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UAE Ministry of Labour cancels 6 months ban from January 2016

Provided termination agreement is mutual

UAE Ministry of Labour has confirmed that the ban of six months will be cancelled beginning January if the work permit and employment are terminated in mutual agreement.

According to the Ministry, employees will be allowed new work permits to join another facility immediately, even if the employee has not completed two years at the first facility.

This allows employees to leave their current work position, cancel their work permit, and not have to wait 6 months until they can get a UAE residents visa again.


The only employees that will not be exempt from the 6 month visa ban, are workers that do not have a secondary school graduate certificate, and have only worked at the company for 6 months.