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Age limit to labour permits raised to 66

posted on 05/02/2001: 6527 views


The age ceiling for issuing labour permits to 10 job categories has been raised from 60 to 66 years by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The ministry officials said that the categories to benefit include engineers, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, account auditors, lawyers, electronic machines operators, laboratory technicians, sport coaches, employees of private petroleum companies, journalists and media men, and consultants in all fields of work.



These employees have to provide the ministry with certified copies of their academic qualifications and expertise. The ministry also announced a Dh500 fee on applications for sponsorship transfer renewals. The rules for renewing such transfers stipulate that an application may be approved within the first six months of the sponsorship transfer.



According to officials at the ministry, the applicant can get two successive periods of two months each for renewal of the sponsorship transfer application. The payment of renewal fees does not exempt the applicant from paying delayed penalties for issuing labour cards.



The officials said the new sponsor has to pay for the visa cancellation fees and expenses of deporting a worker in case the sponsorship transfer application is not renewed. Meanwhile, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Mattar Humaid Al Tayer announced new rules on deporting of workers.



These include the failure of a worker in transferring his sponsorship within the two-month period or when the sponsor refuses the transfer of a worker's sponsorship and submits an application about the same to the ministry because of the expiry of the sponsorship transfer period. In such cases, the original sponsor will be held responsible by the ministry for deporting the worker. Or else, the ministry will put a ban on the original sponsor's establishments for a period of three months in every case. (The Gulf Today)

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