agreement period. For Salary of 1800AED…With Transport and Accommodation I am not satisfy to work and company management they hire me as accountant but they are collecting marketing out door work I am not satisfy for that work. At the time of interview they saw accountant post. But now they are taking marketing outdoor work what I can do Sir shall I change the job.
    I want to leave the contract, whether I have band? Please advise me how to avoid band?

    Shall I Search In Free Zone Company

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 21. 2015

      Zubair,
      yes you will labour ban.
      Yes, you could search in free zones and you will not have labour ban applicable.

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  148. erwin

    Mar 18. 2015

    hi
    im working in the restaurant and i finish already my 2 years contract my sallary is 1600 dhs,so right now ive been working 5 months with my new contract.then i was decide to search another job because of less sallary.im just asking you iget any ban for this matter plz reply

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 21. 2015

      Erwin,
      If you have completed your contract, you may have no labour ban.

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  149. Rahul

    Mar 18. 2015

    HI Deepak

    Iam Rahul i worked in free Zone company 2 years and 10 months and December 2014 i changed my job and joined another company which is not in Free Zone but due to some circumstances i want to change as i completed only 3 Months now and i have a other offer in non free zone company so plz tell me can i change or is there any ban on me.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 18. 2015

      Rahul,
      If you join free zone company, labour ban is not applicable.

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      • Name (required)

        Mar 19. 2015

        Thanks for your reply deepak , But now iam not joining in free Zone company so is there any ban on me.

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        • Rahul

          Mar 19. 2015

          Hi Deepak please confirm my above query as iam not working in free zone company i got a offer outside free zone.

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      • GERRY

        Mar 20. 2015

        hi mr.deepak gud afternoon,

        I have some question maybe you can clarify to me,i am working under unlimited contract now for 3 years in same company,the thing is before my sponsor visa was bustan al khaleej for two years,but after that 2 years when I renew my contract my sposnsor change to almarai but my contaract was the same but my sponsor change,now I am completed 1 year for this new sponsor but actually same company,,,but diffwerent sponsor,my question is if I am going to resign am I get labour ban?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 21. 2015

          Gerry,
          Yes, you will face labour ban as the company is entirely different.

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          • gerry

            Mar 21. 2015

            gud afternoon MR. Deepak

            SIR ACTUALLY IT WAS SAME COMPANY BUT DIFFERENT SPONSOR,BEFORE WE ARE UNLIMITED CONTRACT AND CHANGE TO LIMITED CONTACT,IS STILL I AM HAVING A LOBOUIRV BAN?IS IT POSSIBLE I CAN PAY FOR 6 MONTH BAN TO BE ABLE TRANSFER JOB?WHAT IS THE BEST OPTION?

          • Deepak Machado

            Mar 22. 2015

            Gerry,
            You could join free zone company to avoid labour ban.
            Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/how-to-avoid-6-months-labour-ban-in-dubai-uae

  150. K

    Mar 18. 2015

    Hi Mr. Deepak,
    I renewed my unlimited contract 3 weeks ago. I have already finished 2 years contract and renewed because I thought I would not get any other offers. I already finished with the typing centre & medical exams but only waiting for results.
    1. If i transfer to a new company, would I be automatically ban?
    2. How to lift this ban?
    3. Will my current employee ask me to pay the expenses for my renewal? I paid in the typing center but they paid the medical and others but I dont know how much they are.
    4. What other legal implication will I face?
    Thank you.

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  151. Ben

    Mar 18. 2015

    Good Day,
    Hi Deepak,

    my boss close our store in abudhabi last year and he canceled everything including my visa he told me that I can’t transfer to other company because i will be facing a 6 months ban but he give other option he asked me to come with him here in sharjah and he will give me a new visa same sponsor and ban will be lifted. So I was under the impression that it will be a transfer visa only since its same sponsor, so right now I have a new visa here in Sharjah with the same sponsor and i asked my boss to give me copy of my contract he told me he will give it to me, but he did not he always give excuses so what I did I check online in MOL website because a friend of mine told me that I can get a copy . I was shock when I see the new contract its not my signature on it and the basic and allowance is difference although he still give me the original salary every month from the old contract. My question is it legal for him to do that? changing it without my knowledge and using my signature on the contract also If i will transfer JOB will I’ll be hit by the labor ban…

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 18. 2015

      Ben,
      It is totally illegal to do that!!
      You did not sign it and it is a case of forgery.
      You could complain with MOL if you wish. But request them to be anonymous.
      yes, you may face labour ban

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  152. Sara

    Mar 18. 2015

    HI DEEPAK
    I’ working for my recent company for 4year and 7 months as sales lady jewelry company my contract. is unlimited so I get pregnant when my company knows about my pregnancy they send me termination letter with out any reason and I didn’t do any thing wrong and its difficult to get job now because am 4 month pregnant plz help me what should I do

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  153. Elsworth

    Mar 18. 2015

    Good day Deepak,

    I would like to ask i’m working here in dubai since Oct. 16, 2014 upto now, and i’m planning to transfer to a another company. my salary from my previous job is 2,5K AED. and the new company i planned to transfer offered me 3,5K AED. and be informed that the new company is a Free Zone company. What are the consequences? Am i still receiving a ban and will it be lifted? I’m holding a Limited Working Visa

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 18. 2015

      Elsworth,
      If you are joining freezone company you will have no labour ban.

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  154. Jehanzaib

    Mar 18. 2015

    hi sir Deepak how are you.
    Sir i am working in a company since 3 months and today they told me that you are terminated from company because of your performance .
    they said that they are not satisfied from my performance so they terminate my and also they ban me for 6 months
    is it possible because i didn’t leave the company but company terminated me
    please give me solution.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 18. 2015

      Jehanzaib,
      Please talk to MOL about your situation. They may exempt you from labour ban.

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  155. pankaj

    Mar 17. 2015

    Hi Mr Deepak,
    Needed a guidance from you on the following scenario.
    I m an MBA came to Dubai to work as a sales Manager in a llc company just 6 days back on employment e visa.My salary offered. Is 10k dhs.I have gone through the medical test of X ray and blood test only till now.reports are awaited.Now the company MD is saying that you have a hearing problem and for that they have taken separate test at pvt clinic (which approves the same).The company is cancelling my visa on this ground .
    1.Will I face a 6 months ban
    2.I have another offer from free zone,present co. Is not in free zone.
    3.can I ask/get compensation.
    4.Is there any legal option.

    Pls answer the queries.
    Thanks & Regards.
    Pankaj

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 18. 2015

      Pankaj,
      1. No.
      2. Ok. Even if you have a ban, you will not face in free zone.
      3 No
      4. I don’t think. You have failed the medical requirement!

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  156. Sadam

    Mar 17. 2015

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I resign from my company and i got a offer of 6.5k. Previous company gave me 3.5k. 17th of march is my last working day of and company told they will cancel my visa 21st of march. After cancelling my visa 30 days allowed me to stay in dubai. I want to know can i start my work immediately with new company while i am getting my new visa? If i work there in that 30 days while getting my visa, there is any issues? New company HR told me to go my home country and they told they will send the visa. I feel it is a risk. Please help me.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 18. 2015

      Sadam,
      working without proper documentation is not legal!
      You may do as per your new employer. What risk?

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  157. Rufus

    Mar 16. 2015

    hey Deepak.

    i am currently working in my dads company in sharjah as a civil engineer with 4000 AED as basic salary. I m a post graduate and i got an offer in another company in sharjah with 6500 AED as basic. i completed 1 year and 3 months on my current company if i submit a no objection letter can i avoid the ban or what is the correct way to avoid ban if there is any. i heard u need 12000 AED for post graduate to avoid ban. is that true, is there any solution for this

    with regards,
    Rufus

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  158. Mohammed Zee

    Mar 16. 2015

    Dear Mr Deepak

    Firstly i appreciate your work for the strivers,
    i have one query I am a B.tech Graduate but my Visa is a technician visa & my Current salary is below 5,000 & now i am getting offer for 6000 from other company since i had joined couple of months back, Will ban impose on me?

    Kindly Reply whether the Ban is according to Visa type or Qualification?

    Thanks
    Mohammed

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  159. Iyyappan

    Mar 15. 2015

    HI GOOD-DAY EVERYONE . I WAS WORKING WITH A LLC COMPANY IN ABUDHABI. MY VISA PROFESSION WAS FOLLOW UP CLERK. (LIMITED CONTRACT 2 YEAR) AND THE SALARY WAS 5000 AED. I WORKED FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS THERE. BUT UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE GOT TERMINATED. NOW I HAVE GOT ANOTHER JOB WITH SAME PROFESSION AND SALARY. I SAW THE ARTICLE GIVEN HERE, WHICH SAYS THAT AS PER TO AVOID BAN I NEED TO HAVE 5000 AED AS MY SALARY AND NEED SCHOOL CERTIFICATE. WILL I GET BANNED? CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR THE NEW VISA PROCESSING AND TO AVOID BAN WHAT STEPS
    ARE TO BE TAKEN? MY PREVIOUS VISA GOT CANCELLED . DO I NEED TO EXIT AND RETURN UAE FOR THE NEW VISA PROCESSING ?

    I’M WAITING FOR YOUR VALUABLE REPLIES …PLEASEEE

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  160. Chris

    Mar 15. 2015

    I’ve been working here in Abu Dhabi as a receptionist in a gym for more than 4 yrs, this month they have renewed my visa. I’m going on vacation by April and just want to ask if I need an NOC to transfer to another company? Is it OK if i transfer work at April and they just renewed my visa last march? Thanks.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 16. 2015

      Chris,
      If you have completed your contract, you will not face labour ban.
      I think you could join other companies. Getting NOC is also better.

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  161. Niju

    Mar 15. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am 10th(SSLC) I am working as a Sales Executive in Dubai; I am getting 7,500/- .Now I am 6 month completed . But now my company planing to terminating me,already I gt the Termination Notice, God grace I gt a new opportunity from another one company, whether I have band? Please advise me how to avoid band? please help…

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 16. 2015

      Niju,
      If your salary is above 5K for your qualification, there will be no ban.

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    • Niju

      Mar 16. 2015

      Dear Deepak,

      I am sorry, I just completed 5 months only.

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  162. lia

    Mar 13. 2015

    Dear Mr.Deepak

    i’m a nurse working for a company in abudhabi under limited contract for 2 years, my salary is 6000 dhs/month. I have completed my 6 mos probationary period and i’m already working for the company for almost 7 mos. now .The thing is i want to resign because my comp. sucks, and i know i will get a 6 mos ban because my employer will surely not gonna give me a NOC. questions,

    1. do i have to pay anything when i resign because i did’nt finish my contract?
    2. if a govt hospital will hire me will the ban get lifted.? and what if the govt hospital will only offer me 10000 will i get a ban.?

    thanks in advance..

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 14. 2015

      Lia,
      1. NO, read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-labour-law-2/reader-mailbag-pay-visa-costs-resign
      2. If you get a government job, there will be no labour ban applicable.

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    • Mary Ann Labajo

      Mar 14. 2015

      Dear Mr. Deepak,

      I am a nurse here in dubai,i join the company last May 2013 and they process my visa August 2013 under Unlimited contract. If i find a new job with 7000 salary with Staff Nurse position,can MOL impose a ban on me if i will give a notice on that i will not renew my Visa on May since i will be 2 yrs on that month already?

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      • Deepak Machado

        Mar 15. 2015

        Mary,
        I don’t think in your case you will face labour ban.

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        • mary ann

          Mar 15. 2015

          It means that i still have a labour ban even im already 2yrs working as a nurse in that company on May?

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          • Deepak Machado

            Mar 16. 2015

            Mary,
            If you complete your contract, there will be no labour ban.

  163. vishnu ns

    Mar 11. 2015

    Dear Deepak
    I am
    1. A Bachelor’s degree graduate.
    2. Working as a Draughtsman under Follow Up clerk Visa (employer didnt ask for my Attested bachelors degree credentials when they process my visa)
    3. With an Unlimited Contract (2 years )expiring on NOV 2015(16months completed)
    4. With a basic salary of 2000
    now i got a new offer letter as a design engineer having 7000,
    so Does my company has the right to ban me if i resigned before completing 2 year,if so what i have to do for lifting the ban
    Please advise

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  164. Rick

    Mar 11. 2015

    Hello Deepak,

    I have been associated as a Mechanical Engineer in a ship repair company. Recently I have been awarded admission into an UK university for pursuing masters in Management. I have 2 months of work experience in this company and in the company contract it is mentioned that I need to pay AED 10,000 if I leave this company during my fixed contract which is of 3 years. Will I get a labor ban if I resign during my probation period? Please reply.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 12. 2015

      Rick,
      First of all congratulations on your admissions.
      As long as it is not mentioned in the Labour contract, I don’t think it is valid.
      Labour ban will be applicable automatically.

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      • Rick

        Mar 12. 2015

        Thanks Deepak,

        i had to sign a bond on the company letter head. Is that valid?

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      • Rick

        Mar 24. 2015

        I had to sign on the company letter head addressing it to the HR manager and in the same letter it is mentioned that the company has all the right to keep my resignation in abeyance and I would have to wait for my replacement. Is it legal to do this in the UAE? Can I complain to the MOL if my resignation is rejected? Please, advice

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 26. 2015

          Rick,
          No, companies can not hold employees beyond the notice period post resignation.
          Yes, you could complain with MOL.

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  165. Rick

    Mar 11. 2015

    Hello,

    I started working with a Ship Repair company in a Free Zone in December 2014. I was recently admitted into an UK university for pursuing Masters in Management. My probation is for 6 months, if I leave in between will I get a life time ban. I would have to pay AED 10,000 as a compensation if I leave this company before my contract gets over which is for 3 years. Please suggest.

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  166. AJCD

    Mar 10. 2015

    hi,

    Good day.

    I saw your blog post with regards to different dilemmas of expats. Same thing, i would like to ask and verify some questions to u.

    My husband is working for 2 almost years in a construction company as engineer. His Labour card permit will expire on 3-Mar and residence visa on 24-Mar. The company policy and the agreement that he signed is 3 months notice period for resignation.

    Last Feb 1, He had sent his resignation letter to his employer knowing it would run up to 1-May. During this time, the company is trying to counter offer him but he personally decided to move out already. Then came 25-Feb, His employer told him that “we decided to grant your wish” so my husband said “thank u sir”. He thought that instead of 3 months, the company will just have him finish his contract. Unfortunately, on that very day, the employer said that it would be his last day.

    Last 5-Mar, He was asked to sign papers from MOL in which there is Ban for 6 months. Now, He is worried if he has labour ban from MOL because no one can confirm to us with regards to this. Others said that even if you finish your 2 years, it will be automatic as per the MOL system.

    i just want to ask if he is ban already?
    He is in working visa as engineer, If he will move to other company, does he needs to have atleast 12k of salary?

    i hope you can help us.

    thank you and God Bless.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 10. 2015

      AJCD,
      Professionals like engineers do have labour ban if they do not meet MOL criteria.
      However, getting 12K solves lot of problems. But, if he has finished the contract, the labour ban is not applicable.

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  167. DJN

    Mar 09. 2015

    I am sort of clear on the ban with respect to changing jobs. But need a few clarifications from you.

    Current job: Sales Manager > travel company
    Current salary: AED 8,000/month
    Highest qualification: Masters Degree
    Contract valid till: April 2016 (unlimited)

    Below are the conditions pertaining to my situation to evade a ban:
    1. New employer has to offer AED 12000/month as salary
    2. Possibility of current employer providing NOC

    Now my new employer is offering me only AED 10,000/month
    If I were to get NOC from my current employer, will I evade the ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 10. 2015

      DJN,
      If you get an NOC, you could avoid labour ban.

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      • DJN

        Mar 11. 2015

        Thank you Deepak!

        So this means even if I am offered only AED 10000/month by the new employer and if I obtain a NOC from my current employer, I can avoid the ban.

        I am reiterating on this because, your article somewhat conveys the message that the employee should have his new salary as AED 12000/month as a “fundamental clause” whether or not he procures a NOC from his current employer.

        Please clarify.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 12. 2015

          DJN,
          First of all, please don’t take my word as final!!
          I would like to guide you to my Disclaimer page: http://emiratesdiary.com/disclaimer
          I write out of experience. The information is dynamic and may change time to time!
          I will not be held responsible for your actions. So please!
          You may interpret the message as you wish! I never mentioned about fundamental clauses!!
          Just because that is the first point on the article does not give it added value or as you mention, fundamental!

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  168. luqman

    Mar 08. 2015

    dear deepak ,

    i was working with a llc company as assistant engineer i came here before 5 months ago because of salary problem i left the company but now i have one year ban i have a job offer of 5000 in this case what i will do
    Please advise me how to avoid band?

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  169. Patricia

    Mar 07. 2015

    Hello!
    Im from Portugal and my name is Patricia.
    Im currently working in Dubai for an advertising company as a sales person.
    I have a limited contract for 2 years and i have only completed around 5 months, thing is im not really that happy with this job and i had an offer to work in al ain in a showroom, and im really interested, but don’t know what to do as i feel pretty scared to quit y current job.
    Now, my boss told me once that if i wanted to switch jobs i have to pay him 10000…and a ban.
    Its my first time working in UAE i know nothing about laws.
    Pleeeeeeease Mr.Deepak help me and let me know what can i do?

    Many thanks Patricia

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  170. mohaideen

    Mar 07. 2015

    Hi,
    I am working in contracting llc in an engineering visa(limited) . I have completed one year of the contract, so please clarify if there will be a ban if I switch jobs . Somesites states theres is mandatory ban, and current salary is 3k and offered salary for new job is 5k. Please clarify

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 07. 2015

      Mohaideen,
      If you do not complete your contract, there will be labour ban.

