Wednesday, 4 September 2013

UAE lifts immigration ban on re-entering country

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In a significant decision by the UAE government, the ban on re-entry into the country has been revoked for the expatriates who leave their jobs or cancel their residence visas.

This was said by Lt Col Rashid Al Khidhar, Legal Advisor in the General Directorate of Naturalisation and Residence department at the UAE’s Interior Ministry.

Earlier, when expatriates were banned for work visa cancellation by the Labour Ministry, they automatically got a labour ban stamped on their passports by immigration authorities, thus barring them from entering the UAE during the six month ban period, the ‘Gulf News’ reported on Tuesday.

The re-entry ban has been now removed, and the workers who got labour ban by the Labour ministry could re-enter the UAE on any kind of visa other than a work visa, Khalid told the newspaper.

39 comments:

  1. dear sir,
    i am working as a sales marketing officer, i want to leave this job, but i have affraid that f i am not completing my 2 years i cant enter again uae till 6 month. kindly do let me know what is the procedure to follow if i dont want to get banned.

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    1. Complete the 2 years in your job and resign from it giving a one month notice period as per the labour law in UAE. Then you will not be banned for working in Dubai or other emirates. The labour ban will not be a problem if you are joining another company on a free zone visa or government jobs.

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    2. dear sir, i have completed 1 year in this company already. i want to leave the company because i got new opportunity in immigration visa(hotel visa). i would like to know is it possible to get visa from imiigration if i have ban for 6 month?please advise me accordingly. thanks

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  2. dear sir,
    i left dubai last jan 2013 amnesty period.. together with my friend same with my situation. after we applying visit visa with my friend but when my visa came was denied they found out i got a life ban.but my friend shes already there.. i just want to know if possible i can comeback in dubai as a visit visa.. is this re entry ban has been removed also for the life ban..

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  3. If you have not completed 2 years you will get a 6 month labour ban.

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  4. Life ban cannot be lifted in UAE.

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  5. Sir I have a year ban as I did not complete my 2year contract with my previous employer and I intend to open my own company in fujeirah free zone. I just wanted to know if it is possible to open a company with a 1 year ban

    Warm Regards

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    1. Free zone companies are exempted from the ban imposed by Ministry of Labour. So there will be no problem to setup a new company in the Fujeirah free zone.

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  6. sir i have been working for 5 days, i have not been undergo any medical and i found out in the contract that the salary is lower than what we have agreed and 48 working hours is stated in the contract but the actual work done is 60 hours and i want cancel the processing of documents and find another job. Sir i want to know if i can have a labor ban and what should i do to have no ban? Thanks hope that any one can advice me what to do.

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  7. sir,
    im working as cleaner in cleaning company for almost 3 months and i want to leave in this work but my employer don't allow me to go. in my first day in this company i told my employer that i am quitting but she did not allow me to go she said my papers is on proccess. now when i receive my salary every month there have automatic deduction, and that deduction was for the client complain that was my employer say. Please do advice me sir what is the best thing to do because my employer scaring me. I am hoping for immediately response. thank you and more power

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    1. The employer cannot force you to work. You can resign from the job at any time by giving one month notice. If he is not accepting the resignation; then submit a case with Ministry of Labour.

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  8. Dear Team,
    I work under an immigration visa i have not completed 2 years. i have already an offer of 5500. my doubt is can i get a ban? Please help me out!

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    1. Immigration visas usually will not attract a labour ban. The latest visa rules may have changed.

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  9. Hi anyone can help me bcoz I cancel my self immigration in my previous employer he give a absconding case anyone can give me some advice for this one thank you

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    1. If your visa is already cancelled then employer will not able to give absconding case. Contact Ministry of Labour directly to solve this matter.

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  10. dear sir,i worked in emirates flight company,dubai for one year whereas my contract was of three years.when i came to india .i was banned for one year.its been just five months of my ban and still 7 more months are left.can i get the status of my ban .i mean in the meantime,if i get job in uae by giving interview in india,then can that ban be lifted.plz help.

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    1. Labour ban cannot be lifted. If you are able to get a job with free zone visa then you will be able to come in UAE and work.

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  11. Hi. I left Abu Dhabi in 2009 because my employer have to terminate my contract. For your infos, I do have a credit card outstanding in my account. Before I left Abu Dhabi, I'd faxed to Mashreq bank my termination letter. Since then, no credit cards statement came to my email. I guess they took out my name in different case because I've heard the credit card have a credit shield. But I'm not really sure about it.
    Later early this year 2014, they've started again to send the credit card statement to my email. It looks like they are asking the money back.
    Any advice from someone? Because I plan to go to Europe to attend a course this year and it will be transit in Dubai. I don't want to be caught in the public with my hand cuffed. :(

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  12. Good day! i just want to ask if how can i know if i got labour ban or life ban?If life ban,is that mean i can't re-enter using visit/tourist visa?Hoping for your answer.Thank you!

