What happens if I resign during the Probation Period?

  • Nirman N.

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I signed for unlimited contract and followed probation period up to 3 months, I have not get paid during first 3 months and I decided to resign from the position. They ask me to continue 30 days notice period and while I am continuing the same they ask me to get golden leave as they going replace new employee for my position. However, after completing my notice period I have informed to the management as my notice period complete, please settle my overdue payment. it has been taken three weeks and till now they are postponing to sign for final settlement without commencing any date. What should be the legal action may I follow as per the UAE labour law.

    Furthermore, my labour contract they have stated less salary than my offer letter.

    Please Advice

  • Manikandan

    hi deepk

    i dont want the current job because of the environment is not good and also salary delay, i have attend interview but i did not get any offer letter now there is one month to complete my probation period so i want know how it will take to relive my self form the current company

  • Majid Latif

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working with a LLC Company for 5 months on an unlimited contract. I am engineer. As per my contract my probation period is for 6 months. The company did not pay me for last 2 months, So do I have a legal position to go to MOL for my payments and visa termination as I do not want to continue with them. What is the procedure I should follow.

  • Saravana

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I am resigning during my Probation period. I am working in that company as a Construction Manager for 3 months with limited contract of 2 years. Am not interested to continue because working nature is not good in that company. Did i want to reimburse the visa cost or not? But in my contract they didn’t mentioned any thing like this. But now they are asking 45 days salary. And also want to know that, will they ban?

    • Mark

      Hi saravana I have same problem with you and now I want to go to MOL to ask for help,
      I have resignation letter to end my probation in 28th of Feb (exact date to end my prob)
      the boss told me to make it earlier, but without my knowledge he deducted too much in my monthly salary, thats His way to have reason to deduct,… im working on Free zone in Rak.
      hope to have update from you what had happen.

      Thank you
      Mark

  • Michael

    Hello Deepak,

    Thanks for your help on here , i currently work with a limited liability company i am being paid 3500aed i am in my first month and i got a new job of 7000AED the new company has decided to wait for me for 2month , i have my master degree i wanted to know if i would get a ban if i resign from my job .

    Thanks

  • Usman

    Hi , I have problem,
    A company hired me from Pakistan on sales visa with salary of 5500 I came in UAE on 13 July 2016 ‘I completed my medical and emirates I’d process and then handover my passport to company pro for stamping visa . But on 29 august he give me my passport back told me that company license is expired so visa can’t b stamped ur at your own now. I complained in labour office but that is very long procedure , I can’t bear that so plz tell me any way to go back my country . Company owner didn’t even attend the call of labour office . Never he meet me.

  • Jasmin

    hi sir,
    i just have some questions, im hoping that you can help me. im currently working in a japanese restaurant now and i signed my contract last feb 2016. im running for 7months now. if i will resign, will there be a ban for me? coz i heard that in 2016, there is no more ban. is it true? and how much do i have to pay to my employer if i resign? i really want to resign now coz im not happy anymore with my work environment. hope you can reply to my message sir.

  • Sailesh Rai

    Sir. Do i have to face ban and pay the fine if i was to leave the job before undergoing medical and signing laboir contract? The company here in dubai is forcing me to pay the fine of 3500 dhirams. Do i really need to pay??.plz help me as soon as possible

  • sangeeth

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I had joined with a freezone company as senior accountant and worked around 16 days. In between i came to know the company is in the verge of bankruptcy and they are a continuous defaulter on employee salary payments. The work atmosphere was totally horrible. So I decided to resign from them. There is no mention about probation period in the contract. I have few doubts as below
    1 If the probation period not mentioned in the contract, am i legally supposed to work with them normal notice period. ?
    2 If i get a job outside freezone, is there any issue for obtaining a new visa for them once this freezone visa cancelled ? ( like ban )
    3 If i resign, do i have to pay them any thing like visa charges or 45 days salary ? if its 45 days salary , is that based on basic salary or full month salary ?

    Kindly update on this

    Thanks & Regards

    Sangeeth

    • sachin

      Dear Mr. Deepak,

      I had joined with a private company as cad designer and worked around 9 days. In between i came to know the The work atmosphere was totally horrible. So I decided to resign from them. There is 6 month probation period in the limited contract. & my passport stamping still on going. I have few doubts as below

      1 if i resign , and they didn’t accept my resign so what i do

      2 if they accept my resign, do i have to pay them any thing like visa charges or 45 days salary ? if its 45 days salary , is that based on basic salary or full month salary ?

      Kindly update on this

      Thanks & Regards

      sachin ghag

    • imthiyazanwar

      good evening,

      i am working one of the leading company in abudhabi uae since from 3 years 8months. Now i got a new job.but my not give cancellation tell that you have to complete two years.i already send the mail to hr department today only.and i mention next month 16th i will stop the work (one month grace period).what can do sir.kindly reply

  • Regine

    Hi! I am currently on my 1st month under probation. My contract is unlimited and I’m planning to resign and just go back to my home country. When do you think is the best time for me to resign? While I’m still on probation or after 6 months? Also, do I have to pay my employer? do i get a labour ban? if she terminate me in probation period? what shall i face? she said i will got labour ban and i will go home to philippines..is it right? please help me..

  • mikhail

    hello,

    is this applicable to the new UAE Labor law? Please update. thank you!

  • Kishor Kumar Shrestha

    Hi Deepak,

    I had a verbal dispute with my employer yesterday. And he wants me to resign. Actually first he threat me of ‘firing’ and thought for seconds and said put your ‘resignation’ on my table.

    I am holding a ‘limited’ contract as a ‘Sales’ staff.

    This March I’ve completed 1 yr.

    In this case, following are my query please:

    1. If I resign, do I need to bear all the expenses that has been made by my employer during a process of employing me? My employer is forcing me to ‘resign’.

    Which I do not want to do. For example, if I resign what would be the consequences? In this case, would there be any ‘ban’ imposed against me by the law or employer?

    2. If I am allowed to resign without any penalties, how long time would I get to find a new job for myself since the current remaining 1 year visa has to get cancelled.

    2. If I am ‘fired’ when I still have 1 more years in contract as signed what are the consequences do I need to face [If any].

    Would be great upon the precise information please.

    Thank You.

  • waliahmed

    I am working in laundry since dec1 I want to go home I have a family problem my boss ask for 8000 dhs for visa what to do please tell me

  • paul

    I signed an offer letter on limited contract and provided all the documents the same day. It took them almost 2 months to process my visa. I paid for my medical and it was clear. Didnt process my emirates id yet. I have an emergency in home country and need to go.
    Told my employer I will not join the company anymore and go home.
    They will let me go, but I need to pay employment costs before processing cancellation.
    Employer told me they will give me 1year labour ban.
    Can they still give me ban even if i pay the employment costs?

  • hi i have newly joined in a company in free zone. i am on a 3 months probation but my visa is made for 2years. if i complete my probation period and quit the company to go back will there be any ban on me or will i have to pay any amount to the company?

  • Amaraja

    Dear Friends,

    I need expert suggestion to come out of situation.
    The scenario is as below:

    I have worked for a company A in free zone for almost 4 years.
    I have joined the company B which is LLC few days back.
    I have a new offer from Company which is also LLC.
    My family visa is under is on Hold as my new company B has given a work quota and permit to have a transfer of my family VISA.
    My new Company B visa is under process and yet I have signed only offer letter of the LLC company and not the labour contract.
    Now what all are the possibility if I resigned from new company B on Ban and period of Ban and how to overcome on this.

    Would highly request for expert advice on the above.

    Thanks regards

    Amaraja

  • Amaraja

    Dear Friends,

    I need expert suggestion to come out of situation.
    The scenario is as below:

    I have worked for a company A in free zone for almost 4 years.
    I have joined the company B which is LLC few days back.
    My family visa is under is on Hold as my new company B has given a work quota and permit to have a transfer of my family VISA.
    My new Company B visa is under process and yet I have signed only offer letter of the LLC company and not the labour contract.
    Now what all are the possibility if I resigned from new company B on Banning me.

    Would highly request for expert advice on the above.

    Thanks regards

    Amaraja

  • Hi Mr. Deepak,

    Just want to ask, I want to resign to my company because I was hospitalized and was operated due to my sickness and as my company did not provide any health insurance even though it is stated in my offer letter we paid all expense to the hospital which is expensive. Due to this I had a fight with my boss and I want to resign.

    Since I am still on probation and under limited contract which I have not signed the labor contract and I have just checked it online that i am on limited contract,

    my question is:
    Do I still need to pay the 45 days salary? I am still under probation and I haven’t received any confirmation from the company that I am already regularized.

    Thanks, your blog is a great help!

  • nadeem

    Hi deepak,

    I am a IT engineer working in archive clerk visa, one month has finished and medical finished, Visa stamping on process. I am in in unlimited contract under probation period is 6 month. I had a new offer above 5000 AED and I am B.E Comupter science. My question is:

    1: I will reisgn my job now? how much day i need to give as notice period?
    2: Will i get ban of 6 month?
    3. Do i need to pay any money?
    4. My company is holding my degree, How to get that?

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  • ROHIT

    I resigned during my probation period of 6 months in use. Now when I am asking for experience certificate / relieving letter my employer is not responding. What are my rights per uae labour law

  • Shem

    Hi Deepak,

    I have some questions here, I work here in Dubai Investment Park 2, currently I am on my cancellation period but I am already working in an LLC company. I will be having my exit on November 20, 2015 and tickets and all expenses are covered by the company. The problem is, they will not be processing as Working Visa but a 3 month Visa, Mission Visa, since they got problem on filing for working Visa. My questions are:
    1) If I resign under the 3 month visa they provide me, will they take legal actions to me?
    2) Will I get labour ban?
    3) Am I going to pay the visa they provide me if I will not finish the 3 months visa?
    Thank you.

  • jay

    Hi Sir,

    I want to resign in my current employer, I have working visa, stating my visa as “General Electronics Engineer”. I am currently finished my probation.
    My question is if I resign will I face labour ban even my VISA states im Engr. (correct me if im wrong I read some articles that some professions have exeptions in ban).

    Can I apply other jobs, even though they gave me lower salary and accept it.

    • Deepak

      Jay,
      Usually engineers do not face labour ban.
      But pleas check with MOL.

    • Bindu Sagar

      Dear Deepak,

      I am working in Catering Company as a Hygiene Officer, but my profession in visa is Sales. I am working for the Company for last 2 months. There is a 6 month probation period as per my contract. I want to resign from my job, becz i am not satisfy with the working environment. So please guide me for the below doubts :

      1. According to my contract, i have to give one month notice period during the probation period, is it valid, becz i don’t want to give one month notice period.

      2. Whom should i complaint if the company is not approving my Resignation and if not releasing me.

      3.What will be the deductions in my settlement. becz the company ask me to pay the employment visa cost aed 5600. Its maintain in my contract to pay the visa cost. Is it acceptable according to Labor Law.

  • maria

    hi deepak,

    I need to ask. Im currently working for 5 days now on a private company. i signed an employment offer already i dont if thats already the contract since it doeant say if it is limited or unlimited. i already have mu pre approval work permit from mol. im on a tourist visa. and i dont know if my visa was on process already. I want to quit the job. will i get a ban alrwady or not?

    • Deepak

      Maria,
      If you have a labour approval, you may face labour ban.

  • Khan

    I am working in the Construction Company in Abu Dhabi, in my Contract it is written that there is a 6 month Probationay Period & and in this period Company (First Party) can terminate the contract immediatly without notice. But it was not written about the Second Party (Me). So, please can you answer for the below questions

    1. what is my notice period during the probationary period.
    2. to whom shall i complaint if the company is not approving my Resignation and if not releasing me.
    3.what are the deductions in my settlement.
    4.my passport is with the company, how can i get it back

    • Deepak

      Khan,
      1. It is usually 1 day or whatever is written in your contract.
      2. MOL.
      3. I am not sure about what is written in your contract. If it is not written, you do not have to pay anything.
      4. You should ask for it.

  • SUCRE

    Hello,

    I would like to resign from my company, but i am still on probation. I understand i have to pay the company 45days charge, though my salary is too low to pay that money, yet i want to resign immediately. What happens if i cannot pay that amount of money?

    • Deepak

      Sucre,
      Are you on limited contract?? Then you have to pay 45 day salary.
      if you can not pay, the company may withhold your cancellation and settlement.

      • SUCRE

        Yes, i believe i am on limited contract according to the offer letter. However, i have never signed any contract with the company. Does that exempt me from the 45days charge?

        Secondly, please help me understand what you mean by the company withholding my cancellation and settlement, as these are terms unfamiliar to me

        thanks

  • PauloKups

    Hi Deepak,

    I know you have answered similar questions in the past, but, it would be great if you can answer specific to my scenario. Thank you in advance.

    I am currently on my 5th month of probationary period with an unlimited contract. I would need to go home to attend to an emergency. I have filed for leave 40 days before my intended departure, however, my employer has not approved the leave yet. My departure date is getting nearer and nearer and I’m still unsure if the leave has been approved.

    If my employer will not allow me to take a leave, I have no choice but to resign.

    If I resign, then it will be less than the 1 month notice period.

    1. Is it really required for probationary employees under unlimited contract to serve a 30 day notice?
    2. If I submit my resignation letter and serve 10 days notice, what are the implications?

    Thank you.

    Paulo

    • Deepak

      Paulo,
      1. That will depend on your contract. Please read the clause of notice period during probation.
      2. Again, depends on your contract notice period.

  • Josh

    Hello Sir,

    Just want ask about resigning during probation period?

    Firstly

    I have signed a contract with a private company and i have worked for only a week now
    i’ve did my medical and emirates ID using my own money,and now i have to give my passport to HR
    So they can put my work permit sticker on my passport and they will give back my passport.

    Secondly

    I have a very good offer from overseas and the money is really good. Is there going to be a problem if I resign?
    and can it affect me if I go out from the country?

    Really need your help
    thanks..

    • Deepak

      Josh,
      I don’t think there is any problem in you resigning.
      It is better to inform your company to stop the procedings of visa stamping as you are resigning.
      This way they could save the stamping charges.

  • brian

    hi deepak,

    do engineers get 6 month ban if not complrted 2 years

    • Deepak

      Brian,
      Engineers usually do not face labour ban.

      • zeeshan

        Hello Mr. Deepak
        as u sais Engineers donot face labor ban…. please tell me i am on limited contract and completed my 8 months in the consulting company but not now i am planning to resign after 1 year please tell me i am an engineer will i get any ban or what probably bad i can face if i resign?

        please do reply
        Thank you,
        zeeshan khan

  • Carlo

    Hi Deepak,

    I would like to ask some question regarding probation period.

    I’m currently hired as a medical data entry from a company in dubai, and am on my probation period of 6 months.

    In case i want to terminate my limited contract during my probation period, will there be a ban that will be imposed to me?

    and what should i do to lift this ban?

    Thanks,

    Carlo

  • Jameson

    Hi, Deepak. M

    Hope you’re fine. i would like to ask if there is a ban without signing labour contract? i exited from kish and got back here with the pink slip employment visa when entering immigration. but i din’t sign labour contract for processing my residency.. i been working for 1 month already. and i dont want to continue anymore. will i get a ban?

    • Deepak

      Jameson,
      This already means your labour approval is through and yes, you’d face labour ban.

  • Jibz

    Dear Deepak
    First of all thank you for sharing all this useful information . I need some help as i am being offered a Marketing Manager job on my MBA degree in an LLC company and have some concerns.
    1. The company didn’t mention any probation period in their 3 meetings with me but in their offer letter they mentioned 6 month probation period and that benefits will start after probation. First question is that are they liable to get me residence and medical insurance or they can skip it and make me work on pink slip?
    2. In my discussion they promised to revisit my salary if i get certain number of client’s on board in first 3 months but it is not mentioned in the offer letter. How and where shoudl i ask them to include this clause?
    3. Some people are telling me that MBA’s can not be banned if they resign during probation or before 2 year contract completion if they are getting AED 5000 or more from next job offer. Is that correct or just a Rumor?
    4. What others things i ask the employer to safeguard my interests .
    As i am new here i would greatly appreciate your quick response.
    Once again thank you for your great work.

    • Deepak

      Jibz,
      1. The ‘pink visa’ is valid for 60 days, within which time your Medical, Emirates ID and visa must be stamped.
      2. Verbal commitments can not be relied upon!!
      3. Usually post graduates do not get labour ban. You must have attested certificates.
      4. All the conversations, promises must be written in labour contract.

  • my question is, can i resign in my current job who offered me 6000 aed but im still within probation? what are my consequences? im not just satisfied with the management team of my company and they are just treating us like “you should d this! we are paying you so high!” please reply

  • Riya

    Hi, I am on probation, I have just signed the contract yesterday, i am offered a better pay in a different company, also i am on husband visa, can i quit my current job. I am working from past 2 months also i am an undergraduate.

    • Deepak

      Riya,
      If you have a labour approval, you will face labour ban even if you are on husband sponsorship.

  • KDKath

    Dear Deepak,

    Your answering with different concerns is really a big help! I hope that you will be able read this comment and answer back. That would really means so much. I am quite anxious these past few days because of this problem.

    I am a teacher and I am here in UAE since April 2015, I applied in this particular school since April and last June I have signed their offer letter. The HR told me that they will process my visa this July, that time my visa would expire by July 17. They advise me to apply for another 1 month tourist visa since they will process the visa by August. I am frustrated by that because that is my third exit for another tourist visa but since I wanted to pursue teaching there (because it is near in our building) I did so, thinking that this will be the last exit on my expense.

    Then this news from them truly devastated me: The assistant HR told me that I have to pay them AED650 if I want to go to Oman for an Airport to Airport visa change. That AED650 according to them is for the ON HAND VISA CHARGE. I will pay them before proceeding to my exit once my visa is released. And if I don’t want to do so, I have another option to go to Kish and wait there for 3 to 5 days (not definite and beyond their control, depending when the visa is released). In both of their provided option they will provide the air ticket. ONLY AIR TICKET. And If I choose the Kish Option wherein I don’t have to pay, I will still pay for my hotel and food. Both of their option will require me to produce money from my own pocket. According to them, they already applied for my visa and currently in the pre-assessment step. They will be needing my answer once that step is done.

    As I have said earlier I have been here since April taking 1 month visa each time. At this moment, I can no longer pay them plus the fact that I don’t want to work with them anymore. I have this thinking that they are deceiving me since they haven’t mentioned this during interview/contract signing.

    My question now are the following:

    1. Is the amount they are asking is just based on UAE Law? What is this On Hand Visa Charge really?

    2. Is it possible if I cancel my application to them and get my requirements (they ask for my original school records)?

    3. What is pre-assessment? Is it possible to backout by now?

    4. If I backout, am I liable for any charges even though I am not yet working with them? (As stated in the offer if I resign prior to contract completion they will deduct 45 days of my salary) Will I get a ban because of this?

    I have this feeling that they are not yet processing my employment visa, since according to the assistant HR, they can’t do it while I’m here because it will overlap with my current visa.

    I hope for your response as soon as possible. This thing really worries me.

    More power to you!

    • Deepak

      1. No. I don’t understand what cost is that!
      2. I don’t get this question!
      3. I think the school needs to get approval from relevant authorities.
      4. Yes, you may get a ban if you already have a labour approval.
      Yes, your employment visa can only be processed once you are outside UAE since you are on visit/tourist visa.

  • Ajay

    Hi deepak, I am happy reading all d answers which u have provided to everyone,it will be really helpful to everyone. U r doing a great job. I hope finally I found d rite person to ask my quieries too..
    I am working in a JAFZA company joined on June 20th, 2015, and in my offer letter they have mentioned that I will be on 3 months probation period. And I have done with my medical and received Jafza id card also.
    1. Will I get a ban if I resign now?
    2. If so, then what is the best possible way to avoid the ban?
    3. The ban is only for JAFZA or I cannot work in any other company for the next 6 months in Dubai.
    I am graduate with 3 years of experience in HR profession. There r so many things which they have mentioned in my offer letter but they r not following it. Like working hours, salary mentioned , travel allowance etc.,
    I hope your answer will help me to clear my doubts. I would like to have ur mail id. So that I can send my offer letter to u, and u can have a look at it and hope u can give a clear solution.
    I really really appericaite if u answer this quieries at first.

    • Deepak

      Ajay,
      1. Within JAFZA and few of their affiliated free zones, you may get ban on employment.
      2. NA.
      3. As a HR person, I wish that you familiarise with such aspects.
      If you feel that the company is not fulfilling the contract obligations, you could approach the Free zone authority and file a complaint.

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  • Adelle

    Good Day ,

    I have been working in a shipping company since Feb 2015, i am on my husbands sponsorship however i have a labour card issued by my company.

    If i resign within 06 months do i get a ban ? i have an oppurtunity for a similar position in a better company but salary is below AED 12,000 and i am masters degree holder.

    Is there a loophole to join the company without a ban ?

    Thanks,
    Adelle

    • Deepak

      Adelle,
      Usually post graduates do not face labour ban.
      However, that decision depends on MOL.

  • Varun

    Hai deepak,
    I joined in a company before 3 months. At the interview time they told me that selection is for a project in alain.also in offer letter they mentioned same.after coming here they transfer me to 100% isolated desert before two weeks.also reporting managers fight with me verbally and I was suffering mental torturing and harassing for some days.i have informed hr peoples by mail and by phone that I cant continue my work with this peoples here please transfer me.they send me warning letter that unauthorised abscent will cause to deciplinary action.i had reply to that mail also that you please transfer me from here but anyway i cant continue my work with these peoples here.now last six days i am not going to office.i am stilk staying in the companies project camp here.So can you advise me what will be the maximum actiin they can take for this?.

    • Deepak

      Varun,
      If you do not attend office continuously for 7 days, company has right to report you absconding.

  • Roma

    Hi deepak…ive been working as a security in a pvt company for 5 yrs and 5 months..last jan 22 i went bk to my country for emergency leave which last for 2 weeks when my mother die…this time im asking again for emergency leave coz my father died..my manager dont want to allowed me coz he said he cnt find reliever..i really wanted to see my father on his wake and funeral…he told me to resigned so they can cancel my visa so i can go home…i really dont know what will i do…i dont want to leave my job but he is insisting me to do or else i cant go to my country…what will i do???

    • Deepak

      Roma,
      I am not sure why your company manager is behaving inhumanely!
      You should try and talk to him or other senior management.

    • Deepak

      Roma,
      I am not sure why your company manager is behaving inhumanely!
      You should try and talk to him or other senior management

  • PASHA

    HI.. Deepak..

    I am working in a restraunt in probation period and now i feel my salary is very low and I need to change the job..
    What happens if I do so?? with notice period.. Do I get ban?? what are the possibilities? Please advise..

  • Sooraj

    Dear Deepak,

    I am currently working in a company under probation, I have signed the offer letter from them first and they provide me employment entry visa valid until August 2015 and unpaid pre approval for work permit valid until july 29 2015,i have not yet done my medical and my visa not yet stamped in passport, about the labour contract when i check with Hr he said after complete your medical you have to sign now i heard company is not paying salary properly in that case i cant continue here want to quite this job ,if i quite i will be banned for 6 months ? i have signed one paper before as per the information from Hr ,i am not sure it may be labour contract or not , I am just confused i need to take the action soon before doing medical…Please help me

    • Deepak M

      Sooraj,
      FYI first you have to sign the labour contract and only then you can go for medicals.
      I smell something fishy here!!
      If the company does not pay your salary, you could file a complaint with the MOL

  • jahjah

    hi deepak, how are you? i need a clear vision regarding my situation. hope you could help me.
    1. im on my 2 month probation in the company, (restaurant) but i want to resign. do i have to pay anything to them if i resigned? what if they force me to pay for visa fees, etc.
    2. i had my medical but i dont have anything, i mean, they did not give me offer letter, never signed a contract. would it be possible if i resign? do i get a ban?
    3. manager is treating me so bad. cursing me, bad words coming from his mouth always. even the chef is so bossy. i dont like the environment. im not happy with it. will i be ban? pay them the expenses?
    please let me know. thanks much. bless you.
    2.

    • Deepak M

      Jahjah,
      1. No.
      2. Only after your contract is signed, can you go for medical! Strange!
      3. You could file complaint with MOL with regard to the abuses!

  • adhi

    hii m on a unlimited contract working a company in Dubai as assistant accountant..i m on my 2 month of probation period and m not happy with my present job and I want to resign.
    1 .can I have ban?
    2.do I need to to pay any visa costs? nothng is mentiond so in my contract.
    3.can employer put one year ban?
    4. is thre any ban if get in freezone?
    5.if I get job of 5000 dhs in Dubai if employer takes my 10th certificates , can the ban removed?
    please reply me sir

    thank you

  • Monti

    Hi sir,

    I came to uae in work permit evisa my company Is a security service provider. After a month I found that I am not the right fit guy for this job as I have better qualifications and in my company employees are intermediate passed or unskilled labour. the working environment is not good. We works for 12hrs and also without leave because of no reliver in duty. My company has spent money on me by giving ideal days salary. But now I don’t want to work in my company I am on probation period. I want to leave this company and go back home. I want to know if i will leave, will the company reimburse money from me or ask some compensation amount. Can I easily resign or there will be some issue because I came to know that if I resign before probation the company will not lemme go and on this one month prior notice it will.make me work like machine cause more trouble.

    Also the company has not given back my attested documents. Plz tell me what to do.

    Thanks,
    -monti

    • Deepak M

      Monti,
      The resignation process depends on your company.
      Whether it is easy or tough, I can’t really say. The process may not be tough but your employer might play tough!!

  • K Patil

    Dear deepak ,
    I want to ask one thing.i am working in company from 2 months with limited contract of 2 years. As working nature is not good in companny.i took a emergency leave and I am going to my place back.but I dont want to reaturn back.what a company can do.if I leave without intemating them.plz advise me

    • Deepak M

      Patil,
      The company can report you as absconding!

  • shameer

    Dear sir,

    I have been working in comapny for two and half years,my visa renewed 6 month ago, now i’m going to resingn my job,
    so the company asking me visa cost…..should i pay ..???

    • Deepak M
      • MOHIT SAINI

        My dear friend Mr deepak

        You are right companies can not ask for visa cost but why these candidates dont decide before they go abroad,

        Why should companies pay if candidate is not ready to complete his job..

        Now a days candidates are not good

  • jay

    Hi Deepak,

    I am a re-hired employee of this company. I got terminated just last DEC. 2014 due to completion of project and we don’t have any other projects here in UAE.
    but the company called me last march from my home country and they wanted me to join again.
    I re-joined my company last march 23, 2015. I got unlimited contract with 6 month provisionary period.
    Today one company wanted to hire me with 1o thousand dirhamns salary way much bigger than my current salary.
    Is there any labor ban that can imposed against me since I am still under provisionary period?
    By the way, I am holder of high school diploma only.

    Need help. Thank you.

  • Andrea

    Dear Deepak,

    I’m working with my company since 30 July 2013,but my visa was stamped on my passport till 30 October 2015! I wish to specificate that my contract is unlimited period,and I already resign ,I’m in the notice period. Please my question it is there is any possibility to get ban ? I already sign a new offer latter with another company on a salary bigger.

    • Deepak M

      Andrea,
      When is your labour card issued. That day is considered to calculate the length of service.

  • ahmed

    i just finished 2 years with one company and i change company I am currently on my first month under probation. My contract is unlimited and I’m planning to resign and find a other job with even less salary the reason they have send me to abu dhabi an iam living in dubai my salary is 5000 right now , any problem for me no ban ?

    • Deepak M
      • Afroz

        Dear Mr. Deepak

        I am working in one company and i am on probation period . I finished my medical but my visa is not yet stamp on passport this is my fourth month but i want to resign from this company but the passport is still in the company and not yet send for visa processing so in this case if i resign with the notice period of 30 days it will be illegal .Also i am resigning so they will not process my visa so what should i do? should i work with them in notice period or i should go to labour court? because if i will still work with company it will be illegal please tell me what to do ?

        • Deepak M

          Afroz,
          Resigning will not be illegal.
          Yes, you have to work during notice period as well.
          Do you have your employment visa?

  • Anas

    Hi How are you …I need an urgent help about :

    I am working in a gov company in abu dhabi and still i didnt complete 1 month ,I have the work permit – new but still I didnt go to medical and my visa not stamped on my passport.

    I asked the HR that If i can leave they told me no problem you can leave without any issues but you know I worked for them mroe than 15 days ,will they give me my days paid or no ?

    • Deepak M

      Anas,
      They have to pay for whatever period you have worked.

  • Sundaram

    The situation is :I am a general cook,Its a free zone visa…They applied for me Emirates id …but still i didnt finish my finger print and its in process(I had a registered form for 340 AED).I finished my medicals..I have a entry work visa valid till july 9 2015.I ve an emergency to go back to India…If i not come back ,is it became a problem/BAn?I am a graduate..Is there any problem if i transit from Dubai to another country ?Is it anything to cancell before i go to my country(India)?
    Please clarify my doubts

    • Deepak M

      Sundaram,
      Under FZ there is no labour ban.
      You may however face absconding!

  • UVS

    Dear Sir,

    I am on probation period. My visa also stamped.
    But now i have an offer of 16000 dirhams
    I want to know can I resigned. I will get ban.
    And if there is ban can I lift that ban.
    PLEASE ADVICE

  • Aditya M

    Hi,

    Thanks for all your above information. These are very useful. Still I need an information from you that I am within my probation period i.e. 6 months & I got an offer from another company in UAE & they are offering me better salary. I am within an unlimited visa & my current CTC is Dhs 8500 (which is written in my contract) and got an offer of 11000 Dhs & I am a diploma holder. So, as per the above topic I think I can resign freely coz I have just completed my 4 months with my current employer . Please reply so that I can proceed . Thank you very much.

    • Deepak M

      Aditya,
      I guess diploma holder with 11K salary will not face labour ban.
      However, it is better to confirm this with MOL as this may affect you in case there is a change in the law.

      • Aditya M

        Hi Deepak,

        Thanks for your reply. I will talk with MOL. Thanks for all your help.

  • James

    Hi Mr. Deepak, I recently joined a company as a sales agent but my Visa is not yet stamped in my passport. I am empoyed thru agency. Now I am residing in Abu Dhabi but my company wants me assigned in Al Ain. They did’t mention this before and I don’t want to be assigned there because I have my family here in Abu Dhabi. What can I do? The job offer contract doesn’t mention anything regarding paying Visa costs if I resign. Can they force me to pay the visa costs? and will I get banned in case I resign?

  • rajesh

    Hi Deepak,

    I newly joined in an LLC company on 24 May 2015, Now my company is forcing me to do more than 8 hrs a day without overtime payment which is aganist labour law and i was not informed about the work timings of the company during the interview, even not mentioned in my offer letter. Due to this reason i resigned from my job. My visa is not stamped in my passport and medical not yet done. Now my company is asking me to pay 45 days salary plus all the visa expense which was mentioned in the offer letter i signed. Please let me know:
    1. If i will be banned for 1 year?
    2. Does the company can force me to pay 45 days salary and visa expense?

    • Deepak M

      Rajesh,
      From your query it is inconclusive whether you have a labour contract or not and type of your contract.
      1. If you labour approval is underprocess, you will face labour ban for 6 months.
      2. If it is mentioned in your contract, then yes, you have to pay.

  • Name (required)

    Dear Deepak ji
    I joint in dubai 20 april 2015 and sign to limited contract. I already get UAE ID but my employer have too much issue here , If i am asking about accomdation rent or other thing but not get proper response from him .I am probation period i want to resign from this job.
    1) What is notice period, i am on limited contract.
    2) what type of problem will face in future.
    3)If i will give resign , he will asked about cost of visa medical or other or he want salary from me of 45 days.
    Please reply me ….Mr.singh

  • Salman

    i m in an unlimited contract and working for 6months now if the company terminates me before or after 6 months what will be my end service benefits paid by the company? 1 months’ salary or 3 months salary?

  • Frankie

    Hi,

    I just got my visa stamped in my passport and I am on my 3rd month in this company. My salary is 4000 AED. I got an offer from a different company which offers 5000 AED. If I resigned in my work now. Will I get banned?

  • Saad

    I joined a company as Assistant Sales Manager a month back, If i get a position as Sales Manager with higher than my current salary which is 12k now. will I face labor ban.I heard that one can change the job if one have MBA degree submitted for the Visa process and being offered higher than current position.

    Please help with authentic reference, or direct me how to check with official authorities.

  • richard

    Hi

    I just want to know, I applied for a company i just got cancelled from my last employer,…. and the company I’m supposed to worked for until now has not processed my visa yet, and I have not signed any contract or offer letter they keep withholding it, and now i tell them i want to find another work and told me that they already processed my visa and scaring me that they will give me ban automatically,… but I dont think they have processed anything already,… My mistake here is that i have passed most of my credentials

    my question is

    1. are they allowed to processed my visa or labor without any formal offer letter or agreement to both parties.

    2. will i get a ban even though I have not yet started to work in this company. no stamp, no contract or anything

    3. will i still be able to cancel the process of my labor if i go directly to labor. because I think they plan to start my visa give a smaller offer latter after visa and i won’t be able to refuse because i will get a ban if i don’t accept it and the labor is in processed.

    4. If i go to MOL directly ask them to not processed any contracts under the company’s name and my name is that possble

    PLS REPLY THANK YOU

    • Deepak M

      Richard,
      1. If you have not signed any contract, they will not be able to apply for visa. It will be illegal. You can file complaint with immigration or MOL.
      2. No, you will not get a ban if you have not any labour approval.
      3. No, your PRO should do that.
      4. I am not sure about this. You could try that.

  • Anees

    Dear Deepak,
    I joined the company on 23.05.2015 and i didn’t signed the contract and visa was not yet stamped also and medical also not done can i resign if i got a better job offer and in my employment offer letter it mentioned that its a limited contract and its a LLC company.
    do i get a one year ban i resign by myself or what will happen if company terminates me?

  • Steve

    Hi,

    I have recently joined a new company for retails sales, it is a large company, in the UAE. I have signed and returned the offer letter which has stated.

    ‘Probation period of 6 months during which time employment may be terminated by either party without any notice.’

    My salary will be 10k plus commission. I am a British passport holder.

    If I want to leave my employment during this 6 month probation period will I be banned for 6 months? Also, at which point do I have to sign a contract or is the offer letter substantial enough for my company to provide a visa?

    Thank you for help.

    • Deepak M

      Steve,
      Does this company come under MOL?
      In that case Yes, labour ban may be applied if you resign even during the probation period.
      Visa will be processed once the company obtains your labour approval and after you have signed a labour contract.

      • Steve

        Thank you for your reply.

        I have not heard back from this company since i signed the offer letter.

        I have changed my mind and no longer want to work for this company.

        As I have only signed an offer letter and not a contract, nor have I had the medical assessment yet, will I be penalized at this stage if I withdraw from the offer?

        Thank you for your time and your help is much appreciated.

        • Deepak M

          Steve,
          if it is only an offer letter that you have signed, I do not see any problem.
          You should inform the company that you are not interested anymore officially.

          • Steve

            Thanks again for your reply.

            I have been contacted by the company who have obtained and employment e-visa, it says it is valid for 2 months, I don’t know what this means is it still too late to avoid this company without being penalized in some way? They have asked me to send them my original passport to apply for the visa change? What should I do?

            Thank you so much for your help!

            • Deepak M

              Steve,
              Where are you in UAE or outside?
              Never send original passport to anyone (except when your government asks).
              This could be risky!

          • Steve

            I am in the UAE, so what is an e-visa? Thank you

            • Deepak M

              Steve,
              E-visa means electronic visa.

          • Steve

            So if they have the e-vsia with my details on, then is the labour is already approved?

            I have not given them my passport and the switch from visit visa to work visa has not been made, but they want me to start working now and complete the medical after the apply for my emirates ID.

            If I tell them now I no longer want to work for them after they have received my e-visa, will I receive a labour ban even though I have not signed a contract only an offer letter?

            Thanks for your help, highly appreciated.

            • Deepak M

              Steve,
              Your situation is not all clear to me.
              If you have no labour approval, there is no labour ban.
              I am not entirely sure about the e-visa.

        • Steve

          I understand this visa to be an employment entry permit, valid for 2 months, if I choose to go no further will I still be banned?

