How to avoid 6 month labour ban in Dubai UAE?

How to avoid 6 month labour ban in Dubai UAE?

Labour Ban rule has been amended by MOL in New UAE Labour Law Resolution 765. Please read the updated Article: Termination and Labour Ban

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

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

  1. AED 5,000 for high school graduates,
  2. AED 7,000 for diploma holders and
  3. AED 12,000 for bachelor’s degree holders. (This salary must be mentioned in the labour contract.)
  4. Obtain No Objection Certificate from current employer.

Another way you can avoid labour ban is:

  • You obtain a job in a Government, Semi-Government or in Free Zone based Companies.
  • Be polite and talk to your employer if you wish to terminate your employment and have the mutual consent from both employee and employer
  • Always make sure to complete your labour contract whether it is fixed or unlimited.

Related: Skill Level 1, 2, 3 in UAE Labour LawOpens in a new tab.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diversification by Companies

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

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

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

UPDATE on Labour ban from Gulfnews.comOpens in a new tab.:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related: Types of BansOpens in a new tab.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women sponsored by family: Do they have labour ban?

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

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

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

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

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

The ban cannot be lifted by paying a fine.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which professions do not have labour ban?

Article 2 of the Ministerial Order No. 13 of 1991 on ‘The organisation of the transfer of sponsorships of non-national labours the rules governing the same’, which states, “Non-national labourers may be allowed to transfer one job to another and hence transfer of their sponsorship of they fall under the following categories:

(a) Engineers

(b) Doctors, pharmacists and male and female nurses

(c) Agricultural guides

(d) Qualified accountants and account auditors

(e) Qualified administrative officials

(f) Technicians operating on electronic equipment and laboratories

(g) Drivers who are licensed to drive heavy vehicles and buses.”

If you get a labour ban, you may subsequently have the ban lifted on the basis of your qualifications. Also, you may have the ban lifted if your subsequent job provides you the required salary for non-imposition/lifting of a labour ban.

The salary requirement are in accordance with Article 4 of the Ministerial Order No. 1186 of 2010 which states, “As an exception to the provision of Item No. 2 of Article 2 of this Resolution, the Ministry may issue a work permit to an employee without requiring the two year period in the following cases:

(a) In the event that the employee is starting his new position the first, second or third professional levelsOpens in a new tab. after fulfilling the conditions for joining any of these levels according to the rules in force at the Ministry, and provided that his new wage is not less than Dh12,000 at the first professional level, Dh7,000 at the second professional level and Dh5,000 at the third professional level.”


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2,429 thoughts on “How to avoid 6 month labour ban in Dubai UAE?

  1. I’m working in a supply company and I want to change my company and here I have 4 months after how many months I’ll be able to change my company…

  2. Hi Deepak,

    I have completed Two years in my current company and now the visa for additional two years has been issued.
    If I will leave the company do I need to pay anything and will it brings me into BAN Category.
    Please advice on this

  3. I am still working now for almost 8 months and I want to to resign to my work I am under Limited Contract. I still have a ban? what are the consequence if I resign?

  4. hi.
    I have complete my visa procedure. I don’t take Medical.then How to cancel visa??If after the cancellation how much month Ban in UAE

  5. Hi
    One of my friend is working with a construction company in UAE for the last three months. Her probation period was 3 months which she has completed. She wants to resign from her current position due to her health issues and she is on a sponsor visa. She is ready to serve a months notice period as per her contract.

    My question:
    Will she face a labor ban?
    What all are the documents to be collected from the company to avoid such ban?

  6. Hello There, I’m Kinda in a dilemma here, I’m a B.Tech Mechanical Engineer ( Certificate UAE Attested ) , Currently working as Project Coordinator , but as per my VISA ( Limited Contract) my designation is ” Archives Clerk ” Fetching 2500AED / Month ( Was promised 3000AED as per my offer letter ), I have completed 1 year now.

    I’m Planning to switch my Job, so will i be liable to get a Ban if get a pay of 5000 AED above and get a Engineering VISA. ??

  7. dear deepak tell me if i complete my 3 months probation period and leave my job then can i face 6 months ban or not please reply me this is my 1st visa and i enter in country 2 september visa stamping date is 28 sep

  8. HI,

  9. hello my name is lovely i signed a job offer last april 2016 then i wasnt able to be finished the 6months probitionary period, i asked my company to terminate me and to sign the termination letter last monday november 8, 2016 it means both side agreed to terminate the 6months probitionary period…it means labour will give me an automatic ban for wat the decisions i made?i hope u can help me to give a clear explanation with this.?

  10. I joined my company as accountant on 13 Nov 2015 by signing 2 years contact (don’t know, limited or not) on AED 5000 pay (inclusive all benefits) and got “Archives Clerk” visa. I am a graduate (16 years education).

    I got approval of my annual leaves from employer and went to my home country. Soon after coming back to Dubai from vacations, my employer said me to resign (it was like a force resign) on 31 Oct 2016. Basically employer said, he don’t want to terminate me so better I resign, he will pay me one month salary (of Nov 2016) in first week of November, and during this month (Nov), I do not need to come to office and find another job.

    The reason why employer doesn’t want me to continue is that, he is not satisfied by my performance.
    Here are his words, “I cannot compromise on anything less than perfect”, and secondly “there is no creativity or innovation in your work”.

    Now my question is; should I resign? or ask for termination?
    What can be consequences in both cases. How should I deal with this situation????
    Should I go to ministry of labour???

    When should I resign / ask for termination (means, in how many days), if I have to do so?
    How much employer will be liable to pay me in any case?

    For record, my annual leaves are ending on 1st Nov 2016 (21 days: 8 Oct 16 to 1 Nov 16), and I was supposed to be re-joining office from second Nov 2016.

    Please reply fast, I am running out of time here !!!!!!

  11. I’m working for a governmental department, and am currently within my probation period. If I leave this job to go to another one, will I receive a ban? I really can’t see my current employer giving me a NOC. What happens in this case? I’d really appreciate a response, as I’m at my wit’s end. 🙁

    Many thanks!

    1. Hi dear Madam,
      I saw your question here and was wondering if got an answer to this, because I have the same problem.
      If you got the the answer can you please, forward it to me at [email protected]
      Many thanks

  12. I immediately exit UAE because of funeral of my late father on july 2013 and after 3 mos. i decided not to go back there because the project that we handling that time ends and i received termination from my company since i am a project basis employee. I sent my passport to my company for cancellation and its done with the help of our company PRO.

    Now that i am planning to work again and I have offered new job but my visa application is rejected without knowing the reason. how can i lift the banned?

    i hope you can advise me…
    thank you

  13. Good day,
    Hi. My inquiry is what if the employer terminate the services of the employee after serving more than 6 months but less than a year and the contract was for unlimited period of time. Will there be automatic labour ban against the employee? In this question , it is the employer who terminated the services of the employee without the fault of the employee. And that the former company is allowing their staff to find another job and after which they will release the employee. Can they find another job without a labor ban?



  15. Hi deepak my sister is working in dubai at some shop and she is on 2yrs contract from 4 months but she want to come immidatly india what should she do is any ban for her and she can come on visiter visa or any good her employer not providing leave or holiday to her is she can leave?? And what happenidea plz suggest

  16. Dear
    Kindly advise me the course of action

    I would like to let you know that I got ban one year in UAE. I don’t know how?
    My visa was cancelled 20th of April 2016 with in two month with my previous employer (Dar Al Handasah Shair & Partner Abudhabi)

    But I did not resign, company had given me termination due to project on hold and client issue.

    In the mean time I got one offer and salary was around 12000 AED

    When new company applied for my visa, the application got rejected stating that I have a ban for one year, when hiring company PRO inquired in MOL he was told, only me and my previous employer are authorised to handle this case.
    Now I am in India.
    I am approaching regular my previous employer to help me lift the ban but they dont respond properly
    They already provided me NOC, but its not worth to lift ban and now they are silence .
    At this moment I am in India hospital, my mom has severe injury and under surgery, kindly advise me and help me.
    How to ban get lifted.
    Shall I come on visit visa to approach personally in MOL with termination letter of previous employer?

    1. Hello Saif,

      I am going through the same situation, I have sales visa and certificate attested.

      My boss gave me NOC before 6 months probation period and told to find another job. I also got another job with 3500 salary. Even before completing the probation he is asking to cancel the visa. Let me know what I can do in this situation.

      Do I have to ask him for termination ?
      And how many months, I will have to serve the automatic ban?

      Kindly advise.

      My email id [email protected].

  17. Hi i’m Syed working in LLC company in dubai from June 2015 to now like one year, My company can’t able to pay salary past two months and my jobs is not safe now. I want to cancel by visa and change company. if company not give NOC means how many month is ban.

    Please help me for this request.

  18. DEAR SIR



  19. hi deepak
    i just want to known that before completing my six months, can i change my job. then there will be any ban. shall i get noc. im working for 2500 drms i have an offer for 3000 shall i join. i have no completed my six months here is there any ban pls replay

  20. Dear Mr. Deepak;
    I hope you will be fine. I am Salman Mirza I joind an FMCG company in Abu Dhabi as Audit Clerk and my visa status is Sales. So I am near to complete my 6month please can you tell me can I change my job after completion of six months if I got 3500AED offer. I am master degree holder and my final degree is also attested from UAE embassy.
    Thank You very much for your time I will be looking forward for your kind response.

  21. hi everybody

    currently i am working in s construction company as i safety officer since May 2015. my contract with the company is for 2 years with 6 months of probation which i completed successfully. the problem is my salary in this company is way too less and i want to switch from this job to any other company with better offer. i want to know that now if in these circumstances can i leave this company i which i just completed one year.
    please help

  22. Dear Deepak,
    I am working as an accountant; I am getting 1,000/- Basic(salay-4000). Since I want change my job. I want to break contract, whether I have band? Please advise me how to avoid band?

  23. Hi Sir i have join AbuDhabi company 9-02-2015 now one year complete. now 14 moth finish still four salary got only.i want switch the company new company offer me 10,000 i have diploma three year degree DAE in Electronics .there is some ban.(my visa is unlimited contract)
    Note: one is very major problem in my contract company write in my labour contrac
    ( NOt allowed for him to work with any compettior in uae for a period of two years after cancellation)

    My company I am working for subcontractor of government department fiber optic cable Transco,sewa,Dewa like that
    now new company work only for du fiber optic cable some people told me this company is not compettior of your company.

    so what i will do i give resign in our company.

  24. Hi All,

    I just want some clarifications about types of Ban in the U.A.E. Recently, I got a job offer from a Government Institution here in Dubai and offered me a much better position and salary monthly AED 20,000 plus. My Current employer is giving me AED 4,250. I already gave to them my 30 days notice so that I can perform training and transition to whoever will fill my current position & processes handled. I already served 8 months here, (2 months – they used my tourist visa + 6 months – employment visa) I am in an unlimited type of contract and a holding a Bachelors Degree. My current employer is acting like they gonna imposed some ban on me but I tried to read some rules and articles here in dubai that a ban can be lifted if the following conditions are met:

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

    -AED 5,000 for high school graduates,

    -AED 7,000 for diploma holders and

    -AED 12,000 for bachelor’s degree holders. (This salary must be mentioned in the labour2 contract.)

    -Obtain No Objection Certificate from current employer.

    Another way you could avoid labor ban is:

    -You obtain a job in a Government, Semi-Government or in Free Zone based Companies.

    However, I am still have concerns of my situation here. Can you help me put some clarifications on my mind regarding this? and I also heard about “company ban”, is there such thing as that? – is it true that a company can file a ban to labor department and imposed a ban on an employee not completing an unlimited type of contract???

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi! Since you’re under unlimited contract, they cannot impose a ban to you for as long as you fulfill your 30 days notice and your new salary should be 5000 AED and above, freezone or government entity. However, you may not get gratuity pay since you didn’t complete at least 1 year of your contract.