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  171. Adil hamid

    Mar 07. 2015

    Dear Deepak.

    I am working in a company from last 3 years and 5 months. I want to switch my job as I am getting offer from other company almost same what I am getting now. My current salary is 9000 and new offer is 9500. But the question is shall I be banned, as company is having 3 different trade licenses. Hamriyah sharjah Free zone, Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively. Initially my visa was from Free zone for 3 years but after visa expiry they stamped Dubai visa on that I have only completed 5 months.
    Please clarify, shall I get a ban if yes how to avoid.
    I am only having a higher secondary diploma does that fits in the criteria of having minimum offer of Aed 5000.
    Even there is no chance of Noc from my current employer too.

    Please clarify me and that will be highly appreciable.
    Thanks.
    Adil

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 07. 2015

      Adil,
      from your info, it seems that you will have no labor ban as you are a secondary diploma holder and salary above 5K.

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  172. Adi

    Mar 06. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    i was working with a company for last 3 years and 6 months. i have already resigned because i had a better offer from other company.
    but the first three years i was having the visa of free-zone and after 3 years completion the same company having different trade license of Dubai LLC they stamped a new visa which is not from free zone. now i have served only 6 months with my new visa.

    * Please advise shall i be banned because for the new visa i have only completed 6 months even i have completed 3 and half years but with two different trade licenses.
    * I have a certificate of graduation but without attestation, do i need to attest the certificate to avoid ban.
    * i can get even NOC from the company, does that is enough to avoid ban.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 07. 2015

      Adi,
      1. Yes, since you have only 6 month record at MOL, you will have a labour ban. Request for an NOC from your company.
      2. Attesting will not solve ban issue. You will need minimum 12K salary as a graduate.
      3. yes, NOC will solve the problem.

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  173. JV

    Mar 05. 2015

    My work permit for Company A have been approved but i want to cancel my employment to join Company B since i have a better offer.

    Am i going to have a ban? Would Company B can still apply a work permit, visa etc.. for me?

    Note: I did not sign any documents yet from Company A except offer letter. However, I have given them the copy of my passport & attested Educational certificates.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 07. 2015

      JV,
      From information you have provided that the company has only applied for your Entry permit.
      If they have not applied for labour approval, you will have no labour ban.
      Entry permit can be cancelled by your company.

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  174. Irfan

    Mar 05. 2015

    dear deepak
    i go to dubai on visit nd got the job as a sales executive then i exit on time but when my company apply employment visa immigration authorities reject the application..can u tel me whts the posbl reason behind that rejection nd how i can remove such ban

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 07. 2015

      Irfan,
      Can’t speculate on the reasons for rejections…..Sorry about that!

      Reply to this comment
  175. Ayaz Ahmed

    Mar 05. 2015

    hello sir,

    let me know, i have bachelor degree. but salary agreement is AED 700/- if i want to change my job, if the new employer offer agreement 5000/-, what will for me? ……. Thanks
    reply must

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  176. robin

    Mar 05. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    im currently working in an LLC company for the past 9 months,

    i have resigned from the current company, as im not satisfied with job and also the employer didnt keep their promise of a salary increment after the completion of probation period.

    now im having an offer from a freezone company in jebel ali.

    will there be a ban for me??

    if yes, what bans i will have??

    looking forward for your reply,

    thanks in advance.
    Robin

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  177. Nasir bashir

    Mar 04. 2015

    Hi,

    i am CA Inter. I am working with a company at AED 2000 p.m since Jan. 2015, now i have an offer of AED 5000 p.m. in an LLC.
    Can I switch to new job without my current employer’s NOC. and will I be banned???

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 05. 2015

      Nasir,
      Yes, you will face labour ban.
      What is your qualification?

      Reply to this comment
  178. Mohammed

    Mar 04. 2015

    HI,
    I am on a unlimited contract working in dubai based company completed 1 year and 13 days as per joining date.
    My visa got stamped in April 2014.

    For past 8 months, facing the salary issue from the company.
    I have informed CEO on 8th Jan 2015 that I cannot continue with this condition.
    Hence, I will resign by 31st Jan,2015.
    Continue work,
    Then I replied continue if it does not happen then 28th Feb 2015 would be my last working day.
    Said fine, Then I asked shall I give in writing replied no need.

    I received my Dec 2014 salary on 25th Feb 2015.
    I have not taken my annual leave…
    In the month of Jan 2015 I left for my home country for 18 days on an emergency.
    Air ticket also paid by me..

    On 26th Feb 2015 I sent my resignation letter stating that 28th Feb 2015 would be my last working day in the company.
    On 28th feb 2015 I report to the office (saturday).
    Surrender company assets and send mail with attached hands off with the acknowledgment of the receptionist.
    After that called CEO and updated the situation and also asked to check e-mail.
    Said will check with the partner and update, I said I cannot continue anymore.

    Now, they are asking for my passport copy. No idea for what reason they need my passport copy.
    When asked no answer??

    My salary for two months still pending i.e. Jan & Feb 2015.
    Wondering what would be the consequence of ban.
    As I checked with MOL, there would be a six months labour ban which is by default.
    Also said there would be an employment ban.
    Life time ban.
    I am getting worried as my family is depending on me.
    Secondly, I might get a new job soon but they are also providing the labour visa.

    Please advice how to overcome with this issue.
    Need your kind co-operation.

    Thanks & regard.

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  179. Manish

    Mar 04. 2015

    HI ,

    I am MBA, working in a company of salary of 5k AED and on my husband visa, will get banned if I change the job because it still 2 mth ago I joined.
    My labor card has not issued yet and ither company is giving me 7kAED.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 05. 2015

      Manish,
      If your labour approval is under process you may face labour ban.
      However, MBA qualified are exempt from ban. However, rules do change. Please inquire with MOL.

      Reply to this comment
  180. Brandon Heat

    Mar 04. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    Just a quick question, I just got a job offer its not exactly what I want, should I decide its not a right fit for me and find a better opportunity will I have any bans. The contract is 6 months probation and I can leave without notice. Do you see any problems with me finding a better Job or any bans, I have a Canadian Passport not sure if that makes a difference or not.

    Best Regards,

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 05. 2015

      Brandon,
      What is your profession and salary?
      If your salary is AED 12K and above with a bachelor’s degree, you will have no ban.
      Also if you are a professional degree holder like Doctor, Engineer you may have no labour ban.

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      • Brandon Heat

        Mar 05. 2015

        Hi Deepak,

        I am an IT professional, I don’t have a degree just a college diploma with various IT certifications. My contact states basic salary of 7k, other allowances 7k. In the eyes of the MOL is my salary 7k or 14k.

        The contact also states 6 month probation, in which time they can let me go or I can leave without notice. Will I get a ban if for example I leave after few months?

        Curious last question, will not having a degree limit me on advancement, promotion or even new job opportunities at higher pay rates. Despite my senior experience in the IT field.

        Best Regards,
        Brandon Heat

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 07. 2015

          Brandon,
          Your total salary will be 14K.
          However, while calculating gratuity and increments, the company will base it on base salary.
          Sometimes higher designations require right qualifications. For ex, if you get managerial positions with higher salary, MOL may request valid degree certificates.

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  181. Ankush

    Mar 04. 2015

    Hello Mr. Deepak,

    I read most of your replies and the above article as well.
    Really appreciate the time you had given.

    I am currently working with a LLC company as an Interior Designer on a Archive Clerk visa (but hold’s a bachelor degree which has not been attested) with a salary of 6k, and basic is 3k also am having Limited contract.

    Am not happy with the work of this company and thinking to switch after completion of an year.
    Just wanted to know –

    1- If i switch after one year is 12k salary the minimum (holding unattested document and a Archive clerk visa) as mentioned in article ?
    2 – Can i change my job if i get an offer of 9k or 10k ?
    3 – There will be no Ban if i get an offer from Free Zone! right ?
    4 – Till now i am having good relations with the company and if i ask for NOC from them will i still get Banned after one year ?
    5 – Is there no way of lifting the Ban :/ ?

    Please Advice, Will be waiting for your reply.
    Thank you :)

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 05. 2015

      Ankush,
      1. You will have to attest your certificate. Why don’t you do it now?
      2. You may face labour ban if you change your job with salary below 12K.
      3. Yes, if you join a free zone company there will be no ban.
      4. If you have an NOC, you can avoid labour ban.
      5. There is nothing called lifting ban. You can avoid it!

        Recommended Reading:

      http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae
      http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/how-to-avoid-6-months-labour-ban-in-dubai-uae

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      • Ankush

        Mar 05. 2015

        Okay will get my Degree attested soon !
        But Deepak i am having a clerk visa not a designers visa and if i search for a job with my degree attested still the Ban will be applied ?

        I think after getting degree attested if i apply somewhere else my new sponsor will get a new visa for me and i belief Ban will not be applied because my designation is changing – Please correct if am wrong.

        Sorry if you find my comment difficult to understand what i mean to say.

        Looking forward for your reply

        Thank you

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 07. 2015

          Ankush,
          Labour ban is automatic, unless you meet requirements as mentioned in the article.

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  182. Andreia

    Mar 04. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I wanna hire my housemaid under my resident sponsorship who is employed by a maids agency currently. The agency can’t provide her a NOC. What happens if she quits the agency? Can I hire her after that? How can she avoid any ban?
    Thanks,
    Andreia.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 05. 2015

      Andreia,
      Sorry, but I have limited knowledge about this. From your query it is understood what kind of visa she is currently on.

      Reply to this comment
  183. Usman

    Mar 04. 2015

    Hello, i got 2 years work visa by company, but want to switch in new job, only 1 month complete wid company but don’t want to do work with. If i want to remove my six months ban then how much fine i pay? Plz give me some solution. Thanx

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  184. kenneth

    Mar 03. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    My company terminated me after less than 6 months of work in the UAE. MY salary was 18k AED. After 2 months I am returning in the UAE to find a new work. Would I be eligible to work again in case a company may be interested in me even for a lower than AED 18k salary?

    Thanks in advance.

    Ken

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  185. Lijo

    Mar 02. 2015

    I have been terminated from the company vll i get labour ban

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 03. 2015

      Lijo,
      in cases of termination, there will be no labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  186. Amit

    Mar 02. 2015

    Hi Deepak,
    I really appreciate to taking out time and replying to each query genuinely.
    My concern is that I started working for a company that is based in Masdar City Abu Dhabi and they have their local office in dubai. I have an Abu Dhabi VIsa and work in the jabel ali freezone office. No there was a problem in the company due to which they have reduced the salary by 30% and keep on telling me that they would remove me any time.
    So the question I wanted to ask is should I leave the company or wait for them to remove.And will i get 1 month grace period after they remove me to look for jobs

    P.S. I am still under probation period

    Awaiting your reply

    Thanks
    Amit

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 03. 2015

      Amit,
      Under probation, you can be terminated with a day’s notice and no further compensation is required to be paid.

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      • Amit

        Mar 03. 2015

        thanks Deepak. But will the visa be cancelled immediately or will I have 1 month to look for jobs ?

        Reply to this comment
        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 04. 2015

          Amit,
          It will depend on the company whether they will allow you 30 days or want you to exit immediately.

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  187. bob

    Mar 02. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    good day i have a job offer in an LLC company rightnow,currently i am in LLc i already finished my 2year contract then i renew another 2 year in my second contract i already finished 11 months,,and yesterday i got a new job my question is there any problem for that.

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  188. Nicole

    Mar 02. 2015

    Hi Deeppak,

    Good day!!!
    Give this scenarios:
    1. A Bachelor’s degree graduate. A licensed CPA
    2. Working as an Accountant under Follow Up clerk Visa (employer didnt ask for my Attested bachelors degree credentials when they process my visa)
    3. With an Unlimited Contract (2 years )expiring on Aug 2015
    4. With a salary of 5000 (Increase this year of 200)

    My plan is to no longer renew, and look for a decent and with a higher salary job.

    1. As per our company, I need to send my none renewal letter to them 4 months before my contract ends? IS THIS CORRECT? IS NOT ONLY 1 MONTH TO NOTIFY THEM?

    2. What if my company dont accept my non renewal. And say that will just send me back to my home country instead? CANT I NOT JUST ATTEND THE FLIGHT BOOKED if this happens as they cancelled me?

    3. Can I still have the chance to look for a job after cancellation?

    4. Does my company has the right to ban me once I finished my contract?

    Please advise.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 03. 2015

      Nicole,
      1. This depends on your contract notice period. Read your contract for the clause of notice period. You don’t have to provide more than this. Usually this is 30 days/1 month.
      2. They can not do that. Once you have provided your resignation letter, they have to accept it.
      3.Yes. You do have a chance.
      4. Once contract is done, you will have no labour ban.

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      • Nicole

        Mar 14. 2015

        Thanks Deepak,

        Also.. one more thing… we have given increase starting Jan 2015. And per management.. We will give back the total amount of increase received up to the last month of services., once we notify them of non renewal. Is this legal? We didnt sign any memo stating such.. but we are obliged to give back the money.

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  189. raj

    Mar 02. 2015

    hi

    am post graduate in m.com I am working as under sales visa I am getting 3,000/- Basic. Since I want change my job and i got new offer as accountant in another company.so I want to break contract, whether I have band? Please advise me how to avoid band?

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  190. Jean Ching

    Mar 01. 2015

    Hi Deepak, i was terminated by my company last december 2014. BUt up until now they didnt yet cancelled my visa, i am planning to file a complain to labour because there is no legal reason of my termination. Is there a possibility to lift my ban? i only have offer of 4500 and not a freezone company. If i have NOC can i lift my ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 02. 2015

      Jean,
      If you are terminated, there will be no labour ban.
      You can join free zone and even if you have labour ban it is not applicable in free zones.

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  191. Khan

    Mar 01. 2015

    Hello,

    I am in uae for 2 years limited contract from Apr-14,with a current take home of 5 k i have still not completed a year. now i have an offer from a free zone company which is ready to offer me close to 10 k or more or more once our final metting is fixed.
    my queries are

    1) will i have a ban From MOL as i am under a limited contract.
    2) what will be the notice period because i could not find that in my notice period.
    3) If my employer agrees the resignation as the offer is from a free zone company can i negotiate on Notice period.
    4) do i have to pay some Lieu amount as mentioned in my offer letter

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    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 02. 2015

      Khan,
      1. You will have labour ban. But it is not applicable in Free zones.
      2. As per your contract.
      3. Depends on your company.
      4. Nothing to pay if you resign.

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  192. Unni

    Mar 01. 2015

    Hi. I’m an accountant. I’ve been with my current employer for 10 months now. I have an offer from another company. Will i get a ban when i resign now? How can i avoid it?

    Many Thanks.

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  193. hansa

    Mar 01. 2015

    Dear sir,

    i left my working place (on 2013 Nov 30)after 6 month of my visa renewal..
    i never came back to UAE. last month i asked my sponsor for my visa cancellation paper to apply good conduct certificate over UAE embassy of my country. bu he refused & email me thta i have broke the employee contract & he will not give me the cancellation paper.. so what should i do to have copy of my cancellation paper ASAP..

    without copy of this cancellation paper i cant apply for good conduct certificate from UAE, because i want to migrate to Australia..

    please reply me ASAP.. am in a big mantally faliue because of this problem

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 02. 2015

      Hansa,
      Only your employer can provide you with this.
      I do not see any other alternative.

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      • hansa

        Mar 19. 2015

        he refused to give me that document.
        embassy office on my country is asking me for this document to apply for the police clearance certificate
        please help me…

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 21. 2015

          Hansa,
          I don’t think you have much option but to provide the required documents.

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  194. MHB

    Feb 28. 2015

    Hi Deepak. I’m a DHA licensed nurse currently working at a home care company for 1 and a half years, contract is 2 years. Now transferring to a hospital in free zone. Will I be ban? Thanks!

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 01. 2015

      MHB,
      If you move to free zone, there will be no labour ban.

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  195. nissar ahammed

    Feb 28. 2015

    hi deepak,
    i am working in a company as an accountant since 2 months, but company is not going good, if it shut down, can i have any ban? at that time what are document i need to take from current employer, please clarify

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Mar 01. 2015

      Nissar,
      If the company is going to close, labour ban is not applicable.

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  196. Annu Mathew

    Feb 27. 2015

    Hi Sir,

    Good Day!

    I am on husband visa and have been working as a Licensed Pharmacist in a private hospital in AUH since last 7 months.I would like to change my job.How can I avoid the ban.The offered salary is 10,000.Kindly advice.

    Thanks,
    Annu

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  197. Teacher

    Feb 26. 2015

    Hello,
    I m working as a high school teaher in dubai and want to break the contract n change the job. I want to change from dubai to sharjah.

    Will changing emirate lift the ban????
    Regards

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  198. Ashik

    Feb 26. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I am a graduate , I am working with a company as accountant. But now our company planning to windup. I just finished 8 months in this company. Will I get Ban???

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 28. 2015

      Ashik,
      If company is closing, you will have no labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  199. Usman Ahmed

    Feb 25. 2015

    Hello Deepak Sir, I had worked in dubai for 1.5 year in the capacity of senior accountant for an unlimited period, my visa was canceled on 14 dec 2014, before leaving dubai I gave 1 interview, that company approached me again last week had my final interview on skype and got selected on 7000 AED, I send all the necessary documents for VISA processing including my bachelors degree. I received an email yesterday from the new employer that my visa has been rejected on the ground of 6 months labour ban. How can I lift this ban sir, Please advice. Thanks

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  200. romeo

    Feb 25. 2015

    hi i have an unlimited contract and has been working for 1 year now, and my visa shows follow up Clark but i work as kitchen helper. according my contract am suppose to work for 9 hrs but i work for 12 with no paid over time if my company cancel me will i get band? advice me

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  201. Masood

    Feb 25. 2015

    Hi Depak
    I am agriculture graduate currently i am working in private company on 2000 AED per month. I am working here since 5 months now i received a better offer of 7000 AED. Can i left my job ? May be My employer give me NOC as well?

