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Permit mandatory to work

  • Published: 19:28 March 31, 2011


My wife is currently under my sponsorship. She has found a temporary job for one year in a company in Dubai for a temporary project. In her visa it is mentioned that she is not allowed to work. I would like to know if she can work under her present status or if she has to obtain a work permit from the labour office without transferring her sponsorship? Also, are there any penalties that she might face? Please advise us. Thank you.

I would like to clarify to the questioner that if a person is caught working without a work permit, a penalty can be applied, which can go up to a maximum of Dh50,000. The individual also risks deportation.


Questions answered by Advocate Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba of Al Bahar Advocates and Legal Consultants.