  25. HI SIR ,


  26. Dear Mr. Deepak,

    here is the first to work in the UAE and one month I’m still in my work right now, if I switch to the free zone? i have a possible ban for 6 months? Please advise me.

    Thanks a lot

  27. Dear sir

    i was working with the company , they terminate me before probation period completion and i got the one year ban in uae. how can i lift the ban now, is there any way to lift the ban.

  28. Dear Sir
    I have been working in an interior design company since the last 2005, now i got a job from another company in Ajman, existing company my position procurement assistant but visa archive clerk and my salary 4000 only and my family were here now they are I India, also I am commerce graduate but certificate not attested but submitted to attestation, new company offered me 8500 and position purchase officer, my visa renewed last august, i need clarification that can I change my job without go outside UAE and my wife & daughter visa can lift without cancellation to come here, and have ban imposed by existing company?
    thank you


  29. Im on an unlimited contract.and have completed 2years.Ive got a new offer from bahrain. I;ve signed few bonds with my company as they send me for training abroad and is mentioned ive to pay it while i leave.Am i really supposed to pay it a must to pay back the company the training bond it legal?please help.

  30. Hi,
    my employer renewed our work permit , and our agreement is that i will work for them for 2 more months and after that i’ll go home to my country. is it true that labor card/permit will automatically cancelled after 6 months if i m outside of UAE,
    – if yes, after a year or 2 years, can i enter UAE and work again without any problems?
    – Can they cancel emirates ID even if it was used only for 1 month?

    Thank you

  31. Hi,

    I was working with a bank and my salary was 5000 aed, before completion of my probation period I resigned
    and cancelled my visa and fly back to India, after 3 months i have entered uae on long term tourist visa, Now i have got a job of system administrator and they are going to provide me mission visa, Will I be eligible to get visa ? what document are required to lift 6 month ban .

    education is : Bachelor of engineering ( Certificate Attestation done )
    old salary with bank : 5000 aed / month
    new salary with IT company : 8000 aed /month
    My new company is going to apply for Mission visa.

    As per new law please tell me am i eligible for new mission visa.


  32. Dear,
    please advice….Initially my brother was directly recruited from India and on March 9th, 2014, joined a Bank under an outsourced visa. Later was promoted to wealth management on June 1st 2015, under the same visa and he submitted his resignation on Nov 30th 2015, the management said that as he was on his probation in his new profile he will not have to serve the notice period and also he is not eligible for any end of service benefits and after a months’ time on Dec 27th his visa was cancelled.

    Later when the current employer applied for his visa, the application got rejected stating that he had a ban for 6 months, when inquired in MOL and Tasheel, they required his certificate to be attested and a offer letter from the current employer wherein the offered salary has to be above AED 5000/- as all the requirements were met and when his current employer re-submitted his visa application it was again rejected stating that the ban existed and when checked with MOL, they asked for an NOC from his previous employer and also stated that the ban is a automatic system updated ban and in-order to lift it the NOC is very much required.

    When asked for the NOC to the previous employer, they said that they don’t give any such NOC.In this case how can the ban be lifted?

    New offer: 12000
    New profession: marketing specialist
    Qualification: MBA (certificate attested)

  33. Hi Deepak,

    I hope you are doing fine, This is my second month with DEWA & my probation period is 6 months I am working as Engineer, my contract is for 6 years, my salary is 15000 Dhs per month, now I receive a offer better than dewa in Abudhabi, so if I resign within probation period can I join the new company in AbuDhabi, but in my contract its written ” In case of unjustified cessation of employment by the employee, as determined by dewa whether due to termination or resignation, the employee shall be liable for a mandatory ban of one year”…please advise…

    1. hi my name nilesh patel same hear i have also offar .pls contact me what u do?

  34. I am having passport no J0982016. I worked for Incol gen. contracting company from 25-10-2015 to 28-10-2015. before leaving that company I confirmed many times with mol customer call center could I will get new work permit. they told yes I can if salary more than 5000 AED with higher education certificate. 12000 AED with degree. but unfortunately when I left last employer. my new employer 5 times try for getting new work permit in different categories with 9500 basic salary NOW Mol saying due to Ban I couldn’t get even we heared in 2015 from 2016 there no ban more.


  35. Hi Mr.Deepak, Greetings! One of my friends is working in Dubai. I would like to know if there will be a labor ban if he quits the job without completing the 2 year tenure, but with mutual agreed terms with the employer. Will there be a labor ban in this case. Thank you!

  36. Mr Deepak,

    how do you scale the salary ??

    for an example my salary is 2000AED + accommodation and transport

    BUT if I stay out side company will give me 3600AED

    What is correct ?

  37. Dear Sir,

    I am working as a Safety Officer from 3 months on (Unlimited Contract) in Abu Dhabi with 8,000 AED & in Labour contract 5,000 AED is basic salary.
    I had done PGDHSE (Post Graduate Diploma in Health, Safety & Environment) 1 Year from Annamalai University & Certificate is Attested. Can I change the company without any ban.

    Please Advice me as soon as possible I will be thankful to you.


  39. Dear Deepak,

    My friend terminated under uae labour law 120 in freezone company, is there any chance for him to apply to other freezone company?

  40. Dear Sir,
    Good day. Sorry to bother you but I need some advise from you that it’s my second month in a taxi company LLC in Dubai UAE My visa is stamped a month ago. Means I am on probation period with them. Now the question is I am offered a job in a government organisation here in Dubai. Can I leave my current taxi job. I have heard different stories form people that I can face a one year ban which cannot be lifted off. And will not be able to join the new company. And some people are saying that I can cancel and join any free zone or goverment company. I have no clue which story is true. Please help me what happens if I resign and join a goverment owned organisation at this stage? Is the bans 6 or 1 year automatically lifts off by joining. I have completed 16 years education and have degree in computer science.
    Thank you for your consideration, please give me a reply.

  41. Dear Deepak,
    I”m a graduate, Currently working in a LLC as a receptionist since june 2015 and my salary is 1800 AED.
    Now I got another job as IT Admin and they are ready to pay 5000 AED.
    will I get the ban enforced?
    If so is there any chance of lifting the ban.?

  42. Hi. Iam vipin. Now I work one limited contract company my salary was 2200 dhs . I completed 16 month on company. Now I got new job the salary is 6500dhs . but already I have 6 month ban.I am civil deploma holder.How can avoid my six month ban. If the previous company give the NOC Its possible. Any way avoid my ban

  43. Dear Deepak

    I had got one year ban and I am unable to list it even I had NOC from my previews employer, new Job Offer letter of AED-21,000 and also I am holding the bachelors degree,

    Need to discus more on this can I get your contact no so that I can explain you the correct situation and accordingly you can advice me even you call me on 052-601 9920.
    I am really in a big problem and dont know what to do

    Pl advice call if you can

  44. Hi

    I have started in a Insurance Job less than 3 months ago and am currently on probation. The job is in Dubai but I live in Abu Dhabi.

    I have a interview for a similar position in Abu Dhabi next week and would be on a far better package financially and of course would not have the daily grind to contend with.

    Will I receive a labour ban if I hand in my notice before my 3 months probation are expired? How easy is it to get such a ban overturned if I get a better offer from the other employers?


  45. HI DEPAK

    well i got NOC from First company for 6 month legally . and my new company made my entry in Labour department . so now can i get my Salary with WPS system with new company.?

    plz let me now

  46. Hi Deepak, I have a 2 years limited contract here in my company which started last sepember 2015.Due to some problem they are reducing staffs,they told me also to search some other job,they told they would give NOC also. i want to know if i cancel this visa automatic 6 month uae labour ban would be imposed,is it possible to remove this ban by NOC from previous employee

  47. I am working in a typing center since 8 month , now my sponcer wants sale this shop and cancel me , my degree certificate attested ,if he cancel me will come ban to me ? how to remove ban , if he give n o c to anather job , can i work anather job

  48. Good afternoon

    I am working in the bank in Abu Dhabi from outsorse employment with unlimited contract and I completed my 6 month probation period but still not confirmed yet .I might get job offer from hotel with less salary however with accomodation etc …It more suitable for me ,could you advice there is any difficulties can be to opened my new visa in Dubai ?

  49. Hi Deepak

    I came to Dubai and Join on 1 Dec 2014 as Sales Executive in Printing company. They didn’t require any of my educational documents. My Salary Block is 3000 Include all. No i am switching my Job as i have been offered a position of Safari Guide in Well reputed tourism Company. They offered a package of 5500 AED. So the question is well i get a ban or as per the criteria you described ill not be banned right?

    Please waiting for Your reply.


  50. Hi Deepak,

    Hopefully, you can assist me on my queries.

    I’m currently working in a private company earning more than required for bachelor’s degree holder. contract is unlimited and I’m in the 6th month of my stay in the company.

    I’m seriously considering leaving the company and ‘m already expecting that other companies may not offer me 12k and up which is a minimum for bachelor’s degree holder. and it’s fine with me.

    I want to know first, Obtaining a No Objection Certificate from current employer – is this still applicable? If it is, will the next employer need to accept this?

    Second, Will I need to pay anything before leaving my current employer?


  51. Dear Deepak,

    I work in non free zone company under unlimited contract.

    I am professionally engineer but my visa is clerk.

    now due to reason I resigned before the completion of my probation period so could you please give me answer on below question;

    1) 6 month ban applicable to me ?
    2) If I join company in free zone then 6 month ban applicable to me ?
    3)What is mean by immigration ban & how I come to know that ban is applicable to me?

    Waiting for your valuable reply.

  52. Hi Deepak,

    How are you? I’ve been reading your posts for a while and I find them very informative. I hope you could also help me with my current dilemma. I am about to transfer to another company, and is subject to ban since I have not reached 2 years working on my current company. Nevertheless, I can provide the necessary attested documents in order for the ban to be lifted, so I think it’s not gonna be much of a problem. Though the processing may take time as it is yet to be processed in my home country. Furthermore, I am about to tender my resignation on Oct 27, 2015, and because of the 30 day notice period, I can have my current residence visa cancelled on Nov 27, 2015. I am also planning to have a quick vacation on Dec. 27, 2015 until Jan 2, 2016. I would have want my new residence visa ready by the time I leave for vacation to avoid any immigration issues, but the new employer said there might not enough time for the residence visa to be ready before I leave for vacation. Now the following are my questions:

    1. Base on what I understand, issuing a new residence Visa will require the process of (a) application of a new labour permit and then after it’s issuance (b) visa stamping of the passport upon presentation of the required documents. Since base on the time left, I might not get to “step (b)” before my vacation, is there a chance that I can still go out for vacation with the labour permit/pink visa on hand (assuming it’s issued already) and return to UAE without any problem? If it’s possible, what document should I present upon leaving, and what document to present upon my return to UAE?

    2. Are the attested documents required during the application of new labour permit? Or is it only required during the stamping of the residence visa on my passport?

    Thank you in advance, and hopefully you can help me with this at the soonest time.

  53. UAElabour BAN will mention on cancellation letter ? My company is cancel visa atrequest after 30 days .. visa not stamped passport .. where wecan findout about labour ban ? I enquired labour office but office are behave indicient ..

  54. Dear,

    I am working as quality controller in fruits and vegetables company.I completed my 1 and half years in our company. if i quit my job,can i lift my ban by paying 5000 dhs. I heard from many persons.