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  202. May

    Feb 25. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I’m working in a private company under unlimited contract for 7 years now (same company). My employment contract is going to expire on May 2015. Now, I got a better offer from other company and gave a resignation through email the other day but I haven’t heard a feedback yet from my employer regarding the status of my resignation. My question are: Do they have right to hold me? Do I have a ban if I’m not going to finish my contract? Does sending resignation through email is acceptable? I hope you can advise me.

    Thank you.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 26. 2015

      May,
      Your company has no reason to hold you. You will have no labour ban.
      Better to send a typed and signed letter to your line manager and HR instead of email.

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  203. Mahadev Gosavi

    Feb 25. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Currently i am working as Sr. QA/QC engineer with Quality Engineer visa for unlimited period.
    1) I joined my current organisation in Aug 2014 but after that i have some health problem then i went back to india for 3 months. Now again my current employer call me and said if you are fit please come and start your work. In above condition my probation period will be completed?? because I have joined on 11th Aug 2014 and probation is completed on 12th Feb 2015.
    2) I am searching for new job, my current employer giving me 11020 AED per month in that they are deducting 1000 AED for accommodation that means i am getting 10020 AED in hand. Now i have one offer, they are offering me Sr. QHSE Enginner position with the 10000 AED per month.

    Please tell me what kind of ban i will face if i give proper notice for 30 days.

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  204. Syed Ali

    Feb 24. 2015

    hello Deepak, I’ve a bit of a situation and really appreciate a response on it. I’d signed an offer letter and gave my passport copy to employer number 1 , for their internal processing.. In a meanwhile i got another offer from another employer with more decent salary and benefits… when i was about to lock that offer, the first employer contacted me and said that they got a visa approval .. now i am not interested in their offer and don’t wanna join them.. they told me that if i am not interested then i’ve to sign some cancellation docs and pay the charges then the visa process will be cancelled.. however if not, then visa will be issued in 3-4 days … Now considering my situation is there any possibility of ban being imposed on me … because i didn’t give them any of my academic credentials.. Please respond to your earliest convenience. thanks

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 25. 2015

      Syed,
      Assuming you have visa(entry permit) you will have no labour ban as your labour approval is not obtained.

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  205. Ina Villanueva

    Feb 24. 2015

    Hi! I would like to know if my ban will be lifted if my employer will offer me a 5,500 dhs salary, I have a high school diploma but not attested in the UAE. Thank you.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 25. 2015

      Ina,
      Ban could be avoided in your situation.
      But please get the certificate attested.

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  206. Siraj Uddin

    Feb 24. 2015

    Hi Deepak,
    Hope you are doing good. I have a query with following details:
    1- I have a Bachelor degree (16 years of education) holder from Pakistan
    2- I have 7 year of work experience in Pakistan and have just came to UAE (3 months back).
    3- I am working in a catering company (Head office in Abu Dhabi) as HSE Officer, my visa is of archive clerk. I have an unlimited contract. My job location is Shahama (b/w Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
    4- My salary is total 4500 AED. Out of which basic salary is 3000 AED.

    If I decide to change my job, what are my options?
    Will I be facing a ban, if I resign?

    If employer asks me to leave before completing my 6 months probation period, will there still be a ban?

    If yes, how can I avoid it?

    If ban is applied, where am I allowed to work inside UAE? (like free zones, higher salary employers etc).

    Kindly provide a detailed answer. If additional details are required, let me know.

    Thanks in advance.
    Siraj

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  207. aby thomas p.a

    Feb 23. 2015

    Hi Mr Deepak,
    I am presently working as an asst hse in novus catering services llc. my visa is under archieve clerk. I need to know three things.

    first of all will there be a ban if I resign. as I have completed only 6 months of tenure.
    if yes, can I lift the ban what is the criteria my present salary is 1500aed .
    thirdly how much I need to pay to lift the ban or else any other option is left out.

    pl advice me.

    regards,

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 24. 2015

      Aby,
      1. Yes, you will face ban.
      2. Read the article again.
      3. You can not pay to lift ban.

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  208. NOUFAL

    Feb 23. 2015

    HI,
    now working private hospital only 3 months i got new job govt of dubai ,dha any ban came changing time

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 24. 2015

      Noufal,
      If you get into government job, you will have no labour ban.

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  209. Jeric Paguio

    Feb 23. 2015

    I’m accountant in an audit firm my salary is 5000 aed but im returning 1000 aed to them. i have limited contract and my position is tax accounting clerk. do i have a ban if i resign in my company. I,m not CPA but im accountant i hold a bachelor of degree.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 24. 2015

      Jeric,
      You will need 12K minimum salary if you resign.

      Reply to this comment
  210. Preetham

    Feb 22. 2015

    Hi brother,
    My contract is unlimited contract n I finished jus 2 months of my contract and the employer is harrasing me every now n then using bad language and giving thret because m into accounts he said he wil do something in finance so now I got a offer for 6000 in other company with a different position n currently m getting 3000 and position is archives clerk.so if I change to other company s ther a ban for 6 months. O I can shift easily pls reply soon bro

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  211. ayesha

    Feb 21. 2015

    as per my knowledge salary should be 12000

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  212. ayesha

    Feb 21. 2015

    deepak i didnt understand can u explain again plz because most of the people say if i got more tan 5000 opportunity than no ban i am confuse ???? plz clear i am doing credit card sales and i have bachelor degree

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  213. Kamran

    Feb 21. 2015

    Dear Sir.

    I am Doing Job in Engineering Company as a pipe fitter Salry AED 850
    Basic Now i have a offer from one other company can you please tell me i want to tranfer to another company how

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 22. 2015

      Kamran,
      You question is incomplete.
      How long have you been working?
      WHat type of contract do you have?

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  214. JC

    Feb 21. 2015

    Mr Deepak,

    Good day!

    I am a CPA with Bachelors Degree working as an accountant for an LLC company in Dubai. Will I have ban if i resign without finishing my limited contract? my visa says that I am a follow up clerk.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 22. 2015

      JC,
      Professionals will not have labour ban.
      Which visa are you talking about? Old or new?

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  215. shabeer

    Feb 21. 2015

    Hi deepak,
    am working in LLC company in dubai as an electrical engineer past 10 months.last some months they are not paying salary. now i have a plan to join another company with 7500 aed.as per your suggestion, automatic 6 months labour ban will come. but if the new company is ready to lift the ban,is there is any option to pay some amout with company undertaking letter?
    please advise me

    thanks in advanse

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 22. 2015

      Shabeer,
      For non payment salaries you could file complaint with MOL.
      You can not pay money to lift labour ban.
      You could avoid it. Read the article again.

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  216. Tamara

    Feb 20. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I’m on my husband’s residence visa and have been working for2 months now for one LLC company. I have salary aed 3,500..but I am a bachelor degree holder. My probation period is six months and I am not satisfied with my current job conditions and want to quit. Will I automatically get 6 month or 1 year labour ban. I don’t have the intention to look for a new job in the next few months. Please help. Thank you in advance!

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  217. mark

    Feb 19. 2015

    Good morning Deepak. I actually have a lot of questions.
    These are my details
    1. Limited contract: 2 years
    ( Ive been with them for more than a year)

    1. I need to resign for a better position and salary.
    Now, for my position, I am being offered 6,000. That means, I am legit for a ban because the 5,000 is for high school diploma. But, for my position, I think they will be needing my college diploma which is 7000 aed for lifiting the ban. Is the educational documents for Labour or my company? my company doesn’t mind if I use the high school diploma, but will the MOL allow that for such position let’s say Finance Administrative Assistant?

    2.Also, if my current company accepts my resignation, do I still need to ask for an NOC though my future company doesn’t need it?

    Thanks a lot.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 20. 2015

      Mark,
      1. SInce you have limited contract, having salary will not be enough. You will have ban irrespective of salary.
      2. Under limited contract, you will have ban no matter whether you have NOC or no.

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  218. Muhammad

    Feb 19. 2015

    Good Morning Deepak,

    This is Muhammad, I have been working as Finance Controller for LLC company in Abu Dhabi, I have completed three years with them, I have got fired from the company. While signing the cancellation letter I have seen down ” No work permit will be issued for 6 month from the date of cancellation” what does that mean?
    I have an offer from Dubai FZE company. would it affect me in getting the new visa of FZE?

    Many Thanks
    M. Noman

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 20. 2015

      Muhammad,
      That means you will have labour ban.
      But not to worry! Since you have offer from free zone company, you will not have a labour ban.

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  219. Farhan

    Feb 18. 2015

    I joined a LLC company in Dubai in may 2014 now the company is not doing any business and my employer is creating hurdles for me but he is not firing me coz he dont want to pay me three months salary and one ticket to home but i have a offer from one free zone company they do i have to face ban if i shifted from llc to freezone company.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 19. 2015

      Farhan,
      If you shift to free zone from LLC, labour ban is not applicable.

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  220. Muhammad

    Feb 18. 2015

    Hi deepak ,
    I am b tech civil engineer and working with a llc. technical service company on 2000 aed in Al Ain since 1-1-2015 .they are not giving my salery and it is about to expire of two month period and they also do not giving any response on medical. If they do not send me for medical and it expires the two month period is there a fine on me . I have called them many times but no response.kindly reply me on this situation what should i do . Can i join a new company without ban .thanks

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  221. ayesha

    Feb 17. 2015

    my name is ayesha i am doing job for a bank but i am not directly hire in band .i am working through out sorce company i am in sale and my salary is 3500 .if i lift the job with in a 6 month what is the requirement for next job to save my self from ban .

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 18. 2015

      Ayesha,
      Please read the post again carefully.
      There are points covered on how to avoid labour ban.

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    • raj

      Feb 18. 2015

      Mr .Deepak sir,
      i am working as a business development executive in a company. My contract is limited. i completed 3 months only. its a 2 years limited contract . my salary is not getting properly . so i am trying for other jobs. as far as i know i will not get ban if i get 5000 aed from the new employer . but i gave my degree certificate (copy) for taking my current visa. will that be a problem? do i need to exit from UAE for joining a new company?.please give me an answer
      thanks

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  222. Ajay kumar

    Feb 17. 2015

    iam fresher working dubai for 8 months. i still not got visa from the current company. they’re going to close the company and will shift me to another company visa. but i’ll not stay long time in that company also. i’ll stay only 3 months in that company. So, is this the right way. please give me any solution or suggestion

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 18. 2015

      Ajay,
      How are you even staying and working in UAE. It is illegal to work without proper documents.
      Can’t suggest what is right or wrong!

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  223. ashu

    Feb 17. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I have worked as a engineer for a company for 7 months under an unlimited contract. For three months, the company has not paid my salary, some pocket money is given from time to time. Finally I submitted my resignation due to non-payment of salary. my question is , is there any ban if i join another company?

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  224. Nicole

    Feb 17. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Good day!!!

    I am working as an Accountant with a salary of 5000 Aed under Follow Up clerk visa. Will be completing my 2 years under Unlimited contract this August 2015. Given the fact that I will find a job on or before my completion of contract, will I be given an automatic ban or labor ban?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 18. 2015

      Nicole,
      If you complete your contract, there will be no automatic labour ban.

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      • Nicole

        Mar 02. 2015

        If contact has been completed and cancelled. What if my current company will book or forced me to back to my home country? Is this legal? Do I have a chance to look for a new job after cancellation? Can I not attend the booked flight?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Mar 03. 2015

          Nicole,
          That will be illegal on part of your company to force you to renew the contract.
          Yes, of course you have chance to take new job after cancellation.
          Your company may insist on you exiting the country.

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  225. Suraj

    Feb 16. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Kudos to the amazing service you rendering to fellow expats. Request your help in solving my query.

    My Details:

    Contract: Limited (2 year)
    Salary: 10,000 aed
    Designation: MBA
    Visa: non-free zone
    Working since: 1 month

    1) Will I get a 6month or 1 year ban or no ban, if I quit before probation and plan to join a new company with salary 12000+ aed?
    2) Will I get a 6month or 1 year ban or no ban, if I quit after probation and plan to join a new company with salary 12000+ aed?
    3) If I get a 1 year ban, can I still work in a free-zone company for 12,000+ aed salary?
    4) If i get a 6 month ban, can I still work in a free-zone company for 12,000+ aed salary?

    Please respond. Thanks in advance bro.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 19. 2015

      Suraj,
      1. you may not get ban
      2. You may not get a ban considering your new position and salary more than your current salry
      3. if it is an immigration ban you cannot work in freezone
      4. if it is a six months labour ban yes you can work in freezone

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      • Suraj

        Feb 21. 2015

        Hey brother,

        I was told by someone here that if I quit in probation period, i would not get any ban since the contract starts only after probation. Is that true?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Feb 22. 2015

          Suraj,
          No rule like that.
          If you have a labour approval, you will get an automatic labour ban definitely.

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          • Suraj

            Feb 23. 2015

            Hey brother,

            Sorry to trouble you again. I am a bit confused. After reading through other posts and comments, my doubts have increased. Could you answer below questions.

            1) My attestation is done on MBA degree (post graduate). Will i be banned if i leave before completing 2 year limited contract? If yes, 6month labour or 1 year labour or immigration ban?

            2) I heard that if people break a 2-year limited contract, they have to pay 45-days salary back to employer. Is that true?

            Thanks,
            Suraj

          • Deepak Machado

            Feb 24. 2015

            Suraj,
            1. Under Limited contract you will have 1 year ban. Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae
            2. You don’t have to pay any penalty to the employer. There is no such rule. Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-labour-law-2/reader-mailbag-pay-visa-costs-resign

    • Suraj

      Feb 21. 2015

      Dear Deepak,

      Please respond to my query too. Its really urgent brother

      Thanks

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  226. Yara

    Feb 16. 2015

    Dear Deepak

    I was working in Hotel witch was under Immigration i resigned and i went to office under Labor my visa was rejected Twice without any reason if i applied for the third time it will get ban or not, and please tell me if i apply for immigration i will get it or not coz i heard its totaly deferent system please ASAP if u can cos im paying Fines
    Thank you so much

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 17. 2015

      Yara,
      Can’t comment whether you will get visa or no.
      Sorry about that!

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  227. Shakeel

    Feb 16. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working in a company for 22 months, they manage to bring me on visit visa to dubai for 1 year, after one year he applied for residence visa. after one month i am completing my one year with residence visa. is there any ban applicable on me.

    Thanks,

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 17. 2015

      Shakeel,
      First of all, how could you work while on visit visa?
      Yes, you will have a ban as officially you have only worked for 1 year while on residence visa.

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      • Shakeel

        Feb 18. 2015

        Hi Deepak,

        Thanks for the information.

        Company bring me on Business visit and company send me other countries on business visit to visit our clients and returning back to dubai on business visit. The ban will be from labour law or from employer.

        Thanks,
        Shakeel

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        • Deepak Machado

          Feb 19. 2015

          Shakeel,
          On business visit visa, there is not labour law involved!

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  228. Mohd

    Feb 16. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working in Abu dhabi and my 2 years will get complete on October 2015. My family is also under my sponsorship. My qualification is MCA and MBA. Do I change my job without imposing labor ban.
    Please advise.

    Thank you.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 17. 2015

      Mohd,
      Depends on your salary. Also for post graduates, Labour Ban is not applicable.

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  229. eddi

    Feb 16. 2015

    i joined my company 3 months before bt i canot do this job any more becz i had back pain can i change my visa to another company? i having post grduation

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  230. sreekanth

    Feb 15. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I joined a llc company in aug 2014.it has been almost 7 months now.my probation period completed.my profession drawn on visa is as administrative officer (unlimited contract)and i am a graduate.my situation is that company i am working is not carrying out any business activities for last 1 year.i want to change this company so..and these people are ready to give noc.i want to know that can the 6 months labour ban be lifted with this noc?(if i get a new job….)or else kindly tell me how to lift the ban….

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 16. 2015

      Sreekanth,
      Yes with an NOC, you can avoid labour ban.

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  231. Ramesh

    Feb 15. 2015

    I have completed 2 yrs Agreement in a company Daeyoung EMC. Unfortunately the company got liquidated by court. Then i was transfered to Hyundai (who are the client) after that and they made a new agreement. Now the project is going to complete and Hyundai is planning to cancel my visa and send me home. Will I get a ban in this case. If so Will a NOC from the company save my ban for the next job

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 16. 2015

      Ramesh,
      If the terminate your contract, you will not have a labour ban.
      Ask for an NOC to avoid labour ban.

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  232. Vani

    Feb 15. 2015

    Deepak,
    I am currently working under limited contract with 4000 AED/month and have completed only 1 year and 3 months.I got a new job offer for 10500 AED. Can the 6 month automatic ban be lifted in my case?
    i am B.Tech graduate.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 16. 2015

      Vani,
      Don’t think so. You will need 12K salary to avoid labour ban.
      But, for a BTECH graduate, ban may not be imposed.

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  233. Nauman

    Feb 15. 2015

    Hi Deepak

    I am working as PreSales Specialist in LLC earning 8000 AED+ Incentives, I hold an BS Engineering Degree but my visa Job function is Sales, Contract Type unlimited If I want to switch my Job should Ban be imposed on me? if yes How can I liift it?

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  234. Joby

    Feb 14. 2015

    Kindly let me know what is the procedure to change employer without cancelling spouse and child visa.(both are my dependents)
    I got an offer from other bank with salary hike.I don’t want to send my family back to India.Please guide

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 15. 2015

      Joby,
      You will need to place a deposit of 5K per member with immigration and transfer them after you get your visa with the bank.