          Is labour approval needed in order for the company to provide me with the entry employment visa?

          Thank you.

          • Deepak M

            Steve,
            If you have labour approval, you will have labour ban.
            Yes, you need to have labour approval, before a visa is to be issued.

  • Michael

    Hello Deepak,
    I have joined the company on May 2015 It has been 25 days working in company and now i came to know that the owner is having lots of legal issues as everyday new issues is being created in office due to which he has not processed for labor card, medical and emirates id and now he is saying he wont clear my salary and now i want to cancel my visa and now he is saying i need to pay the visa expenses i need to know the visa charges. will i get a ban.
    plz help.

    • Deepak M

      Michael,
      You do not have to pay any visa fees.
      But if your labour approval is processed, you will face labour ban.

      • Name (required)

        hi deepak

        I am here on a visit visa. i had given interview in one company they had taken my passport now they are telling me to go to kish island or oman for exit procedure in this time i got another offer from a different company now i want to join that other company can i do that will i face any legal objection.

        Regards

        • Deepak M

          Have you signed the offer letter or labour contract. If yes, you are obliged with following that.
          On the other hand, you could ask the company to cancel your application and job offer.

      • khalid

        hi deepak,
        i signed limited contract 1 month ago .. i am in 6 months probation ..can i resign now without paying 45 days and getting ban ???

        • Deepak M

          Khalid,
          Even if you paid fines, you will face labour ban.

  • jc

    Hi Deepak,

    I am new in LLC company and still in probation period and I want to resign, I have Unlimited contract with 5K salary.
    1. Will I get labor ban?
    2. Does my Employer will impost a case/or pay the visa expense recovery?
    3. If I will join to other company, how can I lift my ban or what are the possibilities to have a new visa aside from freezone.

    thanks,
    jc

  • Royston

    Im working in a Frozen Food company in Dubai as an Accountant.
    And having an employment visa with “follow up clerk” as professional position.
    I joined this job on 15th Feb 2015 and have a 6 month Probation period. I would like to resign this job, due to business environment and personal reason. Can I Successfully Quit this job, and go back to home land, India.

    • Deepak M

      Royston,
      Yes, you could resign anytime.

  • Aziz

    Hello Dear,
    My joining date in Dubai LLC company is 1st March, 2015 and my emirates ID starting date is 6th of May. Now approx 2.5 months ago, when I joined my company.
    I have a General Accountant visa, now I am going to change my old company. I did Intermediate and Doing ACCA… I have no Graduation nor any professional degree/certificate.

    Now if I will change my company, can i get a Labour ban? as i’m on probation now a days and my contract is Limited.

    • Deepak M

      Aziz,
      You will automatically face labour ban.

      • PARTH NAIK

        I am a doctor..I have completed 4 month in probation period.. Probation period is 6 months..If i quit job , will i face ban?

        • Deepak M

          Parth,
          Professionals like you will not face labour ban.

  • Deepak

    I am probation period i agve resignation letter on 30 April 2015,
    1) how much is notice period, am on limited contract.
    2) what all problems will i do face.
    3)he has not paid me salary from 1st march 2015 to till today.

    • Deepak M

      Deepak,
      1. Read UAE Labor Law, Article 37.
      2. You will face a labour ban.
      3. Please file a complaint with MOL

      • Deepak

        How many days i have to work if i have give resigantion .

        mine employer has not replied to my mail of resing letter & hard copy give to him.\

        so what should i do now.

        • Deepak M

          Deepak,
          Your notice period will be as per your contract.
          Since you have written proof, you can show it at the end of the notice period.

  • dan

    hi Deepak
    I am a radiographer (x-ray Technologist)working in a healthcare facility in Dubai for almost 3 months now and im still on probation for 6months. And I want to quit due to some reasons like delayed salary and my duty hours is 11 hours no over time pay, but it is written the contract that its only 9hrs in a day. they didn’t give me a labour contract to sign and I still dont have residence visa, medical. if I resign will I face the 1 year ban?

  • dan

    continuation..

    and also my duty timing is not the same as stated in my company contract they put 9hrs duty from Monday to sunday except in Friday. and the company manager(acting HR) is telling that my duty timing is split shift 10:00am-1:30pm break then 6:00pm-9:30pm total of 9hrs but shes telling me that I should come before 9am in the morning and in the afternoon before 5:00pm when she informed me about that I immediately complain but no actions.. still my duty hours is 12hrs.. I really want to quit

    • Deepak M

      Please comment in a single comment, I am not able to track multiple pieces.

  • dan

    hi Deepak,

    I am within the probation period almost 2 months, my labour card is processed. But I haven’t sign any labour contract only the company contract and my company took my passport. and they haven’t process my emirates id. and the salary here is every 45 days of the month.

    -can i resign on one day notice?

    -can i take up employment in other company or will i face a ban of 6 months ?

    -what is 6 months ban?

    thanks!

    • Deepak M

      Dan,
      1. If the employer is not agreeing to the contract, you could resign.
      2. Ban will be automatic if your labor approval is under process.
      3. It is a labour ban.

  • Nil

    I am within the probation period, my labour card is processed. My company took my passport for security at the time of joining.

    -can i resign on one day notice?
    -can i take up employment in other company or will i face a ban of 6 months ?
    -what is 6 months ban?

    • Deepak M

      Nil,
      -Please read your contract to confirm this. Also read UAE Labour Law, Article 117.
      -Yes, that is possible. Labour ban is UAE will not affect other countries.
      -6 month labour ban.

      • Rajesh

        HI
        MY VISA IS STAMPED ON 06 MAY 2015 AND EMIRATE CARD IS BEING PROCESSED I AM WORKING ON MY PRESENT COMPANY FOR PROBATION PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS AND NOW I GOT GOOD OFFER FROM OTHER COMAPNY I AM CHARTERD ACCOUNTANT ,ACCA AND MBA AND MY POST ON CONTRACT IS GENERAL ACCOUNATAT WILL IT BE BAN IF I RESIGN PRESENT COMPANY

        • Deepak M

          Rajesh,
          Professional degree holders like you may not have a ban.
          But this will depend on your new salary and designation.
          For more info, read How to avoid labor ban in UAE.

  • Cp

    Hi Deepak,

    Im having confusions of leaving my company, for i might have a ban if i do so. To start of, im newly employed to a private maintenance company here in abu dhabi, more than a momth. And eventualy I found out that my boss has something on me, as the days passed by he started showing me indescent acts and misbehaviour and verbal harresment, and just 2 days back he forced to take my hand and placed it on his sensitive part. I can no longer take it, im scared to report it in the police. Would you please help me if whats the best thing to do? Would I be ban if he terminates me? Or get jailed if i reported it in the police without proof only verbal statement? Please help!

    Thanks,

    Cp

    • Deepak M

      CP,
      you should not delay in filing a complaint against such lewd acts by your manager.
      Yes, if you resign or get terminated, you will have a labour ban.
      You should complain with proper proof.

  • JK

    Hi Deepak

    I had joined an LLC on 18th feb 2015. My Visa got stamped on 22-March. Contract is unlimited. Designation is Ast. Engineer
    Basic salary is 8000AED. Probation period of six months.
    Since the company is not providing the salary on a regular basis (they even had delays upto three months) i wish to resign from here. Already i got an offer same as this from my previous company.
    so i want to know:
    1. Whether i do have to serve any notice period?, If yes How much?
    2. Will i get BAN?, If yes, How can i lift it?
    3. Do i need to pay this company for my visa & insurance expenses.?

    Please help me on this

    Regards
    JK

    • Deepak M

      JK,
      For non receipt of salary, you must file a complaint with MOL.
      1. Yes, you have to serve notice period, as per your contract. Read Article 117 of UAE Labour Law.
      2. Yes, you may face labour ban. Read further about labour ban. Under limited contract, you will face 1 year ban for breaking it.
      3. You will have to compensate your employer up to 45 day salary if you break limited contract.

  • mac

    Dear Mr. Deepak

    Hi my name is Mac. i have a problem about my Employment.
    i got my my employment visa on April 10, 2015 and i am under probation with in 3 month now i completed 2 months now and they gave me a half of salary, im not happy anymore in my job now..theres a possible if i live and resign i get Ban or. how about if they terminate me ..
    I want to know if you are under probation’s with in 3 month and you dont like your job and leave it is possible get ban..can you advise me please

    Respectfully

    macmac

    • Deepak M

      Mac,
      Yes, you will face labour ban.

      • Nadia

        Hi Deepak,

        If we terminated an employee and he did not finish one year, shall we pay him leave salary as per MOL : 2 days leave for every month if his service is more than 6 months and less than one year ?bearing in mind that nothing is mentioned about this in our company Hr policy?

        I will appreciate your response.

        Nadia

        • Deepak M

          Nadia,
          Yes, you must pay leave salary.
          Also you are required to pay 3 month compensation in case the termination was not justified.

          • mc

            Hi Deepak,

            I would just like to clarify regarding your answer here. I started working in a Free Zone company under TECOM on November 2014 but my visa was applied December 2014. I receive my termination notice on May 5, 2015 and it will be effective on June 6, 2015. It was without verbal nor written warning, and it was just handed over by our HR. The letter did not mention any reason for termination. I am not refuting this since I am also wanting to hand over my resignation. I just want to know if I am also entitled for a 3month compensation. Thanks

            • Deepak M

              MC,
              TECOM does not function as per Labour Law of UAE.
              Hence, I am not sure what the solution for you is.
              Usually under probation period, the company need not pay any compensation.

  • Liza

    HI Deepak.
    Im ON my second month of probitionary now working in LLC. Im done with my medical and the biometric for the emirates id. It was mentioned during the interview that i will be on unlimited contract. Now I want to resign because I dont like the job. My 2 boss is treating me like im a robot.
    1. How will i confirm if im on unlimited contract?
    2. Will I get banned?
    3. I have a bachelors degree and my curent salary is 2500.I will be ale to find a new job, can I transfer if the new salary is higher that 2500?
    4. Do I have to pay for the visa expenses?

    I will apreciate your response.

    Thank You

  • Deepak

    Hi, Deepak myself Deepak currently working in a perfume trading Company in Ras al Khor industrial Area 2. I joined Company on 21st Feb 2015, mine interview was done in Mumbai. Now I have been working for more than 2 months. My problems are as follows: 1) Still mine bank Account is not opened, whenever i ask to open they gave silly excusses
    2) Mine Emirates Id is not given to me.
    3) I have got Salary for 22 Feb 2015 to 28thFeb i.e for 7 days 525 dhs.
    4) In Interview he told will provide accomodation & transportation, but not yet provided, I stay behind company Storeroom.
    5) Daily working hours are more than 12 to 13 hrs a day.
    6) Now some problem happend in Ras khor office, So Dewa & Dubai Municipality came & shut down the electricity on 21/04/2015. So my Empolyee Shifted office in his house in jumeriah villa & told me to work here still new office in Deira would open soon with in 2 to 3 days, but still nothing has been done & stay at Ras Al Khor factory behind company Storeroom without electricity or stay at your cousins place. He gave me 400 dhs when I asked i don’t have money to travel from my cousins place to Business Bay, Jumeria to his house where now current office he runs.
    7) When he interviewed me in Mumbai he made me sign 6250 dhs in blank vocuher, telling that if I resign during any period of my contract I have to pay him this much amount. 8) In my passport the visa stamping is done from 3/3/2015 to 2/3/2017, but i acutally came & started working on 21st feb 2015. In my labour contract he has mentioned on 1250 dhs salary inculding allowance + WPS & travelling & accomodation by Second party means I have to bear. While coming from Mumbai he told me take Return Flight ticket to Mumbai. Flight ticket has been paid by me. Please guide me I am resiging my job due no proper working hour, no salary been paid & due to mental strain given by my empolyee.

    Could you guide me, If I resigns what all consequences I have to face, should I have to pay him the visa cost, beacuse he had made me sign in blank vocuher mentioning 6250dhs only.

  • shy

    I am on my 5th month of probationary period, working as a university nurse..the management is making me a temporary nanny everytime a nanny in their “illegal”nursery is out for annual leave..i don’t find this really good and i have already expressed my opinion on this that i am against it but they’re taking it against me and heard from our HR office that they’re going to terminate me because they are being told to look for new nurse cv’s..will i get a ban if ever i resign or they will terminate me?..there’s nothing written in my contract that i have to reimburse my visa and other fees in the event i resign/be terminated. can they actually file a case against me? i’m so stressed out regarding my situation here.i really hope you can shed a light on my unfortunate circumstance.

  • Dominic 3112

    Im working in a healthcare group in UAE , 20 days since i have joined . The company didnt give
    me proper JD and making me work almost minimum 13 hours. I dont like the job and not interested with job.
    Salary offered is 4500 AED . What is the safest way to tell them i want to quit. On my contract it was mentioned only as airfare and other recruitment agency fees , uniform etc. nothing about the visa fees was mentioned . i was offered as sales on my visa. Pls advice on the same how to proceed further

    • Deepak M

      Dominic,
      You have to talk to your HR and provide resignation letter in writing.

      • Faye

        Dear Deepak,

        I started working in an LLC company here in Dubai since January 2015, I am under my husband’s visa. In my labour contract it’s mentioned that I have 6 months probation period. I resigned from my company since I am not happy with the environment, according to your post here I only need maximum of 1 day notice period, I gave my company a 2 days notice but they are insisting to give them one month notice otherwise they will have to file a case against me. I called the MOL call center to clarify with them and they told me that I have to give my company one month notice. I am very confused now, even before seeing your post here I know that if an employee is under probation period, he/she can leave without one month notice, is this a new law?

        I would appreciate your reply.

        Thanks,
        Faye

        • Deepak M

          Faye,
          If MOL has confirmed to you about 1 month notice, there should be no further doubts.
          The rules of labour keep on changing.
          Also recommend you read your labour contract and also UAE Labour Law.

          • Faye

            Dear Deepak,

            Thank you for your reply.

            So this means that the Scenario 2 on this page is not accurate anymore? Employees under probation period that wishes to resign is subject to one month notice period but employers has still the right to terminate an employee without any notice during probation period. Don’t you think this is very bias and very unfair to the employees?

            I have read my Labour Contact over and over and the Labour Law but nothing was mentioned about the notice period of the employee during probation period.

            Could you please confirm this to me? I’m actually still in doubt of the MOL customer service since the reasoning is only benefiting the employer and very bias.

            Thanks in advance,
            Faye

  • kumar

    Hi deepak,

    I have joined in a llc company in dubai in april 2015 and iam under probation period, my contract is a limited contract with 3 months notice period after resignation, now i got offer from a government company in abudhabi , still i need to serve them for 3 months notice period ? is there any way to skip this notice period ?

    • Deepak M

      Kumar,
      That will depend on your current company. You should negotiate with them.

  • Gideon

    Hi Deepak!

    I submitted my resignation effective immediately while I’m on my probationary period and my contract is unlimited. My company said that as per company policy I need to take a notice period of 30 days. Do I really need to follow that rule even if the labor law says that if you are under probationary period you can resign at anytime without a notice period?

    What will be the consequences of this action? Will i be banned? Can they open a case against me?

    I hope that you can help me with this matter.

    Thanks! God bless you!

    • Deepak M

      Gideon,
      Yes, if it is company policy, you have to follow the rules.
      If you complete your contract, there will be no ban.

  • john

    Hi
    My company told me to start working immediately and i signed a contract letter .i am still on my visit visa.They said they will start processing my employment visa now and they asking me to hand over my passport.What Should i do ?

  • pervez

    I am going to resign in a private company located in Abu Dhabi an I am going to join another company in same field (waiting for offer letter) 2.Will i get a ban if i cancel my current visa ( 2 year completed ) as my company.

    • Deepak M

      Pervez,
      Yes, ban will be automatic.

      • Joseph

        I am working as a nurse with HAAD here in abu dhabi for 2 months I was given an offer letter for oil company as a locum position for 12 months if I resign will I have ban?

        • Deepak M

          Joseph,
          Nurses usually can avoid labour ban.
          What type of contract is yours? Since it is government institute, read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

          • joseph

            my contract is limited sir. but I’m still on probationary period..
            Thank you very much.

          • sharon

            Dear sir,

            I just want to ask, im on Freezone company holding pink visa expire on June 05, 2015, im working 2 months already i just want to ask because i dont want to continue i want to resign,

            1) will i get an BAN?

            2) can i transfer to another freezone company?

            • Deepak M

              Sharon,
              1. Under freezone, there is no labour ban.
              2. I guess, within JAFZA and DAFZA you can not join. Other freezone or LLC is OK.

  • Maryam

    Hi,

    I was working in a private company here in Abu Dhabi. I am sponsored by my father. I have resigned during the probation period and they have cancelled my labour card. I just need to know whether i would face any labour ban.

    Many thanks in advance

  • Santhosh

    Dear Sir,

    I am Currently working in LLC in Dubai. now i am in Probation period .My Passport still no stamped. if i leave the job will i face labour ban for six month.

    • Deepak M

      Santhosh,
      If your labour approval is obtained, you will have labour ban.

  • Pavan

    Dear Deepak,
    I am staying with my family (they came last month on 3 months visit visa). But recently I got a new job in dubai,
    But my question is
    Is there any option to me to change their visit visa to family visa without sending back to India in uae.

    • Deepak M

      Pavan,
      Yes, their status can be changed here in Dubai. It is an extra expense.

  • Tahera

    Hello. I am doctor working as Specialist and i came before 2 months. I am still in 6 months probation and contract is limited . i don’t like the working atmosphere so want to change. can the hospital ban me and do i need NOC from them??

    • Deepak M

      Tahera,
      Professionals like you do not have a labour ban, I think.
      Please also confirm with MOL.

    • Deepak M

      Tahera,
      I don’t think professionals like you have a labour ban.

  • Dyown

    Good day!

    I have a question maybe uou can help me.

    I’m currently employed in an LLC company but I was hired in my home country Philippines, I’ve been working for 4months and I wanted to resign. My company is forcing me to send me back to the Philippines but I already find a new job that will sponsor my new working visa here in Dubai. do you think it really necessary for me to go back in the Philippines or I can just exit to another country like kish?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Deepak M

      Dyown,
      some companies insist on that. But there is no harm in going to Kish and coming back.

  • Ram

    My company is in jafza. and my colleague resigned in probation period. and company asked to pay 45 days salary.
    when asked company informed that its the new rule in jafza. and also when contacted labour ministry, they replied that we are not concerned about jafza.

    Can you provide some details. is there any new law that under probation period also employee need to pay 45 days salary to employer.

    • Deepak M

      Ram,
      Why don’t you call JAFZA authority office?
      They will help you for sure.
      I am not aware of this rule!

  • Mohammed Afsal

    Hai Deepak,

    I am here in U.A.E working in Trading Company.This is my first job in U.A.E .I am the only staff here for the time being as they have told me,but my manager see me as a superman and I have to do all kinds of works and harassment.They are not even giving me any training either.I cant take it anymore.I am on a 2 year visa,currently under probation.I have only completed 3 months. Can you kindly tell me if i resign now

    *Will I be able to get a future better job in U.A.E,or will I get disqualified for only completing 3 months in my first company.

    *Will I get any ban.

    *Will I have to pay my visa cost money.

    Kindly please reply me.

  • mike

    I am planning to change company, I only got employment visa and i have not yet went for medical and did not yet signed any contract except for offer letter. I would like to ask if I change company will I got a labour ban?

    • Deepak Machado

      Mike,
      How could you get employment visa without medical and without signing offer ketter?
      Are you talking about the pink visa?

  • MOHAMMAD ANSAR

    DEAR SIR,
    I WANT KNOW I AM JOINED NEW COMPANY BEFORE COMPANY GIVE OFFER LETTER 3800 NOW COMPANY TOLD HE PAY ONLY N 2000 D.H.S .IF I FIND NEW JOB I CAN APPLY .IF I RESIGN MY JOB HAVE A BAN? JUST 1 MONTH ONLY I AM JOINED NEW COMPANY>

  • Aj

    Dear Deepak M,

    Mate, I’m less than 3 months in my current employer. I have a limited contract (2 years).
    I want to resign anytime this week.
    Aside from bans, any ideas about my financial penalties to them.

    I’m just confuse if there is “a probation period” in a limited contract.
    If a probation period is there, then I believe there is no need to pay the so called “45 days wage” penalty ..am I right?

    • Deepak Machado

      Aj,
      As far as I know there are no financial penalties.
      Yes, limited contracts do have probation period.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-labour-law-2/reader-mailbag-pay-visa-costs-resign

      • Aj

        Thanks Deepak.

        By the way, I found a strange info.

        I just found out that the probationary period written in my contract is “O”…

        is it illegal?

        • Deepak Machado

          Aj,
          Not illegal.
          It is up to the company to confirm you from day One.

  • saifullah

    Dear Deepak

    First of all, i would appreciate your support regarding MOL matters

    About 1 month before company sent me 2 month employment visa (Expiry date 25-02-2015). I came here and joined that company.
    Till now , there is no Labor Contract, no Medical, no Emirates ID

    i am intended to leave this company.

    1. if i leave this company, will there b any ban on me ?
    2. if yes how to lift that ban

    Waiting for your early response

    Thanks & Regards,
    Saifullah

  • shammas

    Hi sir,
    in my company MD too much shouting simple things i am am very dispersed i enter this job only 3 months finished can i resign this job or can i change my visa to other company i have only +2 certificate

    • Deepak Machado

      Shammas,
      You could resign, but you may face labour ban.

  • rea

    hi sir

    I am a company but working as housemaid.,my salary is less than 1000 aed.i started work here last novemver 2014 but in my visa is january 2015.,i told them that i want to cancel my visa..and they said ok.,but instead of cancelling my visa they send me to other house.,im under probation.,i didnt even see And sign any contract.,

    My question is:

    1. Do i need to give a resignation letter?

    2. Do i need to pay 6k aed(as they say)

    3. can i apply to a freezone

    Pls help me sir
    I need your answer ASAP

    Thank you sir

    • Deepak Machado

      Rea,
      1. Better to give.
      2. No.
      3. Yes.

  • Jonathan

    Hi, I have been working for two months in a company, and they are not treating me well like a human being, they look at me as if I am a robot or superman who can do everything without proper training. what will happen if I resign during probation, I have no offer letter nor a contract signed either me and my company and my emirates ID is not processed yet.

    • Deepak Machado

      Jonathan,
      First of all it is illegal to work without proper labour approval.
      If you do not have a contract, and resign, there will be no labour ban.

  • shams

    Hi

    My self am shams,Working 2.4years in a company,After finishing my 2 year contact they Amend company name and they make new contract,But same office same sponser ,Now i got a better offer from another company.Is it possible for changing to new company…

    Kindly advice..

    • Deepak Machado

      Shams,
      Yes, possible to change company.
      But make sure you read more about labour ban.

  • johns

    I came to Abu Dhabi with entry permit, I did not sign contract. Even finger print, Emirats ID and medical also not completed.
    any ban for me ?

    • Deepak Machado

      Johns,
      I don’t think you will have any labour related ban.

  • Vin

    is it necessary to mention in your cv that you’re in a free zone company upon applying to different company?

    • Deepak Machado

      Vin,
      Yes it is better to mention this.

  • kathiresan

    Hello Deepak,
    I joined in company on 26th feb and i was promised for a specific role and i’m doing another role now.i work for a company and my visa and paper works are outsourced to a different agency.i’m not interested in the job role.may i ask for a change in company with the agency.my sal is 3000.will i get a ban.will they cancel my visa if i’m not ready to work for the current company.pls advice

    • Deepak Machado

      Kathiresan,
      Yes, you will face labour ban.

  • Mrs.Ayyaz

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working on husband visa in a company. After two and half months i want to resign, my probabtion period is six months. I have double masters degree and my salary is 3000 dhs. I will search for the new job so confirm me if i will have a BAN of SIX months?

    • Deepak Machado

      Mrs.Ayyaz,
      I don’t think for your qualification, you will face labour ban.

  • Elsworth

    hi
    i’m currently working at a LLC company with a limited contract and it’s my 5th month now, i’m planning to transfer to a free zone company what are the risk? will they ban me?

  • Marivic

    Hi Sir,

    Good day!

    I’m working here in UAE for 1 year and 8 mos now as secretary as what is stated in my contract now my boss wants me to be a sales executive. Is it legal and allowed? because that’s the reason why i’m going to resign and if I resign will I get the 6 mos labor ban? and if ever i have a ban it will also end when my contract ends? (i have only 4 mos before my contract will end)

    Thank you

  • RAM

    Hello Deepak,

    Thanks for your replies before. I have complaint in MOL against my employer and my employer is calling again and again and saying if you want cancellation you will have to work for two hours for us. They are harassing me a lot. Could you please tell me :-

    1. How much time would the MOL take for their process?
    2. What would be the best way to overcome from this situation?

    Apart from that if I join my free zone company before the process ends in MOL it can create problem for me.

    Best Reagrds
    Ram

    • Deepak Machado

      Ram,
      1. Can’t say!!
      2. MOL is your best option.
      Once you cancel your Labour Card, MOL won’t get involved!

  • Anish

    Hi Deepak,

    You have helped me before.

    However, I am on Engineer Visa working in sales as expediter. Still under probation period of 6 months.

    Will I get ban if I resign?

    Will I get ban if company terminates me?

    In case if I get one, can I join for another job in UAE if I get job as an Engineer. (Ban lifting for 12K above is known. I am asking If it is less than 12 K)

    Appreciate receiving your response on it.

    Thanks

  • Anne

    Hi! I am currently on my 2nd month under probation. My contract is unlimited and I’m planning to resign and just go back to my home country. When do you think is the best time for me to resign? While I’m still on probation or after 6 months? Also, do I have to pay my employer?

    • Deepak Machado

      Anne,
      If you have already decided, it is better to resign in probation.
      You do not have to pay anything to company.

  • Mohammed Zee

    Dear Deepak

    If i am getting Government Job will any Ban Impose me since my previously salary is below 5k?

    • Deepak Machado

      Mohammed,
      If it is government job, labour ban will not be applicable.

  • Mary grace

    Hi. I wish to resign on my current employer, however I am under probationary and on limited contract. Our HR said that I would going to pay my visa expenses and pay some amount for bridge contract. My question is, is it legal or is it mention in the UAE LAW? Thanks.

  • RAM

    Hello Deepak,

    One more thing, once I complain in MOL. Can I join free zone company or not?

    Thanks and Regards
    Ram

    • Deepak Machado

      Ram,
      You can.

  • RAM

    Thanks a lot Deepak!!

    Also company took visa expenses. Should I complain for this too?

    Regards
    Ram

    • Deepak Machado

      Ram,
      You may!

  • yen

    Hi,

    I’m planning to resign 3 mos before my contract ends. Is there a 6 mos. labor ban?or the ban will last only 3 mos same with when my contract ends?

    Thank you

    • Deepak Machado

      Yes,
      Not sure what kind of contract are you on?!

      • Marivic

        In in unlimited contract

        Thank you

  • RAM

    Dear Deepak.

    I was working in UAE since last 3months. As I was not satisfied with my job so I resigned my current company and served 30 days notice period. Also I have got the job in free zone. My company tried to impose one year ban through MOL but they failed due to an unlimited contract.

    Now the company is not cancelling my visa as I have been waiting since last 15 days.

    In this case what should I do?

    Regards
    Ram

    • Deepak Machado

      Ram,
      cancellation should not take more than a day.
      You will have to approach MOL and mention your complaint.

      • mark

        what about me ? what will happen because my company force me to resign ,, im working almost 1year and 6months .. am I already banned ?????

        • Deepak Machado

          Mark,
          Not sure about that. PLease post complete question!

  • Ahamed

    I resigned my job, I came to Abu Dhabi with entry permit, I did not sign contract. Even finger print and Emirats ID also not completed. I have finish my medical only. My employment visa is not stamped .

    I am an Engineer

    Do I have any ban?

  • Cri

    Hi deepak, I am already in my 3rd month working in a company but under agency and our contract is only 6 months. My visa is unlimited and have 2 years visa. First, when i signed the contract they told us that we are in shifting schedules but it did not happen. Second, the Hr told us if we resign it is ok because were just temporary staff. Now, here is the situation, i am being harrassed everyday at work physically and verbally and i just keep it to myself because before my manager threatened me that i am unfit for the job he will call the hr to terminate me. Because i dont want to be unemployed i just deal with it. But now its getting worst, some staffs are ganging up on me making nasty remarks through jokes and most of the time undirectly towards me so that they can be safe. I am not dumb, as to some hateful remarks it is directly implying on me since im the only person who enters the room where they be acting like that. I want to resign and hr told me i will pay the amount of visa expenses they have paid and i did not remember any form that i signed regarding this matter. i signed two papers, the contract which is 6 months and the contract fot the agency which is 2 yrs visa and i did not even got the chance to read the agency’s contract because hr told me my contract is the 6months that i have signed and he took away the papers while i was reading it. This is my question if i resigned, should i pay the visa cost eventhough i did not signed any form that i have to pay it if i did not finished my contract? If i resigned, is the one month notice applicable? Or once i submitted my resignation i will only have one day notice? If they did not accept my resignation what should i do? I am planning on resigning for health reasons, for me to get approved but the main reason is i dont like working because of the hostile situation i am currently in. I want your advice. Thank you hope u can help me

    • Deepak Machado

      Cri,
      Such antics by your colleagues and managers are frowned upon by MOL officials.
      If it is a serious issue, I recommend you approach MOL with valid proof and file a complaint.
      You need not pay any expenses to the company if they terminate or you resign. Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-labour-law-2/reader-mailbag-pay-visa-costs-resign
      You have all the rights to read your contract and have a copy of it.
      I suggest you look out for a new workplace which has decent people working there!

  • feer

    im under probation on outsource manpower supply.. the project was finish. for only 4 months. they say much better if i could look
    for another company now.. they will give me a NOC.
    what others benefit i need to asked from them..
    is the NOC will help to lift my ban??

    • Deepak Machado

      Feer,
      you are not entitled for any benefits.
      If terminated, you are eligible for return ticket and salary for all the days you have worked.

  • Rajiv Upadhyaya

    Dear Deepak ,
    i am on a visit visa for 3 months and during first month i got a job
    and they have given me offer letter and now they want me to continue till three months is it leagal to do that on a visit visa…kindly tell me please.

    • Deepak Machado

      Rajiv,
      It is illegal to work while on visit visa.
      Insist on new entry permit, labour approval, and valid residency visa.

  • sheikh

    i work in one of the companies in jafza, iam new here,iwant to resign my job prior to 2 months probation, will i need to reimburse visa charges, even if it is mentioned in contract?

  • SKP

    Hello Deepak,

    Am a doctor working in a private clinic in Dubai. I am on probation currently, into 2 months now, another 4 months to go. I want to change my job into a new position of a school doctor, which offers me 12000 AED ( My current salary is 15000). I have a limited contract for 2 years with my employer. In my offer letter, they have stated this: ” During the probation period, either party can terminate the Contract by giving 7 days notice. After the probationary period, either party may terminate the services as per the local labour law.”

    I am on employment visa now. Will I receive a ban? And can it be lifted?

    Please advice at the earliest,

    Regards,

    SKP

    • Deepak Machado

      SKP,
      Since you are a professional doctor, you may face no labour ban.
      However, since yours is a limited contract, I will have to make sure about this.
      Give me some time. Also I request you to call 800-MOL directly and enquire. They will have advice.

      • SKP

        Hello Deepak,

        I had enquired with the MOL and they told me that though my automatic ban can be lifted, the employer may choose to impose a one year ban on me. Are there any ways they can choose not to do that? And I was also informed that I would have to pay a 45 day salary to the company?

        • Deepak Machado

          SKP,
          If they have confirmed, it is right!

  • Mina

    Hello Deepak
    Congrats on your great work!
    I want to resign from a limited contract during my probation. The work environment is poor, mismanagement is present and my actual work is different than I was actually told during my interviews. Besides the company owes me a considerable amount of payments after only 2 months of joining, telling me that it was only a miscalculation and I’ll get my money “later”. They also kept my labor card and my passport. Anyways, I got an offer of double the salary I have now, with a much better position, in a decent clinic. The point is that in my contract it says that if I leave before completing 2 yrs, the company will enforce a labour ban of one year for the entire UAE. Is that legal? And is it applicable also in case I resign during my probation? I signed because I thought it applies only after probation is completed. Any help and advise are much appreciated. Thanks!
    Note: I am a doctor.

  • Anish

    Hi Deepak,

    Keep doing good.

    I came here in General Electrical Engineer Visa. Job is sales job in trading company.
    Currently under my probation period. with AED 3500. 2 year contract.
    Just 2 queries.

    If I get a job with salary just more than 5000 AED, will my ban be uplifted?
    Kindly specify the ban condition

    1. Before probation period is over.

    2. After probation period is over.

  • Phillip

    Dear Deepak,

    Im working as a security guard right now from a private company and i am not happy because they didnt follow what they wrote in the contract.

    1. It was clearly written in the contract that they are paying the trainings that we undergo before working with them, but they took money from my pocket just to pay the training.
    2. They let me handle almost 3/4 of my visa processing expenses.

    just a quick question, will i get a ban if i will resign since i still didnt finish my probation?(still working with them for 2months)
    or is it better to let them terminate me?

    • Deepak Machado

      Philip,
      1. Ok. Not sure what answer you are looking here.
      2. That is not legal.
      Yes, you will get a labour ban. Can’t say whether termination or resignation is better.

      • Phillip

        so you’re saying i will get a labour ban if i quit my job? im still on probation..is there any other way?

    • sultana

      Hi Deepak. I am currently working in a firm as a receptionist. i am under my father’s sponsorship and working under 6 months probation period. the company has issued a limited contract for me. I have completed 2 months probation period on Feb 28th 2015. i do not wish to continue further as the work environment is hostile. they have not even paid me my February month salary . Can you please advise me how to resign without any hurdles. do i send them the resignation letter via email? do i have to serve any notice period? as it is not mentioned in my contract.

      • Deepak Machado

        Sultana,
        If you resign from limited contract, you may face up to 1 year labour ban.
        Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae
        Resignation is better by typing a letter and signing it and handing it over personally.
        Notice period is as per the contract.

  • Preeti Sharma

    Hi deepak,

    Kindly assist me in the below query

    I am currently on probation for six months. I will finish my one month probation this 28th Feb, 2015. However, i don’t wish to continue in this organization. I am currently on employment visa.

    However my company contract states the follows
    “You will not be allowed to change jobs within the UAE while under the sponsorship of the company. The employment shall bear the cost of recruitment and repatriation if he resigns from the service before the completion of 1 year service with the company”

    Will i get a ban of six months ? Is there a way i can avoid it ?

    Kindly advice.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Regards,

  • Huma

    I am working as a operations executive.I just got fired because the company was forcing me to do telemarketing which i had clearly refused to do in my interview. A day ago they said if i don’t bring a customer in march they will fire me. I was appointed for operations and was being given Sales which i cannot do and so i said if its about sales and bringing clients then they should fire me in feb and should not wait till march.

    Will i get a ban now?

    • Huma

      Forgot to mention that i will complete 4th month of my 6months probation period in february.

    • Deepak Machado

      Huma,
      If your company terminates you, the MOL may not impose labour ban.

      • Huma

        Thanks Deepak. You are doing a great Job.

  • Kumar

    Dear Deepak,

    Now i am working in a private concern,Abudhabi.After 15 days i will completed my Probation period.In my employment contract ‘probation period is 3 months’.Now i want quit this job because very bad environment here .Before one week only i got my ‘Emirates ID’.Now i can resign this job without any BAN and any penalties?If they accept my resignation, i will face any notice period?

    • Deepak Machado

      Kumar,
      Depends on the new salary, designation and your qualification whether you receive a ban or no.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/how-to-avoid-6-months-labour-ban-in-dubai-uae

      • Kumar

        Dear Deepak,

        Thank you very much for your reply.I read your given link and i have only one doubt.That is

        I will shift my employment to a new company.They will give 9500 AED offer,Now getting 5500 AED,but i am having Bachelor of Engineering Degree.I will face any BAN?

        • Deepak Machado

          Kumar,
          Labour ban in most cases is not applicable on professionals like engineers.
          But check the new designation.

