Move designed to provide stability to families and boost monthly income
Work permits are being issued by companies to men who are sponsored by their family.
Previously these permits were exclusively issued to females.
However, this has been relaxed following a resolution issued recently by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister for Human Resources and Emiratisation, regarding regulations on granting work permits.
Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Ministry’s under-secretary for human resources affairs, said: “The resolution aims to provide stability to families by enabling them to increase their source of monthly income.”
According to the resolution, the new fee for a two-year work permit for a skilled or limited skilled worker is AED300 for all categories of firms under the ministry’s group classification. The previous fee was in the range of AED300 and AED5000 according to the firm category and skills of workers.
Al Suwaidi affirmed that these fees would be paid by the employer.
In early July, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) reduced the fees by 50 percent and up to 94 percent, of 145 services and transactions, including 17 services.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.