  55. Visa cancellation letter will mention labour ban period ? Where we can find that i have six month Ban ? I called labour department officer but they are negative apporach …

  56. Hai
    I came to dubai 6days ago in an employment e visa of a llc company and the salary was 2500dhms. Still i was nt undergone for medical test and i didnt get my emirates id. Now i got an another offer from a company with a salary of 600dhms shall i accept that offer wil it ban applicable

  57. I am working in abudhabi past 2 years as a limited contract now my visa again renewed as a limited contract what my pbm is now I got job in dubai government for 8500 AED my present salary is 3000 AED if I resign my present job can I joined in that new government job. I have diplamo and Be qualifications please help me to come out these situations.. And my employer asking 45 days salary to pay

  58. My company cancel my my visa unlimited at request . I have question 1)cancellation letter will mention how many days MOL ?
    2) Where we can findout about i have how many month MOL .. ? I contact labour office but they r behave as cruel

  59. Company at request cancel my visa unlimited contract. I have two question . MOL ban mention cancellation letter ? Where we can findout enquiry that i have ban ?

  60. I have working since 2014 july in visa expiry on july 2016.if I change visa to other company I will get ban

  61. Hi ,
    i have just completed two years and renewed my contract 6 month ago in a same company i am planning to change job .is it allowed to change job or i have ban.

    1. Aashish,
      What kind of contract do you have?

  62. Hi!

    I have a question, how to lift the ban? i didn’t finish my contract because company got closed. Is there any way to lift the ban??


  63. Hi,

    I’m currently working in Private company under LLC, I’ve been working for 4 mons. now, If I will resign and get the job offer in me from private hospital, same position, will I be ban? in terms of salary its more higher than my present employer. Thanks!

    1. Erniel,
      yes, ban is possible. But will depend on your new salary and designation and qualification.
      From January 2016, labour ban may not be applicable to you:
      Read New Labour Law:

  64. Hey…I had a question my contract is getting expire by dec 2015 and my contract is unlimited.But my visa gets expire only by feb first week.
    If i change my job after my contact expire.Did i got labour or visa ban.Please reply fast.

    1. Richu,
      If you complete your contract, you will not face labour ban.
      From January 2016, labour ban may not be applicable to you:
      Read New Labour Law:

      1. Mr. deepak, what about in my case? They gave me 1year bannned in the ministry of labor, will I able to come back to UAE again?

  65. Dear sir
    Now a days I am working outsource company my visa Dubai can I change visa my probation period is completed

  66. Hi
    Dear deepak bro I will working at a gift shop as a sales man my education is contract start from 25 Feb I can break a contract without face six months lobour ban.

  67. A contract copy with 6months probation has been signed by both company and employee but the same still not yet been registered in MOL. Its now 5 months over, will a ban be imposed if the employee quits the job now?


    1. SK,

  68. Hi
    i want to know i am working with a third party company with unlimited visa is two company cancel contract with mother company now my employer company terminate my contrect beczuse they dnt have work for me now i am looking for a job i want tpo know is there any ban will impose on me from my company or goverment?please reply my

  69. I came to dubai through a security guard visa. I have BEng and diploma in mechanical engineering. I have worked 17mnths with my current employer, I got an engineering job offer to pay low compared with the stipulated salary, my employer refuses to give NOC if I cancel can I escape been ban through the use of my qualifications even when the new company offered to pay less just to help me continue in my line of discipline.
    thank you

    1. Abdul,
      If your engineering certificate is attested, I don’t think you will face labour ban.
      In any case after January 2016, professionals will not face labour ban as per new labour laws:

      Read New Labour Law:

  70. Dear deepak,

    I am just join (from june 30 th 2015) in food processing company in abudhabi as QHSE trainee, now i am in probation period of 6 month, now 3 month remain,current company issue my visa as follow up clerk and i already got emirates ID.
    i got a better chance in dubai, with 4500 aed. can i change my job this time with out ban. ( I have attested MSc certificate)

    pls help
    hope your kind reply..

    1. Shabu,
      Usually post graduates will not face labour ban on unlimited contract.
      But please inquire with MOL.

  71. Hi Deepak,

    I am a diploma holder getting 8500 AED PM and my visa designation is Assistant Engineer but I have been working here in UAE as a draftsman .

    I got an offer from another company in UAE they are offering 10000 AED but I think they will not give me Engineer’s visa may be they will issue Draftsman’s visa.
    I know my current company will not issue any NOC and I am within 2 years of Unlimited contract.
    So my question is that Is there any labour ban will apply for me but I am wondering I am changing my job because of better salary as per my diploma qualification. But I am afraid about my Assistant Engineer’s post in my current visa.
    Can you help me out by giving the information and way out. Waiting for your kind answer.

    Thank you very much.

    1. Jeet,
      Labour ban will depend on your qualification.

  72. HI,
    I completed 6 month in my current company, now i got an offer from Saif Zone ( Shrajah), can i switch my job without getting ban. or any other procudere, please explain.



    1. Ahmed,
      Yes, you can move. There is not procedure. IT will be normal, cancel current visa and apply for new visa.

      1. Thanks,

        Deepak your information is very use full your helping a lot to others.

        God Bless Buddy.

          1. Dear Deepu,, I completed 1 year in my current company they are paying 3000 AED now i get good offer in other company now they offered 7000 AED ,,,but i have 1 question if i cancel this current job i have ban for 6 month ? or i want submitt my degree certificate becouse i am not completed my degree so please assist me ..

            Thank YOu

            1. Hameed,
              yes, ban may be applicable. What is your qualification?
              Read the article please.

  73. I am working in a company in Abu Dhabi on a General Electronics Engineer VISA with an UNLIMITED CONTRACT, i started my VISA on 09th October 2013 and now my Labor card is already expired on 16th September 2015, and the VISA will expire on 8th October 2015. I don’t want to renew my contract because i got a better offer in same Abu Dhabi. So my question is that “i have resigned upon one month notice period starting on 10th September 2015 till 9th October 2015? but my PRO cancelled my visa at today.

    please let me know if any employment ban will be imposed on me? and in this case am i eligible for the end service benefits or not?

    1. Muhammed,
      Engineers usually will not face labour ban.
      Read New Labour Law:

      1. Dear Deepak,

        Please let me know if i get 8000 AED salary in new company any employment ban will be imposed on me?

        Thanks and Regards

        Muhammed Riyaz

        1. Muhammed,
          What is your qualification?

  74. Hi,

    Good morning, hope you are doing great today.

    I just wanted to check my wife she was working in company first time she got a better opportunity with the salary more then 8K. She is actually from Ukraine her degree is from the University which is due to war has been closed. Now her employeer is trying to apply her visa but they ask for the translated certificate and it should be legalized also. Can you please guide what it can be. As per general law it can be if 5K salary and Intermediate certificate it will not be a ban. But why he cant apply on her Intermediate docs if she has 8K salary.

    Situation is little confusing now actually.

    Thanks for your quick response in advance.

    Warm Regards,

  75. Hi! I have this problem which i am so confuse. I have this new company open and i have the entry visa with no medical and contract sign. I only work 3 week from the they we are open and just 3 weeks the company was closed. How can i lift my 6 months ban? i want to work but how i can do that? please give me a good answer. thanks

  76. DearDeepak
    I have worked for my company for 2 years on unlimited contract with abu dhabi visa during my visa renewal 2 months back my visa and labor contracts was cancelled in abu dhabi and new one issued from dubai since I have been working for the same company but in dubai
    I recently got a new job and the salary is more than 12k and I have resigned.
    I want to know since I have been working for same company for 2 years taking into consideration the change of Visa from abu dhabi to dubai for same company will I get a ban now that I am leaving the company to a new company? But companies are private companies

  77. HI SIR,


    1. Aminah,
      Staying in uae without visa is illegal and your brother has already overstayed.
      Better to inquire with immigration on the status.

  78. HI Deepak,

    Currently my salary is 8k and in labour contract is 5k and a limited contract. even tough I have an engineering degree is it possible for me to move to other company with my high school certificate for that it requires only 5k right? or is it necessary to have the engineering visa and salary 12k to be shown in contract? Also what about people having limited contract and salary 12k if they get more salary can they move to other company without ban?

  79. Dear Deepak,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I am a graduate on residence visa(husband sponsorship)

    I joined a company in feb 2015, a limited contract. I left in june 2015 within probation due to harassment. However, the company did not cancelld my labour card and it is still showing as active. If they would have cancelled my labour card in June itself it would have been completed 3 months, if at all labour ban is applied.

    Should the labour card be cancelled from June Itself???

    Can I join a new company on immigration/employment visa with active labour card?

    What can i do now

    please assist.


    1. Nil,
      It is better to get the labour card cancelled.
      The new company obviously will have information regarding your previous employment as the systems are integrated.

      1. Thank you Deepak,

        As per my understanding the previous employer should have cancelled the visa in june at the time of resination acceptance. If they cancel it now, then, my 3 months from 6 months ban is wasted.

        Shall I inform this to MOL if they are not cancelling from JUNE

        1. Nil,
          No,labour card and visa is cancelled after your employment is finished including notice period.

          1. Hi Deepak,

            Thank you.

            I am sorry but I am unable to understand. I am not working with the company since june 2015. but my labout card is not cancelled.

            Does the company require to cancel my labour card??? If yes, from when???

            Will i get a labour ban though I am graduate??

  80. Good day Deepak,
    Am working now in a restaurant.But i didn’t get my salary for 3 months.I finished 1 year and my contract is limited.what if i find other job.And we found it that there’s a lot of complain about our restaurant.Do i have a ban.? Hope you can give attention to my question.

  81. Currently I’m working as a sales man in some llc company. I got the job with 5400 aed salary. Do I hv to pay his visa charges as per law. Please answer me. I’m in a big confusion and my boss is asking me to pay visa charges to cancel the visa.

    1. Ravi,
      You should pay visa charges only if it is mentioned in your labour contract.

  82. Will great full if you can advice me in the problem

    I working with Western Auto for the last 11 months from 2014 Oct 28 till today. Now i got job in emirates airline as a Bus Driver .

    Now emirate group informed me to resign from my current employee . i
    had prepared resignation letter with notice period of 1 month.

    As i know emirate group is government company so their will be no ban i think so and if there is labor ban is their where i can go and lift it. Emirates is offering 3200 as a basic + 1800 H.r.a with a total amount of 5000 salary with my qualification which is S.S.L.C

    But emirates send me a message
    ” If you are joining us from UAE and holding a UAE residence/employment visa please commence your visa cancellation formalities. However please note that it is your responsibility to ensure cancellation of the same without any ban from UAE Immigration or Labour department. If a ban has been imposed whilst cancelling your current visa the UAE immigration department will reject the application for a new employment visa. This will lead to the withdrawal of your offer of employment. 

    Emirates Group will not be liable if you have been issued with any sort of ban at the time of your current visa cancellation either from the labour or immigration department.”
    What is this message cant emirates lift the ban
    Plz Waiting for your kind reply to forward my resignation

  83. Hi Deepak,

    * I am Employed with a LLC in Dubai from April 2015 on unlimited contract . I had joined them on Feb 1st but Labour card was processed in April 2015. I am on my husband sponsorship

    * I am a MBA graduate with attested certificate of MBA but my unattested UG certificate has been submitted for labour card. I earn a salary of 5000 aed

    The working environment in this company is not good & lots of office politics & cheating. Hence i am planning to look out for other opportunities.

    Please let me know if i will get a labour ban .