  • marco

    good day mr. deepak

    i just wanna ask, i just currently moved here in ajman, and i have employed and on my contract it says that I’m on 6 months probation, i already have my emirates i,d, visit stamped on my passport,health card and labour card, I’m on my 4th month probation and i am planning to resign so i can go back to my home country to pursue my study. do i have to go under 30 days notice before i can leave my job?and should i pay my employer for the visas expenses as my other friends told me?but there is nothing written on my contract regarding the reimbursement of visa expenses.i just wanna know so when i pass my resignation letter to my employer, i already know my rights.i just wanna go home to my mainland. thank you and have a great day

    • Deepak Machado

      Marco,
      Under probation you could leave with 1 day notice.
      You don’t have to reimburse any costs to employer.
      Under probation, you have limited rights.

      • krixy

        hello, just want to ask. im also under probationary, my

        probation will end on march 8, 2015. Things are not going

        well for me with the company im in now. I want to resign. Is

        it sure that i will not pay anything in my company?..

        OR if terminated during probationary period, i will not pay

        anything to the company? because in the offer letter i have

        it is written that:

        * In the event that your employment was terminated, for one

        reason or another before completing 1 year of service with

        the company, you have to pay back to the company the expenses

        of sponsoring your working visa”

        My main concern is that i will not pay anything to the

        company terminated or resigned.

        thank you

  • Walter White

    Dear Deepak,

    I’ve joined a company which for many reasons I don’t want to be part of, anymore.

    Right now I’m on employment entry permit which has another 30 days to expire.

    My medicals are not yet done. Not even my emirates ID. .so obviously no labor contract yet to sign on.

    The only thing I’ve signed on is the offer letter since I’ve arrived in dxb.

    Will there be any ban?
    Do i get any extention to stay in uae after cancellation of entry permit?

    • Deepak Machado

      Walter,
      If your labour approval is not under process, you will have no labour ban.
      No, you will have to exit prior to the expiry of entry permit.

      • Walter White

        Thanks Deepak.
         
        1. Just so I’m clear, when does the labor approval process start?
         
        2. Is it wise to wait till I get my medicals done, emirates ID done and then refuse to sign labor contract?
         
        Or
         
        should I just refuse right at the start when they ask me to go for medicals?

        • Walter White

          I’m just tryna buy more time to stay here hoping to find something before they cancel my entry permit visa.

        • Deepak Machado

          Walter,
          Labour approval is obtained prior to medicals etc.
          It starts the moment you agree to join the company.

    • Sameer

      Hi Deepak
      I want to resign from job here in UAE I have done medical,Emirates Id even i have signed employment contract as well but i am working here from only 2 months i am still in probation As per the contract there is mentioned 0 days notice period in the probation Please tell me if i will quit my job after 2 months shall i ll get any ban and i have salary 5500 Please reply

  • Shiva

    Dear Deepak,

    I work for a company in Al Ain and was offered a sales coordinator post. When I reported for work, I was offered an Admin Manager’s post without change in salary or without any documentation with respect to the change in designation. The working environment is not conducive and my employer harasses me for everything. I have obtained 2 PG qualifications and was working in very Senior role in the previous companies outside UAE. I approached my employer on many occasions reminding him of the salary hike and change in designation as promised, but to no avail. I am being paid only 5 times less than what I used to earn. It is only 3 months since I started working here. I sent my employer my resignation letter by email but he seems to have ignored my email too. I just want to get out of this hell but I am worried about the Visa ban. I am currently on an unlimited contract. Also, my employer has taken my passport and has not given my contract issued by the MOL. I am in a fix please do suggest a way out. I do not want to work here in UAE at all and intend going back to my country, BUT I am very particular that there should not be any blemish with regard to my passport and there should not be any visa ban. Please do help. I do not want to take the salary and I can buy my own ticket. In fact, I bought my own ticket while reporting for work.

    • Deepak Machado

      Shiva,
      Your situation looks serious.
      I recommend you approach MOL with your queries and complaints.

  • Roshan

    Hello, I have been here working with a company in Dubai for more than a month and i dont like the work environment and i wanted to quit, but they are asking for me to refund all the money, including visa, training and medical. I have not taken my Emirates ID yet and contract says 2 month notice period, but I am afraid if i did work, they will not pay my salary, what should I do?

    • Deepak Machado

      Roshan,
      companies can not ask for such reimbursements of costs.

  • Muhammad

    I am working with a company from last 03 Months with some managerial Position but company is looking to close the project due to lowprofit. I have an other offer now with same salary but low designation.
    Can i resign within probation and join new company without any type of ban. I am Engineer by profession.
    Pls advise me accordingly
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Read more: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/what-happens-if-i-resign-during-the-probation-period#ixzz3SCFITnrz
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  • Muhammad

    I am working with a company from last 03 years with some managerial Position but company is looking to close the project due to lowprofit. I have an other offer now with same salary but low designation.

    Can i resign within probation and join new company without any type of ban. I am Engineer by profession.

    Pls advise me accordingly

    • Deepak Machado

      Muhammad,
      I don’t think you will face ban since company is terminating contracts.

  • Jitender Singh Rawat

    Hi deepak iam in abu dhabi just came jan 27 but i dont wont to work that company i want to go india by my company md is not giving my passport what can i do siill medicla not done and no contract his giving me simple offer letter that is signed.
    please help me out of this situation.

  • ralph

    gud day sir,, i resigned from my company here in oman almost a month ago during my probationary period..i gave them a 7 day notice already and i just need my passport back..my area manager keeps insisting that i need to have a labor card first before i can resign..but our HR officer an omani guy told me no need for a labor card because i am still in a probationary period and it is clearly stated on my contract that i can resign anytime within the probation period..why they keep insisting this labor card issue? thank u sir..

    • Deepak Machado

      Ralph,
      I am not sure about Oman rules.

      • ralph

        ok sir thanks..but i wanna know if i can get a new visit visa in dubai because my old one is about to expire and i’m still here in oman my passport is still not in my hands..

        • Deepak Machado

          Ralph,
          You could get a visit visa to dubai.

  • jezdgreat

    I’m very sorry deepak.

    Its not immigration ban i mean its labour ban? Do i have a labour ban when i have to resign even though i have not yet sign the labour contract?

    Thank you very much.

    • Deepak Machado

      Jez,
      How are you working without having signed the labour contract?

  • jezdgreat

    Hi deepak,

    I just wanna ask can I face immigration ban when I resign to my current job as sales I’ve been working for 1month now. But, I have not yet sign the labour contract. Only medical and IED is done.

    Thank you very much.
    Hope to hear from you shortly.

    • Deepak Machado

      Jez,
      Why do you think you will have immigration ban?
      You may have labour ban. Immigration ban is the ultimate… as you will not be allowed to enter UAE or live here, when you have an immigration ban.

  • Yehnzs

    You might be asked to reimburse the visa costs if it is mentioned in your contract;

    I read about articles about “Employer cannot deduct visa fees” from gulfnews and “Employees not to pay recruitment fees” in Khaleej Times. It was written with respect to Ministerial Order 52 of 1989 Article 6. And UAE Labour Law Article 60

    • Deepak Machado

      Yehnzs,
      You should not pay any costs to employer.
      Companies could insist but as per MOL you should not.

  • joy

    Sir,

    I’m on husband visa. I want to resigned in my current job. I’m working here for 1 year and have a labour card from the company. If I will resigned do i get any labour ban?

  • Kim

    hi mr. deepak
    This my first query,

    please help for some question, actually im working in the company just 3weeks and my visa is free zone i already done medical, signing contract, but just to tell you that i dont like the environment on that company and i have 1 opportunity from one of my friend recommend me to join in the same free zone, what is the cause it will happen if im resigning on my current employer, any ban and penalty is imposed to me please help and guide.

    And this your rply

    Which free zone are you working currently?
    If it is JAFZA, there may be problems with transfer of visa.

    And i answer u this

    Hi mr deepak as i discussed earlier my current company located in sharjah hamriyah freezone and that same freezone where my friend recommend me to join,

    Tnx kim

    • Deepak Machado

      Kim,
      I don’t think there will be any problem with your situation.
      However, there are many aspects governing the rules. You need to be aware and directly speak to the new company HR.

  • Kim

    Hi mr deepak this my query as per your question as i discussed earlier my current company located in sharjah hamriyah freezone and that same freezone where my friend recommend me to join,

    Pls help and advise

    Thanks
    Kim

    • Deepak Machado

      Kim,
      I am not sure what your query is! Pleas post complete query.

  • Kim

    Hi mr deepak as i discussed earlier my current company located in sharjah hamriyah freezone and that same freezone where my friend recommend me to join,

    Pls help and advise

    Thanks
    Kim

    • Deepak Machado

      Kim,
      I am lost!!?? What was your query. Sorry, if I have missed!

  • Nahtanoj

    Sir,
    They already cancelled my visa and wants me to pay the visa expenses. I already filed a complaint about this to MOL because the labor said that since they terminated me they don’t have the right to collect any money from me. Now they refuse to release my passport without paying the visa expenses.
    I’m already messed up right now because I dont have any means of income and still applying for a job. They stand firmed that they wont release my passport without paying it.
    What advise can you give me sir?

  • Name (required)

    hi mr. deepak

    please help for some question, actually im working in the company just 3weeks and my visa is free zone i already done medical, signing contract, but just to tell you that i dont like the environment on that company and i have 1 opportunity from one of my friend recommend me to join in the same free zone, what is the cause it will happen if im resigning on my current employer, any ban and penalty is imposed to me please help and guide.

    thanks

    kim

    • Deepak Machado

      Which free zone are you working currently?
      If it is JAFZA, there may be problems with transfer of visa.

    • Name (required)

      Dear Deepak Keep it up the good work and thank you for your assistance, i have few question.

      I got terminated during my probation period, i have only completed two months in the company, however the same day of the termination i got only one month salary, they said the will settle the rest , so i have one month unpaid,plus the one month notice the have asked me to serve.my last working day will be 8 march. I have requested for letter of termination from them which has not yet provided, my main question will get ban? since i have got another offer of the same position to another company and still i do want not want to lose the my salary. please advise thank you.

      • Deepak Machado

        I believe ban will be applicable but since it is a termination ask your company not to impose ban and obtain an NOC from them.
        You should get your salaries due to you.

  • NIKKI

    Dear Deepak,

    I NEED HELP! PLEASE HELP ME. I’ve been in this company in Al Reem for 1month and 11 days to be exact. On my 2nd and 3rd week, I’ve experienced sexual harassment from one of the department heads. I told the HR about this then what they did was talked to that person. After a week he stopped bothering me, then just this Tuesday he was verbally sexually harassing me. I am no longer comfortable working here. I am still in probationary period. I have unlimited contract. I want to resign. I am so scared. My salary is only 2250 for a document controller. What should I do?? What will happen if I resign?

    • Deepak Machado

      Nikki,
      if the HR of your company does not support you, please file a complaint with MOL with immediately.
      Call them right now from your mobile: 800 665.

    • Rose

      I was offered a job in that company also as a secretary.. better that i didn’t accept. Anyway, Mr. deepak i have some situation, i was cancelled in my old company due to they cannot give salary and the company is new and no permanent license yet. they release me and cancel me without any banned, now i found new company and they process my visa and removed my job for giving me salary of 5000aed. im working with them for 15days now and my entry permit visa was issued last Feb. 23, im encountering some sort of problems with them and im not comfortable now to work with them bcos they giving too much promises and lies to their staff, i don’t like to be in the same shoe in the future, so i made my resignation and i told them my last working date was end of this February, and i am willing to pay any expense for my visa. i didn’t sign any contract from them, i didn’t do yet my emirates ID and Medical. I want to cancel my application but they refusing it and telling me they will imposed 1 year permanent banned on me if i pursue my resignation. I have new job offer in new company and they will give me 7000dhs salary, my question is..

      1. Does my old banned that they removed will affect my new company who will give me better offer?

      2. Does my company have the power to give me permanent banned?

      3. They holding my passport and they dont want to give it to me, Can i have the rights to get my passport?

      4. Is that okay that i give them only 4 days notice that im not continuing my resignation?

      Please advice me.. Thank you

      • Deepak Machado

        Rose,
        1. No, they can not impose any ban.
        2. No way Rose!
        3. Holding passports is illegal. You could file a complaint with the police.
        4. Yes, when you are under probation, notice period is 1 day.

  • Ramzel

    Hi Deepak,

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

    1. Will I bet labour ban for not completing my contract [unlimited]?
    2. If yes, will the ban be lifted if I join Emirates Group with a higher salary?

    Thanks.

    • Deepak

      Ramzel,
      1. Yes.
      2. Yes, under Emirates, labour ban is not applicable.

  • RAM

    Hello Sir,

    I am working in a LLC company and have unlimited contract. Now I have got an offer from free zone, JAFZA. It is confirmed that I would be having BAN from MOL. Please confirm me if I would be able to avail Visa from or not from free zone? And Could company can impose me a one year ban as I am in probation period?

    Regards
    Ram

    • Deepak

      Ram,
      If you are joining a free zone you will not have labour ban as labour ban is not applicable in free zones.

  • Nahtanoj

    Sir Deepak,

    It was good to know that there is someone like you who have lend ears to others inquiries. I would like to share mine also and looking forward for your reply.

    My situation right now is really devastated, my employer hired me and gave offer letter salary is 4,000 dh and still under probationary period, due to family problems I made an absent just to take care of my personal issues, due to this reason the employer inform me that he will reduce my salary to 3,000 dh, so I told him I will not accept it and told him that I seek an advise from MOL that he can only deduct my salary to the absences made but not reducing my salary because that’s illegal MOL said. The following day he gave me Termination Letter and gave me an option that if I will not accept the 3,000 salary I can search for a new job if I want to not continue he can cancel the visa (note: the visa is not yet stamped in the passport until now because of slow process of the company).

    Now I was wondering since he already gave me a termination letter, why still give an option to accept the 3,000 salary? and since he terminated me under probationary period will I face a ban?

    The working environment is not really good and there’s no system also. What will be the best solution you can give me sir?

    • Deepak Machado

      Nahtonal,
      Employer can terminate employees during probation with a day’s notice.
      You will get a labour ban if your paper’s are under process.
      However, you please get an NOC from your company. This will solve the issue of labour ban.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/how-to-avoid-6-months-labour-ban-in-dubai-uae

      • wata

        mr, deepak,

        please help me, i work in my previous company for at lease 5 months, then i resign because for a better salary, but in the contract i have 1 years ban, but now i’m working in global villages freezone visa, my new company told me it’s immigration visa, but it only last for 6 months, do i still have a ban after that, what is the best way, now i;m working in global village, after this what will happen to me, is there be a ban? thank you very much

        • Deepak Machado

          Wata,
          Not clear about your query!!

      • Nahtanoj

        Sir,

        They already cancelled my visa and wants me to pay the visa expenses. I already filed a complaint about this to MOL because the labor said that since they terminated me they don’t have the right to collect any money from me. Now they refuse to release my passport without paying the visa expenses.

        I’m already messed up right now because I dont have any means of income and still applying for a job. They stand firmed that they wont release my passport without paying it.

        What advise can you give me sir?

  • Vijay

    Dear Deepak,

    My Labour card is completed 25th feb 2015. and my visa in passport completed 2nd April 2015. i have unlimited contract. i wont renew my visa to this concern. my post is sales and service engineer. so in this case, at which date i would like to give an resignation letter. any ban applicable regarding this case. plz i have ur advice.

    regards,
    vijay.

    • Vijay

      Deepak,

      I ve one more clarification. wheather, calculating date of expiry of labour cad or visa in passort?? plz reply my 2 queries as soon as you can.

      Regards,
      Vijay

    • Deepak Machado

      Vijay,
      You will need to resign as per required notice period depending on your labor card expiry.
      For Ex: If your notice period is 1 month, then it is better to resign on Jan 25th.
      No ban is applicable if you complete your contract.

  • saurabh singh

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working in Dubai in Construction LLC Company since 7.5 months. Company said that they will send me on long leave or terminate me. Some colleagues started harrassing me in my work so that I resign from my job. I have returned to India on 6/01/15 by writing mail to the HR & my boss from my mail. While returning back to India I sent an Abusive & threatening SMS to the colleague who was harrassing me since long. The company HR says that they will put an Immigration, Absconding ban in entire GCC and file a police complaint for this. What will be the bans if imposed on me and what can be the duration of the same? Kindly advise as soon as possible whether these bans can be lifted to work in GCC countries.

    • Deepak Machado

      Saurabh,
      GCC ban is not a possibility as of now. However, UAE absconding ban is possible.

  • Samantha

    Deepak,

    My sister has been working in a private company for 5 months. In her offer letter, her probation is 6 months however, in the labour contract, it is 3 months. There will be a change in management and her employer will be giving her a new offer letter under a different company. She is on father’s visa. She wants to resign in the company because the environment is getting worse. As stated in her contract, she can give 1 month notice during probation to leave. Which probation period should she follow? Will she face 6 months labour ban if she resigns even if she still has 1 month probation period left in her offer letter? Please reply as soon as you can. Thank you very much.

    • Deepak Machado

      Samantha,
      I am not sure about internal company procedures.
      But going by MOL contract she will have to follow 3 month probation legally.
      Yes, she will face 6 month labour ban irrespective whether she resigns before or after probation
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

      • Roji

        Hi Deepak,

        please text me your phone number

  • ishaq

    Dear Mr Deepak,
    I had joined llc company on a sales executive visa on 28th September 2014 under unlimited contract with 90 days probation period can be extended up to more 90 days.
    1. If I resign on 10th January 2015 do I have to face a ban.
    2. Do I have to reimburse the visa expenses.
    In my offer letter it is mentioned that if I resign within 18 months after the probation period I have to reimburse the expenses.
    Looking forward of a good advice which can really guide me through the right direction.
    regards
    ishaq

  • vaneesa

    i already finished my 2 yrs limited contract and renew it after. its been 3 months since my renewal
    (no contract signed by then) and i submit already a 30 days notice as part of my resignation yesterday.

    1. do the company has the right to ask visa money from me? or any penalty for instance??

  • Neha

    Hi Deepak,

    I am new in Dubai and currently working under probation period. I want to quit my job now because of work environment. I want to know

    1. what is the probability that Government ban will be applicable for 6 months , if i resign in probation period.
    2. will the Government ban will be applicable for 6 months , if i resign after probation period.

    Looking forward to hear your response. Thanks in advance.

    • Neha

      Hi Deepak,

      Just to add..I have also got my visa extended for 2 years and got my emirates id also.

      Request you to please confirm how i can quit from this job without getting banned. Looking forward to hear back from you. Let me know if you need any more info.

    • Deepak Machado

      Neha,
      1. MOL ban is for 6 months.
      2. Yes.
      Read: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

  • M sajja

    I have joined a company and entered on there visa done the medical and emirates id. but have not signed the labor contract as it says my basic salary is 600 plus accommodation by first party. as on my offer letter my basic salary is mentioned as 3000 plus 1000 as house allowance. i have denied to sign the labor contract now the company is looking to cancel my visa. will i face a ban if they do so. please advise what should i do

    • Deepak Machado

      Sajja,
      You could present your case to MOL.
      You are right on not to sign the labour contract with a lower salary.

  • Vinod

    Dear Sir,

    I joined the company on 5th July on Labor Visa and working as an accountant, my salary also 1600/- dh.

    If i get a job as a technical support executive in a software company with 3,500/- salary then i also face six months ban in uae.

    Kindly guide me

  • eacvin

    Hi Deepak,

    I’m in this situation. I have a unlimited 1-year contract in an oil and gas private company. I have just finished my 6 months probation period and I’m submitting my resignation letter because I am tasked to do job which is very far from what I had applied/designated for; Trainee Service Engineer. I’m a bachelor’s degree holder in Electronics Engineering with license. (Also stated in my visa as General Electronics Engineer). My salary is just 2000aed. My questions are, will I get any kind of ban if I continue my resignation? If there is, how can I uplift it? Can you give me any advice or suggestions?

    Thank you!

    • Deepak Machado

      Eacvin,
      Not sure about your situation.
      Do you have a labour card? If you don’t have labour card, you will not have labour ban.

  • Randunu

    Hi deepak,

    They have gave me another 3 months probation but i don’t wanna work here. my designation as sales assistant. they have put many rules .under those rules its hard to gain anything. anyhow my main concern is the ban and below what i have asked.
    Quote:-

    Hi Deepak,
    please advise on below, i’m under probation and i wanted to leave the job i know i will get a ban.

    What is the minimum salary requirement to lift the ban?
    is it possible to come under my wife visa and do part time events?
    what is the best they asked me if didn’t perform they will terminate me which one better resign or termination?

    Unquote:-

    Thanks

    i will be awaiting for your prompt reply.

  • Randunu

    Hi Deepak,
    please advise on below, i’m under probation and i wanted to leave the job i know i will get a ban.

    What is the minimum salary requirement to lift the ban?
    is it possible to come under my wife visa and do part time events?
    what is the best they asked me if didn’t perform they will terminate me which one better resign or termination?

    Thanks

  • Ajmal

    Hi Deepak,
    I am working in an LLC company as Engineer under unlimited contract for last 8 months. Now I am planning to resign from the job since I am not happy with the job atmosphere.

    Do I have to pay any VISA expense for the company if I resign from here. Please do respond.

    Thanks,
    Ajmal

  • Raja Gulfam Gakhar

    Thanx deepak.
    He is threatning me of ban, and visa charges recovery of 8000 AED. Can he do so.

    • Deepak Machado

      Raja,
      no one can threaten anybody.

  • pavithra

    Hi Deepak,

    First I want to say thanks because you are giving suggestions to us.

    Last Sep 14 I joined as a Operation Executive, 3 months my pro period, next month I will complete my pro period. now I want to go to india due to my health problems, is there I have to pay my visa cost to my company, anyway I will be get 6 months ban. also I am married present I m in employment visa, can I come family visa next time? pls advise me.

  • mukzee

    Dear Deepak,

    I have resigned and completed notice period. I want to know that what do i mention in my CV for visa status because i have one month time to search job.

    • Deepak Machado

      Mukzee,
      It is not necessary mention this.
      But if you like, you may mention, in UAE till (date)

  • Raja Gulfam Gakhar

    I recently came dubai for a job in accounts in a small LLC company. I was called here for work via labour visa (carpainter) its been 2 weeks of my work in company but now I got that the owner want to keep me with same visa and trait whereas I am highly accounts professional (ACFAc, AFIA, MS) it is very pinching for me to do work with this trait officially with too much low salary of 2500 AED. My medical and visa at passport is still undone and my owner is asking daily to give him pasport, whereas I want to quit and go back home.plz guide me I must do, if I go can I be ban? Or my owner can stop me. Urgently waiting for your kind advice. As I cant stop him more. Plz help I have never been in dubai before I dont know the law.

    • Deepak Machado

      Raja,
      you may resign at any time.

  • Jocelyn

    Dear Deepak,

    I just want to ask regarding about the Emirates ID, I resigned in my previous company and join another company and had release my new working permit, what does my new company need to process my Emirates ID?

    Kindly advice.

    Thanks,
    Jocelyn

    • Deepak Machado

      Jocelyn,
      You will need to cancel your old emirates id and obtain a Emirates ID certificate from the authorities.
      Just walk into any Emirates ID centres and ask for cancellation certificate.

  • sahir

    hi Deepak , you are awesome, i also have a question, i am working in a non-freezone company with sales executive visa, right now salary is 3500 on 6 months probation, i am working here since 24th july,
    now i have 3 good offers more than 7000,
    1 company is from free zone, 2 are from non-free zone,
    is there any possibility that there is no ban on me, waiting for your kind response
    thanks in advance

    • Deepak Machado

      Sahir,
      If you join free zone, labour ban won’t be applicable.

      • sahir

        thanks for your response,
        so if i get llc company like non-freezone then what happened with me?

        • Deepak Machado

          Sahir,
          If you move to a free zone company, you will have no labour ban.

          • sahir

            yeah thats great,
            but if i have offer from non-freezone company then there is a ban or not?

            • Deepak Machado

              Sahir,
              In the freezone, there is no labour ban.

  • alex

    Greetings Sir/Ma’am,

    I am Leonardlex Caysido Working at Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort as an Audio Visual Technician,.I like to inform you about my situation recently I am working at Riyadh Marriott Hotel K.S.A and I resign there and then directly I flew over here in Fujairah in this said date (july 1,2014) for my new Job in Miramar but unfortunately I am not Happy and Satisfied in my new company and I’m planning to not finish my probation period., I know i need to pay for the company expenses but my question is what are the proper payments for this kind of scenario below are the payments that my company want to me to pay to them.

    *Emirates I.d expenses- 370 dirham
    *Medical expenses- 850 dirham
    *Visa expenses- 485 +185 dirham
    *Amery Court- 1,600 dirham
    *ticket- 775 dirham
    my another question is does “amery court” is really included in this kind of payment????

    Hope you can help me for my situation because i need clear answers..

    hope for your response,

    thank you,

    leonardlex

    • Deepak Machado

      Alex,
      If you have signed in the that you will reimburse, then you should. On the other hand, if you have not signed, employer should not ask to reimburse these charges.
      I don’t know what us Amery Court! Are you saying Amiri Court? I am not sure about what this is!

      • alex

        yes!! amiri court? what does this mean!!! do i have to pay this one please..someone clarifiy me for this information thanks.!!!

        • Deepak Machado

          Alex,
          I am not sure about this.
          May be this has got something to do with hotel industry.

      • Furqan

        Dear Mr. Deepak,
        i would like to know the best way to resign during probation.
        i am on unlimited contract been working for lass 1 and a half month in a llc in sharjah.

        my visa is under process might be stamped in next couple of days. I would like to know that if i resign, do i have to server a notice period, if i dont server notice period then i ll have to pay one month salary? what if i am willing to serve notice period and my employer does’nt?

        is there any legal way that they can withheld my passport and stop me from going back to my country?

        Please reply, Thanks

        • Deepak Machado

          Furqan,
          Under probation, notice period may be 1 days as per your contract if you have signed so.
          No one can withhold your passport except law enforcement.

      • Ahmad

        what if you have signed in Offer Letter and it shows that you have to reimburse but you have not mentioned it in contract. is offer letter is a valid document if you have signed it ?

        • Deepak Machado

          Ahmad,
          yes it is valid.

  • yvi

    sir. i just wanted to ask if i need to pay for the company regarding my visa expenses. i want to resign to my company and i have an offer at the govt. hospital. they are freezone so i dont have any issue regarding the ban. But my problem is i signed at the employment letter / offer letter that has written i need to pay the expenses in case i will not be able to work in the company for 2 yrs.

    some saying that my employment letter is void because of the payment issue term, some saying that employment letter is not an issue because contract letter is the important one..

    my contract is unlimited and i am working for 1 yr and 2 mos.

    Please advise..

  • yvi

    sir. i just wanted to ask if i need to pay for the company regarding my visa expenses. i want to resign to my company and i have an offer at the govt. hospital. they are freezone so i dont have any issue regarding the ban. But my problem is i signed at the employment letter / offer letter that has written i need to pay the expenses in case i will not be able to work in the company for 2 yrs.

    some saying that my employment letter is void because of the payment issue term, some saying that employment letter is not an issue because contract letter is the important one..

    Please advise..

    • Deepak Machado

      Yvi,
      Companies can not ask visa expenses if is not agreed.
      In your situation, you have already agreed to do that.
      Get the help of a lawyer.

  • john

    Hi,

    what if i am working for a company and my visa is still under process and it took a long time and i am suppose to leave the country and i didnt who will be responsible for paying the fins

    • Deepak Machado

      John,
      You can not work anywhere without valid visa or labour card.

  • Nockie

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I’m in 4 months probationary period employee under Limited Contract. I want to file my resignation and it was known to me that I will be automatically banned. I need your advice for these following questions please:

    1. Is there any possibilities that my employer will also ban me in the immigration, because he told me that he will do everything for me not to be employed in UAE if i will pursue my plan to resign.
    2. If my employer will not release me, what will be your advise.
    3. My salary at this point is at AED: 2,900 and I’m holding a bachelors degree, however my documents was not attested. Do I still have to find a job with an Offer of AED: 12,000 for me to transfer and to lift the ban?
    4. If I will transfer to a freezone company will it be possible to lift the ban?

    Please Sir, I really need your advise for I am really pursuing my resignation plan.

    Looking forward of a good advise which can really guide me through the right direction.

    Thanking you. ANA

    • Deepak Machado

      Nockie,
      Please carefully read the following article: http://emiratesdiary.com/uae-tips/types-bans-uae

      • Nordian

        I worked under my husband sponsorship in a company based in dubai. I need to leave the job immediately fo a serious family matter. I worked for only 3 mths and my company wanted me to pay 45 working day form my full saly which cost 9000 dhs, i just wanted to know why i have to pay this much since they did not pay for any visa expense because im working under my husband visa, and do they have to charge me for 45 day from my full salary or from the basic salary. P;ease help me because I need to leave as soon as possible.

        • Deepak Machado

          Nordian,
          This is completely not correct.
          Companies can not seek any expense claims from employees.
          Have you signed any contract which mentions you will have to pay them compensation?

  • hamza kariyadan

    Mr. Deepak,

    i Resigned from my old company and joined a new construction company in abudhabi. I started working here without a visa. on september 14 old company cancelled visa. New company issued an online visa by 21september. till now i didnt changed my visa status or exit. i am now going to india without permission from new company. i didnt done medical or stamped new visa in my passport or apllied for emirates id. now if i go to india without permission from new company will they can impose ban on me or file abscond complaint in police. if new company fire me from job because of this, can i comeback after 1 month in viisit visa for job search.

    • Nicola

      Dear Sir,

      I am currently working at a company within the DIFC, on an unlimited contract. I am 3 months into my 6 month probation period, and due to personal reasons may need to resign and return home. I am wondering if due to me still being in my probation period, whether I can legally be charged for Visa/Medical expenses? I have moved from another company outside the DIFC, so flights ect would not have to be reimbursed. My contract states that they are able to charge admin fees and additional costs if the contract is terminated within 18 months of the commencement date. Does this apply if I am still in my probation?
      Any advice would be appreciated.

      • Deepak Machado

        Nicola,
        As per UAE Labour law, when under probation you may resign with a day’s notice.
        The company can not ask for any refunds unless it is mentioned in the contract.
        Since you have signed this, you will need to refund your employer, unfortunately.

        • Sachin

          Hi Mr.Deepak,
          I am working in retail LLC company in Dubai..my designation was retail mgr and they made me store mgr..which is low profile for me..am I m currently to look after a new job in jebel Ali free zone..as it’s 2nd month of my service,by profession I m an engineer and company is debuting 4600 from my salary for visa and emirates I’d .and also I paid for my air travel .. Sir if I leave the job in my probation period do I get 6month ban and how can I uplift the ban…is my company will ask me any refund…as I paid already…waiting for your guidence..

          • Deepak Machado

            Sachin,
            If you move to a freezone, you may have no ban.
            Get an NOC to be on safe side.

    • Deepak Machado

      Hamza,
      Yes, if you have a visa from new company, you may face problems. However, the entry permit is valid for 60 days only.
      Better to cancel the entry permit and go.

  • MALITH FONSEKA

    hi sir, my name is malith and i had unlimiteg contract with G4S SECURTY company.i finished 16 month(more than one yera)with my comapany and now i have legali resined from company iam now in my country srilanka .I came to srilanka before 1 week if i want to join again security filed IN UAE SHOUD I WAIT 6 MONTH???DOES 6 MONTH BBAN APPLY FOR ME

    • Deepak Machado

      Malith,
      If you have completed 6 months, you can come to UAE.
      On the other hand, make sure you have no immigration ban.

  • Anuj

    Hi,

    I just finished 3 months in my company. Because of personal reasons I want to resign during probationary period and return back to country. My contract is open ended as mentioned in offer letter. No liabilities are mentioned.

    Will there be any effects of resigning during probationary period?

    • Deepak Machado

      Anuj,
      if you have the labour card /contract you may get an automatic labour ban for six months.

  • mini

    Dear Sir

    I am finishing my labour contract on 26.09.2014 and my visa expires on 14th october 2014..I have given my resignation on 25.09.2014..my offer letter from my old company had mentioned that the offer letter is equivalent to contract and is valid for 3 years..whereas my visa is 2 year visa..can the company put a ban based on offer letter

    • Deepak Machado

      Mini,
      No company cannot impose a ban on the basis of offer letter.

  • Josy Mathew

    hi, currently joined a company. been working with them for 1 week only, i signed offer letter then in 1 week time they said verbally they will not provide the full salary mentioned in the offer letter and also I need to be available 24/7 if required. They said they got labor approval and going to process the visa but i am planning to leave this job, would there be a ban for me?

    I am planning to send a mail to them saying I don’t want to join your company and my father is working here so I will take a residence visa urgently under my father’s sponsorship then I will leave the country. In this case the company can impose any ban either labor or emigration on me??

  • HELAL

    my visa unlimited i have completed 1year 6month my visa sales representative my background bachelor of electrical engineer, now m getting one offer from another company 5000aed salary. can i cancelled current job? any ban?

  • helal

    Dear sir,
    i have completed 1year 6month my visa is sales representative, my background bachelor of electrical engineer. i have revived one offer 5000aed electrical engineer post. can i change the job if any ban? please reply me

  • syed

    DEAR sir i just want to ask you can give advice to me

    if i risng in two moths igot the ban or i can join other company aswell and also my visa not stamped on my passport so please kindly advice to me if soon as possible reply at this time

    • Deepak Machado

      If your labour card is processed, you will automatically get ban.

      • dear sir thank you for your feedback to me my labour card is not under the proceed at all and also i did not sing any contarct letter or so i was spoke to labour department customer service and they told me to you have already ban of six months so please cleared it my question is can join any other company easily please let me know about this and thank you for giving detail us…

  • Samantha

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I have been almost 2 months on probation in a private company. I was only given my work permit after more than 1 month of working. The designation indicated in the work permit is different on what is written in my offer letter. I resigned after knowing this because that is against my right. It is illegal, right? What are the possible consequences? Will I be banned after my resignation even though I’m under father’s visa? Will I still be able to find another job? Please reply as soon as you can. Thank you!

    • Deepak Machado

      Designation on visa may be different. It is not illegal. This depends on the quota company has for particular positions. You may face labour ban. To avoid ban read this: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/how-to-avoid-6-months-labour-ban-in-dubai-uae

      • Samantha

        My visa is under the sponsorship of my father. Not illegal? So, it is okay? I may face a labour ban even though this is my complaint? Will the Ministry of Labour not accept this as a good reason? Please reply again. Thank you so much! Mr. Deepak.

        • Deepak Machado

          if you have a labour contract /card from MOL and not finishing the contract , you may have the chances of getting an automatick six months labour ban

  • zain

    if i complete my probation period 6 months after then can i get emergency leave for a week from my employer.? like i want emergency leave and i can afford the air ticket.

    • Deepak Machado

      This entirely depends on company policy. There is no rule for this.

  • Shahid Ahmed

    Dear Deepak,

    I have just changed my job 2 months back to LLC company as an IT Consultant and have salary more than 12K and currently under probation period.

    Now, i have a better offer from a very good company. I am a graduate. I am resigning with 1 month notice period. Am i going to get a ban ?

  • joym

    Mr. Deepak
    I have started working as a nurse in a private hospital here in dubai. I am in my 1st month probation and wanted to transfer to another institution which is a free zone.
    I DID NOT sign my FORMAL LABOUR CONTRACT yet but I have processed by emirates ID (card was printed according to the website) and took the medical exam. What will be the grounds if I leave the company now? Roughly how much do i need to pay if there’s any? thank you so much for responding,

    • Deepak Machado

      If you are shifting to Freezone, there may be no ban. However, it is better to check with the FZ authorities about this.

  • joy

    Mr. Deepak
    I have started working as a nurse in a hospital here in dubai. I am in my 1st month probation and wanted to transfer to another institution.
    I DID NOT sign my FORMAL LABOUR CONTRACT but I have processed by emirates ID and took the medical exam. What will be the grounds if I leave the company now? Will I pay them

    • Deepak Machado

      Is your hospital Government or private?

