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Old May 21st 2010, 9:10 pm
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Hi All,

I have accepted a job in the UAE that does not require a formal qualification (I have no degree in any case.) I know that a degree is not a requirement for a work visa but are there any restrictions on people who do not hold degrees regarding living or working in the UAE? For example, I have heard that it may not be possible to take out loans, to hold a managerial position and it may not be as easy to get business visas for other GCC countries. Any truth to this? Anything else that should be noted?


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Old May 22nd 2010, 8:58 am
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it depends on your salary and what is written down on your visa, if you have manager or engineer or something like that you shouldnt have probs but if you are a office boy you may.
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Old May 22nd 2010, 9:02 am
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Thanks BusyBee2, does anyone know what description can be written on the visa if I have no degree? I am pretty sure that engineer and manager are not options as these do require a degree.

My salary is certainly high enough to not be a problem in this regard but I am concerned that I could face other restrictions so it would be good to know what the optimal description might be.

I should also add that the job is based in a Dubai free-zone, does this make any difference to the available options?

All advice appreciated!
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Thanks BusyBee2, does anyone know what description can be written on the visa if I have no degree? I am pretty sure that engineer and manager are not options as these do require a degree.

My salary is certainly high enough to not be a problem in this regard but I am concerned that I could face other restrictions so it would be good to know what the optimal description might be.

I should also add that the job is based in a Dubai free-zone, does this make any difference to the available options?

All advice appreciated!
i dont know about what title can go on visa, but being a free zone is different than the rest of uae etc.
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Old May 22nd 2010, 2:16 pm
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Dont worry

anyone can be an engineer in the UAE, it bears no relation to being an engineer in the civilized world or the qualifications required in that world.

Relax and enjoy your promotion to the sun.
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