Dubai (Gulf Inside) The Dubai Public Prosecution has warned that in UAE work on visit visa could result in imprisonment, a fine of 10,000 dirhams and deportation because not having a valid work permit is a serious violation of UAE labor laws. According to Emirati media, the Dubai Public Prosecution has warned people in a post on its social media accounts that working without the required work permit will result in severe action, including up to three months in prison. A fine of up to 10,000 dirhams can be imposed.
The advisory posted by the prosecution states that any foreigner who enters the country under a visit visa and wishes to work in the country must obtain permission from the competent authority, otherwise for a period exceeding three months. Imprisonment will be imposed and a fine of up to 10,000 dirhams or one of the two punishments and the court will order deportation of the violator.
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According to UAE local news paper, regardless of the scope of your work, it is important to make sure that you have a valid work permit when you start working for an organization in the country, if you are a United. If you are visiting the UAE and you have received a job offer, it is important to make sure that your paperwork is correct, and that you have the legal means to obtain a work permit.
- Whether you are working with a company in the private sector, free zone or public sector, your work permit will be issued by the relevant authority.
- All work permits for the private sector are issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emirates (MOHRE).
- Each free zone has an authority that regulates wage agreements and relations between employers and employees within its jurisdiction.
- At the federal level in the public sector, the Federal Authority for Government Human
- Resources (FAHR) is in charge of human resource management for ministries and federal authorities subject to Act No. 11 of the 2008 Federal Order, while government departments within each. The UAE is governed by local governments.