  • Carlo

    Dear Deepak,

    I’m working in a free zone company, and i want to resign because i found a better offer in a non free zone company, with high salary and high position. I will give one week of notice in resignation letter.
    I’m still in probation period, my visa is stamped and i get my id.
    In my employment contract there is no specification about conditions of resign during probation period, is just mentioned that Federal law n°8 shall be applicable for other conditions that are not provided in the contract.

    Questions:

    1. They can ask me to pay something?
    2. By law for what they can ask me to pay? (visa, ticket, medical)
    3. I need some document from my company after resign?
    4. I can get a ban?

    • Deepak Machado

      Being in Freezone, I don’t think you will have a ban.
      1. Employer can’t ask to pay anything.
      2. Nothing. Unless it is mentioned in the contract.
      3. I don’t think since you are in the Freezone and will shift to non freezone.
      4. Freezones don’t impose labour ban

    • Deepak Machado

      1. Yes they may ask you to pay visa cost
      2. You have to bear the ticket expenses
      3. You need the cancellation paper from company
      4. They may impose immigration ban…however it depends on terms f your employment agreement

  • Vithun

    Dear Sir, My wife is working as a beautician in abudhabi,She just completed 6 months,But now She want to go back to India The burn is not a matter,The issue is when she asked for a cancellation the company saying that u should pay 4000dhs like that,the reason they are telling that while they are took the visa they payed more than 15,000dhs to the emig.or embossy, Is that true ???,
    and also they are asking to complete 1 year so doesnt matter to be do the cancellation like that, So please give an advice to me its urgent

    • Deepak Machado

      Unless it is mentioned in your contract it is not legal to take cancellation fees. Approach MOL please.

      • Vithun

        Dear Sir, They are telling that they have did some security deposit in In Indian embossy Abudhabi,So that will not return from the embossy before the completion of contract, The permit is for 1 year but the visa is stamped for two years,, thats the reason they are showing,
        In my Wife passport there is shown as ECR(Emigration Clearence Required),Is that the matter which is happend here???? ,Please advice me to clear the further regulations…

        • Deepak Machado

          I am not sure about this.

  • Umar Farooq

    Hi Sir Good Day, I am working in Abu Dhabi and is on Probation period of six month. 5th month is going on. My current salary is 2000. My boss’s behavior is not good to me. And now I want to switch my job. I have secondary school certificate. And a job offer for 5000/- is also available. In the current situation can I switch my job with the risk of labor ban. Should I give resign or ask them to cancel me.

    • Deepak Machado

      I think you can subject to the approval from authorities

  • mark

    Good day! I signed a contract last week and I dont know if they already processed my visa. Now they want us to work without the working visa yet. I want to resign since my probation period is 6 months.. Will I get a labour ban?

    • Deepak Machado

      Working without labour contract and visa is illegal. You and your company may end up in troubles. If your labour approval is under process or approved, you may face ban. Read how to avoid labour ban:http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/how-to-avoid-6-months-labour-ban-in-dubai-uae

    • Deepak Machado

      If you dont have the visa then no issue. You will not get banned. But if you have labour approval, you may face automatic ban.

      • jessa

        how do you know if you have your labour approval is under process or already approved?

        • Deepak Machado

          Jessa,
          contact you PRO for this.

  • Farq

    hello: im in probation period and i resigned the job last month and my last day of working in resignation was 31 Aug. company told me to work till they cancel my visa.. and they asking me to pay visa fee and they are not giving my salary also for Aug month, ..

    i want to know whether i should pay the visa fee??/

    and ,they asking me to book ticket by my self and visa cancellation fee also i need to pay from my pocket,,

    pls tell me solution

    waiting for reply..

    thanks,,,,

  • SGupta

    Dear Deepak,

    I have joined a company in Abudhabi as Electrical Engineer. After one week there is sudden mishap with my family and i have to go back to india immediatly. Till this time only visa medical and emirates ID processed, i informed HR that i have to go and i cannot work. Till this time residency visa stamping on passport not processed. HR and management said you have to resign and serve one month notice period and i resigned. My line manager was on leave at the time of resign. Actually i was not direct employee of UAE company and my appointment letter is from Indian company but Visa sponsor is UAE company.
    I submitted resignation to my Indian company with copy to my line manager(UAE) and HR manager(UAE) through EMAIL. After returning (after 3 weeks) of line manager, he told me that you can not go untill we find new replacement for you. He is not following appointment letter. My indian boss is not saying any thing. I have not signed on labour contract also. I have to go india please suggest me how to proceed…waiting for your reply

    • Deepak Machado

      Are you under probation? If yes, then as per Labour Law, notice period is 1 day. How did they even process your visa if there is no labour contract? Approach MOL for further assistance.

      • Sgupta

        Probabation Period is not mentioned in my appointment letter. Which office of MOL i have to approach. will i get relieve on time..Technically i am the employee of Indian Company..Please reply

        • Deepak Machado

          You need to cancel you entry permit and labour before you go to india.

          • Sgupta

            How to cancel the entry permit. My company is refusing to cancel entry permit after notice period and saying that you need to work untill your replacement wiill not join.

        • Deepak Machado

          if you dont have any contract of MOL then you cannot approach MOL.

  • ashfaq

    i am on job visa but and not satisfied with employer still my medical still is not done and i want to quit what will be the possibility of getting ban

  • Alu

    I am on my husband’s visa & am working in the present company (Dubai non-free zone) since 4 months. I wish to join a company in DIFC on a salary of 10000.( Masters degree). Will there be a labour ban imposed on me? I heard DIFC doesnt follow all free zone rules. Please clarify soon. Thanks.

  • FB

    Im currently working in a local bank here in Dubai. Ive been with the company for 1 month.
    Im planning to go home to my country and file a resignation. how long will the immigration banned me? Is this risky?

    • Deepak Machado

      This seems to be a risky proposition as you will run the risk of being categorised as absonded. It is always better to come to amicable terms with your employer and exit UAE on good terms. Why are you planning this?

  • J

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working here in UAE for 4 months now, on probation. I am planning to leave my current job now. They are also ready to terminate me, I want to know will it be better if they terminate me or if I resign?

    Also I want to know approximately how much will i need to pay them while leaving the job and in which situations ( Termination or Resignation)?

    My current salary is 3500.

    If they ban me, will it affect if I get a job in a free zone area?

    Kindly reply… Thanks.

    • Deepak Machado

      It is better for your future if you resign rather than termination. It won’t affect if you get job in freezone.
      Regarding visa charge it is depend on your company policy

  • Reggie

    Hi Deepak,

    I have been working in my company for 3 months, still in probationary period. In my offer letter, my probation is 6 months, but in my contract is says 3 months. I dont know which one to follow. Can I still resign without even giving the company a 1 month notice period because my new company is asking me to start immediately after I sign the offer letter. Please advise.

    Thanks.

  • Ayem

    Dear Mr. Deepak, I have worked in a company for 2.4 years as husband’s visa. But they just gave me a labour contract after 9 months. So in my labour card, I am only working 1 year and 4 months in the company. They refused to cancel my labour card since they said they will use my Health License for the renewal of their License in October. I have filed a complaint to the Ministry of labour already, but should I proclaim that I have been with the company for more than two years? Thank You.

  • farooqsha14

    Dear Mr.Deepak,

    i completed 2 year & renewed now I am planing resign my job in LLC company @ RAK . my management asking to pay visa cost.
    ” its Limited Contract ”

    Please advice

  • Jen P.

    company is under Fujairah Freezone to be specific and i want to leave my freezone company and I’m still under the probation period, would i get any problem or ban? or I can leave the company as I like?

    Please need your immediate advice regarding this matter.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Deepak Machado

      since the company is in freezone i dont think you get any ban

  • Bhutesh

    I just joined a company in abu dhabi and found not satisfactory, im in probation period. i would like to resign very soon. can you please let me know about the ban information from “ministry of labour” or other govt site. the reason is my company will make fool of me or threaten me to take the visa or wat ever the cost involved. so i can have a back up with govt papers.

    please guide me urgently.

  • harsha

    currently working in dubai from past ten months,in a private company as office admin my contract is for 2 years but now i have come india without cancelling my visa. i got better offer in kuwait wil there be any problem. wil i get a gcc ban or can i move to kuwait. because i have not resigned my job i went to india in emergency leave.

    • Deepak Machado

      I don’t think there will be any gcc ban. But you may get a immigration ban

  • allan

    mr. deepak. gud day. i am new to my company (2 months). without our knowledge the company is already sold for bankruptcy reason. and now new management coming. our salary is already delayed for 2 weeks. i have opportunity to work for another company. can i leave the company without ban? my contract is unlimited.

  • Ansary A R

    Sir,
    I am working as a Draftsman in a contracting company, based on AbuDhabi. Now I am under probation period. I am a 2 year diploma holder. Now I got better another chance and same salary. So if i resigned from the company, is any problem for issuing new visa. please give an advise for the same.

  • nee

    Good pm sir, i would like to ask about my situation..im currently employed now as school canteen staff/waitress, my visa is unlimited(2years). My one year at the company will be this coming September 2014. I took the chance of self review for DHA exam for Pharmacist and luckily, I passed only last july 2014. After that, I inquire about my plan of resigning. My supervisor told me that if i got a freezone job and 5thou aed above salary no ban. Do the labor will give me ban now that i will continue my profession as a Pharmacist here in dubai?

    • Deepak Machado

      if you get a better opportunity with good salary i dont think there will be any ban

  • Bassel

    Dear Deepak,

    I am yet to finish my probation period (5 months now) in my company and i want to resign in order to pursue higher education here in dubai as well.
    Does this ban affect my visa status if i place it on the university or is it only a work permit?
    please advise

    thank you

  • manish

    very gud after noon Mr Dipak,
    i saw ur many suggestions its very nice,
    i joined one of the private company in dubai on february 2014,now i completed 5months as per contract they mentione march 17 but they kept my passport ,joining day they said that i will get back my pass port after visa stamping but i dint got,now the problem is ,they are always abusing me ,always shouting me that am not working properly ,am not fit,i dont have knwoledge,whether i completed my ssc or not ,and also bad words also they are using not one person everyone,for silly reason aslo they giving a lot of torture every day morning to evening,now i totaly got confused and mentally upseted by their torture ,in my contract there nothing mentioned that i need to pay or to give notice period only 24hrs thats it ,and my offer letter they mentioned that to give 2 months notice, but they did not mentioned any were that i need to pay visa cost ,if i want to resign the job what i can do?if they ask me to pay visa cost what shal i do?and how many days i need to give notice?and if they are not ready to give my passport then what can i do?please advise me

  • Vivek

    Hello Mr. Deepak, I want to ask you if there is any UAE labour law, or company specific rules and regulations/ policies that prevents two family members to work under same establishment. Please suggest.

    Thanks and regards,
    Have a great day!

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  • Chloe

    Hi Deepak,

    I just newly joined my company (2 months in a private sector) and would like to resign and change job. if I obtain NOC from the company, would I be able to transfer? if I get salary offer of AED 6,000 above from the new employer, ban can be lifted provided that I have submitted my bachelor degree documents? Please enlighten me since I am under impression that bachelor degree must obtained minimum 12,000 salary enable to avoid ban. Thank you so much.

    • Deepak Machado

      You need to complete your contract period to avoid ban

      • Chloe

        Thank you for your response. I have not signed any labour contract yet including the medical. Can you advise whether I can still leave without any issues.

        Thanks.

  • Mathew

    Dear Deepak,
    My wife is currently on probationary period with a local company. She is on my visa but has the labor card with the company. Last week the employer asked her to leave the company but after paying them one and a half month salary and also after serving one month notice period. Is that legal? there is no mention of such agreement within the labor contract. Also they have intimated that they will apply the six month labor ban. will the 6 month labor ban apply even if you are within the probationary period?

  • Muhammad Jawad

    Respected Mr. Deepak i would just like to ask i have just joined a company and i am on a probation period of 6 months and i have 4 months left in probation to finish and i have some better offer from some other company and i want to join that company because i don’t want to miss the opportunity, is there any possibility that any ban would applied on me if Yes then please advise me with the best way out to not to put ban on me, I shall be very thankful to you.

  • Ahmed Saad

    Hi,

    I am a graduate and my visa is just stamped 1 month back for an IT company. Now i have another offer which is much better than what i am getting in my current company. Am i going to get a ban ? If Yes, Can it be removed ?

  • ranjan

    I was offered Job in Kuwait and was given Block visa which was valid for 1 month and after 1 month company extend my visa for next 2 months, it almost 45 days i joined the company , but the roles & responsibility then offered like a data entry and also i am not happy with the work environment.
    I have not signed the labor contract or received any offer letter from the company yet.
    so could you tell me please what will happen if i planned to go back to India ? do i need to pay the visa and ticket charges ?
    And May i resign immediately or has to submit notice period first?

  • sonu raj

    Currently I am working on dependent visa in dubai and on probation period.completed 5 months and now I got a better job.I have my labour card .is there any problem if I leave my job now. Thanks in advance

    • Deepak Machado

      Yes you may get an automatic labour ban

  • ella

    hi sir, i work for 2 months already in my company but my company didn’t pay my full salary that is written in my offer letter, he always shouted me and saying bad words like i don’t have mind and brain. My working permit(employment pink paper permit) is expired already.Till now i don’t have any contract emirates id and medical, even my visa is not yet stamp in my passport. I made the decition to complain him in the ministry of labour but he didn’t attend the first meeting. Do i make the wright decition that i complain him? can i still get my salary? Do i get ban for this?

    • Arif

      Hi Deepak,

      I had a situation, please guide me

      I am working in a company situated in sharjah free zone (Saif Zone) and my visa is of Sharjah free zone and its my 3rd month. I got an offer from Media City Dubai and that company is also in free zone. Can i join them after completing my notice period with them.

      I am interested to know that can my existing employer ban me. If yes, please explain in brief what kind of ban that could be ?

      • Deepak Machado

        they may impose you one year ban

  • odskul

    dear mister deepak

    please kindly i need an answer for my question .

    my name is arid abderrahim iam a new worker from morocco in Doha just joined a hotel team like 15 days now the company paid me the trip cost (flight visa cost ) so i signed an probation contract with them that says the period is about 6 months .but first i came here the job was not the ideal one as i thought before coming so i decided to leave but they told me u have to finish the 6 months then u can leave OR u pay us the ticket and the visa fees .

    question .. is that true ? and should i have to stay here 6 months or 3 months only as a probation contract and plus my visa gonna expired in 3 months

    looking forward to hear from you and please accept my best regards

    thank you so much

  • Mark

    Dear Deepak,

    I am on a probation under unlimited contract, I want to resign, base on my Offer Letter I signed I need to reimburse the Visa Cost if I resign less than a year of service, but on my Labour Contract from MOL it is not mention, which is will rule out one another, Offer Letter or Labour Contract. Thanks

  • Jayadath

    Dear Deepak,i am working in Dubai. This is 5th month of a six months probation period. my contract is for 2 years. Now i given resignation letter, that stated, because of my Family problems i unable to continue your service, so kindly, release me with in the probation period.
    The company says that ,a ban will be effected to me for the period of 2 years.
    As per the Company”s terms and condition , the both party can either terminate or resign with out prier notice with in the period of Probation.
    After probation, there is a one month notice period for the above same.and also stated AED 2500 have to pay back to the company, if the employee resigns from the service, prior to the completion of two years contract.
    The company any ware not stated the matter of BAN in there T&C , While ,if i resign in the period of probation, How can they BAN me and deduct AED 2500 from me.
    Kindle advice me.
    J D from Dubai

    • allen

      hi deepak its my first time here in uae and i got job and sign for sales in one branch here in abu dhabi, but when i got in in this company the owner told me that ive been working and handling all branches in uae and i was responsible for everything with the same salary. it is new product but i felt uncomfortable with this company cause i do a lot job like im doing orders for parts, doing job cards for service, giving items for mechanic or technician, going places for service, do logistics, and do a lot. its like a one man show.I was the only one in my department working for this.I feel uncomfortable because this is not the job description i sign in the contract, i was planning to resign but im afraid of facing ban and maybe the company will impose visa payment for me.Please help and guide me i been working for 3 months in the company under limited contract.

      • Deepak Machado

        You can ask you company to provide your release so that you can avoid ban.
        paying visa cost would be depend on company policies
        after the cancellation of visa you have 30 days grace period where you can search for job

    • Deepak Machado

      if you resign from a company now you may get an automatic labour ban from labour. If company provides you release you can avoid this ban.

      Other terms depends on your company and contract.

      • allen

        Thanks DEEPAK..its highly appreciated your response.So its possible for me to resigned? in my offer letter they said i have probationary of 3 months and eithier party my terminate the contract.
        If i resigned now do i need to pay the visa cost for limited contract or not? because they said if i resigned i need to pay the visa cost for 2 years.If i resign do i have 1 month to stay here to look for another job? cause i feel im not ok here.My bosses said like you dont know your job, or You dont do nothing in this company.What is the best thing i can do?

      • Ms Joshi

        Dear Deepak,

        I joined one travel company in Dubai on 29Jun14. My probation period is 4 months and resignation would cost me my 45 days salary. My emirates and labour id is under process.
        I want to resign and go back to India as soon as possible.
        For that I can pay to company but will they ask me visa cost and labour cost too? How fast this work visa cancellation takes place?
        I’m working in Dubai but my visa is sponcered and stamped in Sharjah by my company based in Rolla area Sharjah.

        There is no problem regarding my employer, I want to leave as I’m homesick. and can’t take this pressure more.

        Please advice.

  • jovil cutinho

    dear deepak i can dubai on 6/6/2014 for two year working visa. now my boss iritating me always talking bad words. and slaped me two times wat can i do if i leave this job my visa can ban for 6 months. in this period can i go qutar plz tel me. can i complaint police.

    • Deepak Machado

      yes you can complaint as this is a harassment case

  • nish

    I would like to add…the better offer in the ad industry is with a company in dubai

  • nish

    Hi Deepak,
    I work as a sales exec and I have only completed a month of my contract which states my probationary period as six months. I am on a 2 year limited contract.I have a better offer in the ad industry which I have a bachelor’s degree in and have worked in before but not in the uae. If I resign now, would I be faced with a labour ban? Thanks for the help

  • carylle

    HI! I have an unlimited contract and i was given 3 months probationary period. i’m on my 4th week now with the company, but I wanted to resign since I got hired by an airline company. Will there be a ban if i resign? the employment visa isn’t stamped in my passport yet. all i have is the visa on a legal size paper. thank you.

    • Deepak Machado

      i dont think you will get a ban since your visa is not stamped yet. But you need to cancel you labour approval before you go to the other company

  • AZZa

    Dear ,
    i am on a limited contract and i am still on my probationary period , i have a bachelor degree and i found another job offer which is 12000 dhs. do i still have a ban?

  • Shibu

    Hai Deepak Sir

    I have joined in one LLC company in Sharjah & My probotion period is six months, My designation is accountant General.

    If I resign before my Probation period ,Any Labour ban will be there ? / If Labour Ban is there can I lift it.

    Thanks
    Shibu

  • ranjan

    Hi MR. Sir ,
    I just enter in Kuwait on Block visa for Doing job here and
    i just completed 20 days in a company and i don’t want to continue this job and want to back Home.
    plz tell me what will be the action if I resign.

    • Deepak Machado

      Sorry i am not aware of Kuwaiti labour Law

  • Lyn

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I am planning to leave my currently company, I am still under probitionary period, (4months to be exact) my company is under LLC, and my salary is AED 6,000 (under UNlimited contract). I want to know if i leave the company, If i get an NOC, can I still work for an LLC company? or I will be Ban? and will I pay the half of my salary for three months to them as Labor law states? please help.
    Thank you

    • Deepak Machado

      it would be depend on your company policy. if they provide your NOC/release you can join other company

  • R

    Dear Deepak,

    I Just left my job 3 month before from dubai only with mail info and visa on my assport still not cancilled. now I got another job offer in qatar. Can I go qatar and get working visa evev if dubai visa is not cancilled or ban in dubai or put on absconding list. please answer me clearly as soon as possible.

    Thanks & Regars
    R

    • Deepak Machado

      Better to cancel your visa and then go

  • Vilko

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    Good Day,

    I been here (UAE) for five days, not satisfied with the job description and salary negotiations, also have emergency situation at home. I didn’t went any medical, not sign in Labor contract, i hold my passport and copy of visa paper (pink colour sheet) with me which i used for entry…(employment visa)
    i opt to say to my employer that please cancel my visa…

    Should i need to survive notice period of one month (i never signed any contract with them)… only Offer of employment (English only)
    Well the employment visa is not in my passport, I have on the paper and expire on 4 of July.
    I didn’t know that visa also need to be cancel, so I pay fly ticket and this morning, immigration didn’t let me go beck home.

    Please for help, I’m stuck here.

    Thank you in advance

    Best regards

    Willy

  • Gerald

    hi Deepak,
    my wife now is outside UAE, and I am planning to take her a residence visa. but when I called to labour, they said that my wife is abscond because the company she was working before filed a case that my wife did not report after 7 days. but actually she has submitted a resignation letter, and even rendered a 1 month notice before she go out. her contract is unlimited, and had been working for about 10months only. is she banned only in Labour? or also in Immigration? if it is, how long? please help me with this…thanks!

    • Deepak Machado

      If it is abscond means then she might Hv got immigration ban too. Better to speak to her previous company and clear this issue

  • Daniel

    If a company refuses to confirm me as a permanent employee even after completing my probation period of 6 months. can l leave without any consequenses

    • Deepak Machado

      subject to company provides you release

  • jarmi yan

    Can u tell me sir the best way to exit in my job or resign because I’m hardly working in my company.

  • jarmi yan

    Hi sir, I just want to know if I need to pay back to company the visa cost if I resign my job during my probationary period

    • Deepak Machado

      depend on your company policy

    • Deepak Machado

      You need to speak to your supervisor and better to discuss the issue

  • termination

    Dear Deepak,

    my company is not satisfied with me and they are going to terminate me .and i am in my probation period..i will get ban or not ?kindly advise me

    • Deepak Machado

      subject to company provides release

  • ggnnaa

    Hi,

    I am in a limited contact and my probation is 6 months. i wanna resign and join some other company. My company is ”LLC” and i am an accountant. Will i get ban? and how to avoid it or not to have it?

    • Deepak Machado

      You may get an automatic labour ban

  • vijai

    Hi deepak,
    i am working in a company for past three months, now the company situation is going worst they are not paying salery at all,they didnt renew trade licence, not paying rent,etc….so i want to quiet , in this situation is i will get ban ?

    vijai

    • Deepak Machado

      I dont think you will get ban in this situation . But you need to get release from the company

  • shawnlu

    Thank you again Sir!

    I forgot to ask if they going to file any legal action to me, and if they’re going to file a ban for me as abconder in that case..And do you have any idea sir how much is the visa cost so I am going to pay them before going back to my home country.

    Thank you for your usual assistance and response sir!

    • Deepak Machado

      You need to ask your company how much they have spent on your visa.

  • shawnlu

    Thank you Sir Deepak.

    What if I am going to resign and go back to my home country without paying any cost to the company? what is the consequence of doing that?

    Thank you!

    • Deepak Machado

      They may impose you a ban if you go to your country without cancelling the visa

      • allen

        hi deepak its my first time here in uae and i got job and sign for sales in one branch here in abu dhabi, but when i got in in this company the owner told me that ive been working and handling all branches in uae and i was responsible for everything with the same salary. it is new product but i felt uncomfortable with this company cause i do a lot job like im doing orders for parts, doing job cards for service, giving items for mechanic or technician, going places for service, do logistics, and do a lot. its like a one man show.I was the only one in my department working for this.I feel uncomfortable because this is not the job description i sign in the contract, i was planning to resign but im afraid of facing ban and maybe the company will impose visa payment for me.Please help and guide me i been working for 3 months in the company under limited contract.

  • shawnlu

    Hi Sir Deepak,
    I am confused regarding the offer letter I signed if I am going to pay or reimburse for the visa cost, they process the emirates id and labour card. Do I need to pay for their visa cost since I am on probationary period for 3 months and I want to resign as soon as possible during my probationary period? And what if I leave without notice to company and return to my country, what is the consequence?
    Here’s my offer letter that I signed already:
    You are required to serve the service period as per the contract. Either party may terminate the contract by giving the other party one month notice in writing any time after completion of the probationary period.
    Should you resign prior to completion of one year of service or Should you decide to leave our employment after completing one year of service and before completing the minimum service period of two years, you will be required to reimburse the company all recruitment expenses which will include complete visa process expenses, and bear your own ticket to your return country.
    Please reply to this..Thank you!

    • Deepak Machado

      during probation period either arty can terminate the contract by giving one day notice.
      regarding visa expenses you need to follow company policy

      • ana

        what about sir,only offer letter, i work for 1 month, then i stop the processing of license (dha) and dont want to continue?

        im on husband’s visa,no labor card and only malpractice insurance.we didint give noc yet for them to apply my labor card.they said they will complain me in dha.

  • ASIF IQBAL

    Dear sir I am working in sharjah from last one month and not sign my 02 years contact letter still now.And also not received visa but I want to go my homeland due do very bad bahaviour of my boss with me .which kinds of problems I will face for commimg back here? In free zone visa?

    • Deepak Machado

      you may not want to worry since your visa is not stamped

  • fray anne tagana

    hi just for clarification are the following options exempted to 6 months ban:
    1. government visa or immigration visa
    2.free zone companies
    3. offer salary is above 5,000aed is it included the housing alowance and the transpo alowance in 5,000aed or basic only?

    cause the passport is with him no medical yet and labour card,please give me advice thanks

  • vsatish8

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I have been working as Mech Enginner in sharjah, My contract is for 2 years.

    I would like to resign in July 2014 with one month notice period and relieve in August 2014. By that time, will complete one year

    I would like to go India permanently. Will there any lifeban on me or 6 month ban? will the company deduct any visa charges from my salary?

    I request you to please clarify me.

    regards
    satish

  • sam

    i m working in a company from past 3 months but now i want to quit job..do i get a ban if company provide me NOC..please reply fast..

    • Deepak Machado

      yes there are chances of getting an automatic labour ban

      • vsatish

        Dear Mr.Deepak,

        I have been working in Sharjah UAE for 10 months as an QC Engineer. My contract is for 2 years. I would like to resign after completion of one year. I mean i want to serve one month notice period that(in JULY) so that I will relieve in August. By then i will complete one year. I heard that there will be a 6 month ban on me. If 6 month ban is ok for me. I fear that will there be a life ban.

        I request you to provide information on this.

        regards
        satish

  • khair ud din

    Dear sir,
    i am working in a contracting company in Fujairah as a civil engineer. i worked only 5 month in this company ,my probation period is 3 month already completed. but before 1 week company terminate me on the spot the manager told me today your work is over without any reason. he promise me i vl give you noc. now other company give me offer letter but my manager not ready to give me noc he make alot of issue. plz help me in this situation.
    my other friend same with me in this company he also hve the same satuation but he is in probation period only work 1 month the company also dont give him labour card . plz give some good suggestion we are in very trouble.

  • khair ud din

    Dear sir,
    i am working in a contracting company in Fujairah as a civil engineer. i worked only 5 month in this company ,my probation period is 3 month already completed. but before 1 week company terminate me on the spot the manager told me today your work is over without any reason. he promise me i vl give you noc. now other company give me offer letter but my manager not ready to give me noc he make alot of issue. plz help me in this situation.
    my other friend same with me in this company he also hve the same satuation but he is in probation period the company also dont give him labour card . plz give some good suggestion we are in very trouble.

  • Bhagwati

    Dear Deepak,

    Recently March 2014 i joined new job as an admin assistant, I had signed contract of 2 years and now am in probation period for 6 months. Now the situation is very bad the work which is given to me is like data entry job which am not interested.
    I sign a contract which says if i leave before 2 year i have to pay compensation of 1.50 lakh.
    I had seen some where that during probation period either company can terminate or we can resign as per our wish, is it true.
    can i face problem pls reply Immediate.

    • Deepak Machado

      yes you can resign on probation period but to pay the compensation it would be depend on company policy

  • bhuwan

    Dear Deepak,

    I am working in hotel in al ain with unlimited contract. Since there is not good environment to work i want to leave and its not been a month even. i have signed contract paper and done medical as well. If i resign before 6 month (within probation period), will i be ban for UAE? if yes, for how many month? My salary is Aed 2000. I am ready to reimburse for visa and air ticket. Planning to go to Dubai in freezone visa?

    • Deepak Machado

      if you have already the employment visa you may get a ban but if you are planning to work for freezone then ban wont be applicable

  • Bugz

    Dear Deepak,

    I have been reading your blogs and I find it very helpful.
    Can you help me with my doubt?

    I am working in a freezone company in Abu Dhabi. I am currently in my probationary period. In the offer letter that I have signed it states their that if I resigned without completing 2 years I have to pay the visa cost, medical etc. However, in my Freezone employment contract it is not written.

    If I resign while in my probationary period or without completing one year should I be oblige to pay the visa cost?

    Is the offer letter valid which states that I have to pay the visa cost even if it is not written in the Employment Contract?

    Would the Freezone Authorities side with the company if I ask their advise?

    I would really appreciate it if you enlighten me. Thanks in advance

  • JO

    Dear Deepak,

    Please enlighten me,, I went for emergency leave from my company because of miscarriage they gave me 10 days only but due to complications i needed more time to fully recover so I communicated thru email to them and I asked for another 20 days they said they understand and hoping for my recovery but I was shocked when I received an email that they cannot hold my position anymore and they wanted to cancel my visa.. that I need to send them a copy of my passport with exit stamp so they can proceed for cancellation in SAIF Zone but I am coming back to UAE in 3 days. My question is if they did not wait for me before they cancel my visa like I asked this favor from them, how many months before I can enter UAE again? I know there will be no ban as Im holding SAIF Zone visa.. THank u so much.. waiting for your reply asap…

  • fray anne tagana

    hi just an inquiry regarding my husband cause he has offer letter and start working april 11,2014 after then until now no salary have been given and he already exit to oman and have a employment visa with him but until now no medical at all and salary.He is planning to transfer to other company.what will be your advise?or he will have a ban or none because his under probation for 6 months.any advise?

  • Vladimir

    Deer Deepak

    I left the company after 1 month of employment and notified the HR only when I got home. It has been almost three months since I left we have always been in touch with HR by e-mail. She asked me to submit the original passport for visa cancellation that i failed to do as no post service accepts it.

    Now she told me that they have to inform the immigration and labor about my status as absconded.

    The question is IF the employer was aware of my whereabouts and i submitted my resignation letter, do they have a right to file an absconded case? Can I submit the proof (email correspondence and the delivery receipt of my resignation letter) to the MOL to prevent the absconded case?

    • Deepak Machado

      yes you may provide the email details

  • lhanzky

    hi deepak… could you please clarify to me if i will still have ban if i resign from my previous company now.. i have employment visa issued, i am only working for a month now, and i didn’t any sign any contract or undergone any medical yet. do i need to pay my employer for the visa processed and am i having a 6 month ban? thank you have a nice day….

    • Deepak Machado

      i dont think u get a ban but make sure before you join other company you have your labour approval cancellation

  • Dhanwanti

    Dear Deepak, My husband is on Unlimited contract working for an contacting company as electrical engineer and he wants to resigns today his probabtion period ends by tomorrow. And he went to submit this resingation today he was threatened by his boss that he will be report against him as he been Absconding from job.
    And waa not given acknowledge of receipt of his resignation letter. Kindly suggest , whether he needs to give a one month notice to this employer and also the ban period. And if any ban whether it can be uplifted.

    Thanks await your reply urgently.

  • andrew

    Hi deepak,
    I am currently working in an LLC company,but my residence visa and emirates cards not yet issued though i went for medicals last week.
    I went for an interview with Emirates Airlines and they were satisfied with my credentials and my presentation and promised to offer me a job.
    Since am on probation,if i leave company A will i be banned or what would be your advise.

    Thank you
    Andrew

  • Rph

    Im a pharmacist in husband visa and under probationary period, do you know how much ban i can have if i resign, because i dont like the working environment.

  • minu

    Hello Deepak,

    i have a 2 year wrk visa i would complete 1 year due to to personal reasons i would want to quit the job.

    1. is it possible for me to do so, if yes will i have to pay my employer?
    2. will der a ban to even come here as a tourist visa

    • Deepak Machado

      1.Depends on company policy
      2. you can come on tourist visa even though you have labour ban but you cannot work

  • Althea

    Hi Deepak,

    Im not happy with my workmates,one more month and i will finish my probationary period, i did not sign or received any offer letter nor contract agreement. am i going to pay any amount if after my probation i will not continue my service with them….but they provide me employment visa actually i already have my emirates id ….please clear my thoughts

    • Deepak Machado

      better to let them know before they processing your stamping of residence visa

  • Liza Marie

    i start working from a compaany last april 1, 2014 got my employment visa last may 1, 2014. my question is, i want to look for another job since i really don’t like my invironment here, my medical is not yet done, can i still cancel my visa without any problem from the labour???

  • Lisa

    i star working from a compaany last april 1, 2014 got my employment visa last may 1, 2014. my question is, i want to look for another since i really don’t like my invironment, my medical is not yet done, can i cancel my visa without any problem from the labour???

  • Aisha

    Hi, Aisha here, am currently working here in an LLC company as an Executive Secretary. I had started working last Nov. 26 2013 up to the present, now i am facing the problem. Offer & proposal were good verbally but the actual happening was closely far away from the offer, Salary gets delayed for 1 month always. one thing for sure i still haven’t get my Labour Contract up to this date. is it possible to resign with a month notice, since am also not comf’tble with the environment.

    I need your advise soonest 🙂

  • manish

    hi MR Deepak again manish , and also my passport is kept by the employer so what i can do if i want to leave the company and join other company

    • Deepak M

      Depends on company policy

  • manish

    hi MR Deepak ,
    my self manish ,i joined recently one of the private company,still am in probation period of 6 months ,i just completed 2 months in my offer letter they mentioned if i need to resign then has to give 2 months of notice period,but in lebour contract they mentioned i can leave the company just giving 24 hours notice period and they employed did not mentioned any charges ,or visa cost in both,the problem is i mentaly got tortured by the employer every day they are shouting me,i dont like working envirornment ,if i want to resign this company whether they wil ask me to pay visa costs??? if suppose they ask topay then what i coud i do??please suggest me

  • jeena

    sir,

    I am in dilemma now. I joined a big firm medical centre one month back and under 6 months probation as nurse, I am under husbands visa. The work is very very hectic than I expected and I want to resign this job. Meanwhile I got better offer from a reputed hospital, but they will open this one only after august. Labour card issued. now what to do. pls advice.

    • Deepak M

      You may face a ban

  • sam

    Hi, I have unlimited contract and still under probation period. I have resigned and serving a notice period of 30 days. My employer says that he will cancel my visa in 10 or 15 days after completing the notice period. I have another offer letter with me from other company and i have told them i need 1 month to join. Now my current employer will relieve me after 10 days even after completing notice period. Will there be any problem with my new employer? How can i get my cancellation on time?

  • rahuk mohd

    Dear Deepak,

    Hi. I am highly appreciates if you could help me your advice. We brothers employed before in same private company. Within 3-months probationary, I got much high a job offer, cancelled by this old employer, and have visa by my new employer. While my brother issued employment for 2-months only, and cancelled as it is expired, but have 6-months ban by this old employer, without labour contract signed and not take medical either. This old employer took our passports in order to have a copy purposes, and then after, tells me with shout and harassed to make and signed a letter that he dictates and to pay stated that I ‘borrowed’, which is NOT TRUE, and tells me, that I have a travel ban if not to pay immediately. That day I am alone, and with the employer 3-colleagues. I know that it is for the visas he spends to us. If so, how much and what will happen to me. I am afraid that time and unexpected and don’t know what to do.

    Please your help, I confuse..