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      • Maricel

        Feb 15. 2015

        hello sir! Last December 2014, I got hired here in dubai and worked to a private fmily. I started in December but got terminated early this february 2015. I only worked for them for more than a month. I was terminated with in the 6mos probation period.The company allowed me to find a job for a month until my visa expires on March 7. Do I have a labor ban sir?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Feb 16. 2015

          Maricel,
          If they terminated you, ask for an NOC. With an NOC, you could avoid labour ban.
          Labour ban is automatic.

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  235. Hemant

    Feb 14. 2015

    I have joined a company on 5th October 2014.
    I want to change the Job as my employer is harassing me and always using bad slang and words on me.

    As i confirmed with labour department they said that I am on a Limited Contract.

    Please confirm that weather m eligible to change the job and should I start searching for it ?

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  236. HARPREET Singh

    Feb 13. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I am HARPREET singh from india,recently in Dubai as a employment visa .I have diploma in computer engineering and 7year experience in software company. Now here I’m working as a brick mason.my visa agent fraud with me he told me there is a computer job in company but when I talked with company manger .he asked me their is only job like labour work mason,tiles, painter. Now I sign on cancel paper to leave this job.now I don’t know about six months ban is applicable on me or not.I working in this company 3momths.now 4th is started.please advised me about ban.thanks

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  237. akram

    Feb 13. 2015

    i am working as a technician and i plan to move another company as a associate engineer i passed mca is it hrd must for certificates

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 15. 2015

      Akram,
      What exactly is your query? Not clear! What is hrd?

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    • Faisal Faruqui

      Feb 15. 2015

      @Deepak
      With due permission, I would like to answer this question.

      @Akram,
      Yes, you should get it attested from the state secretariat (state of the university from where you graduated). You should also get an attestation from MEA and Dubai Embassy but MEA and Dubai Embassy Attestation is not mandatory if you are applying for companies in Freezone.

      P.S: I think Deepak knows better about UAE labor and employment laws.

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  238. almira

    Feb 12. 2015

    i am almost 4 months old in my company. and on my first month we receive our salary on time but for consecutive months we are begging on asking when we will be getting it. it was almost 2 months we are not receiving our salary we still can afford to say for 1-2 month but if this thing will continuous to happen we cannot survive.

    I am bachelors degree and i read that i need to find job 12000 aed salary, my question is if we will resign? and look for better job, we are still considering the fact that we are not having good compensation

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 15. 2015

      Almira,
      you will need to lodge formal complaint with MOL for this.

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      • Concerned Human Being

        Feb 15. 2015

        Hi there, I have a feeling I’m not liked at work and will most likely get fired for no reason at all. If fired, can I still use the higher salary excuse or NOC to rescue me? I want to go ahead and finish the year before I resign with the right time frame notice, but am afraid I don’t have a choice. What should I do?

        Thanks!

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        • Deepak Machado

          Feb 16. 2015

          Concerned Human Being,
          Yes, with an NOC you will be able to avoid labour ban.
          I do not get the second part of your query!

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  239. Elias

    Feb 12. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    Mine is a complicated case. I was employed & Visa by ABC Company & has been working since 2years @ AED 4000/month – however, before joining the company they never asked me for any educational certificate. So, I have been hired at no educational background. After completing 2years – there was a change in management & the new company & visa is named as XXX ABC company. During the visa renewal my company didn’t ask for any edicational certificates & hired me @ AED 5000/month.

    So, I have completed 2years with ABC company & 6months with XXX ABC company. I’m getting a new job offer @ AED 6000/month from a company based in Dubai Silicon Oasis & I have my bachelor’s degree attested from Embassy – Will I get 6month Employment ban ??

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 15. 2015

      Elias,
      DSO is a free zone area and labour ban is not applicable if the company is registered with the free zone.

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      • Elias

        Feb 15. 2015

        Thanks for the reply Deepak – highly appreciate that.

        In case, if the new company is not registered with DSO – will I still get Labour ban considering that they hired without any educational certificates.

        Thanks for your reply

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        • Deepak Machado

          Feb 16. 2015

          Elias,
          I do not think you will have ban in that case.
          It depends on the designation and salary and qualifications.

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  240. Anil

    Feb 12. 2015

    Hi Mr Deepak,

    My wife is on my sponsorship and have been working in a company for 9000 since two months. Now she got good offer in another company with 11500 dhs salary. She is a Post Graduate.
    will there be a ban if she changes the job now.

    Thanks

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  241. Anil

    Feb 12. 2015

    Hi Mr Deepak,

    My wife is a Post Graduate and joined a company two months back.
    Now she got job in a good oraginsation with 11500 dhs salary.
    Will she have a ban.
    If yes, can it be lifted

    Thanks

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 15. 2015

      Anil,
      She will need 12K salary to avoid labour ban.
      Or NOC will also work.

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  242. Liza

    Feb 12. 2015

    Dear,

    Good day to you!

    My brother is currently workng in private company and the nature of their work is Yatch in Marina. He is getting 5000/- salary.

    Currently he is under probation period and by next month he will complete his 6mos.

    Can he transfer to another employer which is also labor not a a freezone company?

    Will he get a banned even they are offering 7000/- salary.

    Thank you so much for your kind help.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 15. 2015

      Liza,
      If he quits his job, there will be automatic labour ban for 6 months.
      What is his qualification?

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      • Name (required)

        Feb 15. 2015

        Hi Deepak,

        He’s acctually a Captain in Yatch but then the visa tamp written Seaman.

        Thank you for your response dear.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Feb 16. 2015

          Not entirely sure about this.
          I guess, ban is possible.

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  243. Saravanan

    Feb 11. 2015

    Dear Mr. Deepak

    One of my relative one month before joined here as a assistant electrician, he is ITI holder. after working one month the company still not stamped his visa and now his company don’t have any jobs.. What he should do?? and he is eligible for his monthly pay? or there any visa ban if he change his job..

    kindly confirm..

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 12. 2015

      Saravanan,
      Has his labour approval obtained?
      Yes, he is eligible for salaries as long as he is legally employed.
      Labour ban is automatic in case he wishes to change jobs.

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  244. Jaison

    Feb 11. 2015

    Dear Sir, I am jaison, working in a company22 months unlimited cotract salary 2000 dhs, i get a new offer 5500 aed, i have passed 10 th class is their any ban for me?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 11. 2015

      Jaison,
      I don’t think you will have a labour ban. Better to complete your 2 year contract.

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      • Vino

        Feb 11. 2015

        Hi,
        I am having 3 years free zone contract.Holding bachelor degree. Coming feb 20th 2015 my contract going to completed. I got a job in competitor company so iam planning to send mail to my company for not renewing my contract.

        In my Contract Non-competion clause is there…

        My question is whether i will able to join my competitor company or ban will there…
        If ban is there any option to exclude the ban..

        thanks

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        • Deepak Machado

          Feb 12. 2015

          Vino,
          Send email and give a physical resignation letter to your line manager and HR.
          I don’t think non-competition clause will have any affect.
          If you complete your contract, there will be no ban.

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          • Vino

            Feb 12. 2015

            Hi
            Thank you for the response.
            But in my contract non competition clause, written as during the contract or contract expired..

            Is there any ban because of this…

            Iam getting salary 8000dhm.. new company offer is also around 12000dhm.. i have engineering degree…

            Still they can ban me or not…

          • Deepak Machado

            Feb 12. 2015

            Vino,
            labour ban will not be applicable as you have a good salary.
            I don’t think you should worry about non-competition clause!

  245. Shajil

    Feb 11. 2015

    Hi Deepak,
    I am a Civil draftsman working in a LLC in abu dhabi for past 5 month and my visa is unlimited, my Salary is 5500, I have higher secondary certificate (Commerce ) & Ncvt Draftsman Civil Certificate.
    If i change my job with the same salary can i have a ban

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 11. 2015

      Shajil,
      for your salary and qualification, you will not have a ban.

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  246. Yousuf

    Feb 10. 2015

    Iam a qualfied architect from India with a B.Arch degree ,
    i signed an unlimited contract with my current employers in Business Bay on May 2014 and its been 10 months now.My pay is 5000 AED. Iam on an architects visa.

    I have a better offer from a different company(~7000 aed) in Dubai and if i were to quit now will i be liable for an automatic ban of 6 months?

    Please advice.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 11. 2015

      Yousuf,
      If you’ve read the article, it is very clear.
      Please read.
      Automatic ban is inevitable. But there are ways you can avoid that.

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      • Yousuf

        Feb 11. 2015

        yes i have read it and i have understood.

        but being an engineer , does the usual rules apply or do they not.
        or is the automatic ban as you have mentioned , inevitable.?

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  247. Sadam

    Feb 10. 2015

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Now i am working as a Quantity Surveyor, I have an unlimited labor contract and i am getting 3.5k. My visa is only 8 month old and I complete 11 month of working period.
    Now i got a offer for 6.5k and from my company there is no issue of changing my job. so I want to know there is a ban for me?
    Please help me.

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  248. Iraj

    Feb 10. 2015

    Respected Deepak,
    Good Day

    Sir I am a Pakistani citizen and working as an Engineer in an Indian Company since Aug 2011. I want to switch my job in new company but I am afraid of my company because of its previous record. They are applying for Visa for those who left their company for new job after cancelling them. Now when the other company in UAE is applying for their visa they are been rejected because their visa is already applied from the previous company. Their Motive is to stop the entry of those Employs who want to left their company, Please advise what should I do before resigning from my current company so that in future other company can apply for my visa without any problem.
    I will thanking you for your help.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 10. 2015

      Iraj,
      I have nothing to say in this.
      It is unfortunate that such companies do exist which have low morals and low ethics.

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  249. Razaq

    Feb 10. 2015

    Hi,
    I have been working in a company for 8 months. I was offered very less salary initially and was promised a revised salary after 6 months. Its been 8 months and still nothing happened. I don’t know if i have a limited or unlimited contract. The profession in my visa is Maintenance mechanical assistant but I work as an engineer. Im a bachelor degree holder passed out in May 2014 in engineering but I will be receiving my certificates only next month. I would like to resign and search for a new job.Also I’m in the middle of my driving class and I don’t want a ban.

    Please help.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 10. 2015

      Razaq,
      Engineers will not have labour ban if their salary matches the requirement.

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  250. Trish

    Feb 08. 2015

    Hi Mr.Deepak,

    I have been working for 3 months now.. I want to resign because of unhealthy environment in the office. Now, I am entertaining Job interviews.. I have my Bachelor’s Degree. What are the consequences for this? and tell me something about the ban. THANK YOU!

    Trish

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  251. omer

    Feb 07. 2015

    hy sir, i want to ask,i just came at uae.still never pasted visa at my pasport.so can i go at on emergency vacation to home country now?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 08. 2015

      Omer,
      Yes, you can.
      Is your visa under process? If yes, then you would have to wait till it is stamped.

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  252. Nolram

    Feb 06. 2015

    I am currently working in the company for 1 year and 8 months, and the new company hired me and they giving me a 5 thousand dirhams of salary, i am a high school diploma holder, in this case i can lift the 6 months. please advice me..

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 08. 2015

      Nolram,
      I don’t think you will have ban for that salary and qualification.
      Please read the article again.

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  253. rinkesh

    Feb 05. 2015

    hi deepak, myself Rinkesh

    I have recently joined one co, visa is not yet stamped, due to negative mkt condition they are suggesting me to find a new job..

    a. I have Offer of 8,000 in jebel ali free zone co.
    b. For this LLC co i Gave my Post graduation certificate.

    Now is there any ban on me?

    a. LLC Co is ready to give me NOC also.
    b. If Ban is there can I give my 12th Certificate for visa process.

    Please help

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    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 08. 2015

      Rinkesh,
      In free zones you will have no labour ban. So don’t worry.

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  254. Rohan

    Feb 05. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I want to know will I get ban if I resign from current employer during probation period. I am having bachelors degree and have salary > 12K.
    Thanks

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 08. 2015

      Rohan,
      For your salary you will not have a labour ban.
      What is your new designation?

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  255. Munawar

    Feb 05. 2015

    Hello Deepak,
    I am current employer in a company for 2 month, now the company asking me to find a new job because some issues in company, so kindly advice me, what are the procedures for finding and get a new job without ban

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  256. Aswathy

    Feb 04. 2015

    I am on Husband’s sposorship.Currently I am working in a private company with 1200AED.I have labour card.I got an offer from ADCB for 4000AED for 4 months temporary contract .I hold a bachelors degree.Will I have a labor ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 05. 2015

      Aswathy,
      For temporary work I am not sure whether the bank will issue labour card.
      If yes, there will be ban in MOL.

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  257. mostofa

    Feb 02. 2015

    Dear sir.
    I look for this cleaning company on my own in dubai.I did not sign any agreement with them to work for two years .so in this case will I get any ban if I join any company?
    Thank u…..

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 03. 2015

      Mostafa,
      How are you working without a contract?
      If you finish your contract, you will not have any ban.

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  258. Irwin

    Feb 02. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I found a work here in Dubai last Dec 22, 2014. On the same day, I started already. I received my working visa last Jan. 15, 2015. As of now, I didn’t exit yet to change my visa from tourist to employment because my employer didn’t want to shoulder the expense and didn’t even allowed me to cash advance. In my offer, letter, I have 6 mos. probation. Now, here are my questions:
    1. If I leave my current employer, will I get banned?
    2.If I leave my current employer and pay the expenses made of my employer to my visa, will I get banned also?

    Hoping for your soonest advise

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  259. Md.Ashique

    Feb 01. 2015

    hi sir.
    my contract has been 3yrs but my visa is 2yr.2yrs after finish my visa that time can i change another company.if it is possibale.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Feb 01. 2015

      Md,
      How is this possible?
      Yes, once the visa has expired, I guess you can resign. But not 100% sure as I come across this situation first time.

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  260. Ramzel

    Jan 30. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Just a quick question. I’m planning to resign my current company before my probation ends.

    1. Will I get labour ban for resigning without completing my contract [unlimited?
    2. If yes, will the ban be lifted if I join Emirates Group?

    Thanks,
    RJ

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  261. Michelle

    Jan 29. 2015

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I was terminated because of lay off. and my contract is unlimited.. i had only 1 yr and 3 months in the company.. do i still have ban?????

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  262. afreen

    Jan 29. 2015

    i m working as an accountant n my visa sales,since oct 21 2014 n my salary is 1500, they didnt giv off twice in a month n our working hours 10 hours r sum time 11 hours. they r not even pay on time so i want to change the job,now they tell me that from nxt month they will not pay me 1500,wt do i do to get a another job plz suggest

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  263. W Ahmed

    Jan 29. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Firstly, thanks a lot for the updated information on your website. It is really helpful. I have a few queries if you could please clarify.

    I have a bachelors degree in Electrical engineering and currently working as a electronic technician on 4k in an LLC company. The thing is that this position does not require a bachelors, in fact it needs only a diploma. So, in future if I get a job which does not need a bachelors degree and at the same time has a salary greater than 7k, can I lift the ban. I hope you grasped my question.

    Secondly, if the job I get is in a freezone company, then does the salary categories still apply or I can join without ban on any salary?

    Thank you!

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  264. Wasim

    Jan 29. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    Good Day,

    I am working as a sales rep in a company for about 16 months and drawing 7000 AED, my qualification is mechanical engineer.
    I have been offered a salary of 12000 AED & new designation would be asst. manager.
    Can you guide, Is there will be ban on me.
    If yes how can it be revoked.

    Thanks & Kind Regards.

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  265. dennis

    Jan 28. 2015

    sir im working as a dj in a president hotel but my visa was in other sponsored peninsula hospitality management. i just finished 1 year and 3 months and my visa is unlimited . i dont have day off, working for 7 pm to 3 am, holiday is not paid even annual leave.

    i got new job and offered just 3,500, i asked the labour call center i will have automatically ban for 6 months, i cant paid for that. and they NOC also is not valid to lift the ban . only 5000 salary and termination contract. but 5000 salary my new employer cant give or declare that amount.

    any suggestion i really need your help, is NOC is not valid anymore please reply. thank you

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  266. Sush

    Jan 28. 2015

    Dear sir,

    How r u sir,,?
    my question is to u sir,my pathaka will expire on 07th of October 2015 and my Emirates ID will expire on 11th November.if i get a new job then i will move it from here on October whether i get a ban from or else i has to work to 11th of November or what sir to avoid a ban..?
    when i ask to our HR department then they said there is no ban once u r pathaka date expire.there is no value of Emirates ID expiry date but some of say u has to work up to my Emirates ID date.
    Please can u give a clarification regarding on this.

    Thanks & Regards
    Sush

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  267. shanky

    Jan 28. 2015

    Dear Deepak ,

    I am mechanical Engineer i am geeting 4500 Aed salary right now.

    1-If i change my current employer before completation of probhition period will i get banned.

    2- If i get job in free job then can i join or still get banned.

    3 – If i get job more then 12000/- then stilli get banned.

    4 – If i get job in abu dabi around 8500 will i get banneed too.

    As i am having visa in which fallow up clerk written.

    Please adviced it will be highly appreciable.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 29. 2015

      Shanky,
      1. Yes.
      2. No.
      3. No.
      4. For engineers there may be exceptions. However, nothing can be made conclusive from information provided.

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  268. anil

    Jan 27. 2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I have been working with a company in Dubai since December 2013.My contract is unlimited and the trade in the contract is domestic wiring electrician with a salary of AED 6000. now i got a new job with a salary of AED 11000.is there any labor ban for me? i owned a diploma certificate and attested the same.and also there is any ban can provide on me by my existing company

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 28. 2015

      Anil,
      For your qualification and salary, I don’t think you will face any labour ban.
      Please also check directly with MOL.