  84. dear deep
    currently I might working in Emirates catering I got a better offer with high salary but I haven’t Co.Completed their contract which they will put me a 1 year Ban
    please advise what should I do


  85. Sir.
    Ineed going my country india iam working her in abudhabi semi gvrmnt company ther is iam ask ineed resign. Company ask need your licence charg 4200aed with room finishing the acomadation allowance and basic salaris total resign need sir 7500AED. I have no cash sir . Iam looking beter athor opportunity but how is here visa cansel sir. Iam this compani 8month finish now . Pleas ask sir option…

  86. Sir Deepak,

    I am wondering why you are not replying to my inquiry as per below…
    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for this very helpful blog of yours. Thus, I still want to ask with regards to my current employment status. I am a BACHELOR DEGREE HOLDER currently working in a PRIVATE COMPANY under LIMITED CONTRACT that will expire on FEBRUARY 2017. If I will resign from my current job,

    1. I still need to give 1 month notice, right?
    2. What kind of ban should be impose unto me if I resign? 6 months or 1 year?
    3. If I will be employed in a Freezone Company, will the ban be lifted regardless of my new offer salary?
    4. If I will be employed in a Private Company again, does this mean I should have 12,000AED new salary offer? or NOC from my current employer will help to lift my ban even my new salary is below 12,000AED?
    5. If my current company wants to close and just cancel my employment, I will still have ban? If yes, what kind of ban? and how this ban be lifted?

    Hope you could answer my inquiry Sir. Because this really bothers me. Thank you.

    1. Lhai,
      Sorry if I have missed it!!
      1. Yes.
      2. Read:,
      3. If it is immigration ban, then you can not work even in free zones.
      4. Yes. NOC may help; up to MOL. 12K salary will be easier to avoid ban.
      5. No.

  87. Hi Deepak,

    My company is under financial stress and have not paid the salaries. But it has said that it will release those who want to leave for another job. I got another job where salary is less than 5000 aed. I got Noc and i am still in probabation period. I am engineer by profession. Do i get a ban?…In case yes what is the procedure to avoid it?

      1. Dear Deepek,

        Thanks for your information 🙂

        I am an Int. Design Engineer, but my salary is really low and so my employer is fine to give me NOC to find another job and I have just worked 2 months with my current employer. Can I switch my job without getting a ban if I get NOC?

        One more thing, I am BSc qualified, do I have to look for a job which offers AED 12000 or more or I can just look for any pay job with NOC?

        Thank you.

    1. Tom,
      You will have to match the criteria as mentioned in the article and then you can lift the labour ban at MOL.

  88. Dear Sir,

    Thank you for this very helpful blog of yours. Thus, I still want to ask with regards to my current employment status. I am a BACHELOR DEGREE HOLDER currently working in a PRIVATE COMPANY under LIMITED CONTRACT that will expire on FEBRUARY 2017. If I will resign from my current job,

    1. I still need to give 1 month notice, right?
    2. What kind of ban should be impose unto me if I resign? 6 months or 1 year?
    3. If I will be employed in a Freezone Company, will the ban be lifted regardless of my new offer salary?
    4. If I will be employed in a Private Company again, does this mean I should have 12,000AED new salary offer? or NOC from my current employer will help to lift my ban even my new salary is below 12,000AED?
    5. If my current company wants to close and just cancel my employment, I will still have ban? If yes, what kind of ban? and how this ban be lifted?

    Hope you could answer my inquiry Sir. Because this really bothers me. Thank you.

  89. Hi Deepak, I am currently working in a company under unlimited contract( Salary kept is 1000 AED) . Its 1.5 years completed with current employer .My profession kept in current visa is Follow up clerk . Actually I am a mechanical engineer( Have degree certificate ) . But recently I got selected in an interview by another company and selected me a post of assistant production manager and they offered me a salary of 7000 AED per month .Will I get a 6 months ban if I cancel current visa ? my current employer ready to give NOC if I cancel . and I have my Btech degree certificate attested ready . Is any possibility to lift ban ?

  90. I’m working in a restaurant as a server.Due to my poor performance my managers terminated me after my 6 months probation period. I have an automatic ban in the labor.If they will give me NOC is it possible to lift my ban and apply to private company?

    Kindly help me with this matter.

    Thank you

      1. Dear Deepak ,

        Thanks a lot for your fast reply!!!

        But currently my profession kept in visa as ” Follow up clerk” I didn’t submitted any certificates to take my current visa 1.5 years ago . The company who is wishing to hire is taking me in the role of Production manager?? will it be an issue?? .. Will I get ban depends on my current profession in visa as clerk??

  91. Dear Deepak,

    Good day

    I was terminated after my probation period due to poor performance.I have an automatic ban from the Labor.If have the NOC from my current company.Is it possible to lift my ban?

    Thank you.

  92. Hey Deepak what do you think, those people who are working on residence visa or what you call immigration visa provided by the company. If they resign what type of ban they would be facing? Because I am working in such a company where they have provided us with a immigration visa / residence visa but we don’t carry labor card sort of thing. I am planning to leave company after 3 months of my joining. I would like to have your word on this.

  93. Hi Deepak,

    I wanna know intermediate is equivalent to what in dubai? Is it high school diploma? I m working in this company 8 months as a sales under unlimted visa but now i m getting better position with 5,000+ salalry. And i ve passed Intermediate in commarce.

    Can i lift the labour ban?


    1. Bunu,
      I think yes, with salary above 5K, you should be able to avoid labour ban.

  94. Dear Deepak,
    My son is an Engineer,who worked in a FZC of Sharjah as Design Engineer in 2006-07.Due to family circumstances, he was unable to return back and hence he submitted resignation explaining the facts and requested to cancel the residence visa and work permit. Because the company wanted to retain my son, they were insisting to come back,which he was not able to comply due to unavoidable family circumstances. Now more than 7 years passed and in the meantime, he visited UAE two times since 2012 and finally during his third official visit , he was detained at Abu Dhabi and now , he is working in a reputed company in India. At that time, we came to know that his former employer in Sharjah has reported my son as absconded and had requested to take action.Based on that, a Search order had been issued.

    After knowing that, former FZC employer was contacted and they gave their NOC
    along with other documents required for cancelling the Residence Visa and requested for ‘STOP SEARCH’. This was accepted by the SAIF Zone Authorities and in turn SAIF Zone Authorities gave a letter addressing The Hanorary General ,Directorate of Residence and foreign affairs requesting to remove ‘STOP SEARCH’ as the matter is over. With all the relevant documents,when we approached Sharjah authorities, they told that this is a old case and only Abu dhabi Authorities had to deal it and vice versa,Normally residence visa will expire if the visa holder is out of UAE for mor than six months These are told by immigration authorities at Sharjah and then why it happens so?
    Under this stage, my son is about to be deported with a ban. What type of ban wille issued in such case ?What legal remedy we can seek ,if my son is deported with a ban ?

    Please advice

    1. Shanmugasundaram,
      This is most probably case of filing absconding case.
      You must visit the place where he has been detained. Only the particular department within the immigration will be able to intervene.

    2. Dear deepak

      i have BBA (hons) degree. did i get ban if resign my current job. i have just completed 3 months.

  95. Dear Deepak,

    I have resigned my job my salary was 2500+ transportation only .

    now I’m hired on 3000 salary +accommodation+transportation+annual bonus + 2 way ticket( yearly ) +medical insurance.

    plz help me out to avoid 6 ban and easy process for my new employment visa .

    I have bachelor degree,12th,SSC.

  96. Our restaurant group is taken over by a Public company. this is my first job. its been only 8 months now. now co is terminating all the head office staff from our restaurant and replacing us with their staff. It was mentioned in their purchase agreement that they will reduce head counts as per their management.

    Will No Objection Certificate Help me to get rid of 6 months Labour ban or will it be of no use. as every one is saying i will get 6 months default labour ban even if i get NOC

  97. Hello Sir.

    I submitted a one month notice of non renewal to my old employer, but I was cancelled early than the date my labour contract will expire. Because of this I had an automatic 6 months labour ban.

    I went to Tasheel to inquire on what I should do. A complaint was filed under my old employer. Is this the only way I can lift my ban? My old employer gave me NOC, but it was not taken by Tasheel. Kindly advice on what I should do.

    Thank you.

  98. Hello Deepak,

    Do we have a labour ban on Husband Sponsorship Visa ?

    My friends told me no labour ban on Husband Visa. That means i got a wrong information.

  99. Dear Deepak ,

    Please ,need quick response as i am already very late…..

    With my previous employer I worked as accountant but my visa was of security guard and my salary in my labour contract was AED 3,000/- with unlimited contract .
    I cancelled my unlimited visa from my previous employer after 23 month of service and got BAN on VISA(told by my new company PRO).
    Now with my new employer I have a limited contract as a TAX ACCOUNTING CLERK with salary of 5,000/- AED issued on my graduation in commerce degree.
    The PRO of my new employer charged me 3310/-AED for removal of ban because he is saying that he paid this amount to Govt. for lifting my ban.
    Please reply me whether any amount is charged by Govt. on lifting my ban because my PRO is now asking for me to pay him this amount.

    1. Nabeel,
      I am not sure about that!!
      I have never heard this. Ask him for the receipt.

  100. Dear Deepak,
    I am new in UAE. i just have 3months employment with my current employer. Sir, the atmosphere in this company is not good. The MD of this company is approaching the new employees to reduce there salary after 1 or 2 months. His reason is not getting a 100 percent job satisfaction from those employees, then he is making there salary to reduce the half of there agreement salary. A lot of employees salary was already reduced the half of there actual salary. This type of activities is still on going. the new employees are afraid of this UAE ban. So they are signing the new agreement letter and continuing upto the two years to avoid the ban. Sir, i am a diploma in mechanical engineering holder, and working in this company as a clerk with a salary of AED5000. My diploma certificate is already attested. sir, i would like to the UAE ban will affect for me if i submit my resignation letter.



    1. Edris,
      Salary can not be reduced from what is in the labor contract.
      Yes, you will face labour ban unless you do finish contract or meet any rules to avoid the ban.

  101. Hello Deepak,

    I am working for a Company in Dubai under Husband sponsorship visa.
    I am not comfortable with current job so planning to quit the job.

    As i am on husband visa, will i have a ban..

      1. Many of my friends are under husband visa and they said this to me that they can leave the job when ever they want. There is no ban.

        I am not still clear with this.

        1. Priya,
          I wish all your female friends on husband visa all the best!!
          There is a difference between being on husband visa and labour ban.
          Labour ban is issued by MOL and “husband visa” is processed by immigration.
          If anyone has labour approval through MOL, they would definitely face labour ban in case they have not completed the contract!

  102. I came dubai 24.12.2013. by labour card expire date 24.12.2015

    and my visa will expire on 17.02.2016

    if i cancell my visa from my company before 1 month or 15 days of my visa expire (suppose 17.01.2015) or (01.02.2016)
    then if i ban for six month or not?

    if i have a chance to ban for six month then when i should cancel my visa after 17.02.2016?

  103. Dear Deepak,

    I have working with Some IT Sales Company I came here in Dubai on 10 March on 3 months visit and after got a Job on May. After facing in/out procedure, now I came here in Dubai on 18-06-2015. The Visa period time will be for 2 months before applying resident visa, medical & emirates id application. but I am suffering Salary issues he told me first 2500 he paid to me but now he telling me that he can only bear a cost of AED1000 and rest of the the amount will adjust as commission. I signed a unlimited contract of AED1000. Also he is not paying me the salary fr the last 2 months, In addition i got my medical but fail to stamped visa on passport due to his company license has expired on Aug 16, 2015 now he first renewing his license then complete my procedure.

    In all of the above conclusion I just want to ask you if I will get a good opportunity from some where else or I offered a Salary of AED4500, 5000, 6000 or 8000 and I switch that company so do I face a 6 months ban. I have done BS in Computer Science.

  104. Hi Deepak,
    Am currently Working for a company who offers me only 6000 As a Executive Secretary but right now am getting call for 11000 or 12000 in case if i get the job. will i be banned for 6 months and more over ihav got Masters with me. What is your Opinion.