    • Deepak Machado

      if you have been cheated then better to seek advise from MOL

  • rahuk mohd

    Dear Deepak,

    Hi. I am highly appreciates if you could help me your advice. We brothers employed before in same private company. Within 3-months probationary, I got much high a job offer, cancelled by this old employer, and have visa by my new employer. While my brother issued employment for 2-months only, and cancelled as it is expired, but have 6-months ban by this old employer, without labour contract signed and not take medical either. This old employer took our passports in order to have a copy purposes, and then after, tells me with shout and harassed to make and signed a letter that he dictates and to pay stated that I ‘borrowed’, which is NOT TRUE, and tells me, that I have a travel ban if not to pay immediately. That day I am alone, and with the employer 3-colleagues. I know that it is for the visas he spend to us. If so, how much and what will happen to me. I am afraid that time and unexpected and don’t know what to do.

    Please your help, I confuse.

  • shahid

    Sir,

    I m a civil Engineer and have recently joined a company (01 month ago) under an unlimited service contract, with a salary of 5000 AED/month all inclusive and 03 months probation period.

    However; i got another good offer of 13000AED/month and i want to quite my present job. How can i end my service with my present employer so as to join the new job without any restriction or Ban.

    Looking for your guidance
    Shahid

    • Deepak M

      Since you are not completed th contract there are chances of getting a labour ban

  • employ

    Sir, i resign from my work after 3 months and they asking for pay .I said ”i cannt pay and i cannt work anymore” .I would like to know what will.happen?Please,if u have any advice.
    thank you

    • Deepak Machado

      You can approach MOL

  • Hesed Alcantara

    What if my contract is 3 years and i resigned exactly after 2 years
    shall i pay anything, are they going ban me or what?
    please help me for this issue?
    thank you

    • Deepak M

      Depends on contract and company policy

  • Jen

    Hi,I work in Dubai Company ans still have my probation period.i want to resign now ,is that true that I will have 30 days to stay in Dubai for sone new opportunity? And what my company can do to me,how much I have to pay them if I will have some penalty?
    Thank you!!!

    • Deepak Machado

      if you are on probation i dont think you are required to pay anything. normally after the visa cancellation you will have 30 days grace period to exit

  • jibs

    had submit my resignation already they send me back acceptance resignation with my last working day on may 7th.today they call me to ask to extend my last working day i said no i cant.There is any option company force to band me right now i am in the probation period.

  • Veera

    Hi Deepak,
    I get e-visa e-ticket,offer letter from Hr dept .and will be join a private company on 05 MAY 2014 at dubai and now, i have a better opportunity with other firm in dubai
    itself. So before i proceed i have a couple of questions, please clarify.
    1.) So if i move to new employer, are there any chances of getting employee/immigration ban by the current employer?
    2.) Do I need to join and then submitted resign.
    3.) If my current employer doesnt accept my resignation, how to proceed forward?
    4.) By the way my contract is unlimited, and qualification is B.S(IComputer). Please do the needful. Thank you.

    • AdminManager

      Hi Deepak,

      I joined the company in January, I’m taken at an Admin Manager level in the contract, 6 months probation. In the contract the terms of termination are mentioned only from the employers side. What are my options to resign? I have an offer from a bigger international firm in a free zone. Would this still get me an automatic 6 month ban?

      The firm I work for has no HR and no PRO. I am not sure how to resign and not get a ban.

      Any advise on this would be appreciated. Thank you

      • Deepak M

        If you have a labour ban you can join freezone. There wont be any issues

  • Gupta

    Hi Deepak,

    I have joined in a private company in oct 2013 at abu dhabi and now, i have a better opportunity with other firm in abu dhabi itself. So before i proceed i have a couple of questions, please clarify.

    1.) So if i move to new employer, are there any chances of getting immigration ban by the current employer?

    2.) If my current employer doesnt accept my resignation, how to proceed forward?

    By the way my contract is unlimited, and qualification is M.Tech. Please do the needful. Thank you.

    • Deepak M

      yes you may get an automatic six months ban
      thy have to accept it . You need to convince them

  • Gupta

    Hi Deepak,
    I have joined in a private company in oct 2013 at abu dhabi and now, i have a better opportunity with other firm in abu dhabi itself. So before i proceed i have a couple of questions, please clarify.

    1.) So if i move to new employer, are there any chances of getting immigration ban by the current employer?

    2.) If my current employer doesnt accept my resignation, how to proceed forward?

    By the way my contract is unlimited, and qualification is M.Tech. Please do the needful. Thank you.

  • Raviprasad P Rao

    Hi deepak,
    currently, I came on a employment visa (e-visa) to dubai employed with homes r us. I came on march 12th. I have just about to complete 2 months now. Since, my father is not well at home and also my job is not that comfortable, I would like to resign. what is the penalties I hav to incurr like visa costs, emirates ID card etc. whether any notice period is required to give. can you please guide me.
    what is the present and actual rule in this case and also whether ban is applicable.

    regards,

    Raviprasad.

  • Ayman

    Hi Deepak
    I Joined a company last December and by 10th Jun I will finish my 6 month Probation period.
    I found a new job and got the offer letter, will my shift to the new company will get me problems specially that it is mentioned at the offer Letter that I’m not supposed to seek or accept any employment in the UAE for a period of one year after my resignation with a competitor….My labor contract is Unlimited and my position is sales Manager and I have MBA degree.

    Thank you

  • Stuart

    I was hoping you might be able to answer a question for me. I am a UK citizen who was on a visit visa when I was offered (and accepted) a job here in Dubai. I have been with the company 2 months on an unlimited contract. My probation period per the contract is 6 months. I feel that there is some possibly illegal activity going on (credit card/banking/insurance fraud), and I want to resign ASAP. I want to resign immediately-am I able to do so legally? There is NO stipulation in my contract stating that I am responsible for reimbursing and visa costs to my employer. Please let me know what my options are. Thank you very much.

    Read more: http://emiratesdiary.com/job-tips/10-signs-saying-its-time-to-leave-your-job#ixzz2zySx5tuE

    • Deepak M

      yes you can resign no issue. But you may get a ban for six months.

  • Mohamed

    Hi Deepak,
    I completed 7 tough moths with a fixed 18 moth contract, need not to say I don’t like the environment at all, I got a much better offer and I am afraid if I resign I’ll get a ban, and won’t be able to join the new employer….please advice?.
    If the employer terminates me will I still get a ban?

    Thank You so much

    • Deepak M

      Yes there is a chance of getting a ban. However this will be decided by the authorities from Mol

  • rahul

    Sir I Joined in a new company as a Designer with the limited contract..my probation period is 3 months..Let me know Can i resign from my job on this probation period. There wil be any ban?..Can i join new company..please advice me sir…

    • Deepak M

      You may get a baniIf you resign before the contract period

  • MAJID

    GREETINGS OF THE DAY
    DEAR SIR ,
    I AM WORKING IN A HOTEL AS HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR, I HAVE 2 YEARS CONTRACT (UNLIMITED ) . I JUST COMPLETE HALF OF IT 1 YEAR. WILL I FACE ANY LABOUR BAN.

    • Deepak M

      Yes you may get a ban for six months

  • KLorena

    If my employer has applied for my labour card but I haven’t signed the 3 labour contracts that is required or don’t have medical yet. do I still can leave the job wihtout the ban?

  • Katya

    If my company has applied for my labour card but I haven’t yet signed any labour contract or have my medical check, can I still quit my job without the 6 months ban?

    • Deepak M

      I think yes you can quit the job without having ban but better to check with the immigration.

  • Rohit

    Dear Deepak,

    I have a unique issue. I have been working in this company for the last 5.5 months. The probation period mentioned in the contract is 3 months. I want to leave and look out for other opportunities. Now the problem is that they have mentioned in the English contract (not the Arabic one) that if I leave within 2 years i will also have to pay the relocation costs and HR consultants fees. While I find the relocation reasonable, I find the job consultants fees a bit unreasonable. The company has supposedly paid 38500 AED for the consultant and so I will have to pay an overall amount of 41000 AED. Now my salary is 18500 AED a month and so do let me know what is the right thing to do and how can I approach this.

    Thank you

    Regards

    R

    • Deepak M

      If it is mentioned In Your agreement and you have signed and agreed for the same then you are obliged to do the same. No other way.

  • limgas

    Hello Deepak, i am currently working for a year now in a limited contract of 3 years however hold a husband’s visa. If i resign before my 3 years contract do i have to pay anything to the company considering that they only pay my working permit but apart from that nothing else.

    Thank you for the response.

    • Deepak M

      You may have to pay the 45 days compensation to the company in case if you resign before the contract period.

  • Rania

    Hi,

    I have an american passport and I am curious if I am fired or Resign from my company do I need to fly back to my country or is it possible for me to just go into oman for the day and then come back? And if I do need to leave the country how long must I be gone for?

  • Teeboy

    Okay thanks. But please, if the employment entry permit is cancelled, will i be able to finish up the two months duration and visa validity or how many days have i got to leave the country? Then, hope the cancellation won’t attract any ban? Thanks

    • Deepak M

      There is no ban while cancelling entry permit. You need to exit the country asap when you cancel your entry permit.

  • azhar ali

    hi deepak,
    i want to know,whether it is necessary to work full office ours if i give my resignation? i heard that it is not necessaary to work full time.half day is enough and the cmpny should pay me full day salary,so that i can find another job in the afternoon.pls give me reply to my mail.

    • Deepak M

      There is nothing like that. You need to work during your notice period but you can take a leave. But the leave will be deducted from your salary.

  • Mark

    Hi Mr. Deepak,
    my current company is shutting down maybe next month and i already have a new offer from other company but my contract is not ye t finished until september of this year my current company is willing to give me an NOC and a temination letter am i going to get a ban for transfering to company even if they’re not yet closed? and on my current visa im only a painter but my actual possition here is a QA\QC inspector.,is possible if the new company will give me a the same visa? am i not going to have a 6 months ban?

    Thank you

    • Deepak M

      If your company provides you NOC you may join the other company. However the decision for imposing ban is depend on the authorities from MOL.

  • midhun

    Hi Mr.Deepak,

    I am employed in a free zone company,I was on probation for 6 months, I have now completed 3months,
    I received a job offer providing a higher salary and in a field I am looking for,

    How should I proceed on cancelling my visa, can I do it by myself or should my company have to?

    also if they ask for visa costs to be returned, around how much would it be approximately?

    thanks and regards

    • Deepak M

      Your visa is to be cancelled by your company .
      Employer has no right to deduct the visa cost. However it is depends on company policy

  • Teeboy

    Hi, i hope you may be able to give me good answers to my questions. I came in to UAE on employment visa just 3weeks ago and have never signed any contract with my company, labour and even haven’t went for medicals at all. I discovered that my company is not going by their words on what they employed me for and also the agreed benefits. I complained about the situation but they replied me by saying they will cancel the employment entry permit. My plan is to go back to my country cos i cant continue with that nature of work. Pls advice, thanks.

    • Deepak M

      If you are not happy you can tell your employer to cancel the entry permit.

      • Teeboy

        Okay thanks. But please, if the employment entry permit is cancelled, will i be able to finish up the two months duration and visa validity or how many days have i got to leave the country? Then, hope the cancellation won’t attract any ban? Thanks

  • shumael

    thank you Mr.Deepak
    but i want to know more detail like u know the all matter & now u also need some detail about my contract . there mentioned 6 month probation period that is up to may,2014 & it was unlimited in nature noth

  • theresa

    Mr. deepak

    How are you?….I am presently working in JLT for 5 months.

    And these are my problem:

    1.)I signed an offer letter and it stated there that after 3 months of my joining date my salary will increase, but after 3 months of my joining date they did not give me the promised salary and i discussed it with my H.R, now she’s giving me a reason that i exit in Kish that’s why i did not completed the 3 consecutive months and she said that they will give me increase after 3 months of the date pasted in my passport. They’ve already finished my 1 month extension before they gave me visa, that’s why i went to Kish to wait for my employment visa.

    2) i asked her if i want to resign what shall i do?… She told me to work for 45 days without salary plus 1 way ticket.

    Please give me an option for my problems.

    • Deepak M

      If it is limited contract you need to give 45 days compensation to the company or you need to finish your contract.

  • Umar

    Dear Mr. Deepak ,

    I’ve been reading your blog and would like some advice regarding an issue Ive been having at my workplace .

    I work as a travel consultant and I’m currently under probation , haven’t even worked a month . I didn’t like the work environment and I handed in myresignation . However they are holding my passport and are asking me two months of my salary and visa charges . I am ready to face the visa costs however I think it is unfair to pay two months of my salary .

    Please help .

    Regards

    Umar

    • Deepak M

      I agree, it is unfair to ask two months of salary. However it depends on your company policies.

  • Amal

    Dear Mr.Deepak, Currently Im working as a Computer Engineer (System Support Eng) in a financial institute under a limited contract. I joined this company in January 2014 and still under probation of 6 months. Truly speaking I do not like the working environment of this company. Please let me know if I resign from here and join another employer during the probation will my visa be banned or is there a work around to avoid being banned ?
    Kindly let me know the options I have.
    Thanking You.

    • Deepak M

      There are chances of getting banned for six months. However it is depend on the decision taken by authorities from MOL.

      • Amal

        Thanks alot for your reply. If its banned for 6 months is it possible to lift the ban by paying the fine. ?

        • Deepak M

          There is nothing like lifting ban by paying fees.

          • Mr.Pillai

            MR.Deepak as this is a Limited visa should Mr.Aamal pay the cost of the visa??? I am also in this same situation .. Can he get a job in Freezone?

            • Deepak M

              Depends on company policy

          • Amal

            Hi Mr.Deepak,

            If I resign from this company and go for a company in a freezone any visa ban will be applied. Or can I go for that option without any problem..?

            Thanks.

            • Deepak M

              Labour ban wont applicable to freezone. You can join free zone no issue.

      • Arturo E

        Dear Mr. Deepak M,

        Good day. I have a concern regarding on the employment probationary period. I am civil engineer as stated in my labor card with unlimited employment contract and I am now four (4) months employed in my present work in Sharjah. I want to find a job near our apartment here in Dubai. I read the labor law based on the google that, “The employer or the employee may cancel the employment contract during or at the end of the probationary period.” Is there any counterpart for the cancellation, like 6 months ban or paying the employer? And if 6 months ban is implemented in my case, what are the best options just to lift the ban? Thank you in advance.

        • Deepak M

          Yes you may get a ban.

          But in case if you get a job in freezone or government company this ban wont applicable

  • Aditya

    Dear Mr Deepak
    I have completed my probation period and want to resign from the job.
    the contract is limited . I cant pay 45 days salary as penalty.
    so please provide any other solution’s.
    If i exit without paying is there any legal problem i have to face in my country as i have not

    Regards
    Aditya

    • Deepak M

      since you are on probation period i dont think company will ask you to pay. However it is depend on company policy.

  • Amanda

    Hi Deepak, I am an employer and I just fired one of my employees in probation period. After we both agreed that the business relationship wasn’t good we decide to finish our contract even though the employee decide to not give the passport for the visa cancelation. Could you please recommend what legal process I could follow in order to have the visa cancelled ASAP? Thanks

    • Deepak M

      if your employee is not submitting your passport for cancellation you may complain to the labour

  • Cpst

    Hi Deepak, I am an employer and I just fired one of my employees in probation period. After we both agreed that the business relationship wasn’t good we decide to finish our contract even though the employee decide to not give the passport for the visa cancelation. Could you please recommend what legal process I could follow in order to have the visa cancelled ASAP? Thanks

  • vicky

    Hi All,
    Kindly guide me i m working in a company based in Tecom area now i have completed 1 year of job and got an other good offer by profession and visa profession i m accountant… will my company still ban me if i change i did not sign any contract… Please guide me….

  • Rose

    Dear Mr. Deepak,
    I joined a company last Nov 2013 but my visa was only processed and newly stamped on my passport this March. My probationary period with the company ends Feb. If I resign, will I have a ban? Would it be right that I am still under probationary as per my visa therefore I can resign as I wish. Thank you in advance.

    • Deepak M

      You may get an automatic six months ban

  • hrishikesh

    Hi…Deepak,
    I am working in Packaging company for two year contract. 6 Month Probation is a part of this. I have completed my Two months here.I have signed the Contract and also receive Emirates ID , Pataka and Medical Insurance card. As working environment not suitable I want to go back India. I asked for 7 Days Emergency Leave with some special reason but My manager put 2 options i.e. either you have to continue here or go back to India.
    I wanted to go back India, but then he / HR department , asking that you have to Pay 45 Days salary in Advance , also Visa expenses and etc. and refuses to give me the Passport back.
    Mainly , the Manager is very arrogant and giving unnecessary pressure here.He is telling you have to come at 7 and have to go at 10/11. Its not suitable for me.I am also doing professional study i.e. ICWA.
    Please help me , which expenses should bear by me if I want to quit in Probation period. or Suggest me a suitable way to come out with this problem with staying here only.

    • Deepak M

      If it is a limited contract you may have to pay 45 days salary as compensation. However it is depends on contract agreement

      • Hrishikesh

        I downloaded my Contract Agreement from website. HR still has not given me the Copy. In agreement it is stated that the agreement is Limited. But my Reporting boss is ready to not deduct 45 days salary but he is holding my one Month salary which is about to AED 6000. HR also telling that Visa cancellation and other recruitment charges you have to bear. It will be a very high cost me. Please suggest what step I have to take in this critical situation.

    • Hrishikesh

      I downloaded my Contract Agreement from website. HR still has not given me the Copy. In agreement it is stated that the agreement is Limited. But my Reporting boss is ready to not deduct 45 days salary but he is holding my one Month salary which is about to AED 6000. HR also telling that Visa cancellation and other recruitment charges you have to bear. It will be a very high cost me. Please suggest what step I have to take in this critical situation.

      • Deepak M

        since it is a limited contract company might have held that amout as conpensation. about your visa cost it is depend on company policy whether to deduct or not

  • Hello Mr.deepak,
    I’m going 1 year this next two months,supposed to be 5 years this year. I mean my contract is unlimited,but when they sell my company I already get my graduty..but my visa did not change.and i continous working to them and only the owner change.but they not change the establishment. I wanted to resign. Do I have to shoulder my ticket.thank you
    Hope for your response.

    • Deepak M

      It is depend on company policy.

  • Simi

    Hi Deepak

    Kindly let me know

    1. if an employee working in JLT in an unlimited contract leaves the organization during probation period, will the employee be affected by any kind of Ban?
    2. Whether she can seek and find employment outside the freezone?
    3. Does she need to serve notice period while on probation?
    4. Can the employer hold back salary from the employee because he is leaving on probation and without notice?
    5. Whom to approach if the salary is held back and the employer delays to cancel the visa?
    6. It is mandatory that while canceling visa, both employer and employee should be present and the final settlement form needs to be signed infront of the DMCC officer. But what if my employer is overseas and doesnot come for me? Whom should I approach?

    Thanks,
    Simi

    • Deepak M

      1. If it is a freezone then you won’t be having an automatic six months labour ban. If not then yes labour ban applicable.
      2. if there is an immigration ban then she cannot seek employment in freezone neither outside freezone.
      3. There is no need to serve notice period while on probation.
      4. Actually No. Employer cannot hold back salary of employees.
      5. if it is a freezone you need to approach freezone authority or if it is a LLC then MOL.
      6. Sorry I have no idea about this.

  • Mitch

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I pass my resignation last feb 16 via email because my manager is out of the country that time then as soon as he comes back i gave him the hard copy that was 27 of feb. As per UAE law one month notice should be given when resigning. Im on my probation period but still in respect i gave a 1 month notice. My boss already type my labour cancellation and he give me 6 months ban but still he doesnt want me to sign my cancellation for the reason that i do not know. I just wanted to ask if my one month notice is finish should i still continue working?

    Awaiting for your response.

    • Deepak M

      If you are on probation period there is no need to give notice. You may leave the company by giving one day notice.

  • Mitch

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I pass my resignation last feb 16 via email because my manager is out of the country that time then as soon as he comes back i gave him the hard copy that was 27 of feb. As per UAE law one month notice should be given when resigning. Im on my probation period but still in respect i gave a 1 month notice. My boss already type my labour cancellation and he give me 6 months ban but still he doesnt want me to sign my cancellation for the reason that i don not know. I just wanted to ask if my one month notice is finish should i still continue working?

    Awaiting for your response.

  • muhammad usman khan

    Deepak, your blog is very helpful ……you must keep updating it regulary as have been doing… I am sure you gonna huge amount of audience coming here.

  • Rain

    Hi Deepak,
    I just wanted to check with you regarding what is the policy in Jebel Ali free zone now. I completed 4 months in jebel ali company (joined November 2013) however in my visa it indicates January 2014. I recently resigned hence please advise if I still have grace period of 30 days after cancellation. They indicate to book my tickets next week. Is it advisable if I can get a copy of my cancellation so I can check validity of grace period? Will they force me to book my tickets next week? What is the best thing to do. Please advise.

    I’ll appreciate your reply regarding this.

    Thanks

    • Deepak M

      normally you get 30 days grace period after canellation. but it is depend on company if they want to send you early or let you to stay long for 30 days.

  • Zara

    Hi, i would like to ask about the ban, i am currently employed as a private nurse i finished my two years contract and i renew a two years contract again i will complete my one year this august 2014 my concerns is they can still make a ban for me even i finish my two years contract? Is it possible if i will liftmy ban? Pls help me thank you

  • john jc

    good day, mr Deepak.
    can you help me for my doubt,
    i employed in catering services under our visa in free zone sarjah saif zone,i already 10 months on this company now i want to resign. i find a new job in dubai not free zone can i resign to my company? there will be no ban? or possible they will ban me if i resign?
    one thing more we are working 12 hrs. without overtime no rest day in 1 month.and they will be gave a rest day 2 times in 1 month but they will deduct to our salary it will cost 100 add is that the rules for a sarjah free zone? can you please help me to answer my question mr deepak. have a nice day
    limited contract

    • Deepak M

      Since it is a freezone labour ban wont applicable. But your company may impose you immigration ban . However it is depends on company.
      I have no idea about deduction clause as per Sharjah free zone.

  • john jc

    good day, mr Deepak.
    can you help me for my doubt,
    i employed in catering services under our visa in free zone sarjah saif zone,i already 10 months on this company now i want to resign. i find a new job in dubai not free zone can i resign to my company? there will be no ban? or possible they will ban me if i resign?
    one thing more we are working 12 hrs. without overtime no rest day in 1 month.and they will be gave a rest day 2 times in 1 month but they will deduct to our salary it will cost 100 add is that the rules for a sarjah free zone? can you please help me to answer my question mr deepak. have a nice day

  • Vinay

    Good evening Deepak,

    I just wanted to know my wife has just joined 3 days in an company and she is not interested in the company as the working atmosphere does not suits her. a. Will there be an ban b. Secondly can she try an job again if so how many days time is the grace period.

  • Shakir Khan

    Hi Dear Deepak. I m working in a company as purchaser but they gave AC mechanic visa. I spent here Five months now the other company giving me visa. I have done MBa . This company don’t want to impose ban on me. Can u tell me the best way.

    • Deepak M

      But you may get an automatic labour ban for six months. Please check with your company PRO about this

  • neshcosta

    Hi mr.deepak i finished my first employment contract for 2 years and i got my second 2years contract,and i allso finish 11months in my second contract so i want to resign the my corunt job so my companey say that i have to pay my full visa cost before i leave the companey is it acceptable,please let me khow.does it ther in uae labour low.

    • Deepak M

      depends on your company policy.

  • R

    Dear Deepak,
    Please advise how can i see my visa cancilation and ban status by online

    • Deepak M

      i dont think you can check it online . you need to go to the immigration or else you need to check with your PRO.

  • RP

    Dear Deepak,
    Please advise, How can I see online my visa cancilation and ban status throw online

  • Name (required)

    Dear Mr deepka,
    i just complited 4 months in a company and i dont like work inviroment and seniors so can you plz tell me what will be the action if I leave company and go home country without informing managment and Hr. and inform by maile after reaching home. how long they can make ban.

    • Deepak M

      They can put you under absconded list where you will not be allow to enter into UAE in future

  • sajith

    hi deepak.
    My name is sajith. I am working in a contracting company last 2 months. My probation period is 6 months. My project duration also 6 months. After finishing this project the company may terminate me. To avoid this , i try for better one and i got it. So can i move to new company? My present company can ban me? If get ban , i can lift this ban? Presently i am getting 5000dhs and new offer is 7000. My profession is structural draftsman. Please give me a replay.

    • Deepak M

      It will be depend on the visa and contract you have at present

  • iqbal

    Dear Deepak
    I am currently working in Hamriya free zone authority from last seven months as a chemical technician. Probation period is finished. I have found a new job in dubai as a supervisor. If i resign on one month notice, what will be the consequences?

    • Deepak M

      Since you are in free zone i don’t think you will face any consequences.However it will be depend on your company policies.

  • Himzaan

    Dear Mr Deepak,

    i just wanted to clarify below, i recently finished (in December 2013) my 3 year unlimited contract and company has renewed my visa for more 2 years (till Dec 2015), i resigned on February 20th 2014 and my last date will be March 19 2014, my question is whether employer can deduct cost of visa which he renewed recently

    Thanks,
    Himzaan

  • Scocabe

    Dear Mr.Deepak,

    I am IT engineer, I joined the company in HAmriyah free zone since one month but I found the double salary in Dubai, can I be banned for one year! and if so can I join a company in Sharjah free Zone??

  • Scocabe

    Dear Mr.Deepak,

    I am IT engineer, I joined the company in HAmriyah free zone since one month but I foud the double salary in Dubai, can I be banned for one year! and if so can I join a company in Sharjah free Zone??

    • Deepak M

      It will be depend on the ban which company wants to put. If they impose immigration ban you will not be able to work in freezone

  • Rajesh

    Hello Deepak M!

    **Im really sorry to bother you with repeated questions – but please help me**

    I just arrived Abu Dhabi a month ago to work as commercial Support in a Trading Company.

    During these 5 weeks, I don’t like the company environment and the company functions are not operating systematically. This company keen about earning money from the business and provide no benefit for its employees.

    So far I’ve only had my Visa Screening Medical done and application for Emirates ID processed. I refused to sign my labor contract yet, apparently residence visa is not processed yet. All I have is my entry permit for employment, which expires on March 04, 2014. My company contract says, If I quit my job, I’ll be liable for the visa and mobilization charges. Also, even though the visa has not stamped on my passport, the company PRO said he had already paid the Visa Charges.

    I have few questions now:

    a) If I quit my employment with this company, can I join any other company in Free zone before my work permit expires? My company is planning to request for a 1-year ban to be imposed on me.

    b) Should I need to pay Sum of 45 days Salary or Sum of Basic Salary? (My current salary is: 2750 AED, where my basic is 975 AED)

    c) How much it would cost to process a New Work Permit Visa? (My company PRO said they spent 7000 AED for this) Also, they want me to pay for medical test expenses, visa cancellation and miscellaneous charges.

    d) Any other helpful advice

    Thanks so much for your inputs!

    • Deepak M

      I will depend on company policy to deduct the visa cost or not.
      Since your visa is not stamped and you have not signed the labour contract They may impose you a ban which is immigration ban for one year
      You need to to know which ban they are planning to impose.

  • SAMIR

    Dear Sir,

    I am working in Sharjah, my 1 year is getting completed in end of Mar’14. Still i am not got confirmed due to sales achievement.

    Please, advise if i resign before i complete 1 year, will company reimburse me the benefits like;

    1. Leave
    2. Family Air Ticket

    Regards,
    Samir

    • Deepak M

      It will be depend on your company policy

  • Rahul

    Hello deepak am currently working in transport company into stores incharge bt am not liking the enviornmnet and job is not upto satisfaction.So i woul like to ask if am leaving company will i get ban becoz here’s its been given 6month probabtion period and my labour card, emirated id will processed soon .Contract is for 2 years. Please advise on this

    • Deepak M

      if your residence visa stamped and already have your labour card then there are chances of getting an automatic labour ban

  • Shamin

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I have been appointed as Admin Supervisor in a facility management company at sharjah . However, I have raised an issue for non payment of salary on time and it lead to termination. I have been taken back to the company, and also gave me a final warning stating if terminated no compensation will be made and asked me to write an deep apology letter. I rejoined because the GM was a family friend of my uncle and aunty. Hence, I did not have any other choice other than rejoining.

    Now, the situation has came like I feels uncomfortable and I would like to resign the job.

    Here are my details-
    My contract is a limited contract.
    My visa stamping date was 20/01/2014.
    Probation as per offer letter is mentioned 3months (as per company record joined in the month of 29th Dec’2013) and “0” probation in the original contract.
    Management and HR used to say as company policy, but the company policy is not documented still, its only in verbal.
    In my contract there is no clause made on charges on visa incase of cancellation, but when I cross checked with HR, he says I should pay 1.5 months salary, Visa charges, and Air tickets should be shown to release my Passport. (My arrival ticket fare was borne by me).

    However, I would like to know,
    Whether I will have to pay any amount to the company?
    Will the Air tickets provided by them incase I want to cancel my visa?
    Salary till date for the number of working days will be given or not?

    • Deepak M

      since it is a limited contract you might have to pay 45 days salary to the company
      if you are resigning then the air ticket fare to be borne by you
      Company should pay you the salary till your last working day

  • Chelladurai

    I joined in this company before 10 days, i dont like this environment. i want to relieve this company immediately. i am still in probation period.

    My basic salary is AED 5,000/-
    Designation : Mechanical Engineer

    May i know how much i have to pay to company.

    Please give me suggession

    • Deepak M

      It will be depend on company policy.

  • javed
  • javed

    One of friend came from India on McDonald’s Visa. He was brought here for Delivery, but when he came they put him to kitchen floor cleaning. He objected to it and resigned after 15 days and the company accepted it. He has not been paid for the 15 days he worked and his Labour card was not processed. The company is demanding him to pay 1500/- in order to go back. Just want know what should he do, he is not in a position to pay any money. Just want to know whether he will get a ban even he did not sign any labor contract from MOL. On 20th Feb his visa will expire(after 60 days). The company;s HR is threatening him to pay 1500 else police will come and arrest him after 20 Feb. Please advice!!!

  • I am currently working at the Kuwait food company on a limited 2 year contract on the company’s visa but i was finish my 1st contract after than i renewed my new contract before 6 months I am still on probation and wish to leave my job for a better opportunity. What charges can I face? I contacted the KFC and they said I only need pay the labour card fees and whatever training costs might apply. I heard that the employer might charge me 45 day salary and visa cost as well, but I don’t think they legally can, can you confirm this for me?

    Read more: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/what-happens-if-i-resign-during-the-probation-period#ixzz2t6YaEfZ6

    • Deepak M

      Yes if it is a limited contract employer may ask you to pay the 45 days salary and visa cost.

  • quien

    Hi sir,

    May I ask I’ve been working for 3 months under probation,I wish to leave my job for a better opportunity at the same time to grow my knowledge.. is there automatic ban if I resign under probation??

    • Deepak M

      Yes there are chances of getting an automatic labour ban for six months.

  • Amit Kumar

    Hi Mr Deepak I have some query for you hope you will guide me on that I came to Abu Dhabi as a recruitment firm hired me a Asst Marketing Manager but VISA was given me a Reprographic Machine Operator…I have 3 month probation period…but the company environment is not suiting me so I have decided to give the resignation letter..this is my 2nd month probation period…I hold MBA from University of Glasgow and MBA from University of Punjab..nd even I am ready to pay all the expenses….so what are the chances that they will ban me….

    • Deepak M

      since you have not completed one year in the company you may have the chances of getting an automatic labour ban. Please check with the immigration or MOL.

  • Mostafa

    Hello Mr. Deepak,

    I am currently working at the DMCC free zone on a limitd 3 year contract on the company’s visa. I am still on probation and wish to leave my job for a better opportunity. What charges can I face? I contacted the DMCC and they said I only need pay the labour card fees and whatever training costs might apply. I heard that the employer might charge me 45 day salary and visa cost as well, but I don’t think she legally can, can you confirm this for me?

  • Mostafa

    Hello Mr. Deepak,

    I am currently working at the DMCC free zone on a limitd 3 year contract on the company’s visa. I am still on probation and wish to leave my job for a better opportunity. What charges can I face? I contacted the DMCC and they said I only need pay the labour card fees and whatever training costs might apply. I heard that the employer might charge me 45 day salary and visa cost as well, but I don’t think she legally can, can you confirm this for me?

  • sandeep

    Dear sir
    I have been working here in a company in fujairahr from november 2013 .Now i am not getting offerd salary from my employer and they are keeping very bad behavior on me .I am totaly upset and desided to resign from this company.they offered me a 6 monts of probbation piriodand.I got a good offer from another company what is to be done suitable to continue here using my new offer..?? please help me sir
    .

    Read more: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/what-happens-if-i-resign-during-the-probation-period#ixzz2sdSCeqwS

    • Deepak M

      If you are not getting salary on time you need to address this issue to the concerned authorities in MOL.
      If you leave the job now you may have the chances of getting an automatic six months labour ban.

  • Mohammad Hassan

    Hi everyone

    I am a chartered accountant. I am currently working with an audit firm. My probation period has not expired, however I have been offered job by another employer (in industry) that is paying me 10% more than my current pay.

    My visa is of accounting clerk. if I resign, what will be the consequences?

    • Deepak M

      Since you have not completed one year you may have the chances of getting an six months automatic ban. But in any case my advise is you to check in MOL or immigration before you take any decision.

  • hussain

    Hi.
    I have been working here in Dubai as System Support PABX Engineer from 1st July 2013 & i have bought up in SALES VISA.
    In total with my Indian Experience i have around 1 year 4months in IT industry now Employer says they have no Use of keeping an Engineer as its a small firm with more of Technician work so if I resign now what about the BAN?

    I’m seeking for job now if any requirement please let me know .. I am good at Configuring PABX, routers, Digital Marketing also

    • Deepak M

      There are chances of getting an automatic labour ban for six months.

  • Rabab

    Hi, I have resigned from my company on 16th Jan, giving one month’s notice to the company. I was still in probation and on a limited contract of 2 years. I resigned due to health reasons and since I was unable to come to work for a fews days due to being unwell, my employer told me I need not continue the notice period and told me that its better to “end this today”. However, I am now being asked to pay 45 days salary as I terminated the contract and the company has withheld my passport claiming that i need to settle the amount first. I was employed as a PR director and was on my husband’s visa.

    • Deepak M

      Since it is a limited contract and you resigned by your own company has the right to ask for 45 days compensation. But if you are resigned due to health condition and if you have all supporting document you can address this issue to MOL.

  • hassh

    Your employer may ban you depending on your designation and qualification

    I am an electrical engineer. If I resign from the company will i get stamped??? I have probation period for 3 months. If I find good Opportunity can I leave then?? will I get a ban of 6 months? please help me

    Regards

    • Deepak M

      Yes since you are not completing one year there are chances of getting an automatic six months labour ban

  • Bibin

    Dear sir

    I recently joined in company at Hamariyah Free Zone and they stamped the visa also but without any week off need to work for 14 hours so I am not interested n resigned will they can put any sort of labour or immigration ban to me please reply.
    Regards
    Sam

    • Deepak M

      If you are working in freezone you may not get a labour ban.

  • Mark Luis

    Hi, Mr. Deepak! I have already worked for more than 1 year with my company on an Unlimited Contract. If I resign, will I get a ban? Do I have to pay my company any amount just in case they ask me to (like what they used to ask when somebody wants to leave the company)?

  • nayr

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I’m currently on probation Period. I’m an Engineer in Abu Dhabi and I want to resign before 6 months because I’m not happy with the working environment. I’ve got an offer of 13000AED less than the salary Im getting now(13500)
    Can my current company Ban me on working here in Abu Dhabi?

    • Deepak M

      It would depend on your contract agreement (limited or unlimited). There are chances of getting an automatic labour ban since you are not completing one year. I would request you to check with the immigration.

  • marco

    Dear Sir,

    Just some few question, i’m new to my company now (only 7 days) and i want to discontinue. My visa is still under process. Can i leave? will i have a ban? do i need to pass a resignation letter?

    hope to hear from you soon!

    thank you

    • Deepak M

      If you resign now i dont think you will get any ban but please make sure about your visa status.

  • Rose

    Hi Mr. Deepak i just got the result of my medical and its clear. But my question is, what if I don’t want to proceed with the employment?or what if my employer wants to terminate my employment? Will I be banned? How long? It worries me because I wanted to work here but I don’t like the working environment? i have not sign any papers from the Labour office.. Please advise. Thank you!