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  269. Adriana

    Jan 27. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I was working for the same company for 2 years and 5 months. However, at the beginning the office was in Dubai so I had a Dubai visa for 2 years, and then the office moved to Sharjah so I had a Sharjah visa for only a few months.

    Now I got a new job with a Dubai employer. How do I demonstrate that I was working for the same company for over 2 years in order to avoid the ban?

    Or what do you recommend I do?

    Thanks in advanced for your help.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 27. 2015

      Adriana,
      Tricky situation!
      I guess you will need the trade license copies of both Dubai and Sharjah to show the same ownership.
      I am not sure any other way. Sorry.

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      • Adriana

        Jan 28. 2015

        Thanks Deepak, one more question a little bit off topic. What happens if I stay in the UAE longer than the 30 day grace period after my previous visa cancellation? I understand I will have to pay a fee of 25dhs per day, but will there be any further consequences? Will I have any issues in future visa applications?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Jan 28. 2015

          Adriana,
          Besides AED 25 per day there are no consequences. However, this is not recommended as beyond certain point your name will be added to blacklist or your employer may face problems.

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  270. Shekhar

    Jan 26. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    My Company has Kept Probation Clause in Offer Letter, Later after lot of followup they send me a plain mail stating that my employment has been confirmed.

    Now due to some reason they gave me Termination with one month notice.

    As i have just completed 11 Months of Employment, and that the employer is terminating contract on his own.

    1. Shall i have any kind of Ban Imposed (Employer assured they have not requested any Ban)

    2. Under Settlement am I eligible for Gratuity and Leave Salary in proportionate to the Working duration

    3. Do my case comes any default Immigration Clause.

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  271. Syed

    Jan 25. 2015

    I am working in a LLC company since 8 months. My company license expired they did not renew becoz they are gonna shift to ajmanfreezone. I have given my masters degree attested for visa. Now i have 3 questions.

    1. I want to change my job. Will there be any ban if i join a freezone company?
    2. After one month my labor visa will be cancelled and freezone visa will be applied due to shifting the company in freezone, will there be any ban if i join non-freezone company having freezone visa.
    3. Do we have to pay to employer anything if we leave the job with in one or two months in freezone?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 26. 2015

      Syed,
      1. No labour ban if you join free zone company.
      2. I don’t think there will be any ban as the company itself is cancelling the labour and visa.
      3. No need to pay anything.

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  272. Muhammad Anas

    Jan 24. 2015

    Good Day Deepak,

    Can you Explain me what is Labor Approval?

    Thanks & Best Regards
    Muhammad Anas

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  273. Muhammad Anas

    Jan 23. 2015

    Good Day Deepak,

    I want to Know if I have an offer letter of the company. I can file a case in Labor law against them? because I left my job because of them 2 months passed and still I am waiting for my visa they are still saying is in process

    Thanks & best Regards
    Muhammad Annus

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 24. 2015

      Muhammad,
      Is you labour approval done? If yes, you could complain.
      What is the reason for this delay? May be the company is under suspension in MOL systems!!

      Reply to this comment
  274. Van

    Jan 21. 2015

    Sir I am working in LLC for 8months. The company will close. Do i have a ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 22. 2015

      Van,
      Get an NOC.
      And if the company is closing, I don’t think there will be any labour ban.

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  275. ali

    Jan 21. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working in LLC company from last 4 months on 4K on limited contract in sales. i have master degree from UK, I want to change job without ban so two Qs here
    1- can i join LLc company if they are offering more than 5K without ban on base of inter etc as i am on limited period.
    2-if have NOC can i join LLC comapny anywhere without ban

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 22. 2015

      Ali,
      1. You will need 12K salary to avoid labour ban.
      2. Yes, with NOC, you could join other company.

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  276. Farhan

    Jan 20. 2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I have resigned from bank and salary was 8000 with unlimited contract I worked for 8 months. Now I have got the new offer of 11000 from another Bank.
    I have provided my secondary school diplomas
    Will I get any ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 21. 2015

      Farhan,
      For the salary and qualification, you will not have a ban.

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      • Ainul

        Jan 21. 2015

        Dear Deepak,

        I have come to UAE just a week back on employment visa but the job profile is not the same as discussed in interview. So I want to go back to my home country and join my previous company. I haven’t signed any labor contract as yet. I have entered in UAE on entry permit.
        I want o know what type of bans will be applicable if I will exit the country. Will there be life time ban? or 1 year or 6 moths ban?
        I would appreciate your quick reply.

        Reply to this comment
        • Deepak Machado

          Jan 22. 2015

          Ainul,
          6 month labour ban will be applicable to you. There will not be any lifetime ban.

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          • Ainul

            Jan 22. 2015

            Dear Deepak,

            Thanks for your reply, need some more clarification . If I will send resignation by mail to the manager and will not serve the notice and will leave the country immediately, as I haven’t signed any contract yet.

            then can they declare me as absconding and ban me for life.
            if so is there any way to lift this ban. thanks for your reply.

          • Deepak Machado

            Jan 24. 2015

            Ainul,
            Please post complete query at once. It is tough to track so many comments.

  277. Alexandru

    Jan 19. 2015

    hello mr Deepak,
    I got an offer as head waiter at 1 company from dubai in free zone,now when i came to dubai is not opened any restaurant and they put me to do something else,the contract and the salary has not change.i’m still under prbation period but i wanted to resign because i don’t like it that work.my salary is 5000 without accomodation.
    1.if i will find a job with other company(hotels)in free zone i will take ban?
    2.if i will find job with limited contract i will take also ban?
    3.i have to pay to the current company the flight ticket,visa and other expenses?
    thank you so much and i hope that you will give the answers wich i need

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  278. Muhammad Anas

    Jan 18. 2015

    Good Day Sir,

    I was working in an LLC company my Salary was 2200AED my visa was only “sales”and my contract was limited I work there for 11 months now I have an offer of 5000AED I also have a Higher secondary certificate my current employer has also given me NOC So I want to ask my automatic labor ban can be lifted

    Kindly guide me

    Looking Forward to your reply

    Thanks & Best Regards
    Muhammad Annus

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  279. Muhammad Anas

    Jan 18. 2015

    Good Day Deepak,

    I was working in an LLC company my Salary was 2200AED my visa was only “sales”and my contract was limited I work there for 11 months now I have an offer of 5000AED I also have a Higher secondary certificate my current employer has also given me NOC So I want to ask my automatic labor ban can be lifted

    Kindly guide me

    Looking Forward to your reply

    Thanks & Best Regards
    Muhammad Annus

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 18. 2015

      Muhammad,
      you will not have ban as your salary level and education meets the criteria. Further you also have NOC.

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  280. Lloyd

    Jan 17. 2015

    Hi Deepak,
    I’m currently working for a company in Ajman(completed 8 months) and plan to switch for a new job. I discussed about this with my Manager but she said i will have an automatic 6 months ban. Based on this i have 2 questions and i would really appreciate if you could clear it out.
    1) Will i get a ban if i join a FreeZone Company?
    2) Will i get a ban if i join a Hotel? Coz one of my colleague mentioned that Hotels provide Immigration Visa so i wont be getting a ban if i land a job in a Hotel.

    Awaiting your kind response. Thanks in advance.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 18. 2015

      Lloyd,
      if you join a company under MOL you will have 6 month labour ban.
      1. No ban if you join free zone company.
      2. I don’t think under hotels you will have ban. But better to check directly with authorities.

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  281. Jayant

    Jan 16. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I have JAFZA visa stamped on my passport and my contract is of 3 years. Now, I am planning to switch to some other company outside free zone area and have completed only 7 months with the company. I am a professional degree holder ( MBA ) and my new employer is offering me AED 12K. What are the odds of getting a ban ? How can I avoid ban ?

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  282. Jayant

    Jan 16. 2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I have JAFZA visa stamped on my passport and my contract is of 3 years. Now, I am planning to switch to some other company outside free zone area. I am a professional degree holder ( MBA ) and my new employer is offering me AED 12K. What are the odds of getting a ban ? How can we avoid ban ?

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  283. Kunwar

    Jan 14. 2015

    Dear Sir,
    I am working in a construction company as a Document Controller…
    here my salary in contract is 4000 (full package) and unlimited..
    am completed 10 months, after 1 year am leaving this company…
    my higher secondary certificate attested………in this case any ban…..?
    or how can avoid ban….. please help me sir,,,,,,,

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 15. 2015

      Kunwar,
      You will need at least 5K salary in your new job to avoid labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  284. Nanda

    Jan 13. 2015

    Dear Sir,
    Good Day!
    I am Nnada from India who sending this mail.
    I got your website detail through my friend regarding the visa details.I will explain you my situation and please advice me.
    I was worked in Dubai on 1998-2003 and 2011-2013.
    Then last month I got a opportunity in Iraq.The companies head office in Dubai.They gave me two visas.That is one is for Dubai and another for Iraq.The dubai visa was Tourist visa Issued from 25/10/2014 to 23/12/2014.I traveled on 07/11/2014 to Dubai.I got down in Terminal 1 and went inside the city and went to Terminal 2 to go to Iraq.In that same day itself I was entered and exit from Dubai.Then I went to Iraq and came to India Last month.Now I got a offer in Dubai.
    Now I am having two issues.
    I got an offer from my friend, and he started the visa process last week.He said that he will get visit visa first first.I said OK.Mean time I got another offer from another company with good salary.So I prefer to go in this offer.I was tried to convince my friend to stop his visa , but he refused to leave me to join in that company.Then I didn’t speak more with him, because he is my friend.
    At same time I was informed frankly to the new company what was happened.
    They said we will get visa.Yesterday they had applied for my visa.
    At same time I got the call from my friend that his company got the message when they tried to get visa, that I am having visa in my name.Then I was replied to him that last I went to Dubai in Tourist visa.That too I entered on 7th nov and exit on same day.I sent him the visa copy, entry and exit page.
    So please clear me about this.
    1.I was traveled to Dubai last in Tourist visa and left on 7th november,so that will affect for this two people?
    2.At same time two people are applying for me visa, both can get the visa?
    3.If so can I choose the company and travel in that visa?
    Kindly advice me.
    With lots of thanks,
    Nanda

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  285. mary

    Jan 13. 2015

    dear deepak,

    i hope you can enlighten me. i have been woking on a private company for 2months now with salary of 2500 and position of archives clerk, i am under unlimited contract and still under my probation period. i am planning to resign because i am no longer happy with the work environment, my questions are:
    1.will i get 6 months labour ban?
    2.will i have to pay all the visa expenses to the company?
    3.if i get noc, then there is no labor ban applied to me?
    4.do i have to render 1month notice?
    your response is mostly appreciated,
    thank you

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 13. 2015

      Mary,
      1. Yes, you will have a labour ban.
      2. Depends. Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-labour-law-2/reader-mailbag-pay-visa-costs-resign
      3. No ban is applied if you have NOC. Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae
      4. If you are under probation, notice period is not required. Otherwise 1 month or as per your contract.

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    • vivek

      Jan 14. 2015

      Would request ur help please. I am working in Dubai on a limited contract. The duration was for 2 years from 15/6/2011 to 14/6/2013.
      Now, clause 2B on the contract says the limited contract expires on the date as mentioned,but in case the two parties decide to continue it will automatically be renewed for a period of one year on the same terms and conditions which is upto 14/6/2014.
      I belive that the period is passed and has changed to unlimited and the same has been confirmed by a legal consultant at the ministry of labour. But my company still insists on taking the 45days salary without any end.of service benefits.
      Please advise what can be done as I have resigned and need to move out asap

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  286. v

    Jan 08. 2015

    hello sir,
    I cancelled my unlimited contract after the successful completion of 1 year. In cancellation letter in place of ban it is written as leave the country or change the status before 31-01-15. my previous salary was 5000. I am a graduate .my question is
    1. if new company is offering 9000 salary, do I have a ban?

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  287. Abdulla Nizam

    Jan 08. 2015

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Am working as counter sales agent and in my labour card its mentioned as clerk. I have a fixed contract and completed a year and half. my qusetions are

    1. Am a B.E holder and my certificates are not attested. If a resign my company now and whether i get 6 months ban?

    2. If my next visa is professional and my salary is more than 5000 , do i get ban?

    3. is there any hope to remove ban once i get good professional visa from another company?

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  288. adil

    Jan 08. 2015

    sir i am working in LLC company since 1 year and
    i want to switch to other companies for better opportunity. I just want to know that if I move from LLc company to free zone company without completing 2 years contract , I will face ban or not ?

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  289. Fedya

    Jan 07. 2015

    Hi,
    What if I have a better offer (salary) from other company and I want to change my job in the same position?
    I do hold a bachelor’s degree, but since my salary is around 5000-6000 can i provide my high school certificate to avoid the ban?

    In my contract it says that either party can terminate the contract with a week advance notice in probation period which is 6 months, But it also says that If I (an employee) wish to leave the company in one year I’ll have to bear the costs of visa etc. My question is, can i terminate my contract within that probation period and avoid paying costs and getting 6 months ban?

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  290. Hosea

    Jan 05. 2015

    Hello sir,
    I need your help,
    1.I am in unlimited contract and am planning tomove….if I move to a free zone will the issue of sarary more than5000Aed apply?
    2Can I move from a unlimited to unlimited if yes? What are the conditions?..

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      Hosea,
      1. No problem.
      2. Yes. What conditions are you talking about?

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  291. Krishan

    Jan 03. 2015

    Hi Sir,
    I am currently working for a LLC company. I completed on 07 months but the company is not treating well. They also reduced my salary. I have got many some offers from other companies. I want to resign and move. Please advice me on the procedures.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      Krishnan,
      You will have to resign.
      But you may face labour ban.

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  292. mary

    Dec 23. 2014

    dear deepak,
    i hope you can enlighten me. i have been woking on a private company for 2months now with salary of 2500 and position of archives clerk, i am under unlimited contract and still under my probation period. i am planning to resign because i am no longer happy with the work environment, my questions are:

    1.will i get 6 months labour ban?
    2.will i have to pay all the visa expenses to the company?
    3.if i get noc, then there is no labor ban applied to me?
    4.do i have to render 1month notice?

    your response is mostly appreciated,
    thank you

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  293. Maryam

    Dec 23. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    I just moved to the UAE and received an offer in Jebel Ali freezone from a HR staffing company and work for a company in Jebel Ali. Ive been there 2 months and a received an offer in another free zone working for the government. My contract with the staffing company is a fixed contract with a completion date of one and a half years and my probation period is 6 months. If I quit now, and take this other offer, will I have a ban put on my visa? I just did my medical and my residency stamp is on my passport. Thanks.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      Maryam,
      If you move within the same free zone, there may be ban.

      Reply to this comment
  294. Anoop

    Dec 22. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am currently employed in a moving company for 6 months in Abudhabi. I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions for me,

    1) If i get a jop in a Freezone company with a salary of 6000 AED, do i have a ban? (My current salary is 4000 AED and my qualification is MSc)

    2) I am also interested in starting my own business within 1 year time. Do i have a ban for this as well?

    Please advise!!!

    Thanks in advance!

    Anoop

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      Anoop,
      1. If you move to Free zone, labour ban is not applicable.
      2. No.

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  295. Hero

    Dec 21. 2014

    Hi Deepak

    i am working for a Dubai based free zone company(TE-COM).I was working in Oman for 1.8 years and have Oman- IT Manager visa through same company.

    Now i am back in UAE on visit visa based on Oman IT Manager visa.My company has taken 2 months to apply for my UAE visa.So i went back and forth to say in UAE.

    They have applied now and its with immigration. No medical or visa stamping has taken place.I have a better offer from Abu Dhabi based multinational.

    Will i get a ban? Salary is 16000 plus and i am bachelors degree holder.Also is it breach of contract? Since i was not in UAE and have not signed a UAE contract(i did sign Terms of Engagement…it had no arabic letters…not sure whats a UAE contract for free zone) so i think i will not get banned and its not breach of contract.

    I would appreciate a detailed answer.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      You will not have a labour ban as it is not applicable in TECOM.

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  296. jack

    Dec 20. 2014

    Dear,

    I was working in Sharjah free zone for more than 2 years. now thay gave me ban. does this ban, or any ban from free zone for that matter, apply outside f.ex. can I work in Dubai airport free zone or Dubai mainland with this ban ?

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  297. Edgar Santi

    Dec 19. 2014

    Hi Sir,

    I would like to ask if it’s possible to exit in Qatar going to European countries even if my UAE visa is not cancelled? My current employer in UAE would not grant me a short notice of resignation since my new sponsor in UK expected me to join at earlier dates. What would be the consequence if I try to slip UAE and take Qatar in going to Europe?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      Edgar,
      It is better to get visa cancelled as this may have consequence later.
      I do not recommend shortcuts like these.

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  298. John

    Dec 18. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    i have finish my limited contract last November 2014. but my visa will expire on January 2015 . I want to apply to another company, before my visa was fully expired. but my company want me to stay with them until my visa is expired. my questions are:

    1. Can i join another company now that my contract is already expired or do i really need to finish my visa first in my current company before i can go?

    2. Can the company impose a ban on me if i leave them? even if my contract has already expired?

    3. Am i still entitle to have a return ticket form my current company? even if i already find a new job?

    Please help me. Thank you and godbless

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      John,
      1. Your contract ends when labour contract expires.
      2. No ban as you have completed the contract.
      3. Yes.

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  299. Jake

    Dec 18. 2014

    I’ve been working for a Construction Company in Dubai for 11 months as a Document Controller. However, my residence visa was only accomplished in November 2014.
    Can I accept an offer to me of AED 6,000.00 as an HR Executive by another private company without having a ban? If no, what are my options in order to secure this job or other jobs with another company at this stage?
    I am a Bachelor’s degree holder and currently having a salary of AED 5,000.00. Thank you.

