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Labour ban Abu Dhabi less than 6 months working

Postby hongo20 » 14 Jul 2009, 10:43

I am sure this thing would have been asked number of times before but I can't seem to find something specific to my case.My main question is that is it possible to change jobs in U.A.E before completing 6 months with your employer.I was working with a company in Dubai for 4 years and changed by job to a company in Abu dhabi.My old company gave a NOC and my visa is now transferred to the new company.Is it now possible for me to change my job again if my new company is willing to give me a NOC.I would fall under the category of qualified accountant.
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Ban if changing job after less than 6 months

Postby shawarma » 14 Jul 2009, 17:24

Hello hongo and welcome to the Abu Dhabi job forums :).

If you leave your job in Abu Dhabi before completing one year, then I expect you'll automatically get a labour ban, whether or not the company gives you an NOC. You could double check with the Abu Dhabi labour ministry since they are the relevant authority, and if you can persuade them that there are special circumstances, then they might consider lifting the ban. Or ask if there's a ban lifting fee (I've heard there is but have yet to see any official confirmation).
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Re: Labour ban Abu Dhabi less than 6 months working

Postby hongo20 » 15 Jul 2009, 09:11

Thank You Shawarma for your quick reply.
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Re: Labour ban Abu Dhabi less than 6 months working

Postby hongo20 » 20 Jul 2009, 16:30

Shawarma,

I spoke to the labour department on the phone and they confirmed that there is a ban lifiting fees which is equal to 500 Dhs. for each month of one year which you have not worked with the sponsor.Below is the extract from Labour procedure manual found on the mol website.The link for this document is at
http://www.mol.gov.ae/molinfo/showAttach.aspx?parent=0&refid=67

B6-Transfer of Sponsorship

B61-From a Sponsor to Another

Definition
It’s changing the job from the current sponsor to a new sponsor, who will have to follow all the conditions and the procedures designed for the transfer.

Step 1: First approval
The new employer should get permission from previous employer to apply for transfer of sponsorship of a worker associated in his firm, after getting an approval from the Ministry of Labour.
Step 2:
Final approval


Application Form
Internal Labour Permit application (Transfer of Sponsorship)

Conditions

• The worker must have a valid residence permit affixed to his passport.
• The worker must have a valid labour card.
• If there is no suitable UAE National or GCC citizen to fill up the post.
• The job that will be performed by the worker with the new sponsor must be in conformity with the worker’s qualifications and experience and the activity of the firm.
• The worker must have spent a specified period in the service of the original sponsor prior to his transfer. This period will be calculated from the date the labour card is issued or renewed, and will be as follows for all categories:
- One year for holders of Masters and PhD degrees. They are allowed to transfer their sponsorship for unlimited number of times.
- At least two years for holders of Bachelors degree or its equivalent. They are allowed to change their sponsorship twice during their stay in the country. However, they may be exempted from the condition of service period upon payment of a fee at AED 3,000 and provided they have spent at least one year with the original employer.
- At least three years for other categories with lower qualifications, who are allowed to transfer their sponsorship only once during their tenure in the country. They may also be exempted from the condition of service period upon payment of a fee at AED 3,000 and provided they have spent at least one year with the original employer.
• All labour categories can be exempted from the condition of service period provided they pay AED 3,000 under the following conditions:
- if the company announces its bankruptcy, is closed down or liquidated as a result of a court ruling;
- in the event the Ministry of Labour cancels the company’s license (firm card);
- if the ownership of a company has been transferred to another owner;
- if a company has been merged or incorporated within another company;
- if the company has been divided to heirs after its owner’s death or any other reason;
- in case a stake of the company has been sold to another company; or,
- If the company’s owner dies, leading to its closure.


• The 1 year clause can be exempted based on the following conditions
- The approval from the current sponsor
- The minimum qualification should be a high school certificate
- The following fees should be paid :
 transfer of sponsorship approval fees
 The fees for the exemption of the service period (3000 AED)
 500 AED for each month to complete the one year service period
• The approval from the Minister or the Undersecretary.
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Abu Dhabi labour ban lifting

Postby shawarma » 20 Jul 2009, 17:09

Thanks hongo, that's great, thanks for the update :).

I see that there are references to different categories for different types of degree holders, and that the MOL document is dated February - June 2007. I'll have a closer look later but I thought that part of system had been suspended. Or perhaps it applies in Abu Dhabi but not Dubai :? .
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