  • h raafat

    good afternoon
    i work 2 months in a hotel but i found atmospher not good and professionel can i resign in my probation period without pay any fee for the company

    • Deepak M

      It would depend on your company policy.

  • anne

    I don’t know why still now I don’t have any contract to sign…. I just had my medical last Jan. 16,2014 I came here last sept.29,2013. I just want to ask if I want to go back to my country and I want to resign.who will by my ticket I am working as a housemaid.my employer shoulder all the expenses from my country to come here…pls…help me.and give me advice.

  • hari

    sir
    i am now finish one year and two months in unlimited contract.i get new opportunity to join better salary of another firm..i would like to know if i give resign to my company that results to automatic ban of ministry of labor??

  • hari

    sir
    i am now finish one year and two months in unlimited contract.i get new opportunity to join better salary of another firm..i would like to know if i give resign to my company that results to automatic ban of ministry of labor??

  • mai

    if i resign from my employer right now as a secretary and my boss will give me NOC will i still have ban from labour? i will be turning 1 year this march from this company i am working right now. thanks

  • Jeevan

    Hi..I am on an Unlimited Contract. Its been 2 months working for this company (still under probation, probation period – 6 months) & I have found a better job in a Government company. I am a post-graduate with more than 12,000 Dhs salary. Please help me with below:
    1. Can my current employer put a ban on me? if yes, can it be lifted considering my education & salary?
    2. If my current employer refuses to give me NOC, can I still get my Visa cancelled?

  • marinarra

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    i saw your reply on this forum:

    “If you have no signed any labour contract ad visa is not stamped then there wont be any ban. In this case i dont think you need any NOC but you have to cancel the entry permit.”

    my cousin has the same case now, she enter UAE with the pink visa “employment visa” as private driver, the employer dont want her to work, so she ask her to pay the cost the employer spend of about 5K dirhams & she will give a written RELEASE, it is not legal but to avoid the risk that she will become the housemade my cousin will going to pay.

    My question is, if ever that the she pay & cancel the entry visa, is she can still exit to kish and to back to uae with the Tourist Visa to work?

    • Deepak M

      she cannot work on tourist visa. it is illegal. she can come here on tourist visa as a tourist but cant work.

      • marinarra

        thank sir deepak for the reply, what would be the process, after her visa is being cancelled, as my friend said when the entry visa “employment visa” is cancel, the immigration is given 1 month for her to get a work, after that 1 month and she never get any work, she needs to exit on kish… is it correct that she should have the employment visa again to enter here in UAE and not the Visit Visa. What is the guarantee of what her sponsor say that she will give here enough time to look you another job before the sponsor will cancel that visa.

        *Her sponsor told her that she should only have few days as she enter here last Dec 30, 2014, and so on the Jan 30, 2014.. it should be stamped or we have to pay her sponsor. Are we have still time to look for her new work, or we are just wasting our time, because the possibility to have work if useless.

        • Deepak M

          Normally after cancellation of residence visa you will have 30 days grace period.
          You can come on visit visa but cannot work on visit visa.

  • dave

    sir what if i want to resign after i finish my 1 year in my company and they ban me there’s a chance for me to come back here after a year? and how much is the normal cost if they required me to pay them for cancellation of visa?

  • Iefan Ali

    hi
    sir
    please help me give me some suggestion i am working with a cheater supply company he bring me here as a A/C technician but but give me another work like labor ant give the salary also from last three month only he given me one time food if i was ask him he told me next month i will send you India last tree months he he didn’t sending me and giving me any money what can i do please

    • Deepak M

      You can address this issue to Ministry of Labour.

  • Mohammed

    sir i have u a e visa if i go vacation and i don’t want to come back what will happen means i can go another country???

    • Deepak M

      If you go on vacation and you dont come company may put you under absconding list. If you dont want to work it is better to resign, cancel your visa and then go to your home country.

  • mary cris

    Hi! Sir,
    I hope you can answer my question im new here in dubai 1month now im employed already i hve employmny visa en already exit in kish island. My boss warning me to cancel my visa.. because im not attending 3days in work due to have sick.although im not yet sign in labour cntrct only offer letter what will happen? And i dont hve emirates i.d and not done my medical test… it possble to have ban? And i can get my NOC/ no objection certifcate from my employee ? My passport is lready in my boss.. hope you can help me in my question.

    Thank you Cris

    • Deepak M

      If you have no signed any labour contract ad visa is not stamped then there wont be any ban. In this case i dont think you need any NOC but you have to cancel the entry permit.

  • AK

    Hi,

    I was recently become as a Expat in Dubai on June 2013 and I resigned from my First Job on my probation period means on Last Decemeber. I have attached the cancellation documents here [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qdwtnrib7vl06ur/WZtGb44wSH)] and I need to know that I have a Ban or a not (I don’t understand Arabic.). I got a Job in FZ in JLT and now I am working in there. In the mean time I got a Job offer in another Abu Dhabi LLC Company with 10K+ Salary. I am a Diploma Holder and I need to know can I join with this company or else will I get a 6 months ban.

    – In Ban Section there is nothing Mentioned (As I see)
    – Currently I am working in a JLT Free Zone. As I know they got my Visa First Step Approval. (I didn’t went to medical / or Visa not yet stamped on my Passport ) Can I leave this company of I got the Job in Abu Dhabi.
    – I didn’t got a NOC from Previous Company. 🙁

  • Tin

    Dear Sir Deepak,

    Sir I hope you can answer my question: i am on a limited contract and still under probation period, I want to resign but my company told me they can put a one year ban for me. is one year ban applicable even during probation period? I am so confused right now. Thanks!

  • syed jamal

    Hi sir,
    I just want to ask something about my cancellation. Sir I was worked with bank and I have third party visa and I gave resign under provision period .I got a good offer from other private company .now what I have to do .I dont want to exit I want to change my visa here .but I heart from my friends that they will give my pass port at airport .now what possibility that I can change visa here in dubai.

  • jo

    good day to you.I have question sir,I am working here in saif zone for almost 3 months now and i am still on probation.I am under in a limited contract.Sir if I am going to resign now and Im still under probation,do i get a ban? and pay any amount? On my offer letter it mentioned as three months notice period and contract type permanent. What should I do now. Can I resign without any notice while I am on probation.

    please I need your advice thanks

    • Deepak M

      Normally during probation period you can leave the job by giving one day notice. Once you confirmed you need to serve notice as per employment agreement. To pay the visa cost it would be depends on company policy and the agreement you have with them.

      • jo

        thanks sir for your info, do ya think im considered confirmed permanent employee as mentioned in my offer letter contract type: permanent? what if i have to pay all the visa charges is that true 45days of my salary is the maximum amount that i only have to pay to the company as per uae law? and if i will pay do i still need to serve the 3months notice? do they have the right to refuse to accept my resignation with them even if im willing to pay them? if yes, what should i do? and lastly after to this company, can i still look for a job from other freezone companies with no any restrictions since i was under saif zone visa? sorry for follow up questions.. hope you will help me with all these… thank u so much

    • Deepak M

      After the probation period if company forgot to give confirmation in written then automatically you will be considered as confirmed employee
      Yes if it is limited contract you need to pay 45 days of salary as compensation.
      I think you need to serve 3 months notice ( or notice mentioned in your employment agreement)
      Normally companys do not rejects resignation but in any case it depends on company policies
      If yo do not have any ban ( immigration or labour) you can freely search for job.

  • Tin

    Sir I hope you can answer my question: i am on a limited contract and still under probation period, I want to resign but my company told me they can put a one year ban for me. is one year ban applicable even during probation period? I am so confused right now. Thanks!

  • A Kannangara

    Hi,

    I was recently become as a Expat in Dubai and I resigned from my First Job on my probation period. I have attached the cancellation documents here (Zoom and See https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qdwtnrib7vl06ur/WZtGb44wSH)) and I need to know that I have a Ban or a not (I don’t understand Arabic.) Currently I got a Job offer in another Abu Dhabi LLC Company with 10+ Salary. I am a Diploma Holder and I need to know can I join with this company or else will I get a 6 months ban.
    – In Ban Section there is nothing Mentioned (As I see)
    – Currently I am working in a JLT Free Zone. As I know they got my Visa First Step Approval. (I didn’t went to medical / or Visa not yet stamped on my Passport ) Can I leave this company of I got the Job in Abu Dhabi.

    • Deepak M

      Since you are working in jlt freezone labour ban wont applicable. But you need to check whether there would be immigration ban or not. Sorry i wont be able to understand arabic. If there is no ban you can join other company

  • Patty laine gonito

    Hi sir I want to ask I’m not starting yet my work in a government company here in jebel Ali, but I want to resign in the work what will happen to me . . . . I have a ban in the first job I have here in UAE, that’s why I apply in a free zone and now I want to resign because a problem they give me. . . In the first they tell me I will work only here in Abu Dhabi and now have changes and I don’t like that sir . . Please advice me what to do. . .

  • eli m

    hi deepak…i am working for a free zoone company in SHARJAH under limited contract. 6 months probation period stated in my contract.. 3 months notice period in my offer letter…can i pass resignation letter on my 3rd month of probation period effectivity date will fall at the end of my probation period? just to serve the 3 month notice stated in my offer letter? is that possible? do i need to pay anything including the cancellation fee if evr? do i need to state any reason in resignation letter? Please help and enlighten me what is the best action for my problem.. Thank u so much

  • eli

    hi deepak…i am working for a free zoone company in SHARJAH under limited contract. 6 months probation period stated in my contract.. 3 months notice period in my offer letter…can i pass resignation letter on my 3rd month of probation period effectivity date will fall at the end of my probation period? just to serve the 3 month notice stated in my offer letter? is that possible? do i need to pay anything including the cancellation fee if evr? do i need to state any reason in resignation letter? Please help and enlighten me what is the best action for my problem.. Thank u so much

  • Asish

    hi deepak ,

    My wife is working in an hospital under husband visa but on hospital labour contract , now its 4th month , she want to resign from the post as she is not feeling well and the hospital is asking for 6500 dhs , shall we need to pay that amount .

  • jose

    Dear sir,

    I was offered a job by a private company in Dubai that is not in a free zone with a salary of 2500 DHS per month including food,accommodation & transportation. I have been here for almost 2 months,my probation is six months.I hold a Master’s degree in finance and two years experience.They took my visa not in my profession,before i came i asked to them why you took that trade to me.They told me that,its easy to get employment visa.
    So currently i am loosing my profession.I want to know can I resign from the company.
    They are asking visa cost and other expenses that are spend by them for me.I signed my contract because of my superior’s pressure.I am first time in dubai.I don’t know legal procedures in dubai.
    Is there any provision in law say,pay the visa expenses?I know i will get ban,if i resigned before 2 years contract period.Suggest me a better solution to resign from this company.

    Questions
    1. To resign from company,employee have to pay visa expenses or any expenses?
    2. My sign in contract will leads to any legal actions?
    3. Time takes for cancellation of visa?

    Hope you will reply soon.Waiting for your reply.

  • M Maheshwari

    Dear sir, I Came here in UAE in July on a visit visa on Company`s Sponsorship after that in Sep Company give me my permanent visa. But now I want to region from this company and change the company Can I do ? If any bans is there ? I am not leaving this country, I am just switch my job. If any bane than how can I lifted ?

    • kumar

      hi maheshwari i been searching for your contact details from last few days .. can i get your email address .. i wanna discuss with you something …! Thanks ,

  • jovie

    sir, my husband submit his resignation to his company yesterday but the manager told him that if he want to resign he need to pay 6000dirhams for company expenses. his already 1 yr. and 3 months to his company and his working to a freezone. do we need to pay that amount?

  • bobby

    hi sir i working in hotel in IT department resigned my job one month notice and in probation period. i have doubt about if pay any visa cost to company . Please help me

    • Deepak M

      This will be depend on your company whether to deduct or not.

      • jose

        I was offered a job by a private company in Dubai that is not in a free zone with a salary of 2500 DHS per month including food,accommodation & transportation. I have been here for almost 2 months,my probation is six months.I hold a Master’s degree in finance and two years experience.They took my visa not in my profession,before i came i asked to them why you took that trade to me.They told me that,its easy to get employment visa.
        So currently i am loosing my profession.I want to know can I resign from the company.
        They are asking visa cost and other expenses that are spend by them for me.I signed my contract because of my superior’s pressure.I am first time in dubai.I don’t know legal procedures in dubai.
        Is there any provision in law say,pay the visa expenses?I know i will get ban,if i resigned before 2 years contract period.Suggest me a better solution to resign from this company.

        Questions
        1. To resign from company,employee have to pay visa expenses or any expenses?
        2. My sign in contract will leads to any legal actions?
        3. Time takes for cancellation of visa?

        Hope you will reply soon.Waiting for your reply.

        • jose

          Pls reply me..

          I am waiting for your reply

  • manerwal

    Sir i renew my visa with my compny if i want leave before 6 months whats problum i will face and if i leave after 6 month then whats problum i will face and i work from last 2 year with this compny

    • Deepak M

      If you have renewed your visa then you are obliged to work for a company for another two years. You may leave if your ready to face the consequences.

  • Ishfaq Mir

    Sir I am working in dubai . I have frrzone visaI wanted to leave that company tell me about ban and panelty. I am in sixth month..

    • Deepak M

      There is No labour ban If you are working for freezone. Penalty will depend on case to case.

  • mj

    i have only a employemnt visa (with work permit valid till january 13, 2013) i did not sign my labour contract but i already undergo medical and emirates id. now i stop working in my company because of their rudeness. my question is do i need to resign? they asking me to pay 4500 dhs for visa and other cost. labour officer told me to file resignation with one month notice but i am not comfortable already to work there what should i do? can they file me absconding case? please help me

    • Deepak M

      If you have already seek advice from Labour office then you should go as per his advise.

  • Cheneth

    Sir good day to you.I have question sire,I am working here in abudhabi for almost 3 months now and i am still on probation.I am under in a unlimited contract.Sir if I am going to resign now and Im still under probation,do i get a ban from labour?

    • Deepak M

      Yes you may have the chances of getting an automatic labour ban.

  • shikha

    Sir is am 5 and a half month old in a company on an unlimited contract. If i resign from the current job to persue better opportunity in UAE will there be a ban of six months. I am on Assiciate manager with salary as 6750 on labour contract (total is 13500 including others on payslip and offer letter). The reason of looking out is that the job profile is different from what was explained but it is verbal

  • Rashidah

    HI Deepak

    I have been working in this company for 4months and I want to resign because the job is just not the same as that on my job offer letter and the company is just shady. The work environment is unpleasant and the owners have no respect and appreciation for their staff.

    I know my company won’t allow me to change companies even if I get a clearance. They are even refusing to give me my passport to go get a emirates id confirmation letter.

    What can I do if they don’t want to cancel me after my visa clearance is through to move to a new company in abu dhabi?please help

    • Deepak M

      If you are facing such problems you can address this issue to Mol.

  • Sir if i resign for example 1 to 4 moths working in the company . and i have unlimited contract and planing to go other country should i pay the employer or no only ban 6months

    • Deepak M

      Yes there are chances of getting an automatic six months labour ban

  • Jack

    HI deepak,
    My wife is under my sponsorship and she is a MOH doctor.She got a job and now 2 months finished.3 months probation period for her. Due to unhealthy job condition she wants to quit.

    1. Will there be any ban?

    2. Any NOC is required for joining another clinic /employer??

    Can you please answer…Thank you…

    • Deepak M

      Since she is a doctor i dont think she will get ban
      If she is not getting ban then no need of NOC.

  • Abdul Raheem

    Hi, I have been working with the company for almost ten months now.. under my contract, my probation period is 3 months, after 3 months they extended it to six months… now they have informed me that it will be extended again for two months… can I go MOL and seek guidance on this matter?

  • John

    Hi Sir, can i ask. becuase i already resign to my company i work there for 4 days as stewarding.. i have a pink copy of visa but i not have a visa stamping and medical and labour signing.. what will be happen to me sir? im gonna get a ban? and they told me to pay there expenses in visa.. becuase im not comportable in job and im not happy.. and my feet and hands getting pain.. thats why i resign any advise sir tnx…

  • Kamran Abbasi

    I am employed in a firm as Crisis Manager, I completed my six months probation period, in the offer letter given to me by company at the time of joining it was stated that after completion of Probation period both parties can cancel the contract by giving one month notice to other party.

    So now I am getting a job offer from another company, if I resign will there be any 6 month ban from Labor? I have high school diploma and the offer I am getting is AED 10,000 +

    • Deepak M

      Yes you may have the chances of getting labour ban.

  • Amal K

    Dear Sir,
    I am waiting for Fast Response

  • Amal K

    Dear Sir,

    I am on a six month probation on unlimited contract. I got a job in free zone and I need to resign. But my manger doesn’t accept my resigning. I need to leave immediately. On my offer letter it mentioned as two months notice period. What should I do now. Can I resign without any notice while I am on probation.

    • Deepak M

      If you are still on probation period then there is no need to give notice you may resign immediately.

      • Amal K

        Hi Deepak,

        Finally they agreed to give me the release and they have my passport. To Cancel my visa they are asking for my Visa Cost + Cancellation Fees equal to 4000AED and because of that they are going to block my last month Salary (3000AED) + This month salary (1000AED) Means I am getting nothing as well I need to get the ticket for my return. What should I do now ? I am clueless. Please help !

        • Deepak M

          This is as per company policy. You need to abide the policy.

  • madel

    hi i want to resign i already 1 month here in my company i want to trasfer to another company..should i pay..i have a unlimited contract and my company is semi government

    • Deepak M

      I have no clear picture about your visa. If it is directly from immigration (NO Labour) then i think it is possible to transfer .

  • angel

    Hi sir it was nice to read all your response for all the complain. I would just want to ask also since im an a probationary period and i want to file an resignation letter and want to go back to my country is it possible im only 1month working here in abu dhabi but as time goes by it makes me sick and already has anxiety attacks. Should i pay for the company if i resigned? But i already pay placement fee in our country before i go here. I really want to go back home. Hoping for your response thankyou.

    • Deepak M

      If you are resigning because of health problem then no issue… I dont think you need to pay for you company.

  • sam

    hi Sir i just want to ask im working for almost 5 month in a travel agency and i dont like the environment of my job my contract is unlimited if i find the better employer it can be to resign. and also i will get the ban? need your advise sir

    • Deepak M

      Yes if you resign now there are chances of getting ban.

  • mark

    Good day sir,
    I have a female friend who just started working 2 weeks ago in a tourism company under MOL. She is planning to resign because her boss is giving her rude gestures and attempted to show her explicit pictures of nudity using his computer. We’ve read in an article that it is a form of sexual harassment.She has not received her labor card yet.

    Is it possible for her to resign without a ban? If not, any advise woud be great. Thank you sir.

    • Deepak M

      Yes you can go to MOL and address this issue with valid proof.

  • Basha

    Hi

    I was offered Job in Dubai and was giving Employment visa which is valid till 25 the DEC , it almost 15days i joined the company , but the roles & responsibility then offered is different then what i was working and i have not signed the labour contract yet. so could you tell me what will happen if i planned to go back to india ? do i need to pay the visa and ticket charges ?

    • basha

      Dear Deepak

      Still waiting for your reponse

  • Jacel

    Hi sir im working here in dubai and i signed an unlimited contract, im planning to resign after 1year,do i need to pay 5000dhs to my employer?wat will i do if he will not allow me to leave the company?

    • Deepak M

      It is always better to complete the contract period. I dont think you need to pay that amount. If you really want to resign after one year you need to give a valid reason for your resignation.

  • zema lynn

    hello sir,
    need your help.im working here in abu dhabi as a private nurse for 1month and my job is very hard im working for the whole day sleep at 12mdnight and wake up 6am. .my patient is always shouting at me i always nervous and cant think anymore. .plz help me what to do,i want to work outside the house

  • Dux

    Hi sir.just want to ask if i can resign already. I am 5 mos now here in sharjah and i have a unlimited contract. Do i have the right to resign?what if my company will not accept my resignation?what will i do?can i go to ministry of labor if my company dont accept my resignation even having my resignation notice?thank u

    • Deepak M

      to resign you should need a valid reason.
      Without valid reason you cannot go to MOL

  • Raja

    HI DEEPAK THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A BIG HELP;
    i am planing to resign from my current company and i am three months into the organisation my contract is unlimited and probation period is 6 months i want to leave for my home country what all precautions / measures should i take as my employer is a known crook can put all stupid cases as his reputation is very poor in UAE

    please help my visa is manager and sal is 13k AED

    • Deepak M

      Since you are on probation you may resign by giving one day notice. Be nice with the employer. But in case if there is a labour ban you may not enter UAE for another six months.

      • Sir if i resign for example 1 to 4 moths working in the company . and i have unlimited contract and planing to go other country should i pay the employer or no only ban 6months

  • muhammed

    Dear Sir

    i work with my company last 14 days ,,,finger print not taken yet …can i change the job in uae with new visa?

    thanks

    • Deepak M

      If your visa is not stamped and labour card not issued yet you may try to find new job.

  • muhammed

    Dear Sir

    i work with my company last 14 days ,,,finger print not taken yet …can i change the job in uae with new visa?

  • shahad

    Dear Deepak

    im in abu dhabi and working as an accountant. my visa is unlimited and im in probation period. already 3 months finished.. 2 days before my finance manager had a meeting with me and said that he will permanent me based on my performance. and he was telling he is not satisfied.. but im giving my 100%.

    i want to ask you that in case if i get terminated, like my finance manager said. what will happen to me? can i go for another job? please assist me..

    thank you

    • Deepak M

      If your company gives you noc or release you may join other company considering you have an attested degree and salary as per MOL slab.

  • shahad

    Dear Deepak

    im in abu dhabi and working as an accountant. my visa is unlimited and im in probation period. already 3 months finished.. 2 days before my finance manager had a meeting with me and said that he will permenant me based on my performance. and he was telling he is not satisfied.. but im giving my 100%.

    i want to ask you that incase if i get terminated, like my finance manager said. what will happen to me? can i go for another job? please assist me..

    thank you

  • MUSKAN

    DEAR SIR

    I AM WORKING IN A TORISUM COMPANY. NOW MY 6 MONTH COMPLETE BUT ENVIRONMENT IS NOT GOOD. IF I RESIGN THEN I HAVE BAN OR NOT.AND IF I WANT TO CHANGE MY VISA ON HUSBAND SPONSERSHIP IS IT POSSIBLE.

    • Deepak M

      If you have a labour card you may have the chances of getting labour ban. You can change the visa to husband sponsorship but you cannot work for other company till your ban period completes.

  • jovie

    hi sir. i am 3 months working in my company (private agency). but i found out that agency is not good. and now i want to resign. if i will be terminated will i be able to stay here for another one month? and will i get ban?

    • Deepak M

      After cancellation you will have 30 days grace period …You can live but if your company wants to send you immediately then you may have to exit the country.

      • jovie

        sir is it ok if i do not go to work and just waiting for my cancellation? i already submit my resignation yesterday.

        • Deepak M

          You need to complete your notice period.

  • mohd jaweed

    Hi sir just one month before i got my employment visa in dubai now i want to cancel my visa bcoz i have a better offer from here in iraq i can cancel my visa or not

    • Deepak M

      Yes you can ask your employer to cancel the visa by giving resignation with valid reason.

  • abid

    hi deepak..
    i am working for a free zoone copany in dubai. can i resign if i got a new job.? i have copleted just 3 months as probatory period is 6 month.

    • Deepak M

      Yes you can since your are on probation period.

  • v d patel

    Hi Mr Deepaka
    I am working as site supervisor in construction company
    Im under probation . In the contract that I signed there is 6 months probation period. I want to go for emergency leave (15 days ) due to the my wife delivery date and DR advise her to go for C section . can i go for emergency leave? is my employer make any probelm ? i have to go any how
    please advice

    • Deepak M

      It is possible upon employers discretion. But the leave is going to be unpaid

  • raja

    Dear sir I work for a co for 5 years then I resinged and back to home aftre a year I joined with new co and working for the same for 8 months now my perious employers offering job can I change my visa I am degree holder salary existing 6000 new 7000

    • Deepak M

      There are chances of getting ban. It depends on each case.If you current employer ready to give you NOC or release you can avoid ban.

  • Kalim Ahmad

    Hello Deepak.
    I am an HSE Supervisor and was working in aAbu Dhabi. I want to resign completion after one year and 3 months. I have joined another LLC company. This is my 4th month running and I am not happy with the kind of job I am doing. Will I get a ban if I quit this company and join another LLC company with a better pay and better position ?

  • Kalim Ahmad

    Hello Deepak.
    I am an HSE Supervisor and was working in aAbu Dhabi. I want to resign completion after one year and 3 months. I have joined another LLC company. This is my 4th month running and I am not happy with the kind of job I am doing. Will I get a ban if I quit this company and join another LLC company with a better pay and better position ?

    Read more: http://emiratesdiary.com/jobs-in-uae-2/what-happens-if-i-resign-during-the-probation-period#ixzz2jaQnAXVo

    • Deepak M

      You may have the chances of getting ban. Be careful while taking decision.

  • sineena ali

    im working for a company in abu dhabi .its oly 3 days left as I started working with this company.now I hav to go out of this company.as my labour card is under processing and it takes 15 more days to get the labour card.i just want to knw regarding the cancellation and will I get a ban.

    • Deepak M

      You may have the chances of getting ban. Better to check with your PRO for the update.

  • murtaza

    Dear deepak,
    Can you please tell me whats the standard amount of payment usually company asks for in return to their employment visa issued to the worker incase if the worker resigns within his probation period?

    • Deepak M

      There is no standard amount . It is against the law asking money return to the employment visa

  • Surendra Bhat

    Hello Deepak. I am an Electrical Engineer and was working in a freezone company. My contract was terminated after one year and 3 months due to lack of performance. I have joined another LLC company. This is my 4th month running and I am not happy with the kind of job I am doing. Will I get a ban if I quit this company and join another LLC company with a better pay and better position ?

  • Azi

    Hi Deepak,
    It was nice seeing you’ve helped a lot of people. I would like to ask for your advice as well. Here’s my situation.
    I’ve been working in this DMCC company (Freezone) here in Dubai for about 2 months now, They’ve been using my visit visa up until now, Though they issued me a TAC or Temporary Access Card which is only valid for 1 month recently, other than that I didn’t receive any contract but did let me signed an offer but I’m not sure if it became official. My Visa will be expiring at the first week of November and I have an interview tomorrow from another company. My question is will I be violating any rules? in case I’ll be changing my company without their prior notice?

    • Deepak M

      You cannot work on visit visa. It is illegal.
      Either you can ask your company to provide you an employment visa or you have look for other job.

  • nicole

    Hi im working here in dubai for two months. My visa is archive clerk. But I worked in the house. But I know what work I be doing when I come here. But when im here I dont like my work im not happy.. I want to tell that I want to go home in my home country. But they want to finish my 6months probationary period. What wikl I do? I cant work in the house.. theres a possibility that they will allowed me to go home? please help.

    • Deepak M

      If you have visa as archive clerk and you work at home as housemaid it is illegal. You can address this issue with your embassy or labour department-mol.gov.ae.

  • Shiriya

    Dear Sirs,
    My Contract is Unlimited , and my my visa stamped on september 2013 but started work as soon as i arrive , that is 19th july 2013 , and my labour card expiry date 17-07-2015 , my company not paid my full salary ( Paid me half salary ) till now and after getting labour card also they didn’t transfer my salary to WPS . now owner saying we cannot able to pay your salary what company desided . i want to leave the company now can I , if i leave the company now is it any 6 Month BAN on me ? and i need to pay visa expenses to My owner ( company have this practice)
    please guide me

    • Deepak M

      If this is the case you should address this issue to the Labour department.

  • Nyma

    Hi I’m unlimited contract and planning to resign with my current company in Dubai I’m 8 Months working with them .is there any payment I have to pay the company for the visa expenses or what is the ruling…thanks

    • Deepak M

      Company cannot ask visa expenses from his employees. There is no such rule.

  • Amirah

    Hi I am 8 months working in company in Dubai and the company terminated me without mentioning any reason. For this can I file a complain in labor for arbitrary dismissal and it won’t affect my new employment? Thanks amirah

    • Deepak M

      First you have to ask your employer the reason for termination. Yes you can file a complaint. It may affect your new employment as it may take time for your cancellation.

  • Len

    I’m working with one of the company in Dubai, I’m under probation period 1 month and 3 weeks, until now I don’t have a contract yet, they give me copy of my visa October 1-2013 valid until November 29-2013, I’m not happy to my work, I want to resign and go to my country, I will pay to my company?

    • Deepak M

      Some company ask to pay the visa cost from employees. But it is depends on case.

  • lisa

    hello I am an electrical engineer with 3 months prohibition period, now it is almost 1 and a half month yet I am in UAE, I wan to quit my job and join other in freezone area. Will I ban or not as you have mentioned that an employer can ban his employee depending on the designation and qualification.

    • Deepak M

      If you get a job in freezone ban wont be applicable.

  • rga

    I have residential admistative manager visa which is expire on 2015.I joined this company just few days before but i found it is not strong. can i apply for job in another company? if my current employer not agree to relese me what is process. as per contract I hold my passport with me.

    regards,
    RGA

    • Deepak M

      Your company should provide you release to join other company.

  • ann

    Hi iam working as a nurse in a home care company. Im under probation for 4 months already. In the contract that I signed there is 6 months probation period. I want to resign immediately. Can I do immediate resignation? I have limited contract and my new employer will pay everythijg that needs to be paid. Is there such thing as immediate resignation here in dubai?

    • Deepak M

      since you are still on probation you can resign at any time but make sure you get an release or NoC form your present employer

  • KELVIN K WILSON

    am working with a healthcare firm where i was hired as a marketing & sales executive..
    i am new to UAE with NO driving license and contacts..so i could not bring any customers so far. so the company is planning to terminate me next month (got the internal news)

    i have a post graduation in marketing & visa designation of marketing specialist. If i will be terminated will i be able to stay here for one more month or do i have to leave as soon as possible ? and will i get a ban ?

  • dipendra gairal

    hi deepak good afternoom;
    my name is kamal and i m working in alshaya company.Now had completed my 6 provison period in this company but luckly i good a new job offers fron next company so i want leave this job but one of my friend told me that i cannot do so becaus according to UAE rule you cannot leave if u resign in 7 months the uae labour court will band me. So plz. Tell me what shall i do. And tell that the uae labour court will band me or not? Thank u

  • Mariam

    Dear Deepak,

    I’m not satisfied with my current job so I’m planning to resign.

    In 10 days I complete 6 months, is it better to resign after or during the probation period?

    Can the probation period be more than 6 months?

    I don’t have my labor card yet. Does this affect in anyway?

    Please advise.

    Thank you

    • Deepak M

      In probation period you can resign by giving one day notice but if you are confirmed employee then you should give notice as per your employment agreement.
      If you have not received any labour card or residence visa on your passport then you won’t have ban otherwise you will get an automatic six moths labour ban.

  • Abbas

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I cancelled my previous visa in March 2013 (i had Ajman Free zone visa) due to I got a job offer from another company (LLC Company) in Ajman, and after getting offer letter i cancelled my previous visa, but during the time of 1 month grace period the new employer did not apply for my visa and during all this time I also worked for him and used to go to the office.
    But when grace period was on an end, he told me that he can not give me visa as he is not in a good condition and I argued with him that you spoiled me, I cancelled my visa and he has put me in lot of mess. He also told me that i was in probation period so he can fire me during that period and he did not given me any salary.
    Now my concern is that if he did not applied for my visa how can he say that as i was in probation period. He made a fraud with me and I cancelled visa as well only due to his offer. He is did not pay any dues and just given me return ticked to Pakistan and I had a laptop for office work and he said i can only take that and if he thinks he send me visa he will do it.
    I got back to Pakistan and he did not do that stuff then i came back on visit visa and got another job.
    Now i want to file a fraud case against him and second that he has pay my repairement costs that I suffered only doe to him. Please i need suggestion that how should I proceed and will i get some good output for me if I proceed.

    Thanks in advance
    Abbas

    • Abbas

      correction in last para

      Now i want to file a fraud case against him and second that he has not paid my repairement costs that I suffered only doe to him. Please i need suggestion that how should I proceed and will i get some good output for me if I proceed.

      Thanks

      Abbas

    • Deepak M

      You cannot file a complaint against that company because you were working for them without having a proper work permit and visa.

      • Abbas

        Fine, and thanks for prompt reply.
        but i can complaint about the company that they given me offer letter but after when i cancelled my visa to proceede for my visa with new company , but when I cancelled my previous visa then new employer refused to give me visa, don’t you think it is a total fraud case and trying to play with a person’s career,

        Thanks in advance

        • Deepak M

          yes i can understand your concern. but with only offer letter you cannot complaint against that company.

          • Abbas

            Its really bad as anything and means that employers can play and employees can only be the bunny of employers in most of the cases.
            Its like a giving a open hand to employers.
            I have to calm myself down and you and most of the ppl will definitely say that it was my mistake that i trust the man and his offer and cancelled my previous job.
            I thought my case will be strong as I was not on visit visa as i left my previous to cause of a new offer.

            Thanks you very much for your kind replies.

            Abbas

  • Asif Ali

    Dear Deepak
    I have joined a real estate last moth on 14th on employment visa , as the employer now informing that he is not going to pay the salary as he updated that that real estate do not pay , only commission will be paid . Now I am from a IT back ground and he gave me a visa of Sales Executive . Till now 1 and a half month is passed and he is not willing to pay . When I acccepted the offer letter that was mentioned that 20,000 will be my target and salary will be 3K. Now what if I get a job in any free zone company . My labour contract is not yet signed till date nor visa is stamped . only emirates Id is created and my medical report is done and submitted to employer .
    Please suggest as can I join free zone company if selected .
    Thanks alot
    Asif

    • Deepak M

      If you are not happy with company it is better to inform your company that you are not continuing your service. Since your visa is not stamped and you have not signed any labour agreement you may not have any ban. You can work in freezone .

  • suman

    Hellow sir I got big problem here can you explain about resine from my country the agent sayed that food and accomidation provided from company but here is not given I can’t satisfy in this salary so I wanna back to my country so what can I do my labour card also come and its only 2months I work here In my agrement letter writen that if I want leave the orgization during the period I have to par 45days salary.I agree with my agrement letter I will pay alsofor it but they will send me back to my country sir.sir plz give advice to me.labour of laws rules also I wanna know sir

    • Deepak M

      if you are not happy then it is better to resign as per your agreement. company cannot hold you if then you can go to labour department.

  • Ravi

    sir,

    i resigned my job within 2 weeks and Company asked me to pay AED 5000/= for cancelling my visa. here i have 2 doubts sir:
    1) is it cost that much amount?
    2) will i get any ban? if it is , how many months or years?

    BTW i m working in Dubai now.

    • Deepak M

      Yes visa cost comes aroung 5K. Yes you will get an automatic labour ban and it will be for six months.

      • Ravi

        Thanks for your Response Mr.Deepak. But When i check with Ministry of Labour they said that we do not want to pay anything to the Company for cancellation of Visa. even it is a illegal to ask such ammount of money by the company. so i am confused now : do i have to pay or have to go to Ministry for this case ..??? Please advice me.
        Ministry of Labour Hot line No : 800665

        • Deepak M

          Please go as per MOL information.

  • prajeesh

    Hi deepak,
    My name is Prajeesh. I am a Mechanical Engineer. I am working in Dubai. Joined on my company on June 9th 2013 . At the starting time i was doing purely mechanical jobs here, but the company is now assigned me for an Electrical project. I am totally frustrated and worried about my career . If i am resigning from this company, is there will be any labor ban or something like that?????!!

    Hoping your valuable reply….. Please help me out to find a solution

  • miles

    My contract is limited, I am still under probation and I want to resign now because the company that Ive been waiting for so long finally gave me offer letter. The salary fits my degree. Will my current employer impose a one year ban if I resign? should I pay the visa cost even it is not mentioned in the contract? I badly need your advice. Thank you Mr. Deepak!

    • Deepak M

      Since your contract is limited and you have your residence visa stamped on your passport company may impose you ban. To join other company you need to get the release from your old company.