  105. Hello dear sir
    Me Muhammad Talal want to ask about my Ban . i am working here in a medical center from last 1 year on unlimited contract , so last 28th July i resign to our present company so this week i will get cancellation and i have offer from another medical center as a Administrator . so dear sir let me know what will be my offer letter that i will not face problem of 6 months ? or any other salvation that i not face problem of 6 months . thanks

  106. present time i am working in Star medical center as a receptionist and i will join in new medical center in i have beem worked in star medical center one year. so now if i am changing my visa to another medical center as a administrator so what i should do that i will not face of 6 months UAE ban ?

  107. Dear Deepak,

    I am working in a construction company since last 2 months. I am under an unlimited 2 years contract. I have a probation period of 6 months. The company has not paid me salary since my joining. Now I want to switch my job. My salary is 10000 AED. On what conditions can I escape the 6 months labor ban, if I quit the company within my probation period?? Awaiting for your reply.

    1. Ansh,
      Sorry for the delay in replying. I was out of station for couple weeks.
      You must first file a complaint with MOL for non payment of salary.
      MOL will take action and assist in your situation.

  108. Hi Deepak,

    I am working as Sales Coordinator in an IT Company for over an year. I hold an MBA. But the company has given my qualification as High School for Visa purpose.

    My salary is 3500AED. Will I be imposed with a ban if i quit this job and try for an new one?

    1. Safar,
      usually post graduates do not get labour ban.
      However, it depends on the laws of MOL.

  109. Dear Mr. Deepak.
    My Name is Muhammad Noman.
    i was working in a company in sharjah and i had issues of salary with my company owner. i worked 7 months there and didn’t get any salary. i filed a case on company owner. Ministry of Labour Cleared my dues as well and Ministry of Labour issued the Order to Cancel my visa to him. and i got cancelled on 03May-2015.
    now i came back to UAE on visit visa and i’m surprised to know that i’ve 6 months labour ban on me. Ministry of labour cancelled me because of salary issue. now i’ve got offers from different companies with salary of 3000.but this salary cannot lift my ban. i’ve left one month of my visit visa.
    i contacted to labour office sharjah and asked for solution . they told me about Ban Lifting Request.
    I Need your guidance and opinion for this matter.
    waiting for your answer soon.

    1. Muhammad,
      Sorry for the delay in replying. I was out of station for couple weeks.
      The labour ban is automatically imposed.
      If they have such a feature like Ban Lifting Request, you should file it with the MOL.

  110. Dear Deepak,

    I am working in a LLC company since December 2014. Now I would like to search for another opportunity. I got to know that there will be ban applicable if I quite my job and it can be avoided in case if I crossed in certain criteria like salary limit. But my salary is 4000 and even if switch to other company it will not reach to 12000 as the companies will consider based on last drawn salary.

    1. My question here is I am a MBA graduate and my PG degree is attested. Will there be any ban if I move to any other company either LLC / Freezones?

    Please advise.


      1. Dear Mr. Deepak,

        Thanks for your reply.

        However I have sponsored my wife on family visa. In case if I am switching job and new employer is asking for 1 month notice to join, do I need to cancel my wife’s visa and reapply by exit from the country or can be done without she exit from the country.

        Please clarify.


        1. Pandian,
          Earlier the facility to hold dependent visa was available. I am not sure whether this is available now.
          I don’t think she needs to exit. You could change the status within UAE.

  111. hi sir,
    good afternoon

    one of my friend working in Construction company from last 3 year, now he got a new job in uae with batter salary less then 5000 AEd, and he wont to change his current job. he already giving resignation with one month notice period. but the employer not giving him any feedback or replacement yet. may be the current employer wont to delay to change his job. if they not release him as per date after that he don’t have job here &there.

    pls. advise what he have to do.

    1. Mahaveer,
      The employer should accept the resignation in writing.
      He should serve the notice period as per his contract.

  112. hi
    i am working in communication company. i have my 6 month in this company . in my contract company have to provide health insurance which is not provided by company and also not provided overtime and my contract is for 1 year can i left this company after 1 year ? because my visa is for 2 year llc .. please guide me ..

  113. Hi,

    Will I have a labour ban if I change my job after a year?
    I am currently working in a private company (retail), working as a Graphic Designer, recieving 3000 AED per month as per verbal agreement. I am under unlimited contract. But in my contract and other documents, it says that my position is SALES, salary of total 2000 (600 basic). I did not submit any educational diplomas or any certificate on my current company (they didn’t asked for it).

    Based on this page (, whoever has completed at least a year under unlimited contract will not have a ban if they wish to change their job or resign. Is this true?

    Thank you very much.

  114. Hi,

    Will I get a labour ban if I try to change my job after a year? I am currently under unlimited visa. Working as Graphic Designer receiving 3000 per month as per mutual agreement upon interview, but in my contract my position is stated as SALES, and having salary a total of 2000 (600 basic). I did not pass any school documents or certificate to my current employer.

    As I have read here, I will not face the ban if I will finish atleast one year under unlimited contract ( Is this true?

    Thank you for your help. I find it a little confusing reading other articles and the law itself.

    1. I like that you use “Game of Thrones” phrases here….hurray!
      I believe, you will face ban if you do not complete your contract.

      1. Thank you for your reply. But if my contract is unlimited, when my contract will finish? It has no end date indicated

  115. Dear Deepak,

    How are you? I just want to ask if labor ban applies in this case.
    I am a receptionist earning 3,000 AED a month and I was offered a nursing job with a salary of 8, 500 AED.
    It’s my 7th month now in the company and planning to resign very soon. Will I get a labor ban? thanks

    1. Tanley,
      I think if your profession is Nurse in the new company visa, you may not face labour ban.
      Pleas check with MOL as I am not entirely sure about this.

  116. dear deepak
    my salary not paid for last 3 months.i am going to complaint mol. is there any automatic ban for me.any way to avoid this automatic ban.

    1. Ban is automatically inserted for everyone who are not completing 2 years. Once you got the cancellation you must submit a ban removal application. Once submit a agent from 32nd counter will ask for complain copies as a proof. then they will remove the ban and call you back to let you know the status.

  117. dear sir,
    i am working at ENOC(Emirates national oil company) ,3 month before joining now i am change to another job ,how can change to another job

    1. I ot job in dubai with a salary of 2500 AED i was terminated after 5 months now am on visit in dubai to hunt job am a graduate will i hav labour ban what should be my salry in new job to lift labour ban and will my labour ban be over after six months

      1. Kavitha,
        Labour ban is for 6 months. Once you finish that term, you are exempt from labour ban.

    2. Joji,
      You will need to apply for the new job. Make sure that you do not have a ban.
      Semi government organisations may impose a 1 year ban if you do not complete the contract.

    3. hi deepak,

      i’m working in LLC as a site engineer (diploma) under limited contract (2 years).
      i completed 1 year, & i got a good job with salary 10000AED.

      if i resign my current job, is labour ban affects me?

      1. Sundar,
        I don’t think for Diploma holder with the salary of 10K will have a ban.
        But you need to check with the MOL.

  118. Hi Deepak

    I have been here in UAE with one the company for just 4 months, now I have getting AED 3000 only, but I got another offer from other company which is 4500. please look to the following points and let me know what are the legal problem that have to be face and if I have to transfer to other company visa what will be the legal procedures and if I am resigning by my self will be there ban?

    Points to be noted:-
    1. I am not a graduate
    2. visa status is unlimited,
    3.Probationary period is 6 months (So still in probationary period)

    1. Fasal,
      1. OK
      2. OK
      3. OK
      What does your contract say about resigning during probation period?
      You will need minimum 5K salary to avoid labour ban.

  119. hi, i worked in a clinic before for 6 months only under limited contract but our clinic got closed and cancelled our visas. I have NOC but i have this labor ban of 6 mos. i have new offer with salary of 3500 only. How can i remove this ban since company was closed? How long do i have to wait since i filled it in MOL?

    What to do? Please help. Thank you.

    1. Maria,
      With NOC, you could avoid labour ban.
      You need to provide your termination letter and NOC to MOL and they will help in your situation.

  120. Good day Mr. Deepak,

    I’m currently working in a private healthcare company with a salary of 10500AED. I just completed my 2year LIMITED CONTRACT and signed for another 2year LIMITED CONTRACT last week with the same company. Now I just got a higher offer from another private company with salary of 13000AED.

    Is there a possibility that I will get a ban? Even if my offer is 13000 AED?
    I yes, how can I lift it?

      1. What If we have complaint against employer about his and her beehive and we are not getting facility asp labor low . and we win case in labor they told company can canceled but they have to pay what he or her has to get it . And the employer are not afford employ any more . Thy are giving us complaint no so they told us we left the band by that no .

      2. I’ve read that you will not get a ban if I got an offer to a company more than 12000aed. In this case I’m a Bachelors Degree holder and had an offer of 13000aed.

        Please help me clear my mind.

        1. Does this only apply to unlimited contract holders?
        2. Am I still getting a ban regardless of my offer more than 12000aed considering I’m a Bachelors Degree holder?

        *1st 2year limited contract completed
        *renewed my limited contract a week ago

        1. Gerald,
          1. Yes, right.
          2. If you have limited contract, you will get ban irrespective.

  121. Dear Deepak,

    I wanted to resign from my current company as they don’t have any challenging work to do. I also have an offer from India and Planning to move there.

    Having an unlimited contract and my 1 year period will end in mid September.

    1. Will I face any other Ban apart from Labour ban ? (Labour ban is for 6 months right ?)
    2. Do I have to pay any visa expenses, is it a law here in dubai ? if Yes how much does it cost for visa ?

    Waiting for your reply.

    Thank you 🙂

  122. Hi Deepak,
    Im working for a semi government bank in UAE for one an half month. I’m planning to Resign my job because of a family issue i have to be in my counrty ASAP. My question is will they banned me still i pay the cost of the employer?

    1. Rastha57,
      Yes, they may impose ban. But mostly they do not get into that.
      Depends on their internal policies.

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  123. my self Mosanna Khan and i am a mechanical engineer (B.TECH). i just join one company LLC before 3 month and now i am not satisfy with this company because he given me offer latter somthing and work is somthing else now i am getting 6000AED. So, please suggest me i want to left this company then i can left or not because this is my probation period and suggest me about band also

    1. Mohammed,
      You could resign. However, you may face labour ban.

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      1. Hi Deepak,

        i was working earlier with Indian Properties company based in Dubai for 5 years and 5 months . My last working day was 7th April 2015 . I resigned the job and went back to India . I came back last month – September 2015 on 3 months Visit Visa currently looking for a job. i have paid 1500 dirham to the person who gave me Visit visa from Tours and Travels company , he paid this money on my behalf when i was in India. 6th Sept 2015 i came back to Dubai and paid him 1500 dirham for giving me 3 months VISIT VISA.
        Now this guy is asking 2000 dirham more from me in cash because he told me he paid to the tours and travels office towards the deposit fees.
        When i found that there was no such deposit given by him ( who is a guarantor of my VISA) . Can i file a case against this guy and where the case must be put up .

        What is the procedure to put up against him ?

        Please Advise.

        1. Anil,
          I am not sure about this situation.
          WHat evidence do you have that you have paid him the money??

  124. Hi Deepak,

    Am working with LLC company since Nov 2014, I am graduate (B.Com) and done my MBA in Marketing.
    Am looking for the job change, am sure i will get Ban because of not completing 2 years contract.
    Now my question is, if i get job in Free Zone company or any other LLC company with salary above 7000 AED pm, i wont get ban.
    But what if my current employer wont issue NOC than what needs to be done to uplift the BAN.
    Also note my current employer will ask for VISA cancellation charges from me which is approx 7000 AED, so i have to pay this charges for getting NOC or where should i complain about this.

    Please help me regarding the NOC and Visa cancellation fees?

    1. Kishor,
      Usually MBAs do not get labour ban.
      If you shift to a free zone, they would normally not consider labour ban.
      However, I have heard recently that JAFZA does consider whether you have labour ban and may not process your visa.
      Yes, NOC would help in avoiding labour ban.
      Visa cancellation fees should be paid by the company.

