After Cancellation Of Employment Visa In Uae

This article is being written in response to the many queries received by our team. The recent changes made by UAE authorities to UAE visa regulations have left many foreign workers asking “What should I do?”. We would like to clear this question of all worries and tell you about the cancellation of employment visa in UAE.

It is expected that your work visa in UAE will be cancelled once you have been unemployed for a period of over three months. Just because you have been out of work for a while does not mean that you can take your hands off and sit back. You may still be able to receive some assistance if you follow proper procedure. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has set up a special department that can aid people who are experiencing visa related problems when they are unemployed. Here, we will look at how the program works, the different types of visas that are issued, how to find out about your options, advice on how to proceed and finally where to go for assistance.

When you have your labor visa cancelled, you will be sent a formal document to confirm the termination of this status. The model of this documents is same in every emirates, so there is no ambiguity. Your employer should give you all the information you need about this step. This information will be in your Labor Card or on a paper attached to it. If it is not mentioned anywhere on the card, you should contact your employer and ask for more details about why has the visa been terminated and when is it expected that you will leave UAE. If your employer does not inform you about these things, start looking for another job immediately.

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By Ashish Mehta

Published: Sun 22 May 2022, 10:32 AM

Question: I might lose my job. If I have my family here in the UAE under my sponsorship, how does the company go about cancelling my visa? How long can I stay here? At the end of that period, how can my family and I continue staying here legally?

Response: Pursuant to your queries, it is assumed that you are employed by a mainland private sector company incorporated in the UAE and your residency is sponsored by your employer. Therefore, the provisions of Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2022 Concerning the Executive Regulations of Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 on the Regulation of Employment Relations (the ‘Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2022) and the provisions of Federal Decree Law No. 29 of 2021 Regarding the Entry and Residence of Foreigners (the ‘Immigration Law’) are applicable.

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