MANILA, Philippines - Workers who are 60 years old and above can avail of temporary work permits in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) without paying the Dh5,000 'exception fees', online news site Khaleej Times reported Thursday.
Khalil Khoury, Director of the Work Permit Department at the Ministry of Labour (MoL) told the Khaleej Times on Wednesday that the rule applies for experts or professionals who can come to the UAE to work on temporary work permits for three months.
The permit is only renewable once.
"After that, the expert can leave the country (even for a night) and come back again on a new temporary work permit," Khoury said.
The work permit is issued in the UAE to ensure that employers pay their employees on time, provide accomodation, give periodical health insurance (90 days) as well as air tickets to leave the country after the contract ends.
"The fee for this permit is Dh500, and the same amount is to be paid for renewing the work permit for another three-month period. This gives the firms a chance to hire experts or workers on casual basis, and at the same time, protects the rights of workers as well," Khoury added. -GMANews.TV