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  125. hi deepak,

    am looking for job change.

    now my visa as computer engineer with salary3250 and visa stamped over degree certificate.

    i have post graduate certificate for new job
    and if i get NOC will i have to face ban.

    plz comment on it

  126. HI deepak.

    my self mubarak .am working in a company as a computer engineer.just completing 3 month.looking for job change.Will i get ban if am fulfilling the following conditions. my visa stamped on degree certificate and salary is 3250. i have post graduate certificate for new visa
    2. if my new job is offering me 5000 will i get ban.
    3.if i get NOC will i have to face ban.

    1. Mohamed,
      1. Read:
      2. Yes.
      3. You could avoid ban if you have NOC. But that will depend on MOL decision.

      1. Hi Deepak

        What if we want to join the same company, same designation and the same salary once again after getting the labour cancellation and the residence visa also cancelled.?

  127. Dear Deepak,
    I am working under LLC visa and completed 18 month as per my labour card.
    Now I have got the offer for the new job, my package is 5000+ accommodation and I am having +2 certificates. Please advise me.
    1)Shall I get the band or not.
    2)Shall I pay the visa expenses for the current company or not.
    Your response will be highly appreciated

    1. Bishwa,
      1. Read the article again and understand what category you come under.
      2. What expenses? You need not pay visa expenses.

  128. Hi Deepak i have to share something with you regarding one Company Shall i contact you personally? Other wise give your personal number will contact you.

  129. Hi, I was working with a Bank through an outsourcing agency. I got terminated because of taking leaves without their approval. I was getting 5500 AED (2500 AED basic and 3000 AED other). Now, I am applying for new job getting offers of around 4000 AED.

    Will I have a ban as I am terminated? I do not have any attested degree, if I will attest my graduation degree will it help? or taking NOC is easy from the company? Do I have to take NOC from bank or outsourcing agency?

    Please help.


    1. Aditi,
      Ban is automatic if you have labour card.
      However, since you were terminated, MOL may waive the labour ban.
      Yes, NOC may help.

  130. Dear Deepak,
    I have NOC and post graduate as well but in article not mention clearly weather one of criteria or all criteria should be met.

      1. Dear Sir,

        “Post graduates do not usually have labour ban.WIth NOC, you could avoid labour ban”

        I have doubt in Post Graduates doesn’t face ban even they offer less than 12000/- with NOC

  131. HI Deepak.

    I am currently on 6 months probation working for an Ajman based INC CO.LLC company ( complete 3 month ). I have a job offer from another organization( dubai based LLC company).

    I hold a bachelors degree and my salary paid by the new employer is AED 17K.(all together)Now am getting (14 K (2 k for housing and 2 K for transportation)

    Kindly advise, if my 6 month labor ban can still be waived. Also, can the sponsor impose additional ban on me for leaving during probation period.

    1. I intend to leave with a notice of 1 week.?
    2. is it necessary to serve a months notice during probation.. This is not mentioned in the contract and offer letter.
    3. If i serve the notice period, can the sponsor still impose a sponsor ban.

    Waiting for your valuable comments.


    1. Sanju,
      1. Notice period will depend on your contract.
      2. Depends on your contract.
      3. I don’t think for the salary offered you will have labour ban.

  132. Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I have worked for a company for 7 months, I got an offer from another company for 6,000AED.

    I have completed my engineering. But my certificates are not attested. So if i attest my engineering certificate and my previous employer gives me NOC is there any possibility of 6 month Ban?

  133. Dear Deepak,
    I have my own company but my visa is Accountant all powers of attorney with me, I have post graduates and NOC i can provide. I put my salary agreement 10000 AED. I have offer of 4500 now can i join this or there will be ban..

  134. Dear Deepak,
    Actually I have my own company but my visa in this company is Accountant one year still remaining , i have power of attorney and post graduate degree and NOC as well, i have offer of 4500 in Exchange house, can you please tell me there will be ban..
    shakeeb muhammad

      1. Hiii…..

        If I have a Six month of labor ban on my visa by Al Ain Labor Ministry and i have completed 3 months almost, shall i apply for a freezone company in dubai

  135. Dear Mr.Deepak, i have joined the company in 2008 and resigned /cancelled my visa in 2013 and gone back to india and again ,on a new visa and new contract i joined the same company within 4 month and resigning after working for 21 months and joining an other company.will i get any ban . please advice

  136. I was working from December 2014 – May 2015 with a company. My Salary was AED 5500.

    Now again I am In Dubai on Visit Visa, Got a Offer from Free Zone Company, salary of AED 4000.

    Will i get a ban?

  137. hi ,
    i am working in auh with a hospital as a call centre executive under probation for a month now with a salary of 2500 under my husbands sponsership.i hold double PG in science and im offered a new job with a bank salary between 5 and 7.5 for a seceretary post.i have my degree certificate submited to contract is of 2 years.will i have a ban if i change job now.i read somewhere for PG’s there is no labour ban.pls reply.thanks and regards.

  138. Dear Deepak,

    Currently I am working as a Sales Executive in a LLC company on unlimited contract from last 7 months. I have attested MBA degree from Pakistan and UAE embassy as well

    1- Can I switch job with the salary of AED 5000 on base of 10th or FSc certificate. Because my current company did not ask for any degree to process my last visa and this is my first job in UAE.

    Best Regards& Thanks in advance

  139. Dear Deepak,

    Currently I am working as a sales executive in LLC company on unlimited contract from last 7 months. I have attested MBA degree from Pakistan.
    1-Can i switch job with a offer of AED 5000 on the base of 10th or FSc certificate as last time my company did not ask any degree or certificate for processing visa and current job is my first job in UAE?

    Best Regards& thanks in advance.

  140. Hi Deepak,

    Currently I am on Abu Dhabi Mainland Visa with a salary of AED 15k. I am still on probation period. I have got an offer of AED 22k with senior position from Free Zone company in Abu Dhabi. I am holding master degree in engineering so could you please clarify following things.
    1. Will I have face any ban if I resign from mainland to freezone company?
    2. Can my new employer will be able to arrange Visa as per UAE regulation?

    1. PDCS,
      1. I don’t think for that salary you will face labour ban.
      2. That is up to the clearance of all required approvals. But I hope there will be no such problems.

  141. Hi Deepak,

    I am currently working in Dubai on a contractual job for 4 months. I have had my labour contract approved however i will be exiting the country in 2 weeks for my visa change, i already have my employment visa but i am going to exit after 2 weeks so currently i am on visit visa. I would like to know that what if i get a better job offer during this time. Will i get a ban since i have not enetered on employment visa yet. I am currently earning 7000 and i am projecting i might get an offer for 13000. I am a bachelors and masters degree holder in accounting and finance from UK , and i have professional accounting qualifation as well. but my degrees are not attested.

    Please advise in both scenarios

    A) I get a job offer before entering on my employment visa

    B) If i get the offer later and i have entered on the employment visa

    thanks alot

    1. ZF,
      If you have a labour approval in your name, you will face labour ban.
      To avoid labour ban, you will need to attest your degrees.

  142. Hi
    i am working under Husband visa from last two months now i have another offer with salary of 4500 i am post graduate if i change job is labor ban applied on me?

  143. Hi Deepak,

    i am working in LLC company under unlimited contract. my current employer didnt gave me Civil engineer post as i have Bachelor degree in civil engineering, they gave me Architectural Draughtsman

    till today 1 yr 7 months completed

    Now i got offer of 9000 aed from new employer. *** its not freezone company.

    My question is
    1. if my new employer gave me Civil engineer post on visa. 6 month ban will be applicable?
    2. if my new Same post Architectural Draughtsman. whether 6 month bann will be applicable?
    3. i have diploma certificate too can i ask my new employer to raise visa on that basis?
    4. please tell me your best opinion

    Thanks in advance

    1. Ashish,
      1. Usually engineers do not have labour ban. However, MOL will decide this!
      2. Yes, labour ban is applicable if MOL makes it!.
      3. No, your records are already with the MOL. So I don’t think you can submit any other certificate!

  144. I had a problem with my company because i have not accepted to work friday and to night,manager has blocked my monthly salary and do not allow me to work again,also he has taken to me all company tools, now already passed 11days in the accommodation without work
    I complained to labor ministry it sent me a message to discuss with my company during 6 working day before it get registered on the company but manager did not agree to change its position that no need me again in this company unless I accept to work during these time
    he said to me to sign a resign letter before he give me NOC
    1) It is right to sign resigns before having NOC
    2) What will be the next step after the first message of the labor ministry

    1. Tubo,
      1. You need to get it in writing that the NOC will be provided.
      2. I am not sure about this. You need to seek help from MOL.

  145. Dear Deepak

    My previous company ( LL C, Dubai) is closed due to financial problem. And my previous boss go back to his country and not sure if he will come back. My visa is not yet cancel. How can I get a new employer if my visa is under his sponsor? He gave me NOC before he leave. But He doesn’t want to cancel my visa.

    In this case what will I do?

    Waiting for your reply

    Thank you

    1. Catherine,
      You should file a complaint with the immigration and mention your case.
      They will cancel your request if they are not able to contact the sponsor.

      1. hi Deepak,

        My recent employer is oil company and semi private government in dubai, I work with them only 5 months. then they told me that i will get 6 months ban in UAE. Im already here in my country now.
        My question is,
        Is my ban will start after they cancelled my visa OR after I left Dubai?? because im planning to go back dubai after my ban thats why i need to know now if when i will start counting my 6 months ban.

        thank you.

  146. Hi Deepak,

    I was working with a LLC company in Ajman. After very good tenure of 10 months, they terminated me mentioning on termination notice that “we are rearranging our manpower – your services not required anymore”. Verbally they told me that I am not working upto their expectations. They didn’t tell mark out my performance ever before.

    No my visa has been cancelled and I have a labour ban of 6 months. My visa designation was “Customer Clerk”. Salary was 3750. Company is providing me NOC also and ready to help me to lift ban.

    Please guide me with THE HELP OF NOC ONLY … the ban will be removed or not? what are the chances? Thanks.

  147. hi deepak,
    i am rite now working in oman and i got offer in dubai. i need to join in that company in sept.resignation is given and accepted by company but as our one employe left company is holding me here and leaving me on leave SO MY QUESTION IS, WILL I GET ANY BAN IF I ENTER DUBAI WITH OMAN VISA NOT CANCELLED

  148. Deepak,

    hello i wanted to inquire about something,
    i am working for a coffee shop in dubai i have worked for 9 months now but i have a problem with the company, 1. my contract is written 9 working hours but the company is making me work 18hrs once a week without brake and we are not alowed to seat down..that was not mentioned in my contract and is now stating to affect me phisicaly. how can i change my job withot getting a ban?

  149. i was hired through agency in the Philippines. i am just 10 months to my current employment here in Dubai but i was given an offer in another company with better salary. if i leave my current employer now will have a labor ban? how ca i avoid such ban?

      1. Hi Mr.Deepak

        I am working in a hotel industry here in Abu Dhabi .My contract ends on September 09 2015.I already submitted a resignation letter to my company 2days back because I got offer letter to the another company.The new company promise me that they will lift my ban since they offer me 4k .But when I send all my documents to the pro of the new company he doesn’t want to accept .The thing is I was undergraduate but I have my certificate attested he refused that certificate and asked for the secondary diploma .i have but it was in the Phil’s as per with him he needs the secondary to lift my ban. my question is the attested certificate that I have would not be possible to lift my ban I am confused and afraid because company given. Only for one month notice then my diploma will be send maybe after one month please help

  150. Hi Deepak,

    My labour card has expired. I am awaiting a job offer from another company.
    Should I send the documents to renew my labour card in my current company?
    Is it ok if I join a new company if my current labour card is expired?
    Or should I renew my labour card immediately irrespective of whether I get a positive reply from the new company or not?

