Your Guide to Teaching in the UAE: Get the Work Permit for Private Tutors

Private Tutor Work Permit in the UAE

If you’re thinking about becoming a private tutor in the UAE, it’s essential to know about the new work permit introduced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) Opens in a new tab.and the Ministry of Education (MoE)Opens in a new tab.. This permit aims to regulate private tuition outside traditional classrooms and eliminate illegal practices in the sector.

Documents Needed for the Work Permit for Private Tutor:

The work permit is available for registered teachers, employed and unemployed individuals, and students aged 15 or more. The application process is free of cost and requires specific documents based on your status.

For Students:

  • Certificate of continuity of study
  • Last academic certificate
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the guardian
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Valid Emirates ID
  • Photo with a white background

For Unemployed Individuals:

  • Latest academic degree
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Valid Emirates ID
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Experience letter/certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo with a white background

For Employed Individuals (outside education):

  • Latest academic degree
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • NOC from the employer
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Experience letter/certificate (if any)
  • Valid Emirates ID
  • Photo with a white background

For Registered Teachers:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • NOC from the employer
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Experience letter/certificate (if any)
  • Valid Emirates ID
  • Photo with a white background

Application Process for the Private Tutor Work Permit

To apply for the permit, submit your application through the MoHRE official website Opens in a new tab.or their smart application. Private school teachers can also use the smart application or e-services system.

Validity and Renewal:

The Private Teacher Work Permit is valid for two years and is free of charge. Remember, offering tuition without a valid permit can result in penalties.

This permit enables qualified individuals to offer private lessons and generate income, as long as they adhere to a ‘code of conduct’ approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE).

Licensed tutors are allowed to work from their home countries as long as they hold a valid residency. The issued license covers both online and in-person tutoring, and there is no limit on the number of students one can tutor.

The application process for the permit is relatively quick, taking one to five working days, as stated by the ministry. In case an application is denied, the applicant has the option to submit another request after a waiting period of six months. It’s crucial for private tutors to comply with these regulations to ensure a smooth and legal teaching experience in the UAE.

If you’ve successfully obtained a Private Teacher Work Permit, consider using popular online tutoring services in the UAE. Make sure to be aware of the official academic calendar for scheduling your tutoring sessions around key dates.


Deena

Human Resource professional and writer.

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