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  13. hi this is my second visa on this company i mean i renew my visa just 4 months ago. if i resign now i will get ban???and also in this case after my resign company can claim my visa expenses or not??

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  14. HI..I left Dubai before one year without completing my visa as well i was not resign the job, last year November my visa expires but on passport there were no cancellation stamp as i stay here after my vacation. Can you pls help me to tell how can i enter dubai or any gulf country?

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  15. hi.. i want to ask something i hope you can help me. because my contract is about to expire. i am curious id the offer letter is the same as the contract.. i dont know when i will send may notice letter because my offer letter will expire on june 28 while my labour card is on july 7. what should be follow? thanks

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  16. If you are going to complete 2 years on June 28 as per the labour contract; then you can submit resignation letter with one month notice letter on June 28.

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  17. I am an Engineer and worked for a company for 2 years and 6 month,since i got very good opportunity I had resigned from my last employer ,since i am getting very good package which is almost 3 times my last salary.but my last employer has imposed immigration ban on me,please explain me how they can imposed immigration ban ,what is the procedure to remove this ban and since i have my engg degree attested from UAE embassy.

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    1. Since you have completed 2 years in your current job; the employer cannot impose a labour ban. You should contact labour department and check your case for removing the ban.

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  18. i was in UAE from Jun 2005 to JAn 2010. i worked for a bank for 5 years. i left my company without resignation with also bank debt abt 150000 aed. please advice what would happen if i come back to uaeagain. would there be any absconding case, however i checked with my employer they said " absconding case cancelled because you left the country(uae)". please advice how authentic is this. does absconding case cancelles by itself if somebody leaves the country without informing its company. and how abt the debt cases. please advice. with gr8 respect and appreciation.

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    1. If the bank has filed a debt case against you then you will be caught by officials once you enter the country. It is the same case with life ban and absconding case. If the employer hasn't filed any case then there will be no problem.

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  19. Sir
    21 October 2014 I come back from UAE Dubai. I CANCELED my visa without signature the contract and no medical checkup.
    I want know that i am ban for 6 month or not. i got job in uae I have to join within month plz can you tell me I am ban or not UAE lifts immigration ban on re-entering country .

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  20. Sir / Madam, I heard that if you have finished continuously working with your existing employer for 1 year, then you won't get a ban if you decide to shift to a new job. Is there any truth to this? They said it's based on the new law. Kindly help. I appreciate it.

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  21. dear sir i have been working in emirates national oil company for a period of two years and two months and came on vocation to India and could not go back due to personal reason and after two years i applied for visit visa it got denied so i called my hr he said i am life time banned for uae sir please let me know what is the procedure how can i get in to uae and work with other employer.

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  22. I am working in hypermarket in Dubai iI canceld my visa with out complicate my contract of 2 years . when I came from Dubai airport I asked to the emigration counter they told me I don't have ban .but My PRO told me I have ban for 6 months .how to I check my ban?

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  23. dear sir im working 5 years in airline company and i want to go to another airline government ,but i coudnt give my current company 1 month notice period ,do i get ban 1 years or not thank you

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  24. hello sir,, can absconder get a lifetime immigration ban or just a work ban? i hope u can answer my queries.

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  25. Sir..I have got 1 year immigration ban , after my cancellation I reached India my sponser put a case against me regarding fraud..but I don't knw what was the reason.After that I applied for visit visa then I knew that I have immigration ban from my sponser..It expires on next month..can I came to UAE for labour or visit visa?? If I came; my old sponser have any right to case against me ..please suggest me sir..I so tensed..

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    1. You have to check about this case in a UAE Courts and confirm. You can ask your friends to visit a lawyer and appoint them to inquire about your case in Dubai Courts or whichever court or labour office your case is filed by the sponsor.

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  26. Sir I am working in port of fujairah a gov organisation and also it's an oil terminal.now only for months as a operator.I got a new offer in Dubai as an engineer.can I quit my job without immigration ban.

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  27. In 2008, I got employment in Dubai in a consultant company for two year contract with 06 months probation period.
    I joined the company on 31 Aug 2008. Due to health (kidney) and family problems, I went back to my home country for few days on 26 Sep 2008, but was unable to join back company due to family circumstances. Since than I have not visited UAE.
    I want to know if I can come to UAE on visit/employment visa or have been permanently banned to enter UAE?

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  28. I got immigration ban life time... Is it possible to lift the ban...?.

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  29. My free zone residence visa has expired on 03.04.2016,can I enter dubai now on a tourist visa?My residence visa is in the old passport.

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