PROs told to apply by mail or online for work permits

ABU DHABI — Company owners and public relations officers (PROs) can now apply for work permits from the Ministry of Labour (MoL) by mail or the minsitry’s web site, said a senior official at the MoL.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

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Published: Wed 19 Sep 2007, 8:41 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:11 AM

Khaleel Khoury, Director of the Work Permit Department, said, “We receive about 1,300 applications daily and each request includes an average of three work permits.”

The ministry will send the approval letter in two or three days informing the PROs to complete the formalities.

Many of the applicants have been complaining about delays in processing of applications.

Abdullah Ahmed, a PRO, said, “This is the fourth day that I have come to the ministry just to follow up whether the ministry has approved my application. Until now there is no result.”

Ministry officials have told PROs to approach the ministry only in case of a problem or submitting important documents such as salary statements.

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