Can husband take up job under wife's sponsorship in UAE?

Can husband take up job under wifes sponsorship in UAE?

Dubai - A wife can sponsor her husband and children provided she meets the salary criteria.



By Ashish Mehta

Published: Mon 11 Jun 2018, 2:26 PM

Last updated: Wed 21 Aug 2019, 7:41 PM

Question: I am aware that a woman - who is under residence visa sponsored by her husband - can take up employment in the UAE pursuant to an NOC issued by her husband to the employer. Can a husband take up employment in the UAE if his residence visa is under the sponsorship of his wife who is a teacher, nurse or doctor?
Answer:
A wife can sponsor her husband and children provided she meets the salary criteria to sponsor her family, upon obtaining approval from The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
A husband, who is under the sponsorship of his wife, may not take up employment in the UAE. However, if the husband finds employment in the UAE while he is under the sponsorship of his wife, he should get his current residence visa cancelled and obtain employment visa from his prospective employer. 
Know the law
If a man finds a job in the UAE while he is under the sponsorship of his wife, he has to get his current residence visa cancelled and obtain employment visa from his prospective employer
Ashish Mehta is the founder and Managing Partner of Ashish Mehta & Associates. He is qualified to practise law in Dubai, the United King. Full details of his firm on: www.amalawyers.com. Readers may e-mail their questions to: news@khaleejtimes.com or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, PO Box 11243, Dubai


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