Working On A Visit Visa In Dubai Can Lead To Jail, Dh10,000 Fine & Deportation

by Deeplata Garde
by Deeplata Garde 61

Getting your documents in place is one thing you should never risk. Especially if it involves official papers like visas, passports etc. Dubai has supported this by declaring a new statement related to visas. It says that you can’t work on a visit visa in Dubai. If caught, can lead to a penalty of three months jail as well as a fine of up to Dh10,000.

This is due to the fact that working without the proper authorization is a significant violation of UAE labour regulations. On January 12, Dubai Public Prosecution issued a statement on its social media pages. It declared a warning that working without the proper work licences might result in harsh penalties.

Interim Statement By Government Official

The advisory posted by the prosecution read: “Every foreigner who entered the country under a visit visa and wished to work in the country must obtain a permit from the competent authority. Otherwise, he shall have to bear in accordance with imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months. The fine would not exceed Dh10,000 or one of these two penalties, and the court shall order the deportation of the violator from the state.”

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Where To Obtain Your Work Visa In UAE?

The government will provide a work permit. It will depend on whether you are working for a private firm, in a free zone, or in the public sector. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) issues all work licences for the private sector. Whereas each free zone has its own authority that oversees labour contracts and connections between companies and employees. In the public sector, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) is in charge of managing human resources for ministries and federal authorities. Those are subject to Federal Decree-Law No. 11 of 2008. While local government authorities are in charge of government departments within each emirate.

It is vital that you have a valid work permit when you begin working for an organisation in the nation. It hardly matters of whatever jurisdiction you come under as a worker.

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