    Thank you.

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  300. Arslan

    Dec 18. 2014

    I am working in freezone company in ras al khaima as Accountant from 16-03-2014 till now and recently i got a good offer in dubai non-freezone company. So i decided to resign but my current employers not in the country and office staff is not accepting my resignation.

    i put notice date 27-12-2014 in my resignation letter prepared on 16-12-2014 and already sent mails to Manager and General Manager but no one is replying me back. No one is talking to me and they just want to delay the process.I have only 3 weeks within i have to finish my cancellation process.

    I will be very thankful to you if you guide me .

    I will be looking for your response.

    Regards,

    Arslan Aslam..

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  301. Clarissa A. Aragoza

    Dec 18. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I have a few queries and I am hoping that you will enlighten me.
    This is the scenario:
    I’ve been working in the company for 2 mos working as junior accountant but
    as stated in the entry permit, my position is archives clerk with
    AED3,000 salary.
    I already exit to Oman and enter on new employment visa last Nov 25, 2014.
    But until now I’m still waiting for the typing of medical and emirates ID.
    My entry permit is valid until 18-Jan-2015.
    I asked my boss for the processing of medical & emirates id but they said that
    we don’t have money yet.
    And just now, my boss told me that they are planning to close the company.
    My questions are:
    * I want now to resign so I will not be left hanging, will there be a ban?
    * If I resign, what are the things that I should do to find a new job
    so I will not have a problem?

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  302. Clarissa A. Aragoza

    Dec 18. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I have a few queries and I am hoping that you will enlighten me.
    This is the scenario:
    I’ve been working in the company for 2 mos working as junior accountant but
    as stated in the entry permit, my position is archives clerk with
    AED3,000 salary.
    I already exit to Oman and enter on new employment visa last Nov 25, 2014.
    But until now I’m still waiting for the typing of medical and emirates ID.
    My entry permit is valid until 18-Jan-2015.
    I asked my boss for the processing of medical & emirates id but they said that
    we don’t have money yet.
    And just now, my boss told me that they are planning to close the company.
    My questions are:
    * I want now to resign so I will not be left hanging, will there be a ban?
    * If I resign, what are the things that I should do to find a new job
    so I will not a problem?

    Your response Sir will be a big help for me.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jan 07. 2015

      Clarissa,
      There will be no ban if company is closing.
      You will have to exit prior to your entry permit being expired.

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  303. hamza

    Dec 17. 2014

    hi deepak
    kindly tell me either Engineers are exempted from labour ban or not if they leave their jobs before completion of contract period ?

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  304. vijayan karimbil

    Dec 16. 2014

    Dear Deepak sir,
    I am a pharmacist working in duabi. my contract is unlimited .I joined the company on 22nd December 2013. On December 22nd 2014 i will complete 1 year. In the month of June,July,August,September,October and November i had worked overtime as 3hr,3hr,1.30hr,1.30hr,1.30hr and 1.30hr respectively. But my owner didnt pay the overtime.My salary is 5000.Now he hired a new employee who is willing to work less salary and more time than me. Now he is forcing me to sign in cancellation paper without giving my November and December salary. On 15th December on wards he is not allowing me to enter in to the work place. He is also forcing me to accept the termination letter before completing the 1 year as i am entitled to 1 month leave salary if compete 1 year successfully. I had registered compliant against him in MOL. After that i went to the work place asusual. On 15th December 2014 he came with police and arrested me for no reason. Police inspcetor told me dont enter to pharmacy. And forced me to put sign in paper which was written in Arabic. I dont know how to read and write arabic. Even though i asked the copy the police inspector didnt give the same. Now am out of the pharmacy.If i go to work place he will call the police.Still i didnt receive termination letter and also not received any message from MOL regarding the councelling date. If am continuously absent for 7 days he can terminate me without any reason right?
    What should i do?

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  305. vijayan karimbil

    Dec 16. 2014

    Dear Deepak sir,
    I am a pharmacist working in duabi. my contract is unlimited .I joined the company on 22nd December 2013. On December 22nd 2014 i will complete 1 year. In the month of June,July,August,September,October and November i had worked overtime as 3hr,3hr,1.30hr,1.30hr,1.30hr and 1.30hr respectively. But my owner didnt pay the overtime.My salary is 5000.Now he hired a new employee who is willing to work less salary and more time than me. Now he is forcing me to sign in cancellation paper without giving my November and December salary. On 15th December on wards he is not allowing me to enter in to the work place. He is also forcing me to accept the termination letter before completing the 1 year as i am entitled to 1 month leave salary if compete 1 year successfully. I had registered compliant against him in MOL. After that i went to the work place asusual. On 15th December 2014 he came with police and arrested me for no reason. Police inspcetor told me dont enter to pharmacy. And forced me to put sign in paper which was written in Arabic. I dont know how to read and write arabic. Even though i asked the copy the police inspector didnt give the same.
    What should i do?

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  306. jihad

    Dec 16. 2014

    Dear Sir,

    Its been 2 .5 months after i entered in employment visa,
    they haven’t stamped my visa yet, this week i resigned.
    Also i”m going for getting cancellation from labour to leave the country.

    1)Will i have 6month ban if i give a complaint?

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  307. hasmin

    Dec 16. 2014

    hi…can u pls help me..i finished my two yirs working visa last 2012 and i signed a new one for another two years,,,will i get a ban for that?

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  308. Amy

    Dec 16. 2014

    HI Deepak

    Thanks for your response. The link you sent me is a little unclear on something I want to know.

    What is the compensation? Is it 45 days and what about my gratuity?

    Thanks in advance

    Amy

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  309. RAJU

    Dec 16. 2014

    HI DEEPAK
    I ALREADY FINISHED MY 2 YEARS CONTRACT IN MY COMPANY AND RENEW MY VISA BEFORE 4 MONTH AGO. CAN I CHANGE MY JOB WITHOUT BAND ? CAN I CANCEL MY VISA WITHOUT BAND AND MOVE ANOTHER COMPANY ?

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  310. Rashid

    Dec 15. 2014

    I am cancelled and get banned for 6 months from MOL automatically.please tell me how i can remove the banned.I have NOC from employer and i was offered a job but with 3000 salary. please tell me how i can remove the banned with NOC.
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

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  311. Rose

    Dec 15. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am currently working as receptionist for 9mos in my company and i am planning to resign because i want to apply my profession as nurse. If in case i have my ban how will i lift it?

    Thanks for your time and reply. Godbless

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 16. 2014

      Rose,
      If you join as a nurse, I don’t think you have ban.
      But check with the new company as rules keep changing.

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  312. Andy

    Dec 15. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am a graduate . Its been 9 months I am working with this company. But the company management has decided to remove me from my current position. Now I have started my job search. They kept my passport with them, and told me to find a new job. Once I get the new job, they have told me to bring the offer letter and then they will cancel my visa.
    My question is will I get a ban and will there be a problem with my future company in accepting me. What am I supposed do?

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  313. Amy

    Dec 15. 2014

    HI Deepak,

    I was working in a company in DAFZA and have now resigned. I’ve joined them in May 2012 but have a limited contract of maximum up to May 2015. Also, I will now be joining a company not based in a freezone but at a higher salary.I would like to know the following:

    1) Do I have to pay any compensation to the company for leaving before completion of 3 years?

    2) I have served my one month notice however they want me to stay longer but I can’t. Can the company impose any ban on me?

    3) Will I be allowed to work in a LLC?

    Look forward to your reply.

    Thanks!

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  314. hyf

    Dec 15. 2014

    I have unlimited period contract. and it doesn’t say on contract when it finishes. after how much yeARS I can resign ?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 15. 2014

      Hyf,
      Unlimited contract is automatically renewed after 2 or 3 years depending on company status. Currently most private companies have 2 year contract.

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  315. Name (required)

    Dec 14. 2014

    hello i have an unlimited contract with my company and i want to leave the job.is still there is a possibility of ban if i got N.o.c from my company in which it is mention that my company don’t have any issue where ever i work.

    thanks

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  316. F

    Dec 14. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I have a few queries, I hope you can help me out cause the different articles and people I’ve talked with have contradicting ideas;

    1. I just got back from my exit last Dec3, and im still under an Entry Permit (e-visa), as far as I understand, my company has 60 days to process this into an employment visa. Unfortunately, circumstances forces me to quit my job, and I have spent only a month with them. Given the necessary papers which are not yet given to me, can I still quit my job without worrying of a ban?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 15. 2014

      F,
      You will have to request your company to cancel the entry permit. If the labour approval is processed, there will be ban.

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      • F

        Dec 15. 2014

        Hi Deepak,

        Sorry I have a follow-up question.
        I haven’t received any offer letter yet or any form of contract to sign specifying my employment with the company. Plus, I only hold an entry permit. I haven’t undergone medical and processing of Emirates ID.
        Will this still incur a ban?

        If my company cancels my existing entry permit (dated dec 02, 2014 as its starting date), what step should I do to NOT leave UAE? Because as far as I understand, if my Entry Permit’s cancelled, I wouldn’t have any existing Visa. Is this correct?

        Reading other blog posts here I would like to know which of these options will save me from having a ban;

        Option 1: Apply in a freezone company
        Option 2: Apply for a semi-government or government company
        Option 3: Get NOC from my company

        Thank you very much for your response.

        Reply to this comment
        • Deepak Machado

          Dec 16. 2014

          If your papers are approved and are being processed by MOL, you will have labour ban.
          Yes, correct.
          1. Yes possible.
          2. Yes.
          3. Yes.

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          • F

            Dec 17. 2014

            Hi Deepak,

            If that’s the case, let’s say my company now in Abu Dhabi proceeds in giving me the employment visa, and I choose to resign after a month and transfer to a freezone company in Dubai with a salary of let’s say, 4k. Will this still incur a ban for me?

            Thank you. I’m almost complete in fitting all the puzzles in my mind on these regulations.

          • Deepak Machado

            Jan 07. 2015

            F,
            No labour ban is applicable if you shift to freezone.
            Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

  317. Asha

    Dec 13. 2014

    I have a contract with my company for two years and it is clearly mentioned that I would not be able to work with any other competitor in UAE.

    I will be resigning from the company by serving 45days notice period with out salary or by paying 45days salary as per the company policy.

    Could you please help me with my below concerns;

    1) I am aware that I will get a ban of 6 Months as per the UAE law. However, is it possible for my company to add the ban period more than 6months?

    2) As I did not complete the Two year contract and am with a limited visa, Is there any chance where my company can legally stop working in any other company in UAE

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  318. Mateo

    Dec 13. 2014

    Dear, im on unlmiited period contract which I finished 2 years now and I wish to transfer sponsorship. Would I get banned.

    Also this is my second visa now cause first was for 1 year. Can they ban me if it is already second visa ??

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  319. Chris

    Dec 13. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am Engg Diploma holder, I work in sales. I have a limited contract with my Company and there is 2 years no compete clause in my contract. I have joined this company in August 2013. My Company Owner have closed the Companies Office, he did not cancel me but transferred me to his another Company with same business. I want to resign since I have another Offer with salary of AED 15000. I want to know …
    1) Will there be ban on me if I resign and take another job
    2) No Compete Clause will be valid.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 14. 2014

      Chris,
      1. Considering your salary, there will be no ban.
      2. Yes, was valid under old company as they were the sponsor. Don’t think this will affect you.

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      • Commy

        Dec 14. 2014

        hi Deepak,

        I hv multiple issues in my work place ,
        1. my boss is always harassing, Insulting and shouting for me
        2. he is always calling me different kind of names
        3.i have archive clerk visa but am doing the job of sales coordinator
        4.he has not given me the copy of my offer letter
        5. he pays salary on the 15th of the next month for the previous month
        6. He pays my salary by hand.
        Please advice me what i should do , i cry every day and i no longer have peace and it is affecting my health.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Dec 15. 2014

          Commy,
          sorry to hear about your situation.
          1. Complain to MOL with proof.
          2. Like what?
          3. Depends on the requirement of workplace. This is mostly true.
          4. You are entitled to have it. Download it from MOL site.
          5. This is possible.
          6. Don’t you have WPS system?
          If you can’t reply to this comment, email me your query: deepakmelwyn[at]gmail.com

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  320. Dr Shrikant

    Dec 12. 2014

    Dear Dipak,

    I have joined an Insurance company 5 months back with a salary of 5K, now im planning to switch the job. im here on 2 years employment Visa as Medical officer. will i get ban if
    1- I get NOC from company
    2- if i get a job of 10 k
    3- if i get job in free zone company
    also suggest can i bring my wife here with depended visa on this salary

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 13. 2014

      Dr. Shrikant,
      1. No.
      2. No
      3. No.
      If you are qualified doctor with proper attested degrees, you will have no ban.
      But, as a doctor, why are you working for such a low salary?

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      • Dr Shrikant

        Dec 15. 2014

        Dear Deepak,

        Thanks a ton for you prompt reply. Actually I’m a BHMS(Homeopathic) doctor with 4 years of experience of Indian Health Insurance market. my degree has embassy attestation also. while coming was told that i will get the increment after the completion of 3 months but not happened, also i had no idea about the rental inflation here. Brother, can you tell me in what scenario i will get the ban, also i will be highly obliged if you can guide me in finding a new job here.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Dec 16. 2014

          Dr. Shrikant,
          You will not get a ban for your profession.

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  321. Arman

    Dec 11. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am experiencing delay of salary with my employer due to financial difficulty. Can this be a ground to look for another employer without experiencing ban? I signed June 2014, exited for a month and entered Last week of July 2014.

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  322. GKCN

    Dec 11. 2014

    Dear Deepak, I am currently with a government company at Abu dhabi and am still within my probation period of 6 months. I have an offer from a private company in Dubai. The reason for a new job is that, the current position is way below my experience and qualification, although during my initial entry into the company it was looking much different. I could realize this only after coming in. I am an engineer. How do I stand regarding labour ban in this case ? Appreciate your reply please.

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  323. RAM

    Dec 10. 2014

    Dear Deepak

    I already submitted the application in the labour court to remove the 6 month ban as the reason was termination and not resignation.
    I submitted the the application on 27 Nov 2014 they said someone will call me back in 7 days to give me the update weather the ban is removed or not .but its been 2 weeks no one has called me . there is no direct no to call and chk the status can you plzzzzzzzz give me suggestion to get the status. i called 800665 they tell the status only IE the ban is there or not but no information on the application i submited… plzz help

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 11. 2014

      Ram,
      I am not sure where you could get this information.
      Going directly and visiting MOL may help.

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  324. Sruthy

    Dec 10. 2014

    hy deepak
    myself shruti. i joined my job in uae august 2014 and resigned in october 9th 2014 before stamping visa.now im in dubai for job hunt on tourist visa
    while going for interview in companies other than free zone they are saying different things about lifting ban
    i want to know…

    1. whether i have a ban since my visa not stamped but i arrived uae on aug in employment entry visit
    2.i have done bcom , if i submit hsc cert …salary of 5000 aed will lift the ban or not? because employers are saying they need to pay 10000 aed as extra fine also.so they are reluctant to appoint me.if not so how much they have to pay?

    im not getting interviews in free zone same time my visa is to expire,please help me with exact solution so that i can confidently.
    convince them.

    i hope you will reply soon.

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  325. Zameel

    Dec 09. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    Happy to see your replies for each & everyone comments.
    i am also hope to get your reply.
    i am electronic engineer but unfortunately working as clerk in one private company from 1 month,i want to change my job before 2 year visa.But my company accepted to give NOC,if i get job in other company below 12,000AED salary whether i get ban?please advise me sir.anticipating for your reply…thank you sir…

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 10. 2014

      Zameel,
      If you get a job of 12K and above and good designation you will have no labour ban.
      Also if you get a job as an engineer, you will have no ban.

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  326. Renor

    Dec 09. 2014

    hello, i’m on my 4th month in a new private company on a 6 months probation period. if i will transfer to another company with a higher salary like 12000dhs.will i still get a ban?
    thank you.

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  327. Gopika

    Dec 08. 2014

    I joined in a company in August 7 2014 and I am in employment visa; but till now my visa is not stamped in passport. I dont have emirates ID or Labor card. Also I did not receive salary yet now. I requested employer to cancel my visa and give NOC. I just want to confirm if I have to face 6 months automatic ban? Employer is saying he is in financial crisis and not in a situation to give salary. How I can lift 6 months automatic ban? Also, employer is saying he can come to labor and tell he does nt have any objection in lifting my ban. Is it possible? Please give a quick reply.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 09. 2014

      Gopika,
      I doubt whether your labour approval is obtained!
      How are you staying here without a visa being stamped?
      Do you have offer letter?
      Better to obtain NOC from employer.

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  328. F Lodhi

    Dec 08. 2014

    Dear Deepak, I resigned from my company from completion of probation period. I gave them resign contain on one month notification but next day they terminated me and mentioned in termination letter about my resignation that because you resigned before completion of my probation period that was why they terminated me and they stopped my nov salary even 5 days of december salary because in contract they mentioned that if i resigned before completion of probation period i would have to afford my visa fees therefore they stopped or blocked my outstanding dues. I resigned because they forced me to work 11 or 12 hours mostly without overtime pay and i work 6 days in week without overtime. They paid my October salary mid of month while i supposed to be paid on 1st week. Now they are threading me that if i approach to labour office company will imposed life time ban on me. Kindly guide me in this matter

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 09. 2014

      Lodhi,
      Complain to the MOL that they are threatening you with lifetime ban.
      Without a proper reason, there can be no ban.
      Under probation, notice period is 1 day as per labour law.

