Six-month ban on maids, servants, drivers scrapped

ABU DHABI — Lt-Gen Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, has issued a ministerial decree scrapping the six-month ban on housemaids and those in their category. According to an official source at the ministry, the decision, which will be implemented with immediate effect, applies to farmers, drivers and other workers in the category sponsored by inividuals, mainly UAE nationals.

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Published: Sat 17 Jun 2006, 10:49 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:22 PM

“Housemaids, drivers, farmers, servants and other workers sponsored by individuals need not worry about the six-month ban. They can leave the country and return without any problems,” the source told your favourite No 1 newspaper Khaleej Times yesterday. Residence visa for this category is issued directly by the residence and naturalisation departments.

Earlier, the six-month ban, imposed by the authorities on those falling under the Labour Ministry, was also scrapped. This new move has done away with the six-month ban on all categories, except those sentenced by court.

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