  • khia

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I came back to UAE under employment entry permit three weeks ago. I already signed the contract but one potential employer wants to hire me and they will give a better salary that fits my qualification. My question is: can i resign during probationary period? Are they going to put ban on me? Will I pay the visa cost even it is not written in the contract? I will be waiting for your reply sir. Thank you

    • Deepak M

      If your visa is not stamped so far it is better to inform the management now and get release from them without delaying it. Once your visa is stamped then you will have an automatic labour ban for six months. Yes company may ask you to pay the visa charges.

  • jeewan

    Hi, i would like to ask you for a help,
    i have worked in this company for two year and finished my 1st contract and have renewed the second and now i have completed 9 months of the second contract and now that i have found a new job i would like to cancel this job and go to next one. and if i tell my manager that i am switching the job they will not accept my resignation and will have ban i think. and the other employer wants me to join as soon as possible i finish my paper works with this company. so please i want your help to what to do now so i can switch my company
    please reply me soon
    thanks in advance
    jeewan

    • Deepak M

      To join the other company you should get the clearance from your current employer then only you can proceed to the other.

      • khia

        Dear Mr. Deepak,

        I came back to uae under employment entry permit three weeks ago. I already signed the contract but one potential employer wants to hire me and they will give a better salary that fits my qualification. My question is: can i resign during probationary period? Are they going to put ban on me? Will I pay the visa cost even it is not written in the contract? I will be waiting for your reply sir. Thank you

  • Pao Yen

    Hi Mr. Deepak, I would like to address my concerns to you regarding my work since i’m just new here in Dubai, im currently working in a freezone company for 4 months already (under 6 months probation), I wan’t to go home to my own country since I am not happy at my job and my employer. I know that if I resign during probation my employer will charge me for the visa expense and everything…. so i’m planning to resign on the 9th month of my work. I just want to know if what would be the disadvantage if I submit my resignation letter at the 9th month and if the employer has the right to demand for refund of the visa expense. i also want to know your opinion on what’s the best thing to do. since im really not happy with my work i just want to go home. thanks

    • Deepak M

      Yes company may ask you to pay the visa expenses.
      The best way is to convince your employer by explaining your situation and make them to understand.

  • lily

    Hi Deepak,

    My question is: i have been working for real estate company and i resign after one m and a half but in the contract states that i ve been working for them only 9 days.
    They are holding my passport and they like me to pay for them for the visa expenses, and company cost like treating ( which i did not have any documents that i attend on treating).
    I dont have visa from them only the work permit is done.
    The contract which they have is not labour contract its just agreement contract and i don’t know if this is valid contract.
    So basically how is stats in the agreement contract i work for them 9 days and my probation period is 2 m.

    Thanks in the advance.

    • Deepak M

      In this matter neither company can go to labour or nor by yourself since you do not have proper agreement. You need to solve your problems mutually

      • KHUSHI

        ATT:MR.DEEPAK,

        HI,

        I JUST TAKE YOUR EMAIL ID FORM THE SIGHT ASKING ABOUT THE BAN & OTHER PROBLEMS REGARDING EMPLOYMENT.
        SO, HERE I ALSO HAVE A SITUATION FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION PLZ REPLY EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
        THE MATTER IS .

        I WAS APPOINTED BY THE ……….. DETAIL ALSO MENTIONED IN MY SIGN THEY TAKEN 15 DAYS AS TRIAL AFTER THAT THEY TOLD ME TO JOINED & I JOINED THERE AS ‘FINANCE EXECUTIVE ‘COMPANY PRO ASK FOR DOCUMENTS ALMOST IT TAKE ONE MONTH FOR VISA PROCESS & I WAS WORKING THERE AS AN EMPLOYEE THEY I GO BACK TO MY HOME COUNTRY FOR IN/OUT PROCESS .
        I CAME BACK IN FEB AFTER 15 DAYS LEAVES WHICH THEY DON’T PAY & I DON’T DEMAND SO THEY STAMPED MY PASSPORT ,MEDICAL & ALL WE COMPLETE ALL OBLIGATION OF EMPLOYMENT. TILL THAT I DNT SAW MY CONTRACT NOR I SIGN ON THAT THEY JUST TAKEN BLANK PAPER SIGNED BY ASKING ITS FOR YOUR MEDICAL & PASSPORT PURPOSE SO I JUST SIGNED . THEY DIDN’T GIVE ME CONTRACT & EMIRATES ID BUT RETURNED BACK MY PASSPORT. THEY HAVE ALMOST 3 MONTHS PEND ENCY WHICH I JUST RESOLVED /ENTERED INTO SYSTEM. SO NOW THE SITUATION IS THEY ASKING TO LEAVE OFFICE & SAYING WE WILL GIVE YOU ONE MONTH FOR LOOKING NEW JOB .THEY DID NOT GIVEN ME ANY ACCEPTABLE REASON FOR IT THEY ARE JUST USE TO SAYING ITS CHINESE PEOPLE DECISION WE CANT DO ANYTHING THEY WANT CHINESE PEOPLE IN ACCOUNTS & FINANCE .
        NOW AM LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB & VERY CONFUSED WEATHER I HAVE SIX MONTH BAN OR NOT .I ALSO CONFIRM FROM TASHEEL THEY SAID FOR MASTER DEGREE NO BAN BUT YOUR PROFESSION SHOULD BE CHANGED LIKE ACCOUNTANT I FIND A JOB BUT THEY ARE ASKING ME TO JOIN SALES & ONE MORE OTHER OPPORTUNITY THEY ALSO OFFERING SALES VISA I DONT KNOW THE SCENARIO BEHIND THE VISA MENTIONING SALES MY CURRENT EMPLOYEE ALSO GIVEN ME SALES VISA BUT THEY GIVEN ME NOC IN SAME DESIGNATION WHICH I WAS WORKING THERE IN ACCOUNTS & FINANCE.

        WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.

        • Deepak M

          if you are cheated by the company you need to address this issue to MOL

  • loydon

    Hi, i would like to ask something with you, iam working in dubai since april 2013 , this december i will be going on annual vacation, my job profile in this company is not good and i dont like to work here anymore, will it be a problem after i go back to my country and dont come back to dubai. without bringing to the notice of my employer. please guide me through this, if i resign i know our employer will not accept, so i want to go to my country and dont wanna come back here.. please need help
    thank you

    • Deepak M

      Yes company may put you under absconding list where you will not be able to enter UAE . My advise for you is to inform the company and cancel your visa so that you can avoid lot of consequences.

  • Dafney

    Hi, i would like to ask something with you, iam working in dubai since april 2013 , this december i will be going on annual vacation, my job profile in this company is not good and i dont like to work here anymore, will it be a problem after i go back to my country and dont come back to dubai. without bringing to the notice of my employer. please guide me through this, if i resign i know our employer will not accept, so i want to go to my country and dont wanna come back here.. please need help
    thank you

    • Deepak M

      Yes company may put you under absconding list where you will not be able to enter UAE . My advise for you is to inform the company and cancel your visa so that you can avoid lot of consequences.

  • chico

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I have been working for a company for almost 4 months now… I feel that i do not fut in the company and not satisfied with the job at all. I would like to resign from my position, but i have a few concerns on which i need your guidance. Please help me.

    1. It states in my contract that “Rights guaranteed by U.A.E Labor Law shall be enjoyed by employee, once employee receives residency permit”, they have provided me with a paper ‘Ministry of Labour Typing Electronic Work Permit Application – Prepaid’ (is this the residency permit?) I am still under my Mothers Visa by the way, Question is will this document / paper be a problem on my resignation?

    2. Also, I am under probation of 6 months and it does not exactly say in the contract the notice period for resignation. Contract states: “Employee will be under 6 months probation that is not extendable and upon it the labor contract will be considered for an unlimited period unless one of the parties decide to cease the agreement”. Does it mean that my contract is currently Limited as i have not worked for more than 6 months yet? I would like to leave the company at the earliest, should i give them a notice period? how long or can i just leave immediately? Will i get a ban when i resign?

    Would greatly appreciate your response on this matter.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    – Chico

    • Deepak M

      1. This is a work permit/Labour card application. If you have signed it and received labour card then yes you may have the chances of getting labour ban for six months
      2. If you are still on probation you can end up contract by giving one day notice. As i said if you have a labour card then yes you may have the chances of getting labour ban

  • Rompi

    Hi Deepak.

    I am on my husband visa. I have been offered a job in Freezone Tecom in DIC area. There’s a non-competition clause in my agreement which says if I leave, i cannot join the competitor. I pushed the employer to chuck out this clause, but refrains to do so.

    So if I leave the job during probationary period, is the ban valid on me. Can I not work with the competitor. What to do?

    • Deepak M

      There is no labour ban in freezone. But they have the right to impose immigration ban (if only they have valid proof).
      Yes if you have non-competition clause in your agreement then you should be very careful. But you can try job in other company not with competitor.

  • Vivian

    Dear Deepak ,

    I am currently working with one company in Dubai . I joined company on 15 September 2012 but due to some reasons I had taken 1 month emergency leave .

    My query is :-
    1) If I want to resign on 20 September 2012 is it possible .
    2) Will I have to pay any amount to the company .( Visa charges etc …! )
    3) Will my company pay me all my settlements as on date .

    Bcauz , One of my friend also joined in September 2012 , had taken taken 1 month emergency leave but when he approached for annual leave on September , it was denied stating that he can go on October ( As there sumthing that we have to complete 365 working days , I guess …Is it so )

    Does above factor applies for resignation also .

    If I want to resign immediately without a month notice …what would be the procedure to do so …!!!

  • jolieme

    Hi Mr. Deepak I,m working in a company for almost 2 years and 2 months.. I have only 2 years contract and I renewed my contract already in the same company, after 2 months of renewal I decided to resign. They can file me a ban? Help me please.thank you.

    • Deepak M

      It depends on Company. Normally no since you have completed two years but better to check with immigration

  • Omar

    Hello Mr. Deepak
    First of all, i wanna express how much i appreciate what you’re doing and i want you to be aware of how much worry and stress you’re taking off of people. Thanks, sir, Thanks a million time.

    I have been asking every one, every where for this and i haven’t got a solid clear answer yet.

    I’ve an unlimited contract, I’ve done 3 months of my 6 months probation period, i’m not at all satisfied with the job, and the salary can’t even get me through the month, I’ve looked around and found better jobs. asked my company about the resignation process. they said i’d have to give them one month notice or leave immediately and give them one month’s salary, plus i would have to pay them back every expense they invested in me “Visa, flight ticket, I.D charges, ..etc”

    I went to the labor law and asked if i really have to pay that, they said no, but they also said that since i’m resigning, the company can request to ban me from employment, so it’s some sort of a negotiation, they explained, if i don’t want them to request MOL to ban me i’d have to pay the company all these expenses.

    Now, my current company’s HR department said that if i resign and go through that process there will still be a ban which i can avoid it if i get a job with a better title, a better salary and have a high diploma. Right now my title is “sales man” and my full salary is 2250 [Basic: 1125. House rent allowance: 675. Ancillary allowance: 225. Transportation allowance: 225]

    I asked HR how much exactly is the better salary? they said 5000+, however in the MOL they said since i have a bachelor degree it has to be more than 7000+

    So, my questions to you sir are as follow:

    1- which one is correct, 5000 or 7000?
    2- if i pay the expenses back to my company and have my contract cancelled, will i be able to join the other company without having to worry about any ban? because i hear there’s an automatic 6 months employment ban if i resign before 1 year.
    3- if i choose to resign without giving a month notice period, and not pay them anything, i’ll get banned? can i left that ban? how much are the charges to left the ban? and roughly how long it will take from the time i resign till i can join another company if i choose to do things this way? “i’m trying to find a cheaper way to do this because the company claim that the expenses i have to pay them back are around 9000+”
    4- it’s a 2 years contract with 6 months probation period, it started on the 9th of June 2013, when exactly can i give a one month notice and leave this company without having to pay anything, and not worry about a ban?

    Thanks so much, sir. I want you to know that i honestly appreciate you taking the time to clear things out for me once and for all, alleviating this burden off me.

    • Omar

      And i still didn’t get my labor card if that helps

  • lucy

    hi i just started work this month on a private clinic but i don’t think i will grow professionally in the area they assigned me. i am planning to get married in our embassy. if i resign from my current work, which is still during the probationary period, will they most likely impose a labour ban on me? will they require me to pay a certain amount as sanction for not finishing the contract? can my husband to be sponsor for my residence visa after my employer cancels my employment visa? i hope you can help me out.

    thank you

    • Deepak M

      if you are visa is stamped then you have the chances of getting labour ban. But yes your husband can sponsor you the residence visa. (considering he has all the necessary documents and salary).

  • Sree

    Hi Deepak,
    I have completed my diploma in EEE and working as Asst Engineer in a company from 4 months. Im not satisfied with the working atmosphere here so i want to the leave the company. I have not signed the contract yet. Please advice me if i have to pay any charges to the company.

    • Deepak M

      My question is if you have not signed any contract how did you start working with the company. It is completely illegal. In this case how can the company ask you to pay the charges?

  • James

    what is procedure of probationary cancellation? will i get last month?

    • Deepak M

      During the probationary period you can terminate the employment contract by giving one day notice. Even your employer also can terminate you giving one day notice.

  • Love

    Hi Deepak,

    I work in Dubai and my visa has not yet been stamped in my passport, still under probation period and have not received the salaries of the past 2 months where it is not a smart move to let my employer do this all the time. I don’t even have an idea what kind of contract am I in, Limited or Unlimited.

    If you know how can I check the kind of contract that I have, please help me.

    If I resign because of the issue, do think I will suffer the employment ban? Or the best thing to do is to seek advise and legal help from MOL.

    PLEASE HELP.

    • Deepak M

      In this case i would suggest you to seek the advise from MOL

  • erwin

    hi. im on my 4th month unlimited contract.i filed my resignation july29 2013 and counting the date if ill take 30days notice,july 27 is my last day. My agency is saying i need to render 30days.however my new company is already following up on me about my visa cancellation status. my new employer is located in dafza and is a semi government company.im suppose to start there on aug25. they are already following up regarding status of cancellation.because of the long holiday im not able to follow up too.
    my question is:
    1.can i request for an immediate effectivity because based on what i read they only start cancellation process after effectivity date?, or do they process it while im rendering especially that they know where i am transferring
    2.i am aware that i might be liable to expenses, but up to how much can they charge on it?especially if they are not gonna pay me on the
    period that I’m rendering?

    this is making me worried coz i might lose the 2 companies especially my new employer because it’s much a better one and i see myself grwoing with that company.

    hoping for your reply.

    thanks.

    • Deepak M

      Hi erwin, it is always better to cancel the visa process and join the other company. No company will hire your if your visa is not cancelled. So kindly request your current employer to cancel your visa as soon as possible to make to not lose the new offer. Regarding visa expenses it always depends on the company .

  • ashlyn

    hi Deepak
    I work in Dubai and started in June. I am not happy at my job at all. i have resigned about a week ago. my boss has told me i have to work a month notice period before i can leave. they have not returned my passport and also i do not know whether i am entitled to receiving payment at the end of the month notice period. i have to pay for my own repatriation as i am not staying in Dubai but returning to my country. need to know exactly what i am entitled to or not. i am on a limited contract of 2 years and my contract doesn’t state anything about a notice period or any payment to the employer if i choose to resign. also my contract states that there is to be no deductions from my salary but the past 2 salaries i have received there have been deductions that i have only found out after the fact. when i asked for my passport i have not received any reply.
    Please reply I need help!
    thank you

  • Yey

    Hi deepak,

    Ive been working for 4 months under a limited contract here in Dubai. I got an offer from a free zone company in sharjah, I would like to know if I would get any ban should I decide to accept the job offer and resign from my current mployer? Will I also need to pay my current employer rhe visa expenses incurred should I transfer to this free zone company. Hope you’ll respond to my query. thanks!

    • Deepak M

      There is No ban applicable since your new employment in freedom. About visa expenses It is depends on company and agreement you have signed for.

  • Mechanical

    Hi Deepak,

    2 Months back i was terminated from my company due non available of project by Profession I am a Mechanical Engineer. I got a job in Abu Dhabi and today they got work permit approval. as if now there is no visa stamping and contract signed,
    But they are having almost 10 hours working from 8AM to 6.30PM 6days ( on thursday upto 3 PM ) a week and I am not satisfied from the working environment .

    Can i Still change my job or I will face ban from employer, if yes then how can I can Lift it.

  • Azi

    Hi Deepak
    I just finished my probation period but my employer did not evaluate me yet.She said I will evaluate you in a couple of day as I am busy. Means I did not receive any confirmatory letter yet as it has passed 10day as I completed 6months probation period
    So , Do you think I am still in probation period as I want to resign
    Thanks
    Waiting for you replay

  • maldita

    Hi I’m under unlimited Visa under Sharjah. I wan to leave my company because my boss is always freakin out when he get angry. Is it possible that I have ban?im still in my probation period

  • doreen e.magbanua

    im working in a probation period going on 3months,i want to file a resignation,im in a LIMITED CONTRACT?is there anything i will pay to my employer?pls.help me?tnx

    • Deepak M

      If you are on probation period there is No need to pay

  • saravanan

    Dear Deebak, How much i have to pay if iwant to cancel my contract less than 5 months

  • Robin

    Hi Deepak,
    I am still under 6 months probation period outside the Freezone visa, I would like to know if I found a job with a freezone visa, can my current company still ban me?

    • Deepak M

      You will have automatic labour ban for six months. But if you get job in freezone this will not be applicable

  • Shone

    hello Deepak , I happened to see all the scenarios but let me share mine . I am an engineer working in an LLC electronic company in Dubai. And let me also tell you that its been like an hell since i got here. Accommodation is provided in Owners house where 3 people share a sign small room.No much respect from my fellow collages and i am being mistreating by my manager. I have heard that mistreating an employee is prohibited. I have contract period of 2 years. It is just been 4 month i joined this job. I seriously need to resign as i need peace of mind. Please guide me as i am new to Dubai.

  • Alpha

    Hi Sir,
    I am a doctor on an unlimited contract with my hospital. I am still in my probation period. I am not happy with my current employer and have an opportunity in government hospital. My private contract (not Labour Contract) between me and the hospital mentions 3 months notice period, however there is no specific mention of notice period during probation.
    Am I liable to give notice period to my employer? If yes, how much should be the notice period? One month or three months?
    Will there be a ban?
    Will my VISA be cancelled or my new employer can get it transferred? Will my families’ visa get cancelled?

  • Shaan

    hello Deepak , I happened to see all the scenarios but let me share mine . I am an engineer working in an LLC electronic company in Dubai. And let me also tell you that its been like an hell since i got here. Accommodation is provided in Owners house where 3 people share a sign small room.No much respect from my fellow collages and i am being mistreating by my manager. I have heard that mistreating an employee is prohibited. I have contract period of 2 years. It is just been 4 month i joined this job. I seriously need to resign as i need peace of mind. Please guide me as i am new to Dubai.

  • Muhammad Raheel Paracha

    Hi Deepak I am an auditor I joined an audit firm in Dubai 4 months ago and I am still under probation period, howver I was not posted in a relevant department and very disappointed with the clerical work they have asked me to do, now I have got an interview call from another company, I want to resign from y current job and join the new company. I am an ACCA qualified professional and the company I will join will give me the position of Financial Controller with over at least AED14000/month, can u please guide will there be any ban if i switch from my current employer or do I have to give any notification period.

    • Deepak M

      since you are on probation period there is no need to give notice. I dont think you will have ban.

  • Mohammed Shahid

    i joind a company in DIP, only one month now the work environment is not suitable too much of work pressure, i want to leave the company, they have mentioned in the appointment letter that if incase before the 6 month probation i resign i have to pay all visa expenses.
    please i want to know will there be any ban they can put.
    since i have done the medical and the visa is not yet stamped and also emirates id not applied.
    can i leave the company in one day please help me and let me know what is under law for this type of situation.

  • hk

    Hi, I recently joined a company in Abu Dhabi, in April and I have a 6 month probation period going on.
    I want to leave this job, but my labor card has been issued and I am worried that if I leave now ill get a 6 month ban.
    What I have heard is that once your labor card is issued, you will get a ban from the ministry.
    Could you please clarify this for me.
    Thank you.

    • Deepak M

      Yes

  • omer

    hi..
    i am civil engineer ,working in a contracting company as a project engineer. i have only spent one month in this company and i am not happy with the environment of the company , my medical is not done still,only they have taken my pictures for visa stamping on passport.i am in probation period. what if i leave before medical will there be a ban or not?

    • Deepak M

      I guess NO BAN

  • rakesh kumar

    hi, here’s my situation, i got terminated during my probation period. The company said I need to go back home country and they will not allow me to use my 30 days grace period after cancellation of my visa, and also they will not pay for my return ticket..

    Please help…

    • Deepak M

      since your terminated during your probationary period yes company has a right to send you immediately

  • Thillai Kamaraj

    Hi bro,
    I am Thillai Kamaraj Civil Engineer from India working now in abu dhabi in unlimited contract.My visa is Civil Engineer visa.I joined work before a month,I am very disappointed by my company & i got lot of work pressure & i dont have job satisfication.I am planned to resugn my job next month.I am now in probation period.Do i want to Pay & give notice period ? Please help me by replying

    Thanks in advance

    • Deepak M

      Hi Thillai, No unless it is mentioned in your agreement

  • ramesh yadav

    hi i am working as a store last five months.now i want go cancel visa .
    i got job anther company .if i cancel before six moths any ban is there
    give me advise. if i take NOC from the previous employer

    • Deepak M

      If you have NOC then i think you can avoid ban but it is always better to check with labour department

      • ianramos

        Dear Mr. Deepak

        Good day!

        I resigned due to the reason that my contract is not followed, the agreement was not indicated in the contract and the hours of work is more than 8 hours even during the Ramadan. I have stone in my gall bladder that is not an issue when i came here, but due to the weight of work i am experiencing medical issues that led to my decision to resign to the company. I have fever during the night and constant pain in my abdomen. And because of the continous failure in amending the contract, i have decided not to continue even if they offered me medical assistance. I have already lose faith and trust in the verbal and written agreement from the said company and i am determined to return back to my country of origin.

        I have submitted my irrevocable resignation as an Assistant Store Manager after talking with my superiors. We have an agreement that they would send me back to the after i paid the expenses they incurred in bringing me here. They told me that i should pay the ticket coming here and going back to my country and the Visa they have issued to me. ( they are telling me that the visa is already being processes even if i havent signed the contract and dont have id yet. But I have already undergone medical test and finger print)

        The contract and agreement was that i should have an Annual leave with free ticket every year, but in the contract it is stated that the contract is for two years and that is according to the Qatar Law, they told me i would have annual leave of 30 days with free ticket every year even if its not stated in the working contract.

        Basic Salary of 4,000 QR
        Telephone Allowance of 200 QR

        With Increase of. 800 QR
        After the probation Period

        The stated increase is not reflected in the contract, they told me they cannot stipulate it in the contract because the Ministry of Labor will not allow that. Because of this, i asked them to give me a written letter expressing the said increase amount that will take effect this coming
        November. From my country, the said agreement with the Employer who also happens to be the Sales Director last February 2013, i have to wait until the final day of my Departure last May 14, 2013 before i have signed the correct job offer that is needed to facillitate my documents because i was also offered a job letter while waiting for my documents to come here in qatar that is not according to the condition that i have agreed upon with the employer is also under a different position which is not my true designation of work that i will assume once i am here in Qatar.
        i have arrived here in Doha Qatar last May 15, 2013 and Started working after two days, then within two weeks, they presented a contract that i refused to sign due to the said concern in the leave and probation period. From then on I have emailed and made follow-up calls to the company thru the Operations Manager and the Sales Director replied that the contract is being ammended. But HR Manager informed me that they cannot stipullate the said agreement in the contract due to Qatar Labour Law ( the increase after probation period and the annual leave with free ticket) , so i emailed them that i need a written letter from the company about the increase and leave along with the contract that they will have me signed, after that a long wait has started and continous follow ups are made thru verbal and email letter. i have already started From the previous store they have in a certain area, then they had me transferred to another store that is not yet open or fully built and still under construction this happened last July 10 and i have worked there far beyond my job description and hours that are due to me even if its a paid overtime which i explicitly refused and did not agree. When i have started feeling continous pain in my stomach, then after two days July 12, i have verbally expressed my decision to be transferred or given a shift duty instead of the 12 hours straight or breakshift duty of 12 hours a day because i cannot rest properly, i told him for the staff to be allowed atleast straight duty instead of breakshift so they too can rest properly and have the manager be on shifting schedule, but he did accept my request. The staff also does not agree with the said schedule but because they are afraid and because all of a sudden the company issued a memo which was not agreed upon by the employees and in the said memo we are all in forced to accept but we really are not in agreement. And then on July 13 my contract arrived still unchanged and unammended and the same as the previous one that i have not agreed to sign from the very beginning, because of the annual leave is not stated but will apply to a two year contract that i have to finished before i am elegible to a free ticket also without the letter of Increase after the 6 months probation period and no separate letter of the leave and free ticket. the operations Manage told us on July 12 that we should follow the schedule even if we do not agree And those who cannot abide, submit resignation by the following day, July 14, so i filed my resignation stating my medical condition due to the load of work they are requiring us to do and the amount of hours we are subjected to even during the Ramadan because they are telling that the company will pay money if we cannot finish the work by July 20. Some of the staff are also Muslim and is undergoing fasting but is required to take the overtime even if they do not agree. The reason why they also filed resignation at the very next day in protest to the memo they are forcing us to follow. ( the two staff, have already submitted their resignation. But they have been in the company for three years, so they will receive free ticket and salary that are due to them.)

        In my case the Sales Director told to the Hr Manager, after he shouted at me infront of all the office employees that he is disappointed and i am not man enough to accept the challenge. ( he told me that if i need medical treatment he would bring me to the hospital right away, but i told him if there will be an operation i would like it to be done in my country. then he shouted at me telling me that i should have informed them of my medical condition before i went in Qatar. i told him, that my condition is not worse but tolerable but due to the amount of work they are forcing me to do and assuming work that i am not designated to resulted the physical condition i have now.) they also told that i am making it up, i have ultra sound and medical documents stating that it is not an immediate concern before the reason i was cleared to come and work here, and i did not expect that i will be subjected to the amount of work and working hours, which is not stated in my contract that i have read even if i havent signed it yet. ) then the Sales Director told that i am breaching my contract and i am the one who cancelling it, so they will not impose the one month notice but i would have to pay for every expenses they have incurred in bringing me her including the visa, which i havent seen yet but they told me its already paid and on the process, the ticket in coming here and the ticket of going back. he told to the Hr Manager to compute the dues that i have to pay, the ticket coming here and the visa and that i would shoulder the ticket going back to my origin country. I have expressed to them that i do not have financial capabilty as of the moment and they should deduct my salary from July 1 to July 13, with 20 hours total amount of overtime during the Ramadan days which is only in the days of July 10-13, 2013. And they have agreed, and asked me to come back to my former accomodation and wait to be called by late last night or tom morning July 15 to tell me what i need to do but up until now i tried calling the company office and the Hrd Manager is not answering my call or text messages, i cannot continue going out of the accomodation because i dont have my passport and no id and uniform was issued to me because i still havent signed and agreed upon the working contract that is necessary for applying the Qatari Identification Card.

        I would like to ask your assistance and guidance as to what i should do especially if in my case no contract here in qatar was signed and agreed upon by me and what dues i should pay to them. I am worried that they will use all means of delay to punish me and exhaust the little providence i have with me now to support myself while im still waiting for it to be process. How long can they hold me, and is it just to ask me to pay for everything?

        I look forward for your immediate assistance in guiding me to have an exit pass and get my passport from them because i really am distressed right now and i worry about my health condition and iam not financially capable to support myself the longer im statying here. Also i would like to ask if i can use my credit card in buying my ticket fare, and if its possible to have my last salary to serve as payment to the dues they are requiring me to pay? Because i really dont know if i could still trust them.

        I have already contacted the agency who hires me and they told me that the company is not answering their calls and email and that i should wait for their instruction after the company replied to them, but no definite time was given to me. How long should i wait, and what steps should i do while waiting and what document i need from them that i am really free to go? Also the agency is telling me to reconsider and i agreed to them in my second email that i could stay up until October if its really necessary, but the company should transfer me to a less expecting work environment and to have me checked and treated free of charges. i do not know if they have relayed all my emails to the company, but im sure that my first email regarding my plea of help in assisting me to come back home to my country was forwarded, today my previous staff has informed me that the Operations Manager already sent an email with a list of names including me, stating that i am no longer connected to the company and every store should not transact anything to me because i have already resigned.

        I apologized for the long letter, but i want to express everything so you may be able to guide me in every step i should take.

        Thank you very much!

        Sincerely,

        Ian Ramos

      • ianramos

        Please help and advise me Mr. Deepak. I have already posted a comment with regards to my situation here in Qatar. I was employed thru Agency in the Philiipnes. Thank you!

  • Waqas

    I Deepak kindly guide me i m in really trouble… i cam here on visit visa and got job and join at 15 april company in TECOM area fashion group LLC i m Graduate accountant i want to leave this job and go back to home working hour more than 12 hour like hell on probation period kindly help me how to resign employer hold my degree and passport not returned yet…. Plz ASAP waiting ….

    • Deepak M

      Hi, since you are on probation you can leave the job at any time. Give resignation with proper reason.

  • Ravikumar

    Hi deepak,

    Hw ru.. I have joind a LLC company before three months. Still iam in a probation period. In my contract my notice period is mentioned three months. Now i want to resign my job.. Employer is asking to stay three months. Can i go without notice period… What shall i do further for releaving immediately.Pls reply.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Ravi,If you are still on a probationary period you can leave the job immediately no need to give three months notice.

  • Irshu

    Hi, can any one help me as I need to know if I will get a ban. I just came from kish and worked for two days only .my visa is not stamped and no medical done.if y visa is cancelled how long I can stay without fine and will I get a ban. please advise.thanks

    • Deepak M

      Hi,In this case you wont get ban. I think you will have to go back immediately.

  • Haleel

    Dear All,
    If u r resigning from a company during probation period under unlimited contract u will get a ban from labor court. This Ban u can lift within one day. U can apply for that with your School certificate or degree certificate and u have to pay 5000 dhms to lift the Ban. There are some salary criteria for new Job offer, that u have to care. These information I Got as spoke with labor court call center.

  • xtel

    hi mr. deepak.

    I started working last february here in my current company and signed my contract last month May 4,2013. i wish to resign but my boss told me that i have to pay 10 thousand AED for my visa expenses. What will I do? She told me she will put me in trouble. Please i need your help.

    • Deepak M

      Hi,You can go to labour department with specific reason why do you want to discontinue your service and discuss the same issue with them. For sure they will come up with the solution.

  • Ramraj

    Dear Mr.Deepak Sir,
    I am working in a welder visa with unlimited contract. I have completed my probation period last week. I have completed diploma and also i got a new offer from another company. Is any possibilities to get employment visa, transit visa, visiting visa, free zone visa anyone. Other Is any possibilities for banned myself by company or labour department. Please advise me as soon as possible. Because one company offered free zone visa for me…….

    • Deepak M

      Hi Ramraj, Yes in this case you can only join freezone even though you have a labour ban.

      • Ramraj Karna

        Thank you Mr.Deepak

  • sam

    Hie Deepak, how are u . I have joined a company in sharjah in the month of april 15th . and i already visit to oman for a visa change, and finished with my medical And Emirates ID process, Now m in probation period of 3 month ..my emirates id is with my manager and may be also labour card.. But now he want to cancel my Visa ..my question is if he cancel or terminates me will i get notice or one month or some days to search an other job ? and if he cancel my visa will i get 6 month ban ? m already started applying in other companies. And I did not sign on any original contract
    Please suggest me what should i do now ?

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    • Deepak M

      HI sam, If you have not signed any Contract you will not have ban. Since you are on probation period company has the right to terminate you immediately without giving one month notice.

      • sam

        Hie thanks deepak , as your saying co has the right to terminate immediately without giving one month notice. will i get time to stay here after cancellation ? i heard that one month ll or 28days ll be provided to employee to stay ..even thought am on probation period . is it true ? or i have to to back india immediately after cancel ?

        • Deepak M

          Hi Sam,Usually after the cancellation you will get 30 days grace period to stay in the country.

  • sam

    Hie Deepak, how are u . I have joined a company in sharjah in the month of april 15th . and i already visit to oman for a visa change, and finished with my medical And Emirates ID process, Now m in probation period of 3 month ..my emirates id is with my manager and may be also labour card.. But now he want to cancel my Visa ..my question is if he cancel or terminates me will i get notice or one month or some days to search an other job ? and if he cancel my visa will i get 6 month ban ? m already started applying in other companies.
    Please suggest me what should i do now ?

  • Shankar

    Hi Deepak.,
    I completed 2 years dubai VISA PERIOD by may 24, 2013.and my agreement is 2 years compulsory. i gave resignation to my company for personal reasons on april 16, 2013.
    now i completed nearly 45 days notification. i told my company not to renew my Visa or Re-Visa for abudhabi at the time of resignation itself. they too stopped their activities.As per my company agreement 3 months notification is necessary. after resignation i got new best offer. i have to join my new company within 1 month. My company is playing and delaying. As my visa period is completed, they will ask for compensation of balance 45 days if i wish to relieve earlier as what my previous colleagues did. i am not ready to pay money.. I have to receive all my end benefits, Flight charges. my pending salary, etc.. please give me a solution. thank u.

    • Deepak M

      HI shankar, If It is mentioned in your agreement that you need to provide three months notification then Yes you have to. Otherwise you need to pay to the company for the remaining days.

  • gara

    Hello i would like to ask if i had my employment visa and been working for 3 days only but i decided to resign coz we both didnt agreed with the work.. i only signed the offer letter but no contract and no residency just an employment visa only and now they cancelled it already does tjis mean i have a ban in the labor?

    • Deepak M

      Hi gara, i think you won’t have ban. In any case please consult Labour Department.

  • deen

    Dear Deepak

    I completed 2 years in my company with limited conttact, now i renewed my visa with unlimited contract on febrary 2013. now im on unlimited contract so i can resign at any time with one month notice or there is a time limit like after renewal i need to stay for 6 month?.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Deen, Since your contact is new you need to complete steady one year in the company.

  • Nosyaj

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I am working in a company and getting a low salary. I plan to resign after i finished 1 year working here and try to search for better job. I pay for all my medical insurance and ID..My company pays for my visa only. My question is, will i get banned if i resigned after 1 year and do i have to pay them for whatever they spend on me?..your fast response will be appreciated..Thank you very much!..

    • Deepak M

      Hi Nosyaj, If you are having a limited contract then you will have a ban. You need to complete the contract period. If you are having unlimited contract then you can leave . But you need to get the new job offer as per the MoL slab plus you should have an attested degree certificate.

  • athenz

    Dear Mr.Deepak

    I just want to ask if its ok for me to resign under probation period?my manager didn’t treat me well he didn’t respect me he shouted at me in front of some employee, the work environment is not good, i’ not happy in the office because all works he wants me to do, sometimes if i got a mistake he will mad at me told me that i’m stupid and bullshit, like those words, i feel like i’m in hell in the company..what should i do?please help me…i need it..

    • Deepak M

      Hi athenz, Yes you can leave the job immediately during the probationary period. But if your visa is stamped you may get labour ban for six months.

  • colm

    Hello Mr. Deepak

    I just want to ask. What can I do. If i signed a contract in the 1st company. And I have an offer and want to move to the 2nd company. Now I am in DXB and my 1st company sponsored me for an entry visa. Will I get banned? Because right now the 1st company still does not process my medical at the Labour. I have my Passport with me. Can I move to the 2nd company? What will I do? Thanks

    • Deepak M

      Hi Colm, Yes you can move to other company. But company may ask you to pay the visa charges. Also make sure that you dont have labour card and labour contract.

  • Shing

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to ask questions for my friend, she is under probation period but she wanted to go back home. Her company has asked her to pay Dhs. 6,610/- is it legal? I mean Does she need to pay them that amount?

    • Deepak M

      Hi Shing, as per my knowledge there is no such rule. however, please ask your lawyer.

