Special counter to handle rejected work visas, permits

ABU DHABI — A dedicated counter would be opened at the Ministry of Labour (MoL) for the public relations officers (PROs) or employers, whose applications for employment visas or work permits have been rejected because of lack of documents or for not fulfilling the conditions, to complete the formalities

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz

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Published: Mon 4 Aug 2008, 12:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:59 PM

According to reliable sources at the ministry, Counter No.17 would become operational this week at the Work Permits Department. It will be open from 9am to 11.30am from Sunday to Thursday.

The MoL's staff in the Abu Dhabi office will start working at this counter from 9am to 11.30am to meet the customers whose applications have been rejected.

"Some employers have more than one company. They might have fines pending against any of their firms or might have failed in opening bank accounts for their workers to transfer their salaries. Their applications might have been rejected for these reasons. They can come to Counter 17 to know what they must do to complete the formalities and get visas or work permits ," added the sources.

The customers could also find out the reasons for rejecting their applications and the required documents such as proof that suitable accommodation has been arranged for the coming workers.

The ministry has also decided to allow all private companies to seek mission visas (costing Dh600) to bring in workers on probation for three months. They can be renewed once for the same period for an additional fee of Dh500.

ahmed@khaleejtimes.com



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