    1. Sush,
      It depends on how long the new employer takes for new work permit.
      It is better to renew the labour card.
      Final decision is up to you!

    2. Dear Deepak,

      I am on unlimited contract working as a sales manager in a non free zone company since Jan’15. I am on probation for 6 months but my employer has conveyed to me that i wont be getting confirmed due to my performance, so either i will be terminated or i can resign
      My query is if i resign ,how can i ensure that i dont get a Labor Ban
      My present salary is 9k and i gave my attested PG degree for this job

      Many Thanks for this great blog

  151. hi, worked with a free zone company for 5 months, contract was mutually terminated since i dont want to relocate to Saudi Arabia, company has offered to give me NOC, will i have complications with future employers as i job hunt.

  152. hey Deepak,
    i currently work for an LL C company in Abudhabi but recently had an opportunity to interview with a free zone company in Dubai. The salary is about the same but am seriously considering to take the opportunity.
    Will i get a ban?

    1. David,
      You will have labour ban but that may not be applicable in the free zone.
      But you will first need to ask your new prospective company about this.

  153. HI Deepak.
    I am currently on 6 months probation working for an organization operating outside of freezone. I have a job offer from another organization, which is also operating outside of freezone.

    I hold a bachelors degree and my salary paid by the new employer is AED 12K.

    Kindly advise, if my 6 month labor ban can still be waived. Also, can the sponsor impose additional ban on me for leaving during probation period.

    1. I intend to leave with a notice of 1 week.?
    2. is it necessary to serve a months notice during probation.. This is not mentioned in the contract.
    3. If i serve the notice period, can the sponsor still impose a sponsor ban.

    Waiting for your valuable comments.


    1. Faisal,
      1. OK.
      2. Notice period will be as per your contract.
      3. yes, ban is possible. But with 12K salary above, you will not have labour ban.

  154. hai deepak,

    i’m a graduate and i’m working for a technical company as electrical engineer for 5 months. i got a better job. the company that i work with are willing to give me NOC . i need to know whether there will be a ban if i change my job. if there is, how to lift the ban?

  155. I am a/c technician I working full time this Ramadan period. In my work contract, daily working hours is 8hours (Saturday to Thursday) and rest day is Friday
    But I work 9hours every day (7am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm) because company forced us to do it and work also Friday and to night after daily work.
    Now I had a problem with my company because I have not accepted to work last Friday in the day and Saturday in the night after 5 o’clock pm, the manager told me to wait my cancelation contract letter in the accommodation without any notice; now already two day without work
    How I can do
    Where Can I complaint?

    1. Tubo,
      You will need to contact MOL and you could file a complaint against your company.

  156. Hi Deepak, your blogs are really helpful. Thanks.

    I have 1 question, I’m on probationary and my employer terminated me. They don”t want to provide NOC. Only termination letter is all I have. Is there a way to lift my ban without using the categories(High School, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree). Thanks in Advance

  157. Hi Sir Deepak.

    I currently hold a labour visa. I have done over 4 Health and safety courses and hold certificates. I am not actually in a hurry to change job but i wish to apply for a driving licence and i was told my visa will not permit me. I will like to know if it is possible for my company to change my visa only and i pay for the charges since i have backup certificates.

  158. Hi Deepak,

    I am an MBA, i was employed in april 2015 by an dubai LLC company for 3500, my visa says “Follow UP Clerk”.

    i’m now in probation and want quit my current job. i’m looking for Free Zone companies.

    Please let me know if i will get a ban or can my free zone company lift my ban.
    Is there any minimum salary i have to get to get my ban lifted or 4k also will help as im a post graduate.


  159. Dear Deepak,

    I am Bachelor of Degree holder and i am currently working in LLC company last 3 months onward as Accountant , Now i would like to change my job and my current company will ready to give NOC.

    Can i avoid Ban?

  160. hi deepak ,

    now i am working with the LLc company still now my visa is not stamped on passport now and not done medical also now i want to quit the job and want to find a new job

    1 if there is any ban for me ?
    2 if the cancel the visa how many days i get to spend here.?
    3 there is any problem to find a new job her ( free zone ).?
    4 how much money i want to give the company to cancel my visa .?
    5 if there is any ban how can i lift the ban ?

    1. BKN,
      1. If your labour approval is obtained, you will have labour ban.
      2. You said you did not have visa!!
      3. No problem. However, these days I heard even free zones will check whether you have a ban.
      4. No money need to be paid if it is not mentioned in your contract.
      5. Read:

  161. Hi Deepak,
    I have joined printing company as a sales executive before 3 months . Actually on my employment visa its mentioned only sales. They have not submitted my bachelors degree to the visa authority.And the current job is not my profession am an bachelor degree holder with IT experience in Wipro.
    I got a job offer from another company more than 5000 aed in IT. can I change the job ?
    1 is the ban will be for me?
    2 if the current company provide NOC can I change the job?
    3 how can I know the details about my current visa.

    Please provide me replay.


    1. Manuraj,
      1. Yes.
      2. Yes, but approval will depend on MOL.
      3. Through your visa copy.

    2. Hi Deepak,
      I have joined construction company as a safety officer before 10 months . My visa stamped on 10th October 2014. I submitted my resignation yesterday. I am looking a new job in uae. my basic salary is 4500 dhs and other allowance is 4500, total 9000 dhs per months.
      I got a job offer from another company more than 5000 aed. can I change the job ?
      1 is the ban will be for me?
      2 if the current company will not provide NOC?
      3 who cn i lift my ban?
      Please provide me replay

      1. Satheesh,
        1. You may face labour ban.
        2. Yes, ban is possible.
        3. Read the article again.

  162. Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I am new to UAE and working here since January 2015. I am working in a LLC company with the salary of AED 4000.00.
    I am planning to search for a job now. Will I be getting any ban if I get a job in free zones? For switching a job from LLC-LLC I am aware of it. But LLC-Free zone, I am not sure. Kindly clarify. Also I am a BCA, MBA Graduate.

  163. Hello Deepak,

    I am new here in UAE and doing a job as accountant from last 2 months. I am seeking myself misfit here in this company, they are giving me AED 2000 for salary and there is no learning environment here. its like I am wasting myself here.

    my Qualifications are MBA with two years of Banking and one year assistant accountant experience.

    I want to switch from this job as soon as possible. can you please guide me?????

    1. I am told by one of my friend that after spending 6 months over there, if i switch and the next company offer me atleast AED 5000, i will not have any problem. is that true?

    2. or what possibilities i may have to switch from this job and get a better one?

    3. Or if i take NOC from my current employer???

    1. Maan,
      1. Post graduates do not usually face labour ban. But depends on the decision of MOL.
      2. Read the article again.
      3. Yes, NOC may help.

  164. i am willings to resign my current job . but now, i have a civil engineer visa without probation period completed. if i resign this job after i have to push the labour ban or not??

    PLease giv e me exact details thankyou…

    1. Amjath,
      Engineers usually do not get ban. But it depends on MOL decision.

  165. Hi Deepak,
    Am on a sponsor visa and am working for a company from one month, however the company has made the work permit only for two months my work permit will get expired on 27/07/15, in case if i wish to change my job after 27th july, will there still be a ban.
    My salary is 2500

      1. Yes the company has given me the work permit letter for two months.
        And it will get expired on 27/7/15, hence wanted to know if i will get a ban

        1. Swetha,
          Not sure about this as I have no knowledge of this 2 month work permit.
          In most cases, I don’t think you will have a ban.

  166. Hi Deepak

    Please let me know if i am working as a civil engineer visa and salary is AED7000 within 6months or 1 year period if i get the job and salary will be AED10000 means there is labour ban is applicablefor me even engineer visa?



    1. Mangai,
      Yes, labour ban may be applicable.
      However, engineers may be excluded.

  167. Hello Deepak,

    Mine seems a little complex issue. It was a limited 2 year contract started last November (2014) Due to highly unprofessional nature of work I am quitting after 7 months. Mutually agreed a one month notice period is served already. I am aware there will be a normal 6 month labour ban stamped. my employer expressed no intention to stamp any kind of bans on me. but on the cancellation papers i just notices hand written the following (One Year Ban) ….. now the questions?

    1, How will I know if the employee has requested one year ban on me
    2, how will i know what kind of ban is imposed.
    3, if at all he is intentionally requesting a ban because i didn’t complete the contract, when and whom should I approach to get rid of this.
    4, Can i come and visit Dubai if its one year ban?
    5, does the labour ministry imposes ban other than automatic 6 month, without employers request ?
    6, how will I know what kind papers i am signing in this whole process. most of them are in Arabic.
    7, Do they require at any point of time employee signatures to impose one year ban.?

    1. Salvador,
      1. If it is written by hand, someone would have written it.
      2. MOL can confirm this.
      3. MOL. You can’t get rid of labour ban.
      4. Yes, you can come on visit if you have labour ban.
      5. Yes.
      6. You need to ask them to provide English version and they should.
      7. No. You will have to sign the cancellation papers and it is mentioned there.

  168. Hi,

    I work as a quantity calculation technician with high school certificate and my visa is follow-up clerk. i am still in my probation period and have another offer for higher offer for more than 10, 000 will i face a ban

  169. Hello ,

    i had my bachelor degree and working in a company..if i change to a new company without finishing my contract is there any ban ?.but my company give me NOC .in the new company my desigination and salary is low compared to previous one…please help me deepak….

  170. Hi Deepak, very nice article.

    In my situation, my employer terminated my employment due to Downsizing – and it is clearly stated in my termination letter. I just served only 7mos in the company. Will i still get a ban eventhough I got terminated due to company downsizing? and what shall I do now that I got a new offer from a private company which is a bit lower than my previous? will the ban be lifted? what shall i do? or my new employer can do to lift the ban?

    Thanks in advance for enlightening me on this issue!

    1. Girllie,
      Usually if you show the termination letter to MOL, your ban will be lifted.

  171. Hi Deepak,

    Thank you for this blog.
    I had an offer in a Free Zone Company for 9K . I signed the employment contract and gave copy of my passport, educ certificates, etc. While they are processing my work permit I received an offer from a private Company which offered me 15K. I immediately requested the FZE Co. to stop my work permit application but I was told it is not possible since its already applied. Now my work permit with FZE Co has been approved and released. They still want me to join and haven’t granted my request yet to cancel my work permit. What can I do?

    Thank you!

    1. Drey,
      Requesting the the FZE company to cancel your work permit is your only way!

  172. Dear Deepak,

    I have been with my current employer since August 2014, however I did not get my visa till November 2014. I have just been offered a job in the free zone hold area with a better pay and health insurance as my current employer does not have company insurance for their employees. My previous pay was 7k a month and the new company is offering 13k a month, I also hold a Bachelors degree from the UK.

    What I would like to know is, will I get a 6 month ban if I decide to take the other job? They require that I start next month and that would mean giving my current employer less than a month’s notice.

    1. Sarah,
      Recently I heard that the MOL systems are integrated with free zone systems and visas may not be issued if you have a labour ban.
      But, in your case, since you have salary more than 13K, I don’t think you will have a labour ban.

  173. Dear Deepak,
    I am appreciate your reply to people who are struggling due to law . Thank you.

  174. hi i m working in a private firm with salary of 1700 dhm/ month due to some financial crisis…… i have completed 1 year n now want to switch to another job…i have done MBA .so if i switch i will get 6 month ban or not…plz suggest me

  175. My new “supposed to be” employer is currently processing my work permit and they are expecting it to be released tomorrow. Their offer is AED 8,700 per month. Now I got an offer from another company with AED 15,000 salary per month. Will I get the labour ban. I have an associate degree in IT. Thanks!