  • Pi

    Good day sir, I would like to ask few questions.. I am currently on probation, I already submitted my medical reports and Emirates ID request to the company and it is already in process, they also have my passport for the residence stamp. My question is 1. Do I need to pay for the fees incurred on my employment visa ? 2. Is Emirates Group a Gov’t company? If so, what would be the consequences if I was given the opportunity to work for the Emirates group (supposed i’d like to work for emirates group). Will I be able to resign immediately? 3. What is the best thing to do? Knowing that Emirates group offers a better package and benefits?

  • DEEPA

    Hai Mr. Deepak,
    Greetings
    I am in probation period and not satisfied with my job as a nurse. I have already signed a limited contract. I am under husband visa,if I resign during my probation period will there be any ban.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Deepa, If you have your labour contract then it is possible to have ban.

      • Po

        Good day sir, I would like to ask few questions.. I am currently on probation, I already submitted my medical reports and Emirates ID request to the company and it is already in process, they also have my passport for the residence stamp. My question is 1. Do I need to pay for the fees incurred on my employment visa ? 2. Is Emirates Group a Gov’t company? If so, what would be the consequences if I was given the opportunity to work for the Emirates group (supposed i’d like to work for emirates group). Will I be able to resign immediately? 3. What is the best thing to do? Knowing that Emirates group offers a better package and benefits?

      • Pi

        Good day sir, I would like to ask few questions.. I am currently on probation, I already submitted my medical reports and Emirates ID request to the company and it is already in process, they also have my passport for the residence stamp. My question is 1. Do I need to pay for the fees incurred on my employment visa ? 2. Is Emirates Group a Gov’t company? If so, what would be the consequences if I was given the opportunity to work for the Emirates group (supposed i’d like to work for emirates group). Will I be able to resign immediately? 3. What is the best thing to do? Knowing that Emirates group offers a better package and benefits? I am really in need of professional advise.. Thanks deepak in advance!

        • Deepak M

          It is better to check with your PRO whether they have processed your labour card.There is no such rule that you need pay to the company for your visa unless otherwise stated in your employment contract.Emirates group is completely owned by Government of Dubai.please check with your company about your visa status and then take a decision.

  • randolph

    Good day,

    I and my friend was hired by a company in Al Fujairah. We applied for the job on the internet site. We were actually in Thailand before we came here. The company provided us with the entry permit-new work visa and the air ticket. Unfortunately when we arrived here and started working, we didnt really like the company. We told the general manager about our concern and ask the consequences if we will not continue working with them. They told us that if we want to go we should pay for the visa and air-ticket. But when the manager told us the amount it was too high since we havent any contract yet. The amount was around 5000 AED excluding the air-fare. The air-fare cost was right only the visa was not so okay. That is why we ask help from the Ministry of Labour hoping that we could get the exact amount that we should pay. I really hope that you could help us. We need some good advice from you. I know that no one is above the law.

    Thank you so much.

  • Vinnu

    Hi Deepak,

    I completed my 6 months in my company yesterday and i am already getting very good offers as well from other companies. Is it possible to resign from this job and then exit and come back on husbands visa since i am very soon getting married?

    • Deepak M

      Hi Vinnu, Yes you can come on husband’s sponsership. But you need to be sure before resigning whether there is a ban for six months from labour deparment.If yes then it would be problem when your new company applying for your labour card.

  • Macdon

    hello Mr. Deepak
    I am working for this company for 1 month and they have not fulfilled all what they promise and the working condition is not conducive, right now I got a new offer. please if I leave this company now will I get a Ban? since I am still on probation. also I want to know if it is company that applies for ban or if it is labour that gives it out rightly also I am a graduate of engineering but they put technician in my paper. please tell me what to do. also I want to know if you have not gotten labor card can you still be banned?.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Macdon, If you have not received the labour card or if the company has still not applied for your labour card then there wont be any ban.The labour ban is automatically from labour department and not from company

  • Petite Girl

    Hi Mr. Deepak… I am working as a secretary in Dubai with low and delayed salary; under unlimited contract. I have been here since Dec. 2012 and I want to resign from my work because I wanted to pursue my career as a Nurse. Will I have a ban if I resign within my probationary period? How about after? Will I pay anything to my employer? I am a graduate of Management Accounting and a Registered Nurse in my country of origin, do this attainment of mine help uplift a ban? Please help me in my query… Thank you…

    • Deepak M

      To avoid ban you need to complete atleast one year in the company.

  • SAM

    Mr.Deepak I just want a confirmation that i am on probation period working for last three months and last week i signed my unlimited labor contract but i am not happy with my company and want to leave them as soon as possible, my question is that Will i get a banned from labor if i leave my current job and during my processing of visa my company even didnt ask my certificates or degrees…So if i get a banned from labor will my degree or certificates will be helpful for me to avoid labor banned or if not so how can i avoid this labor banned.. My company only have 3 employees and they are not fulfilling their promises which they made with me…

    • Deepak M

      Hi Sam, If they have not processed your labor card then ypop u can leave at any time. But once thy did you will have a six months ban which you can’t do anything.

  • Ritchie

    Hi sir, do i have a ban, if my new company cancelled the processing of my employment visa? My employment visa is released last april 16, 2013 and after 5 days they cancelled it. There is no stamped in my passport since my previous company refused to give it to me until my new company process the residence visa..they told me they will give me noc.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Ritchie, if it is not stamped i dont think you have a ban

  • Rahul

    Hi Deepak,

    My wife is under my visa & she is working in a company (she have Labor Card), her probation period is 3 months.

    She don’t like the working environment and not interested to continue the job.

    Is there any chance for her to resign from the job without labor ban as her probation will finish by 08th may 2013.

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Rahul, i think she will have a ban but pls check with labour dept.

  • dhanu

    Hi Mr.Deepak

    currently im working for a company for last 4 months and here there is no any working enviorment. I just found a good offer in Qatar. So i informed to our company last 28th of march. they asked me to stay till 1st week of may. and i have to pay 4800 aed as per them that was the recruitment cost for me. i hve to start my work in qatar coming 28th. what should i do? do i need to pay? also they informed for visa cancelation it will take another 2 week? pls advise me.thankx

    • Deepak M

      Hi Dhanu, if you are on probation period you can leave the company without notice. Just request the company to cancel the visa at the earliest.
      Regarding visa charges company doesnt have any right to deduct it unless otherwise mentioned in your employment contract.

  • Yasir

    Hey Mr. Deepak,
    I newly joined one company before joining they offer me like they will make my visa and every thing but now they refused to pay the visa fees and dues which is now i am paying as they said they will deduct from my salary. now i am getting another job which is under government and i completed only two months here with this present company if i will resign there will be some problem for me….??
    e.g if they will make ban..?? as i heard that labour ban can be remove to pay the penalty but if there is some immigration ban that can’t be remove. please advise.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Yasir, you can go to labour department and discuss this issue for sure they will help you to find sollution.

  • Name (required)

    hi!!! plz tel me if i am supposed to pay my company my gross salary of 45 days if i leave the company in probation period?? and if i will get a ban for 1 year or not…its only been 2 months since i joined dem…??? plz help

    • Deepak M

      You need to go through your contract if there is any clause regarding probation period. If in case you have signed any documents regarding the payback to company during your probation period then yes you need to abide the contract. Otherwise nothing to worry you can resign if you are not happy . You will have labour ban for six months. But regarding one year ban company do not have right to put unless there is proper record.

  • Suhail

    Hi Deepak,
    I am on probation period working as a site engineer from past 1.5 month in Dubai, My visa stamping in passport is done, Also they have applied for labor card. Now I have got a better job in another company which is neither a government nor a freezone company.
    Will I have an employment ban if I quit & try to join the other company? By any means can I quit & join this new company? Please advise….

    • Deepak M

      Hi Suhail, You may have a ban. If your contract is unlimited you need to complete at least one year. That also you need to have salary as per MOL to avoid ban after one year.

  • AL

    Hi mr. Deepak, I am currently employed for almost 6 months in a private company here in Dubai. I believe I’m still under probation period. I just want to ask what are the consequences if I will be resigning on my current job and move to a government job? I really appreciate your answer. Thanks sir… AL from jebel ali.

    • Deepak M

      Hi AL, if the company has already issued you the confirmation letter you are treated as confirmed employee.If you are still on probation you can resign without notice. If you get government job you dont need to worry since most of the government entities issues visa direct from immigration not from labour.

      • AL

        I see. I I am presently employed under unlimited contact sir, and until now I haven’t received a ‘confirmation letter’ from my employer. If will tender my resignation immediately to my employer, are they gonna accept it?, will they impose a labor ban on me even if I am transferring to a government job? Are they going to require me to pay the visa expenses that they spent on me since I was hired through an employment agency from my home country in Manila? Whoowwww… Please assist me mr. Deepak, I really need your very reliable answers. Thanks again.

        • Deepak M

          Hi Al, If you are still on probation period you can leave the company immediately. They cannot put you one year ban without any proper reason. But you will have six months labour ban automatically. If you join any government company then wont be a problem since all the government company issues visa directly from immigration. Company doesnt have the right to deduct the visa charges from an employee unless otherwise it is mentioned in the employment agreement.

  • Ann

    hi
    iam on husband visa and i worked for a private company in Dubai for almost 1.5 months. They didnt giv the salary they offered at the end of the month.
    And I think they didnt processed with the work permit of me due to their some problems.
    because of this salary issue I stopped going to office by then and they I didnt recieve any salary .
    If there is any pblm wen i join other company?

    Thanks in advnace

    • Deepak M

      Hi Ann, As far as you don’t have your labour contract and labour card you can join other company without any problem.

  • Shaine

    Hello! I am on a husband’s visa and I’m on my second week on the job. As of the moment I have signed a paper stating my salary, position and start date. There is no labor contract yet but my documents were with the company for processing. I wanted to resign because of personal reasons. Will there be any risks in doing this like ban? Just want to make sure.Thanks in advance

    • Deepak M

      Hi Shaine, If they have applied and get the approval there there will be chances of getting ban for 6 months. You can avoid only if you have an attested degree plus salary as per MOL slab.

  • chris

    hi,how are you?i need some help.im on my 2nd month, working in a private company.and im planning to resign because i want to practice my profession as a nurse. but my employer doesnt want me to resign and asking me to pay the half of visa fee, which is not stated in the contract that i signed. what are the things that i need to do to avoid the ban?and also one reason why i want to resign is because on my contract it says follow up clerk but my position is operations manager and since we are cleaning company sometimes my employer asks me to work as a cleaner..

  • Vaisakh

    Hai Mr. Deepak,

    I was working with a company last 3 years i resigned from there and they cancelled my visa on Dec 12 . i joined new job on January 5th 2013 unfortunately i am not satisfied with the job because of salary issue. they not yet paid the salary for the month of January till date.And also they provide me the work permit on 17th February . because of WPS problem, new visa not approved from Zonecorp .My company in ICAD 3. They paid the fine of 500 AED for late status change . My question is ..

    If i resign from this company now they will ban me or not?(Visa not stamped may be stamp this week because of cash problem they are extending)
    My labor contract signed on 20th Feb -13 they mentioned 6 months probation and 1 month notice .
    I am a Post graduate with attested certificate .they put the trade as Admin clerk in visa

    Please tell me how can i escape from this company.

  • Priya

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I am looking forward for a guidance from you.. I am presently working in a company from Feb 02, 2013.. I am presently on their visa but the visa is not stamped on my passport nor i have finished any formalities with regard to Visa medical or Emirates ID.. I am fed up with the atmosphere and want to resign in the offer i have only one month probation which finishes on March 02,2013.. Please i want to know whether there will be any ban?? if so can i change to Husband visa?? What shd i do to lift the ban?? can you please reply me soon … I would be grateful thanks…

    Priya

    • Deepak M

      Hi Priya, If you have already a labour contract and labour card then there is a chance of getting labour ban. Otherwise you can resign at any time there won’t be a ban.
      Yes you can come under husband sponsorship.

      • Priya

        hi deepak i have no labour contract or labour card.. will there be any ban???

        • Deepak M

          Hi Priya, I don’t think you will have ban.

  • trison

    Good day!

    Hello Mr. Deepak i would just like to ask a question. Im a nurse with dha license but my employer canceled me. Luckily i got new job in freezone and the new company wants me to get a NOC to transfer the dha license to the new compny from my old company. the old company replied me with “not before 6 months” what i understand from their reply is they dont want to issue NOC not before i complete my 6 months ban. is this legal? thank you in advance and best regards..

    • Deepak M

      Hi Trison, actually free zone companies do not ask NOC because they are not connected with MOL.

  • aris sambat

    Hello Mr. Deepak,
    I am a waiter in a retaurant and i filed complaints against ky employer because they are not giving day off and not paying overtime hours work.
    i still have no contract yet from the company and no medical yet.
    im still on probitionary period. i just strarted last january 2, 2013, i just got an employment visa valid until march 22 this year.
    Will there be a ban and fees to be charged to me if i am cancelled?
    pls reply sir…thank you
    aris

    • Deepak M

      Hi Aris, if you are visa is not stamped so far then there won’t be a ban. But you may need to pay some cancellation charges.

  • kathleen

    Mr. Deepak, I am just seven months this month with my present private trading company and my visa is from dubai but my work assignment is in abu dhabi. and my contract is unlimited, if i resign with one month notice that i will submit to my european employer, will there be a ban imposed on me after? i wanted to transfer to a better offer salary work. i am a degree holder but i just found a job recently with a better offer than this present job but the offer for my prospect job is less than 5k. please advise me accordingly. many many thanks.

    • Deepak M

      Hi Kathleen, unfortunately you will have ban…i would suggest you to complete the contract (visa ) and join the other company. In any case call MOL to clarify.

  • Aritha Bianca

    Dear Mr. Deepak

    I badly need your help.

    I’m with a Bachelor’s degree. Came here with a visit visa. Applied for a job. Got in on October 22, 2012. On my 4th month probationary period now. I found out that there was a difference on my basic salary stated on my Offer Letter and on my employment contract I”ve seen at MOL website dated Dec. 2012 (which I cant remember signing). Then they let me sign another employment contract with no Arabic Translations and whole lot of discrepancies from what was offered to me. I know it was a mistake signing them. But I was really confused. Can I still resign from the company?! Without Ban? Or having to pay them for the Visa costs?! Please reply. I really need your help. I’m pretty stressed.

  • Banu Hussain

    Hai Deepak

    I am working in one hospital .i have 10000aed plus free accommodation .but I have 6month probation period.just I finish 5 month but I planed to move from this company.what I want to do.any possible to get any ban.or I want to. Pay any money.i have Haad dha license .work diploma certificate also.iam weighting your replay

    • Deepak M

      You will not have a ban make sure you have attested diploma.
      Anyways i would suggest you to talk personally with MOL.

  • Jah

    I would like to ask, I’m in probationary period since October 2012. I found a better opportunity. I passed already my resignation letter and they alreadya accept it and effective on 15th of Feb 2013. My question is that: Is it possible that by next week, i prefer not to report to the office due that I have to look for another room accomodation to transfer which is near to my workplace, can I take it because I still have 5 days PH which still not use?

    Does the company will be after me, if I will be back on the 16th of feb 2013 to process all my exit clearances? and ban me or use other option just to hold me?

    Lastly Im freezone, i pay for my one way ticket when I had my exit in Kish Island, do i need to pay around 2500AED for the cancellation of my visa?

    Highly appreciated for your response.

    • Deepak M

      1. Employee is not eligible for annual leave or sick leave during the probationary period
      2. You can take the PH but please inform the management and get the approval
      3. They cannot put a ban without specific reason neither they can hold the cancellation. Since you are not a permanent employee you can leave the company without notice period
      4. Company cannot ask the employee to pay the visa cancellation charges

    • Deepak M

      1. Employee is not eligible for annual leave or sick leave during the probationary period
      2. You can take the PH but please inform the management and get the approval
      3. They cannot put a ban without specific reason neither they can hold the cancellation. Since you are not a permanent employee you can leave the company without notice period
      4. Company cannot ask the employee to pay the visa cancellation charges.

  • amju

    hi deepak , pls let me congratz for ur owesome helping mind towards others .. god bless u dude ,,, deepak my problem is tht i complete 1 year and 2 months in an oil company ( 2 year visa) am work as an engineer .. can i move to other company without ban . and its my first visa too .. so plzz help me too dude

    • Deepak M

      If you have a Masters degree or professional degree and 12K plus salary you can avoid a ban….

      Or

      If you are getting new job opportunity in any free zone you can avoid a ban

  • Kinesia

    I just recently joined last 25-Dec-12 and due personal reason I decided to resigned from my current co. Please let me know if there is labor ban once a leave the company.

  • fordy

    Greeting! Im in a labor company for more than five months and I decided to have an immediate resignation(without one month notice). We had been to the ministry of labor after that, signing some documents stated that Im agreeing to a one year ban. Thinking that there is a free zone company that cant be affected by ban, i signed with no doubt. They kick me out in our company accommodation telling me that i am already cancelled and without giving me cancellation letter ang my passport. Is it possible that they might file an absconding case with me?And How come that they gave me ban if it is stated in my contract that im in a three months probation? Is it their right to demand me 6,000dhs(visa,ban and other damages incldg an exit ticket)? Do they have the power to lift the ban if i will pay it? please man, i dont know what to do. Im worried.

  • fordy

    Greetings! Im in a labor company for more than 5 months and I decided for an immediate resignation(no one month notice)

  • zubair Akhlaq Hussain

    Hi Mr.Deepak

    i have been working for a restaurant since 9 jan 2013 to 20 jan 2013 employment visa my medical is not finish befor the told me you are work in the restaurant as a supervisor your salary is 1700 dhs but now he told me you are not working like a supervisor now i give you salary 1300 dhs only like a waiter.and the told me your duty is 12 hours but every day there work 13 hours and thursday and friday 14 hours and if he chang the duty time so one day 10 hours and one day 16 hours thats why i am resigned from there . they told me you pay the visa money 1800 dhs so plz tell me whats the true

    • Deepak M

      company cannot ask any employee to pay the visa charges unless it is specified in your employment agreement

  • Brenda

    Hi Deepak.

    I wonder if you can clarify something for me. I have resigned – on the 12th Jan and I am working one months notice. I started working in August and I am still within my six month probation period. The school I work for are telling me that I have to pay part of the accommodation allowance that they paid, is this true? I don’t think that there is any mention of this in the contract.

    Also, from this post, I gather that I will only have to pay back the visa fees, is this correct. According to the Ministry of Labour contract the school were meant to pay for my flight to the country, but they didn’t pay for a flight or remiburse me. I have a limited contract.

    They have told me that they will ban me for 12 months, although I have a Bachelor Degree and I currently earn over 15,000 and the new job I plan to get my salary will increase to 17500.

    • Deepak M

      company can put you a ban with valid specific reason.
      if you have not done anything wrong they cannot put you ban.

  • Sali

    Dear Deepak,
    I have been working for a company since July 2012, 6 month already finished. But now company said you can search other job because your performance is not enough for our expatiation, by the way I found another job, and it is 7000plus DH salary, am also 3 year Diploma holder. Company will give me release for changing job. Can I change my job without ban?

  • yeboy

    is there a labour ban if you are shifting from hamriyah freezone to another freezone or private company? I am on my 3rd month and still under probationary period.

    • Deepak M

      if you are working in free zone company you will not have ban

  • Steven

    Hi there,

    I have been working for a company in Dubai for just under 6 months and am planning to resign with a weeks notice to move back to UK. I have not been confirmed and my probation is 6 months.

    On resigning will I get a expatriate flight home? nothing is stated in my contract?

    • Deepak M

      No in case of resignation you will have to bear the repatriation charges

  • anne

    hi need help..
    im planning to resign to the nursery to another employer is their instants that my old employee will give me a ban? how long it takes?2 days before i will finish my probationary.and my contract validity is until one year only so if i will finish my 1 year can i resign without a ban??

    • Deepak M

      No.

  • vimal

    I have been working in my present company since Jan 2012. Now almost one year. i did not receive any confirmation letter or any salary increment so far where it shows in my contract. i have been replaced for the vacant position of same company which position holder left the company. therefore i have only Friday off while others enjoying two days off for the week. (our office working time 9.00AM to 6.30PM – 9hours per day 9 x 5 = 45hours per week) but for me 54hours for week. is it possible to extended my probation period without inform me? after 6months even the company can extend one more six month? Kindly advice..

    • Deepak M

      if they have not issued any letter till six months it means you are a confirmed employee

      • vimal

        Hi,
        Thank you for reply..
        i did not receive any documents such as probation period extended or completed. But three or four months back my line manager told me your probation confirmation latter with him. that time he was angry with me due to my mistake. But by next week i have completed one year with this company. Can they hold my confirmation like this? i need to apply for annual vacation also. there for can i ask from the company to pay Overtimes for working on Sturdy’s (confirmed staff getting overtimes if they work on Saturday- all new staff will now get overtimes during the first six months even Saturdays, holidays or after normal working time)
        Still I’m afraid to ask all these form the Management. What can i do please advise me?

        • Deepak M

          first you have to ask your confirmation letter from your manager.

  • Tauqeer

    Dear Depak,

    I am working in a company since last four months i have a new offer of 12000 AED and have a master degree attested from UAE foreign office. So if i will resign then automatically there will be a ban of six month. Is there any chance of rejection from emigration while obtaining new visa if my new company will apply my new visa? In my contract labor it is written probation period is of three months but may be extended to max six months and in my offer letter it is written six months. So what you suggest which one is my probation period six or three months. whether i should give one month notice or not? thanks alot

    • Deepak M

      if company provided you confirmation letter after 3 months then you need to give notice as per your contract but if you are not confirmed so far then you can leave the company at any time. You will not have ban coz you have 12 k plus salary plus masters degree

    • Deepak M

      if company provided you confirmation letter after 3 months then you need to give notice as per your contract but if you are not confirmed so far then you can leave the company at any time. You will not have ban coz you have 12 k plus salary plus masters degree. However please check with your company whether you are confirmed.

  • Joseph

    Dear Deepak,

    i have been working in a hospital (Abudhabi) as Practical Nurse since 5 months( having sponsorship of Husband visa). i am HAAD passed. Job designation is mentioned in my Labor card is “Wing Labor” that is what i understand from Arabic word mentioned in the card. so can i resign during my probation period and try for a new job without ban

    thanks in advance

    • Deepak M

      I have no answer to your query at the moment. Excuse me.

  • Margarita

    I am currently working at labour company and planning to transfer to free zone company but the thing is Im only 2 months and still under probation in my current job please help me with my questions below:
    1. Does my employer have the right not to issue NOC when I resigned?
    2. Do I have ban?(i am non Degree holder)
    3. Do I have to pay anything to them?

    Best regards

    • Deepak M

      if you transfer to freezone then there won’t be a ban.

  • Margarits

    Hi deepak! Im in a labour company and planning to transfer in a free zone company, the thing is i am only 2 months in my current job and still under probation. Question is:
    1. Does the company have the right not to give me NOC?
    2. Do I have ban with that?(I am non Master’s Degree)
    3. Do I have to pay the visa they provided?
    4. How soon I can leave my current company?

    Best Regards!

  • Karthik

    Dear Depak

    my company management trying to sold company to another party. i have completed 7 months in the company. if i get noc from the company then what is procedure in the labor department with my new employer. please guide me there are any fees? or what is the labor office process?

    • Deepak M

      Ahm..this is a tough one…you need to check in the labour department.

  • Karthik

    Dear Deepak
    I am a master degree holder im working in catering company from 5 months as a accountant but in my visa profession is sales. and they are paying very less salary i agreed because of financial problems. 1 month is left in the probation period in my labor contract. if i get a new job in other company after probation period with good salary (less than 13000) in that situation there is ban for me?

    • Deepak M

      if you have 12k salary and Masters degree you will not have ban

  • Sundar PS

    I have been working for a company since April 2012 and got my employment visa in July 2012 and resigned from this company as they were not paying salary on time sometime it was like a puzzle will we receive salary on not in Oct 2012 and I received a new offer for 10K and I am a Bachelor Degree Holder and my old company deducted visa charges and canceled my visa without any ban. my question is will I still get a Ban or Ban can be lifted if Applied for General Admin Visa Please help I am waiting for my visa approval to join the new company. Please help will it go thru.

    • Deepak M

      there will be a labour ban for 6 months (unless company provides you NOC). Or you should have Master’s degree and 12K plus salary.

  • khanssa

    dear deepak
    how are you ? i hope you’re fine? i was so desperate for an advice about labor laws’ , till i caught your website , you seemed very helpful , and i do have a problem ! i came here on oct 3 , with employment visa for a company at dubai with salary of 4 k, the position title was technical support , after a while they informed me that i am not that qualified and in order to process my visa -” they havent start that yet” – they are going to change the offer from 4 k to 3 k and transfer me to sales department.. i felt so unfair because they haven’t trained me or anything! now i have no other option but sign the new one ! but am not willing to stay with them , am considering looking for other jobs and companies , the thing is am affraid they will pan me , so when the exact time so i can look for other options? or should i bare with them till the contract over

    please help me
    regards

    • Deepak M

      if your visa is not stamped and not signed the labour contract then no ban. you can try for another job. But need to cancel the employment visa.

  • twizzle

    dear deepak
    how are you ? i hope you’re fine? i was so desperate for an advice about labor laws’ , till i caught your website , you seemed very helpful , and i do have a problem ! i came here on oct 3 , with employment visa for a company at dubai with salary of 4 k, the position title was technical support , after a while they informed me that i am not that qualified and in order to process my visa -” they havent start that yet” – they are going to change the offer from 4 k to 3 k and transfer me to sales department.. i felt so unfair because they haven’t trained me or anything! now i have no other option but sign the new one ! but am not willing to stay with them , am considering looking for other jobs and companies , the thing is am affraid they will pan me , so when the exact time so i can look for other options? or should i bare with them till the contract over

    please help me
    regards

    • Deepak M

      If your visa is not stamped and not signed the labour contract then no ban. you can try for another job. But need to cancel the employment visa

  • jemar

    gudday i signed in my company for 3 years contract but i decided to resign after 2013 its my 2 years in my company and find another good & better salary i am asking theres no complication about my desicion ? tnx

  • Sarath

    Hi Deepak,
    Kindly assist me on my below doubt.
    i’am working in a company since 8 months. In my labour contract it has been mentioned as duration is unlimited. What does this actually mean. If i wish to change my company after my 2 yr visa period is it possible for me to change.
    Will there be any ban if i dint get NOC?
    My profession is Operation Manager.

    • Deepak M

      I dont think you will have ban (considering you have mater’s degree plus 12k salary). Yes you can change the job.

  • diana

    Good afternoon madam
    i am working in private small company and i have 1 year and 2 months in the company, but then i want to transfer another work because the management or the boss of my company is not good, he usually make my work very horrible and not in my duties and responsibilities, we dont have any benefits or even health insurance we dont have, then we always go to work not 8 hrs but always 9 to 10 hrs without pay. he always shouting to us when he is angry to someone. Please i want to know if i can transfer work but many says i have labor ban if i didn’t finish my 2 years contract. how should i do, i cannot take this anymore. please help me… thank you

    • Deepak M

      yes you will have labour ban if you leave the company before the expiry of your contract. Option is to try job in freezone.

  • moin khan

    hi, my visa was started from 2009 and expire on 1-2-2013 but my labour card expire on 11-12-2012.
    after 11-12-2012 can i leave the job without notice ? if notice required which type like a…… resign letter or not renewal visa.

    • Deepak M

      It is always be good to inform your company whether you want to renew the contract or no…So please inform your company about your decision so as to avoid all other unnecessary problems.

  • Mahmoud

    Dear, I have been working in a company for 7 months, presently I am getting new better offers from other company. I have the plan to move out, but can my current employer ban me for 6 months?? i have Master Degree (attested), but new offer is 9K AED/Month. so how I can avoid the ban???

    • Deepak M

      No. To avoid ban you need to have salary 12K

  • Vamsi krishna

    Dear deepak,
    I am new to uae ..i am efficient for doing job in software industry and Hr Department or sales or any managerial position.

    If i get in any other job like sales or insurance or customer care …any…after 3-5 months can i resign from the company …if the company ask for visa fees ..i will provide them…and get NOC from the employer

    But will this be problem to my next job or next visa proceedings ,..or any illegal issues

    • Deepak M

      Yes once you entered into one employment contract you need to finish the contract period to avoid ban other wise you will get labour ban for 6 months. You cannot get labour approval from other company if you have ban and without a labour approval you cannot work in another company
      If you have masters degree plus salary 12 k plus then you can avoid ban.

  • Himanshu

    If the company terminates me in probation period, can I search for the other job?

  • Himanshu

    I am in probation period. My job is sales officer in UAE. Can I change my job to customer service representative in the same company? In my VISA it’s written ‘Sales’, so that’s why I’m asking. Is there any possibility of changing my job profile within the same company?

    Thanks

    • Deepak M

      i am not sure…you can work in the company just designation matter. I think you can change after 6 months in your labour contract. But confirm this with your HR.

  • Azzu

    hi sir,

    i have been working in one of consultant company as a clerk since 2 months, i m in probation period, now i am not comfort with the work and company, if i resign, there will be ban or not?

    • Deepak M

      If your visa is stamped and got your labour card then there will be a ban

  • aly

    Dear Deepak,
    thanks for such a informative platform to disscus our issues,
    Kindly please tell me the solutions for following issues am facing
    i need to change my job,
    its been 8 months am working with them,i am accountant but my visa is of sales visa, i am ACCA qualified,i dont need to work any more , kindly tell me that is there any ban which wil be impose on me ? and also i have a degree bt i dun know it is acceptable here or not,am working in ABu dhabi,

    Regards

    • Deepak M

      I think if you have professional degree there won’t be a ban.

  • jane

    The company which am working now gives me a 6 months probation, i am now working with them for 3 months and they already gave me my labor card which am on husband’s visa. My questions are:

    1. I already have labor card, am i still on probation period?
    2. When i start working in this company, i didn’t know that am pregnant, and i knew that am pregnant only when am already on my 2 months pregnancy coz my menstrual cycle is not normal. And until now i didn’t tell to my company that am pregnant. If i tell them, they will fire me? Do i have to pay for the labor card they give? Will i get a ban?

    Hope that you can help me on this situation.

    Regards,

    Jane

    • Deepak M

      if you resign you will have labour ban. Company can terminate you with immediate effect bcoz you are still on probation period. If you are sure of your pregnancy it is better to tell the truth to your employer.

      • i’ve been working for almost 4months i already have my labour card, emirates id and visa stamped on my passport.and the company terminated me and under my probation period.they said they will give me NOC letter so that i can find another job.Do i have ban in this case?

        • Deepak M

          if your company gives you NOC then there will be no ban.

  • Shefeer

    If I submit my resignation before I complete one year and one year will be completed if i work for the notice period also. Kindly tell me whether i will be eligible for leave salary and gratuity?

    • Deepak M

      You need to complete one year to receive employee gratuity. Gratuity will be calculated till your last working day. I may be your notice period does not matter.

  • DS

    I have signed an offer letter with a Company in Dubai.
    However I have not yet signed the employment contract, neither is my employment visa processed, nor is the labour contract issued.

    I wanted to know if there will be any legal implications of the same. Will the employer be able to recover any money from me?

    • Deepak M

      you have just signed the offer letter….i dont think there is any legal implication. Please check with your HR. I do not know what is mentioned in your offer letter though.

  • Gautam rayamajhi

    i am workink at catering service as private security gaurd since 20 month,and now i get another offer more than now. cai i give other company with out paying any charge my company???

  • RENNY

    I AM SUFFERING FROM PILES .I HAM SO SAD I HAVE TO GO HOME TOWN AND DO THE FURTHER TREATMENT CAN YOU HELP ME I AM ONLY TWO MONTH OVER HERE IN DUBAI PLEASE HELP ME WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE

    • Deepak M

      It is better to go to your home country and do the treatment rather than spending here. This will depend on your ability however.

  • rhea

    HELO SIR IM WORKING BEFORE AS A SERVICE CREW IN DUBAI I WORKED THERE ONLY 2 MONTHS AND STILL IN PROBATIONARY PERIOD I RESIGN BECAUSE ITS NOT GOOD COMPANY AND THE COMPANY GIVE A NOC AS I REQUESTED…I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF I HAVE A BAN? I DONT HAVE YET EMIRATES I.D AND LABOR CARD BUT THERE IS ALREADY A RESIDENCE VISA STAMP ON MY PASSPORT… AND I HAVE ALREADY A OFFER LETTER TO MY NEW COMPANY IN ABUDHABI ..I HOPE YOU CAN ANSWER MY QUESTION .THANK YOU

  • Sudharshi

    Hi,

    I have resigned already from the company before completed my probation period. There were many issues to resign.. After I come here I got health issues.. There is MRI report about my borns…
    Also there were problem with Supervisor in the store…
    Now my visa caneling is processing.. As im having medicne and as I can not work with heavy things and as I am getting mind pressure with supervisor I told them I wanna go back to my country.. After that They asked me to fax my resignation..
    Mistaknely I have faxed the same..
    Now company is asking me to pay all cost including the hotel fee that I was stay here on first day…
    Actually tell the truth I dont have any cents to pay them.. As I have spent money to come and I have loans also…

    When Comapny asking me to pay back .. I said them that I will work for you until cover your cost.. But they didnt allow me to work also…

    What Shall I do now…??

  • sali

    i am on a probation period and have completed 5 months in abudhabi my contract is unlimited and i am Diploma holder. If i get salary 7000AED ,can i change my job with out any ban?.
    my present salary also 7000 but I don’t like to work this environment .
    Please help me.

    • avijit

      which company you are working in? can i get a job in your company of 7000 aed?

      • Deepak M

        I work for a finance company. Send me your CV: Read

        • Hi Deepak,
          i joined in abudhabi last 4 month back till probationary period , now have to change the job ,any ban will get,my current labour unlimited and storekeeper design.i have b.com attested certificate

          please explain

  • toni

    hi, currently employed and very new on the company. been working with them for 3 weeks only, i didnt not signed any contract/offer letter yet but they provided me residence visa but i am planning to leave this job, would there be a ban for me?

    • Deepak M

      For sure you have signed the labour contract. Otherwise residence visa is not possible.

    • Deepak M

      As per the Law you will have a ban. However, check with your HR. Here are ways to avoid labour ban(Click following link): How to avoid labour ban.

  • naseem

    i m working for 5months now if the company terminate me before or after probation period should i pay any expenses to the company??

    • Deepak M

      Depends on your company. They may request if you resign. Highly unlikely for termination.

  • dlloyd

    hi, i am presently on probatrion period in abudhabi working in accoutant ( salary 3500) in TDIC, it says its an open end contract. . I HAVE GOT A BETTER OFFER from a good engineering cmpny in abudhabi, and the salary is 9000 aed. can i change my job without a baned,, i am Mcom degree holder.. what is the procedure

  • dlloyd

    i am on a probation period (Tdic) and have completed 3 months in abudhabi, my salary is now 4000 aed, i have got another offer( engineering company in accoutants) which is good and salary is 9000 aed.. i am a Mcom degree holder. can i change my job without any banned. or lift the ban by paying…

    • [email protected] entirely depends on what is stated in your contract. So read it carefully to see any clauses. Contact the Labour ministry call centre. And please do not mention company names in the comments. If the contract mentions the clauses clearly then you may not be banned. I believe ban can be lifted by paying. However, you are requested to consult an attorney before taking any step.

  • navinpinto

    If i resign within the probation period, can i take up employment in other company or will i face a ban of 6 months ?

    • Deepak M

      This will depend on your contract or offer letter. Normally, if you resign during the probation period, there is no ban.

      • Arman Ahmed

        Dear Deepak

        I am resigning under probabtion. My visa is of Hamriyah free zone. My contract says I have to reimburse all my visa and training cost if I resign with in 2 years of my joining date. But there is no such clause in my Hamriyah contract . Kindly note that they are going to make a bill of 20000aed while my monthly salary is 2500aed. Am I entitled to reimburse them the cost or not?. Can they ban me from UAE?

        • Deepak M

          If your company contract says so and you have signed for the same then you are obliged to pay the cost

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