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  329. rehan

    Dec 08. 2014

    Hello Sir, How are you?

    Im Rehan. Wanna ask if there’s a ban if I resign even though I’m only 2 years and 5 months in my company?

    Thanks Sir have a good day.

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  330. Rohit

    Dec 08. 2014

    Dear Mr.Deepak,
    I would like to know will I get a ban for working only for a year under unlimited contract in a private company? I am an Accounts Assistant. Kindly advise me.

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  331. umar

    Dec 08. 2014

    sir i am electrical engineer , i receive offer letter from the company which is located in dubai.They offer me a designation of assist technician with a salary of 2000 uae dhrm with unlimited time period of contact.
    if i get a better job after some months in dubai .
    can i move to other company without getting ban of six moth?
    and kindly guide me weather i accept this job or not ?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 08. 2014

      Umar,
      You will face a labour ban in case you move without completing you contract.

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  332. Jane

    Dec 06. 2014

    Hello Deepak,

    I am planning to leave my current company upon reaching 6 months. I am a bachelor’s degree holder. If I transfer to an admin job in a freezone or a semi-government company with a salary that is 6k (higher than my current salary now), will I still get a ban?

    Thanks.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 07. 2014

      Jane,
      you will not face any labour ban of you join free zone or semi government organisation whatever the salary is.

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  333. Noel

    Dec 06. 2014

    My name is Noel, I resigned from my Free Zone company. My new company is a private LLC which they managed to get the MOL approval prior to the cancellation of my previous visa. I can view now my labour card information through MOL website. My new employment visa application has not been processed yet due to delayed visa cancellation from my Free Zone company which they managed to cancel last 1st of December. I did not submit yet my original cancellation paper. I’m planning to quit as we need to work extra long hours everyday due to customers demands without overtime pay. Do I have an automatic ban from labour? Kindly advise.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 07. 2014

      Noel,
      Since you are currently working in Free zone, you have no labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  334. GSanthosh

    Dec 05. 2014

    I recently joined(3 months) a school in Dubai and my labor card is under process. I am on my husband’s sponsorship. If I get a job in the government service with a basic salary of 9000 will there be a ban

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 06. 2014

      Gsanthosh,
      If you are directly employed by government organisation, there will be no labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  335. Mary

    Dec 04. 2014

    Hello Deepak,

    My name is Mary. This is my 6th month of working with my company in Sharjah. I am having problem with my health because the work I do is too hard for a lady and my manager said he cannot do anything about it. I work as an housekeeper in a hotel. Everyday I sleep in pains. I am a college graduate of Business Administration and I have over 5 years work experience in general office procedure in my country. I really desire to look for and get another job in my field of work experience and which will suit my qualification. My question is, how can I avoid the labour ban when I get offer from another company? Please advise me.

    Thank you.

    Mary

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  336. Mohammed

    Dec 03. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am an engineer, leaving the current company by resigning and completing 1 year. Current position is mechanical engineer with 16000 AED monthly salary. And I am joining new company with position as Manager and salary 12000. Please tell me if I will have any problem in lifting the 6 months ban. And for lifting the ban I have to pay any fees.

    Thanks

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 04. 2014

      Mohammed,
      For the position and salary, you will not have labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  337. ROSHAN

    Dec 01. 2014

    sir .
    i have totaly in uae 8 years, last 9 months iam working new employer .i got new job offer another company more than 8000 aed. my attesterd certificate for 2 yr ITI DRAFTSMAN COURSE , if i change it will come for labour ban 6 months ,please guide me

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 02. 2014

      Roshan,
      If you have worked for so long with a single company, there may be no labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  338. Rashid

    Nov 30. 2014

    Dear sir please help me.i need your guidance. I enter in UAE on work VISA like 10 days ago but i did not done medical yet means my residence Visa is not pasted on passport yet and now The company told me that we can not give you the salary which i was offered they told me now to search new job and they will give me release letter. kindly tell me i will get banned or not? and how i can join other company. please sir i need your help.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 01. 2014

      Rashid,
      IF you have labor approval, you may have ban. But since company is providing you release letter(NOC), you will not have a labour ban.
      Kindly register your CV at below sites:
      1. http://emiratesdiary.com/go/gulf-talent-register
      2. http://emiratesdiary.com/go/bayt-register
      3. http://emiratesdiary.com/submit-your-cvresume

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      • Rashid

        Dec 15. 2014

        I am cancelled and get banned for 6 months from MOL automatically.please tell me how i can remove the banned.I have NOC from employer and i was offered a job but with 3000 salary. please tell me how i can remove the banned with NOC.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Dec 16. 2014

          Rashid,
          show your NOC and you will be exempted from ban.

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    • rose

      Dec 01. 2014

      Dear Deepak,

      I’ve read all the complaints and your advices and so I believe you will also give me clarifications with our long problems with my husbands labor ban. My husband resigned in his job as a Facility manager and lasted only 18 months with the company. Since the company do not want to pay his remamining monthly salary, my husband brought it to court and just few days ago, he got the court rulling in favor of him.

      Now, the problem is that…he found and been hired in a new company with same job, unfortunately the previous company banned him for 6 months and so the new company cant proceed in processing his new working visa. Since he won the case against his previous company, Is it not, automatically if not enough to lift a banned? What if he dont have any diploma but have good long track records of working certificates?

      Please advice us, we’ve consulted lots of people and they always advised that it is easy to lift the ban, but that is not what’s happening since until now, his visa is still on process…what does it mean, we really dont know what to expect?

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  339. Farrukh

    Nov 30. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    Please let me know if i have NOC from my recent company with 4 K salary and i have an offer from an other company less than 4 K but with higher designation, is it possible to switch job (eliminate free zone)

    Thanks.

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  340. mohammed

    Nov 30. 2014

    Dear Deepak

    I am working as an engineer for construction company. In the current company I am completing 11 months. Can i resign at the end of 11 months with one month notice so that i will be leaving the company after completion of one year. And i will get leave salary and gratuity as my settlement. Also i can avoid the 6 months ban.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Dec 01. 2014

      Mohammed,
      Yes you are entitled to gratuity if you complete 1 year, that includes notice period.

      Reply to this comment
  341. sreejith

    Nov 29. 2014

    Hi deepak,

    I am in a difficult situation here.I worked as a software developer in one company after 6 month I left that company and joined another company.The previous company given NOC letter but I got automatic ban to avoid that new company submitted the labour application with desired salary .But our sponsor not signed the application.now My labour applications are cancelled and company has no plan to save me they are saying that it is not possible to stamp visa and we need to cancel your visa also.I am working here for last 6 month and in my offer letter they mentioned 3 month probation .Still not stamped and labour applications cancelled and They have no plan to save me.
    If they cancel my visa I will ban again for six month.
    what I need to do ?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 30. 2014

      Sreejith,
      What visa? You say your visa is not stamped.
      You will not have ban as your case is not usual.

      Reply to this comment
  342. Binu

    Nov 28. 2014

    Iam working in mep cotracting company.my visa is pipe fitter but my post is electrical foreman now18months finish &not give salary now 4months balance Ihave new offer insame postam diploma holder now i resign any ban pls help me

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  343. Bilal

    Nov 26. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak,
    I just join a new company before 3 months and still i am on probation period.My current salary is AED. 4500 and my visa is issued on bachelor degree.In my current company i don’t have any plan to resign but if employers ask from me for termination then please informed me whether i would have any Ban? And also give suggestion if i have any ban then how i can lift up? Thanks

    Bilal

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 27. 2014

      Bilal,
      Yes you will have labour ban.
      Get NOC. There is nothing like lift the ban.

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      • miss brigondo

        Nov 28. 2014

        so did i still have a ban even though i will not working in a company? i take the work as a household help or a nanny perhaps?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Nov 30. 2014

          Brigondo,
          You will have a labour ban. However, this will not affect your nanny visa.

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  344. wassam khan

    Nov 26. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am currently working as business development manager in an insurance company for last 5 months, now i am changing my job and joining a bank where my salary is less than the current job. will that be any problem for uplifting the 6 months ban if am changing the job will less salary and lower position as business development executive.
    my current salary is AED-12000/- and in the new job it would be -AED-9000

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  345. Jheannie

    Nov 26. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak, goodafternoon. just want to ask if i will have a ban if i leave d company .i’m holding husbands visa and they applied me laborcard which is electronic work permit for part time. it was approved last august 6 2014 and will be expired on august 5, 2015.will i have 6 months ban and pay for their expense in processing the laborcard if i leave d company? and by d way my passport is expired last november 23, 2014. i need guidance please, thanks.

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  346. shahzad

    Nov 25. 2014

    HI Mr deepak,
    please tell me for lifting ban who,s signature on noc is important managing director or p r o.
    i have noc in my hand termination letter and offer letter of new company.
    in noc what should be mentioned because my managing director does not want to mention in noc that we don’t have high rise project in our hand, he says that what ever reason you want to mention i will approve but don,t mention about high rise project.
    the reality is that we don’t have project therefore i m terminated.
    please help me and tell me what to write in noc that 6 months ban can easily be lifted from me.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 26. 2014

      Shahzad,
      I don’t think that will be an issue. You could mention any reason.

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  347. Sangeeta

    Nov 25. 2014

    Dear Deepakji

    i have recently joined a company with 3000 dhs salary now i am in company employment visa.

    Other company is offering 5000 salary with good post , if i quit i will get labour ban

    What is the option for lifting the ban.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 25. 2014

      Sangeeta,
      Unfortunately you will get automatic labour ban.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

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      • Anand

        Nov 26. 2014

        Dear Sir,

        I am writing this to know about the visa cancellation and Ban.

        I joined in a company in sharjah before 10 days.
        Medical didn’t taken yet. Because of some personal problems.
        I had worked 2 year in uae before 4 months. And this is a new company.
        I want to know whether the ban will exist if i cancel visa now. or can i lift the ban and how?

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  348. Sid

    Nov 25. 2014

    HI Deepak

    I have a bachelors and have joined at 16K salary i want to resign due to environment and nature of the company. I am yet to complete my 6 months probation.

    Would i face a ban ?
    Do i have to serve a notice period?

    I have a dubai work visa

    Thanks
    Sid

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  349. shahzad

    Nov 24. 2014

    hi deepak brother,
    i am currently working as a safety officer in a construction company LL C. i have unlimited contract and i have spent only 8 months now our compay has failed to get high rise project therefore me and several others are terminated.
    i have a offer letter of a another company.
    i have NOC and termination letter of current company.
    i have been offered 2500 salary package from new company.
    please guide me how to lift 6 moths ban with 2500 salary. help me brother i m in serious trouble.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 25. 2014

      Shahzad,
      With NOC i don’t think you will have a ban.

      Reply to this comment
  350. sumesh

    Nov 24. 2014

    Now am working in private hospital as technician and have more than 10 months of experience here. My salary is 9500. I want to konw if there will be ban if I move to gov hospital?Will I get one month leave with salary before terminating?I want to terminate after finishing 12 th month.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 25. 2014

      Sumesh,
      If you move to government hospital, there will be no ban.

      Reply to this comment
  351. Samson V

    Nov 24. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I came on mission visa for shut down work and since it cannot be renewed, I was sent home and brought back on Permanent visa 1 month back. Now work is going to be over and company is giving Demob notice and going to send us back. Since our company is sending us back, can we avoid labour ban for six months?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 25. 2014

      Samson,
      I don’t think you will face labour ban as it is company’s issue.

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  352. raj

    Nov 21. 2014

    Hi sir I have just come in dubai before 1 month ago in carrefour but I dont like to work. I have bachelor in major english and sociology .i want to move in next job.i was coming in two year contrct. Sir can you guid me how I get release fast in dubai

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  353. Malik Wajahat Ali

    Nov 20. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    Greetings,

    I would like to take a small clarification from you that currently I salary is 4500/- Aed & till now I didn’t complete my probation period is not yet finished & I am working on 3rd party visa so what if I get offered more then 5000/- Aed do I have BAN even I am high school graduate and my degrees are also attested from MOFA from Pakistan & UAE as well.

    Waiting for your response.

    Warm Regards
    Malik

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  354. adeel

    Nov 19. 2014

    hi my name is adeel munir. i had done my bechelor degree. last janauary i came here for doing job my visa status is admiistrative clerk for a supplier company. if i wanna change my job for antoher company then how can i will save for ban??

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  355. Yousuf Sahib

    Nov 18. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I have completed 3 years (1st visa) in the company under unlimited contract. currently my visa has been renewed for the 2nd time which is on-going.

    I have decided to resign my job due to unhealthy working environment by submtting 1 month notice of resignation.

    I’m possessing MBA Degree and drawing a salary of 20k p.m. But my current employer is verbally stating me that they will go with a request to MOL to impose 1year for joining in the competitor’s companies – same nature of business.

    New employer is ready to offer the same position and equal salary in his company. Kindly give your friendly advice and usual support for me to take a suitable decision and proceed ahead.

    Thanks

    Yousuf

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Yousuf,
      for your qualification and salary there will be no labour ban.

      Reply to this comment
  356. Mentoro Texon

    Nov 18. 2014

    Hello Deepak,

    this message is insane:
    quote “No one is allowed to switch jobs even if they complete many years in their [current job], without the consent of their sponsor,” he said.” end of quote.

    what can you say if the employer will not allow you to leave their company, they want you to die on them? where is the justice?

    Pls. answer me…

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Mentoro,
      Sounds very rude to me!!
      No one can force employees to be at the company forever.

      Reply to this comment
  357. maheen

    Nov 17. 2014

    i studied b pharm. I am working as a archives clerk in a pharmacy last 1.6 years. my salary is 1500 dhr. now i pass dha pharmacist exam.. and i got dha eligibility letter. in my new offer letter my pharmacist basic salary is 6500. if i cancel my current visa.. is there ban..

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 24. 2014

      Maheen,
      Yes, you may face labour ban.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

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      • Bimal Bhandari

        Dec 02. 2014

        Dear sir,

        I have a unlimited 2 years visa, steel i have only complete 1 years 6 days, i have got 4000 salary jobs in non free zone company i will face a labor ban or not if i resign ? or if free zone jobs after one year without NOC can i change this jobs.
        please sir send me suggestion about. this

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        • Deepak Machado

          Dec 02. 2014

          Bimal,
          If you shift to Free zone there will be no labour ban.

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  358. asim ali ghadyali

    Nov 17. 2014

    currently i am working in an building material company as an accounts cum sales executive from past three month . I am a commerce post graduate from india.Now i am getting an gooid offer from hamriya freezone company as an senior accountant with salary of 500 A.E.D.and my pervious salary is 2000A.E.D.I want to know that is ban of six month is applicaple on me or not.

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  359. sumit mukherjee

    Nov 16. 2014

    I am working in UAE since June 2013 i am getting 3000 aed per month as a draughtsman . Now i have one offer in UAE 7000 aed per month i can able to change the company . I have only 2 years ITI attested certificate .

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  360. Pradeep

    Nov 15. 2014

    Hai Boss,
    My self Pradeep working with a PMC compant since April 2014, Now i am facing one month notice period due to project completion. Do i am eligible to get NOC from employer.

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  361. vijay kumar

    Nov 15. 2014

    greetings of the day,
    myself vijay kumar i’m working in abu dhabi from last 10 months i have a work permit visa for 2 years its labour visa now i am getting a new opportunity in dubai but its free zone visa.In my company after 9 months and one month notice Period the total is 10 months but now company are asking me for the visa charges and all expenses from me this is more than 4000 aed.please leave your comments i have to pay this money to my company are not.
    Thanks regards vijay kumar

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 15. 2014

      Vijay,
      If you are shifting to a Free zone based company, you will not face ban.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

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      • Carlyn

        Nov 21. 2014

        Hi Deepak!

        I am currently working as a school nurse (HAADSN) in one of the international nursery schools (private) here in Abu Dhabi. My contract is unlimited and I have already accumulated 1 year of service. My question is that, is it possible for me to submit a resignation letter without finishing my contract and find another company (same field of work/institution) that can lift the ban? are they still going to ban me? do i still need to ask for NOC? please help me. Thanks!

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  362. David

    Nov 13. 2014

    hi deepak
    Thanks for ur reply
    Wht u mean by labour approval ?
    they send me employment visa i entered uae with tht,started workin for them but under one month i realize the company is of no gud.so before medical/ applin for emirates id / visa getting stamped i asked them to cancel the visa and i went back to india.
    so wht u think i will have ban ?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 14. 2014

      David,
      If you have got employment visa, your labour approval is done. And if you have cancelled your visa, then your labour approval is also cancelled.
      You will have automatic labour ban.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

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      • Prakash

        Nov 15. 2014

        Hi Deepak,

        Please give me a solution for lifting ban on my visa in dubai..

        I am working in a company as a project engineer(unlimited contract) since from 4 months… i have not complete my probation (6 months) period yet. Now i want to quit this job due to some issues & i have an offer from another company in dubai itself.. But, sure i will get 6 months ban in dubai. My current salary is Dh.10,000.. My new offer is Dh.8000 only. In this situation how can i lift my ban..? plz advise….!

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  363. rahul mohan

    Nov 13. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am currently working in a government-owned bank and its been just 3 months since i joined here. I got an offer from a company in DMCC Free zone for a salary of 10000 plus studio flat and car. What are the chances of my current employer putting a One year labour ban on me. If at all they put a one year labour ban, can anything be done to lift the same so that i can work for the new company?

    Kindly answer so that i can plan things accordingly.

    Thanks in advance.
    Rahul Mohan

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 14. 2014

      Rahul
      Usually banks do not impose ban.
      Please check directly with your HR as I am not sure about this.