    1. Hi Deepak,

      I am working as an engineer in my current company for last 7 years. My Joining date is July 3 2008 & engineer visa expiry date is Sep 3 2015.I have given my resignation on 12th Jun 2015 with 1 month notice period. I want to know if there will be any labor ban for me? After my notice period, I am going to my home country & will come back after 1 month.

  176. Hi Deepak,

    I have a double masters and a bacholers, i have just finished 1 year within my current employer this is the first job i had had since i have been in the UAE. I have been offered a job elsewhere offering me 15k more basic salary and almost 20K more as a package overall about 55% more than my current employer my contract is unlimited. Am i allowed to move to my new employer or will i face a ban ?



    1. Rehan,

  178. I am working as a nurse in a private sector however my visa is a receptionist. I want to resign from the company and move to a government hospital but I have not completed 1 year. Will I get a ban? what if my employer does not allow me to resign, can I do something about it? thanks.

    1. Meng,
      If you join government organisation, labour ban is not applicable.
      Employer can not hold you from resignation.

  179. I am a Household Service Worker (HSW) as a private nurse in a family but i did not complete my 2 years contract. do i have a automatic 6 months ban?

  180. Hi Deepak,

    I am currently working as a Graphic Designer in a private company here in Abu Dhabi, been working for almost 2months, my current salary is 3000 AED, but in my contract, it is only 2000 AED, and sales position. If i will get an offer that is atleast 5000 AED, will I get 6month ban if I try to change my job or employer? I am Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate.

    Thank you in advanced

  181. I am working in LLC company based in Dubai from 8 months and I have a good offer from government organization Sharjah my current salary is 6000 and I have a offer from government is 9000, can you please tell me is there will be any ban on me if I move from LLC to gov ?

    1. Shabbir,
      Congratulations on the new job.
      You will not have a ban when you join government organisation.

      1. Thanks Deepak,

        Dear actually I am new in UAE, kindly inform me please after resignation when my visa will go for cancellation what additional paper will require to avoid ban,

        Please do tell me.

        Thanks in advance

          1. Hi Deepak,

            If company deny to provide me NOC then what will be the next option,

      2. Thanks Deepak

        actually I am new in UAE, kindly can you tell me after resignation from the current LLc company,when my visa will go for cancellation? what additional documents are required to inform the LLC company that I got job in government organisation to avoid ban.
        please inform me I am waiting for your response

      3. Thanks Deepak,

        Actually I am new in UAE, kindly inform me after resignation when my visa will go for cancellation and what documents are required to inform them (MoL) that I got a job in government organization to avoid Ban..

        Please inform me, thanks in advance..
        waiting for you response.

  182. My fried Resigned and his past job give him only a visa as Electrical Technician, But He is an engineer. How much salary should be his next target to lift the ban? thank you

  183. My friend resigned and submit a complaint to MOL due to no salary for almost 4months, but the MOL still give him ban, he is engineer, can he lift the ban and how?

  184. Hi Deepak,

    I have been in UAE for last 8 years and took a break of 2 years in between. I am currently working on a driver visa with very low salary. I have a got a new job offer and would like to grab it however I have only completed 8 months on my current job. The new offer is also below 5000 and I dont have a higher school diploma.
    Also let me know how do I check whether I am into a limited or unlimited contract.

    kindly revert with a solution, it is very critical for me to shift my job and lift the ban.


  185. dear deepak

    i am working in hotel industry , now i am completing one year and 2 months , my visa status is unlimited contract ,i completed post graduate if i am resigning this company , will i get the ban
    and how can remove this ban

  186. Dear Mr. Deepak,
    I have worked in Abu Dhabi between 2008 to2009 and my company was terminated me, due to world economical problem reason. So, I was out from Abudhabi @2009, and now can I enter in UAE ?. Please reply me

  187. dear sir,

    I m working now in semi-government company for 5months now I want go back in my country and I wanna come in new company it is hotel it is possible or there will be ban for me sir

  188. Deepak,

    First of all appreciate your efforts of helping so many expats with the blog. I have a query regarding my job,hopefully you can help me out on this.
    I’m a mechanical engineer working on a limited contract(2yrs ) since April 2011. I got my visa renewed for the 3rd time in April 2015 and now i have an job offer with a new company. Just want to know whether the company can put a ban on me if i resign with a 30 days notice period. The new company has offered me a salary of AED10000. I’m in a bit of bother regarding this as i badly want to get out of my present company and i dont have much of a time. Kindly help me out.


    1. Bharath,
      Notice period will be as per your contract. For such a long service, your company should not ban you.
      You can talk directly to your company HR on your situation.

  189. Dear Mr Depak,

    I work for a hotel, they say that this is a free zone company so there is no labor card what’s so ever.

    In the contract that I signed it says that if I resigned they are going to give me a ban for 1 year.

    The contract that I signed is for 2 years.

    As this is not a labor company, is there something I can do to leave the company without having a ban?

    I came with a recruitment agency from Latvia.

    1. Ricardo,
      Not too sure about the answer and I do not want to confuse you.
      Please consult directly with the relevant authorities.

  190. Dear Deepak,
    I had completed a 2 years contract in a LLC Healthcare company and then renewed my contract 3 months before in the same organization. Now i got an offer for 6000 AED. so i am planning to leave my job in this present company. kindly reply me whether labour ban is applicable for me.
    2. i am bachelor degree holder, the present company is providing NOC for me.

  191. I joined a company and worked there for only 20 days all procedures done with Visa stamping everything, and left UAE for some reason never return back. Passed the resign letter within 1 month after exiting UAE. My question is how many years ban will I have for outside country cancellation and can I come in visit visa in this ban duration.

  192. Hi Mr Deepak

    i hope you are fine & Doing well …..
    i got the job in Dubai they gave visa (pink visa) & i came to Dubai in the month of Feb 2015 after that i work in that company only one month for some reason i don’t want to continue the job and i said them please cancel my visa i don’t want to work …. they agreed.
    one more thing i want to tell you i did not signed any documents like labour contract & they didn’t stamped my visa on my passport .
    now they are cancelling my visa.

    kindly tell me will i get 6 month Ban & will i require NOC letter from the previous company in future if i want to join another company in Dubai.

    1. Safriq,
      MOL may or may not accept the NOC.
      In most cases they do accept. You could try.

  193. hai sir
    I am before working in alshom this company tack visa from union coop society al give to termination letter but my visa stil 23 07 2015 two maonth balance but i get ban for six month sir can tell to me how to remove the ban

  194. i have 2 years contract with my current company i only finished 5 months. and our compny is facing sum financial problems. so they are termenating sum staff. my current salery is 2000. and i got new offer letter they are giving me 2200 , now i want to change job and my current employer is giving NOC…..CAN I CHANGE JOB IF I HAVE ONLY NOC ????

      1. Hi, I’m under a limited contract and still on a probationary period, in case my employer decided to terminate my contract within the probationary period, will I get a ban? And if I decided to terminate my contract within probationary, should I pay them an amount equivalent to 45 working days?

        1. Jeff,
          That is up to MOL to decide. In most cases, upon termination, there is no labour ban.
          You have to pay anything to the employer as you are breaking hte contract.

  195. What would be the situation if I am working in semi govt (bank), and join a Govt Organization (bank)?

    I am currently 2 months into existing job still on probation, and am pursuing another job in a Govt bank. What will be the procedure and will I require NOC and will a ban be applicable?

    1. Salim,
      Not sure about this.
      But, I think there may not be any problem with what you will be doing.
      Check directly with your HR.

  196. i have 2 years contract with my current employer i only finished 3 months now i want to change job and my current employer is giving NOC….HOWEVER MY OFFER IS NOT 12000 AS IT SHOULD BE FOR BSC…LEVEL….CAN I CHANGE JOB IF I HAVE ONLY NOC AND NOT SALARY SCALE REQUIRED

    1. Waqas,
      That decision will depend on MOL.
      Usually MOL will not issue ban if you have an NOC.

  197. Hi Deepak,
    I have completed 7 years in a UAE company and recently joined in a new oil company under limited contract. Now just 3 months and now I want to join a freezone company. Is there will be any ban for me? or is it affects if I join a freezone company.? Please advise.

    1. Saleem,
      Is the oil company Government organisation?
      There may be a ban if it is.
      IF you join free zone company from LLC, ban is not applicable.

  198. hi. i would like to ask if the diploma requires to be in red ribbon or with UAE stamp? or is it ok without?

  199. hi, i am working with a contracting company for the past 2 years, and have recently renewed my visa with the same company 6 months back. my question is if i leave this company to join another company will there be a ban on me also ? i am working as a civil engineer, this is my first company, i already finished my one visa (2 years ) with this company and have renewed my visa 6 months back with tha same company. will i get ban if i change jobs now ?
    please advise ?

    1. Abdullah,
      For long service the companies do not impose labour ban.
      But also check with MOL.

  200. hi, i am working with a contracting company for the past 2 years, and have recently renewed my visa with the same company 6 months back. my question is if i leave this company to join another company will there be a ban on me also ? i am working as a civil engineer, this is my first company, i already finished my one visa (2 years ) with this company and have renewed my visa 6 months back with the same company. will i get ban if i change jobs now ?
    please advise ?

  201. Dear Deepak,

    Im a mechanical engineer currently working as an admin manager(but my visa states i’m admin director) since a month in my family business(transportation services).

    My concern is that if im able to find a suitable engineering opening, will i be able switch jobs without any ban or fines?

    contract is unlimited & my current salary is 5000.
    Thanks alot!

  202. Dear Deepak,

    one of my friend was offered for government job in Abu dhabi. they had asked him to submit his cancellation papers, education certificate and exit to arrange the visa. while he waiting for his visa in home country, the company said they are unable to issue the visa as attestation on certificate is not genuine. they have also mentioned that he will be ban from entering UAE. I have approached DNRD office and checked whether there is a ban but officer said there isnt any. I have also checked with Dubai police and they said no record.
    in this situation, can my friend come back to uae with another sponsor’s visa or with visit visa.
    please help.

    1. Priyanga,
      If Dubai Police and Immigration Authorities have confirmed, then I don’t see any problem.

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

  204. Old Employer
    Salary: AED 5000
    Designation: Accountant General

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

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

  205. Hi brother,

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

    thank you

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

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

  208. Hi Deepak,

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

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

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

    Looking forward for your reply

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

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

    Thanks for the information….

  211. Hi Deepak,

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

    Thanks and regards.

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

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

  214. Hi Deepak,

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

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


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

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

    1. Xhona,
      Please read the my post again:

  216. Hi,

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

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

  218. Hi Deepak,

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

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

    Please advice.
    Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  221. Hi Deepak,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you again and more power.

    Myles C.

  222. Dear Deepak,

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

      1. Dear Deepak,

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

        Appreciate your reply.

        Thank you.

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

  223. Dear Deepak ,

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

  224. Hi Deepak,

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

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

  226. Hi Deepak,

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

    Eagarly Waiting for Your Reply.

  227. Hi deepak

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

    1. Nikhil,
      Request you to read the article again:

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

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

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

          1. Hi Deepak,

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

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

  229. Dear Deepak,

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

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

    Please reply , Thanks.

  230. Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  235. Deepak,

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

  236. Hi Deepak,

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

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

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

  238. Dear Deepak,

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

    I will be very thankful to you.

    best regards


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

  239. Hi Deepak,

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

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

    Please help me!

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

  240. Hi Deepak ,

    Hope , you are doing well.

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

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

    I really appreciate for your great support.


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

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

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

  242. Hi Deepak,

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

    and NOC letter…

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

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



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

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

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

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

        thank you i advance for your answer..

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

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

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

  243. Dear Deepak,

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

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

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

    Could you pls advise.


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

      1. Hi Deepak,

        Thanks a lot for your response.

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

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

        Plsd to have your reply.