to UAE LABOURS free Platform, February 2017 just begin and expats around the
world are looking for new jobs in UAE. Hundreds of expats who are working in
UAE may want to change their jobs in upcoming days, to do this they need a
secure and safest step that won’t make problem for tomorrow.
have seen employees who have changed their jobs without knowing or getting
enough info about UAE LABOUR LAW and Visa Issues, they are paying for their
hurry act, some of them are facing hard time while some of them are in a
waiting list to complete their ban period.
was announced by Ministry of Labour that there is no ban from January 2016, yes
it is true, but there are some facts (terms and conditions) that need to be
Guide will help everyone who want to change sponsor/company in 2017.
mostly visitors asking:
1: Can I leave job
without completing Contract?
2: Can I join new company
within 6 months?
3: Why people are facing
ban, even government announced “no more ban”?
4: What is the Minimum
required salary to avoid ban?
5: Can we face ban in
6: What are required
documents to change sponsors in 2017?
7: Which profession is
excluded from new ban Rules?
8: What is the maximum
ban period in case of early visa cancellation?
9: Will I need to pay to
company if I want to cancel my visa?
10: What is Mutual
11: What are terms and
conditions for No more Ban Rules?
proceeding to below Guide, we want you to check your Employment contracts.
are 2 Types of Contracts in United Arab Emirates.
time contracts also known as fixed term contracts which are using for specified
duration with listed beginning and completion dates.
Contracts where the employee (worker) continues his/her work for company
(employer) from a specific time (date) till the agreement or contract is
terminated by first or second party after giving prior notice.
Job on Limited Contract:
you are working in a company under Limited Contract period and want to change
sponsor or leaving company without completing it, you will be liable (responsible)
to compensate (pay) your employer (company) with an amount not exceeding your
45 days salary.
116 of LABOUR LAW states:
"Where a contract is revoked by the worker for reasons other than those
specified in article (121), he shall be required to compensate the employer for
any prejudice the latter sustains as a result; provided the amount of
compensation shall not exceed half the worker's remuneration for three months
or the residual period of the contract, whichever is shorter unless the contract
contains a provision on the contrary."
on Limited contract:
pertaining to imposition of Labour ban follows the provisions of Article 128
and 129 of the UAE Labour Law. Article 128 deals with the provision of law in
respect of termination (cancellation) of a limited time employment contract and
"Where a non-national worker leaves his work without a valid reason
before the expiry of a contract for a limited period, he may not, even with the
employer's consent, take up other employment for one year from the date on
which he left his work. It shall not be lawful for any other employer who is
aware of the fact to recruit such worker or keep him in his service before the
expiry of such period."
Job on Unlimited Contract:
You are lucky if you owned an Unlimited
Contract, Employees who are working under Unlimited Employment have legal
rights to terminate the employment by giving a prior notice period of 30 days.
Article 117 (Federal Law No 8) of UAE
LABOUR LAW states:
"Both the employer and the worker may terminate a contract of
employment of unlimited duration for a valid reason at any time following its
conclusion by giving the other party notice in writing at least 30 days before
on Unlimited contract:
non-national notifies the employer of his desire to terminate a contract of
unlimited duration and leave his work before the expiry of the statutory period
of notice, he shall not, even with the employer's consent, take up other
employment for one year from the date on which he left his work. It shall not
be lawful for any other employer who is aware of the fact to recruit or keep
him in his service before the expiry of such period."
How to Avoid Ban under
New Ban System even we haven’t completed the Contract?
There are 2 legal ways to avoid Ban in
1: Mutual Agreement:
Qualification and New Salary:
What is Mutual Agreement?
Employees (workers) who decide to
terminate or cancel employment contract/visa with a permission from their
employers (Companies) will be permitted to transfer to other companies
(employers), even if they have not completed two years at the present company.
1: How to Avoid Ban on Mutual Agreement:
The latest Ban Rule “No More Ban” that
was announced last January 2016 is based on Mutual Concept/Agreement and that
ban can be dismissed if the work permit or employment are terminated on mutual
agreement between employee and employer (worker and company).
In simple words, ban may not be imposed
in cases where the employer (company) and the employee (worker) have mutually
agreed to terminate the employment contract.
Article 130 states:
"The provisions of article 128 and 129 shall not apply to a
non-national worker who, before taking up other employment, obtains the authorization
of the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs with the approval of the original
2: Professional Qualification and new
Please note that employment bans are not
imposed if after termination of an existing employment contract, one is
subsequently offered a remuneration prescribed for one's professional
In simple words, if you are holding
below education certificates or your educational qualification meets below
written levels, and your new company agreed to pay you the minimum salary that
written below, you are under new Ban Rules that is “NO MORE BAN”.
Bachelor Degree (1st
Workers who are holding a bachelor’s
degree will require minimum 12,000 AED salary in an offer letter and contract
from new Employer.
College Certificate/Diploma (2nd
If you are holding college certificate
or related diploma, the minimum salary that should be offered by your new
company (employer) should be 7000 AED.
Expats with Secondary Education
Certificate will require minimum 5000 AED salary from new company. This salary
should be written on Employment Contract.
Article 4 of the Ministerial Order No.
1186 of 2010 states:
As an exception to the provision of the
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
a) In the event that the employee is starting his new position at the first,
second or third professional levels 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
We have written and divided UAE professions
levels into 5 Categories:
Category 1, 2 and 3 are under NO LABOUR
BAN RULE with Mutual agreement while Category 4 and 5 Excluded from the New
Labour Ban Rule and may face ban in case of not completing the contract.
Level 1 Professions:
6. Accounts Clerk
7. Marketing Specialist
8. Quantity Survivor
12. Executive Secretary
13. Reservation Officer
14. Safety Officer
15. Public Relation
16. Advertising or
Graphics Designer etc
The minimum salary for Level 1 skilled
labours (Category 1 workers) should be 12,000 AED with Attested University/Bachelor
Level 2 Professions:
1. Technical workers
3. Mechanical Related
Salary on new contract should be 7000
AED along with College Degree/Certificate for Level 2 Professions
(Category 2 workers).
Level 3 Professions:
1. Sales Executive
2. Sales Representative
3. Sales Supervisor
4. Site Supervisor
5. Administration Clerk
6. Correspondence Clerk
7. Custom Clearance
8. Cash Desk Clerk
9. Ticketing Clerk
12. Store Keeper
13. Tourist Guide etc.
Category 3 skilled workers will require
a Secondary Education certificate with minimum 5000 AED salary on
a contract from new company to avoid ban.
Level 4 & 5 Professions: (unskilled
1. General Labours
3. Construction Labours
6. Loading &
7. Office Boy etc.
IMPORTANT: Expats who are under
Level 4 and 5 are not included in NEW UAE BAN RULE, incase if category 4 and 5
(Unskilled Labours) have not completed the contract with the their
company/employer are exempted from this rule and may face ban up to 1 Year.
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visitors around the globe, especially for those ladies or spouse who are
looking for a job/work under Husband visa in Dubai.
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Who has your Passport? Is your passport with you or with your Company? When
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and yes it is necessary to keep your passport with yourself, as you can take
benefit of it while travelling on emergency situations.