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  364. RINAS ODANTEAVIDA

    Nov 12. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    i have been terminated by the company and completed only 1 and half years. When i inquired with typing center they are telling noc is not accepting to lift the ban. i am in confusion now.

    if NOC is accepting in which language NOC should be written english or arabic.
    if NOC is issuing it has to be given while labour card cancellation or the time when applying for new employment visa

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  365. Mansoor

    Nov 12. 2014

    Hi deepak,
    i am currently working for a tourism company, it is in some problems between partners and they are asking to change the job, and they are ready to give NOC. will there be a ban for me.

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  366. David

    Nov 12. 2014

    Hi Deepak
    i came to uae with one company’s employment visa in may 2014 but after one month i have resigned and went back to india before the visa get stamped on my passport or any process of my labour card even started.

    now iam back in uae searching for job and i am a post graduate but my attested certificates are bachelor degree.my trade is in sales and marketing so we always work on commission so the offers i am getting is in between 5 to 8k + commission i dont think i can pass the 12000 barrier
    do u think i have ban according to this situation,how to check online weather i have ban,can u advise me how to lift it?
    plz Advise ASAP
    Thanks & Regards
    David

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  367. moe

    Nov 11. 2014

    Hi sir,
    I signed a contract with a company, but still in the probation period, my salary is 5000 and i have a bachelor degree, i got a new offer with another company with a better salary, first can i transfer to the new company without my sponsor approval?, if not can i transfer with his approval or i have ro get back to my country and wait for the new visa, and will i have a ban?? FYI, i’m in sharjah.
    Thanks alot

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 12. 2014

      Moe,
      1. You can not transfer without sponsor approval.
      2. You will need to cancel the visa, exit. Make sure you do not have labour ban. In that case get NOC.
      You will face ban otherwise.

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  368. deepak

    Nov 11. 2014

    sorry to bother you again…………….
    and what if i signed the contract and still needing to go…………. or want to change my employer.
    thanks for listening and helping….

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  369. deepak

    Nov 11. 2014

    Thanks a lot sir for the information, much appreciated the help………
    BUT what if paper are in the process and no contract singed yet…
    am i still immune from ban…..
    again many thanks..

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  370. deepak

    Nov 10. 2014

    dear sir, i did’t get your reply yet, please provide one
    thanks , appreciated.

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  371. Maria

    Nov 10. 2014

    Hi Deepak! I just got my employment visa cancelled last Oct 2, 2014 since I found better offer. I joined my new company last Oct 1 and they are processing my visa now. They already had my employment visa with them and I did the medicals as well. But, I just got a new job offer from an airline as a cabin crew(better salary, ofcourse) which I applied long time ago. I am willing to pay my visa cost. Is it possible? I still didnt get my passport stamped with the residence permit.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 11. 2014

      Maria,
      If your airline is a government related airline, you will have no ban.
      The visa costs depends on company if it is written in the contract.
      If your passport is not stamped, immediately inform the company to stop the process of stamping.

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  372. deepak

    Nov 10. 2014

    can i know i am here for 10 days doctor by profession on working visa, not signed contract yet, can i go back to my country leaving the job in hand without a ban so i can come back latter in the same job if available or in another job for that matter, reason is my son is very young 25 days old, and my wife need my support..
    please help and answer ASAP.
    what are the fines need to pay..
    also is there any thing that professional do not get ban..
    thanks for listening…

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 11. 2014

      Deepak,
      If your labour approval is not processed, there will be no problem.
      however, for your profession, there will be no ban.
      There are no fines.

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  373. Arif

    Nov 10. 2014

    Current Situation below.
    Currently my salary is 5000K and my visa was process with Intermediate (Higher Education Certificate)
    Two New Offer Received:
    1) 5000K
    2) 7000K
    I have more than Higher Education Certificate is Bachelor Of Commerce (University Degree)

    Pls reply your comments with see my old comments.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 11. 2014

      Arif,
      What exactly is your query? I don’t get it. Please provide complete question.

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  374. Divya

    Nov 10. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    The answers to the comments are very much helpful. Thank You!

    Here is my concern, expecting an answer for the same too.I had cancelled my visa of archive clerk on last week after completing 10 months period out of 3 year unlimited contract, my company was ready to issue an NOC too. Now I have an offer of 8k. I am a 3 year diploma holder as well as a degree holder in civil engineering trade. As per my understandings for avoiding the ban I need to go further with diploma certificate, hence could you please suggest me some professions for the visa to be applied? or how can I check the visa designations for a diploma holder? My exact designation is Estimation Engineer.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 11. 2014

      Divya,
      Not sure about this! Sorry.
      What seems to be the real issue? IF you have NOC, what is the problem now?

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      • Divya

        Nov 12. 2014

        Thanks Deepak.

        The issue got solved by Tasheel.

        The issue was related to the profession that we have to show in the visa( while we are applying for the visa) or exactly I was in a need to know what all designations allotted for a diploma holder to have.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Nov 12. 2014

          Divya,
          Great.

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        • nouel

          Nov 12. 2014

          hello divya. we have same problem.how does your new employer lift your ban?

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          • Divya

            Nov 13. 2014

            Hi Nouel,

            If all the details are same as what I was explained, Then you can consult Tasheel on 800665 or go there directly for getting things cleared. Above all, your employer’s representative (PRO) can do things more effectively (literally, if the new company needs you, then there is no ban).Sometimes you have to choose the designation suggested by them at least for the ban period. After that your company can change your visa designation with respect to your qualification.

          • Deepak Machado

            Nov 14. 2014

            Thank you Divya.

  375. ARLETTE DIAN

    Nov 10. 2014

    hello Sir !

    I’m under my mother’s visa and still under probation ( working for 2 months) if i resign in our company will i have a ban?

    because i was threatend that i might not work for 6 months .

    please i need a feedback

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 11. 2014

      Arlette,
      Is your labour card processed?
      If yes, then you will have labour ban for 6 months.

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  376. Arif

    Nov 09. 2014

    Thanks Deepak.
    So how can I exempt from Labor Ban.
    Your article show 7000 salary +Diploma.
    First I done Matriculation from secondary school.
    Secondly I done Intermediate from Higher Secondary
    Lastly done Bachelor Degree in Commerce from University.
    What you suggest with 7000k?

    Please reply asap.

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  377. Arif

    Nov 08. 2014

    Thanks Deepak,
    If I get the job with salary AED7000, with Bachelor Degree?
    Pls reply

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  378. shetty

    Nov 08. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    Iam working for medical centre and i have 2years contract.

    Its just 4 month now iam still on probation period can i resign.

    Would i will get ban? or not?

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  379. sharafat

    Nov 08. 2014

    hi sir i am working in one company in uae they don’t give proper salaries but i a completed six months.now my employer give me N.O.C & told you search another job my visa is two years tell me i got a ban or not.yes got ban in system automatically wHAT I CAN DO.TELL ME

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  380. arif

    Nov 07. 2014

    Respected Deepak,
    I want to switch my job was unlimited contract and I appointed since 4 months ago. My salary mentioned in contact Aed5000.
    I receive new offer with Aed 5000 and I have Bachelor Degree.
    I will face any banned?
    Means salay is same but bachelor Degree additional.
    Pls reply.
    My new

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  381. subin abraham

    Nov 07. 2014

    hi,deepa
    my name is subin i am a sale man in duabi based company i have 2 year contract.now i am finish 1 year finish .now am planning to change my job my company ready to leave me with NOC.In this case what i will do or whether i will get any ban for my new job.

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  382. Ram

    Nov 06. 2014

    Hello Sir

    I am working as Environmental Engineer , Sharjah Emirates Visa. I have joined in April 2013 and my visa stamp was on 22th may 2013. I got a good opportunity from DMCC Free Zone Company. If i will resign from my current organization than it is possible to get ban. I have Engineer Visa for Sharjah Emirates not Free Zone Visa. Is there any Ban. If there is any ban tell me the procedure for Clearance.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 08. 2014

      Ram,
      You will not face labour ban as you are moving to a Freezone.

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  383. Alis

    Nov 05. 2014

    hi deepak,

    i just want to know about my contract is unlimited if in case i will resign my work before 2 years im facing ban..pls let me explain about it thanks…

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  384. vikram

    Nov 05. 2014

    hi deepk

    am working in UAE since oct.2012 and i completed 2 year visa and contract,and i was already renewed my new visa oct. 2014,but now i have gating good offer from another company,so i wont to Chang company, but problem is my company shying is i give you ban, that is possible??????

    if yes than what i do?

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  385. Frank

    Nov 05. 2014

    Hello sir,
    my name is Frank..
    I have been working since the 18th August 2014 and until now the have not paid my salaries. Only what they did is taking me for medical on the 14th October 2014 and it was success. After 2 weeks they came an pick me to the emirate id office in hatta for registration.

    I am currently working in a government college in Hatta as a cleaner and also supervising it,we are 5 in number and none has been paid. Please I want to resign because my family back home is on fire since I cant be able to send them money monthly as they expected. I don’t want to work with the company anymore..i know that my labor id has been out and they don’t want to give me since then. The manager told me the last time she can not to move out from the school because police will arrest me..Here in Hatta there is no labor office only police station and emirate id office.

    Please tell me what to do to resign and get this company off my neck.They have also refused to give me a copy of my agreement document. I will be grateful to read you reply.

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  386. ahamed

    Nov 04. 2014

    Good day

    My friend not getting last two month salary , if he is going to labour any issue, bcoz lot of people working this company no body ready to go labour department, pls give suggestions.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 05. 2014

      Ahamed,
      I am not sure how not going will solve the issue.

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  387. jane

    Nov 04. 2014

    hi i just want to ask you, I’ve been working for almost 1 week in a dental company and i don’t want to work with them anymore, i signed a offer letter and i gave my requirements for my working visa, i surrender my passport to them, now i told to them that i need to get back my passport,they said that they will give my passport but they will ban me for 6 months, but i am only a tourist visa, is that true??thanks

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  388. HEMANT

    Nov 04. 2014

    HI,
    I am Hemant from India.
    I have joined the company in October 2014 and unfortunately I am been exploited badly here.
    I want to change the Job and want to work in Dubai.
    I have a Employment Visa of 2 years.
    And my boss is not providing any documents to read and review.
    I rec’d my Emirates ID and I have don’t have a labour card as well.
    I came from India from an Placement Consultant.

    Kindly guide me how I can change the Job and in what time.

    Desperately need your help.

    Guide me through.

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  389. Alex Calalo

    Nov 04. 2014

    Hi deepak,

    I have completed my LIMITED contract with a duration of 2 years from october 2012 to october 2014(last month) and I decided to continue working at my company but my employer didn’t give me any documents to sign that will prove my renewal at the company although he provided a new visa for me, which is alreadys stmped at my passport, my question is, since I have completed a 2 years LIMITED contract, would I get any ban if I decide to resign at any point in time? Hoping for your quick and reliable response.. Thank u

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 04. 2014

      Alex,
      If your limited contract finished, how without your signature the new contract is executed?
      yes, if you break limited contract, you will face ban.

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  390. Ram

    Nov 03. 2014

    Dear Deepak GOOD Day,

    I joined new company recently and i was on probation of 6 months but the company decided to cancel my contract as there is no job or no work for me in the company.will i get a banned for that.if yes ,then why. it was not my mistake i am not leaving the company but they are terminating my job.i left my good company i worked there for 2yrs 7 month and final i joined new company i am terminated aftr 2 month

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  391. Jared

    Nov 02. 2014

    Good Day…
    Right now we have situation here in my new company. for the last months we have delayed of salary. I already complain to the MOL but nothings happens. I talked to the owner of the bussiness and he told me that he is willing to give NOC to us. I applied to other companies but they told me that they cannot procees my visa because I have automatically have a ban in the labour. As of today we are delayed for 3 months salary. I thought that if my sponsor can give me NOC we can transfer already. Is ther a new rule that we cannot transfer our sponsorship? I’m in unlimited Visa and finishe my 1 year and 1 month in this company. Since were always delayed of salary I need to transfer to other company that can provide my salary on time.
    Please I need your advice. Thank you.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 03. 2014

      Jared,
      I think with NOC, you can join other companies without a problem.

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  392. Mrs. T

    Nov 02. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    My school terminated me while I was under my probation period. They stamped the visa and it came back the same week as the termination./ I did not break the contract they terminated me. Will I still have a ban? If so can the school issue a NOC on my behalf for my new employer so I can lift the ban? Please explain.

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  393. Muhammad

    Nov 02. 2014

    Hi

    This is my first time in UAE. I got a job (Mechanical Engineer) from a private company in Abu Dhabi and I received my Entry Permit for Work (E Visa) from the same company. I did not use this Entry Permit to enter UAE as I am still staying in UAE in my visit visa. Now I am planning to change company. So will I get a ban if I cancel this Entry permit before using it (before entering UAE using this)??

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  394. Michelle

    Nov 02. 2014

    Hi. Deepak,

    I was terminated from my previous company and they won’t release my passport unless i will show them my new entry permit. My new company had given me my requirements and the medical is required.

    Please advice me, do my previous employer has the right to hold my passport.

    Thanks and regards,
    Michelle

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 02. 2014

      Michelle,
      No one has the right to hold passport of others.
      I am not sure why your company is doing this.

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  395. Moderator

    Nov 01. 2014

    Mr. Deepak, most of your answers are not firm enough to be relied on. Not helping resolve the doubts and keeps the question hanging.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 01. 2014

      Sorry for that.
      I am not linked to any Government department to provide absolute answers.
      These are my independent opinions.

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  396. haroon ali

    Oct 31. 2014

    hi sir ,is there any rule to cancel 6 months ban by giving some money in MOL ??? waiting for your reply. . Thanks in advance .

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  397. Jenny

    Oct 30. 2014

    Hi,

    I would like to clarify some matter, I have a signed an offer letter from a company and they have already got a pre approval for work permit. I got a better offer and requested the first company to cancel my employment. I am still in Dubai on a tourist visa, the PRO of the first company told me that I have to exit and send them the exit stamp, then only they can cancel the pre approval for work permit and the employment visa (they said that they can only take this visa from DNRD if I send them the exit stamp. Is this the correct procedure? And also they are asking me to pay them for the expenses. Will I get a ban when they cancel my unutilized employment visa / entry permit?

    Thank you in advance.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 01. 2014

      Jenny,
      Looks confusing for me.
      Are you talking about Labour Approval? There is nothing called pre-approval for work permit. Please clarify this.
      Once labour approval is obtained, you may have automatic ban.
      Have you signed the contract already that you will bear expenses?

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      • Jenny

        Nov 01. 2014

        Hi Deepak,

        Thank you for the reply,
        I only signed an offer letter and gave them copies of my documents, however, they already started processing my employment visa, but now I don’t want to work for them, do I have to pay them any thing?

        Thank you.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Nov 02. 2014

          Jenny,
          Depends on what is written in your contract. If you have signed that you will pay, then you will have to pay.

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  398. Michelle

    Oct 30. 2014

    Hi What does it means probation period? What if i will not continue the probation period and found new employer in a better salary offer?

    Do i get in trouble or is there any problem with my new employer will face in applying my new working permit?

    Please advice.

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  399. mohan kumar

    Oct 29. 2014

    am workg as accountant for 5 months in a company.vl there be any ban if am going to freezone?
    pls reply

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    • Deepak Machado

      Nov 01. 2014

      Mohan,
      No, If you are going to Freezone, there will be no ban.

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  400. muhammad usman

    Oct 29. 2014

    plz sir tell me how i lift six mounth bnd on me before 2 days expiry my work contract my sponer cancell my contract i alway slary complain in minstery of labour i have no HS dimploma.My company also close becouse two no linces renew plz sir tell me

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  401. Noufel

    Oct 29. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working on an Unlimited Contract since March 2013. So it is almost 20 months now. And as per the contract it is only 30 days notice. I put my resignation from my official email ID on 8th Oct 2014, gave a hardcopy to the manager too. Manager first verbally agreed to leave me but after 2 days he changed his words and started harrasing me. He spoke like threatening me and said if I go to labor, they will not come for first 2 sitting and will not pay the money. He said “telling the labor office people that company doesnt have money to pay the employee now will be enough to put pressure on the employee and get the NoDue Certificate signed”. Director replied to my email saying he cannot accept my resignation and that hey will have financial loss if I go so I need to wait for several months etc. Manager is now creating false stories and wasting time. The hardcopy of my resignation is not signed. I have an Engineer Visa. Ban is not a problem as I need to go back to India as soon as possible. I contacted MOL and they asked me to give 30 days notice and come there. What do you suggest in this?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 29. 2014

      Noufel,
      This is clear case of labour law violation if they harass you by giving such replies.
      YES, please visit MOL.

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  402. Michelle

    Oct 28. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    Please advice me what can i do in my situation. I was working in the current company for almost 5 months under probation and the employment permit came out very late. They had decided not to continue the visa processing and there is nothing being stamp in my passport. I start looking for job and found a higher position but less than the salary. Now, they had process the cancellation but they took time. My new company was waiting for me to complete all requirements.

    Once the cancellation is dome do i still have days to stay at dubai, how may days?

    Why they took long to cancellation.

    Is the cancellation certificate from immigration and labour from the current employer is enough to send to my new employer?

    Kindly advice.

    Thanks you,
    Michelle

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 29. 2014

      Michelle,
      You may stay upto 29 days in UAE as grace period after which you will accrue fine of around AED25 per day.
      Cancellation should not take long, max 2 days.
      Yes, new employer might request cancellation certificate for labour card and visa cancellation as in passport.

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  403. Josephine

    Oct 28. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak, I am working here in DHCC Freezone for 6mos only, All my collegue left already due to the new management and changes. If in any case I wanted to leave the job, any ban will be file against me? And do I need to pay the company for my visa cost? Thanks

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  404. Rose

    Oct 28. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I am cu