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going on spouse visa - can i work before it's in place?

Old Sep 18th 2007, 11:19 am
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My husband has a visa being organised through his company, and I am going as his spouse, his visa will not necessarily be finalised by the time we get to Dubai (in 2 weeks), so what I want to know is can I work before it is finalised?
Any ideas please?
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Old Sep 18th 2007, 12:46 pm
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No....... you cannot work without a visa (a labour card won't be issued without a visa)
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Old Sep 18th 2007, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by IndieGirl View Post
No....... you cannot work without a visa (a labour card won't be issued without a visa)
well thats the official version
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well thats the official version
Are you referring to illegal housemaids
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Are you referring to illegal housemaids
no, the number of expats working in Dubai on visit visas who do a visa run every couple of months!
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http://www.emiratestodayonline.com


Page 4 has an article about this today
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And here....

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Employment/10154276.html
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It does however appear that the legislation is targetted at the blue-collar (or stained lunghi) section of the workforce. I have come across expats who do the "visa run" every two months. It's not to be recommended - in that situation you would have zero protection from UAE law in case of any dispute.
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
It does however appear that the legislation is targetted at the blue-collar (or stained lunghi) section of the workforce. I have come across expats who do the "visa run" every two months. It's not to be recommended - in that situation you would have zero protection from UAE law in case of any dispute.
Contract or no contract the labour department/law does nothing to protect blue collared workers
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I wonder how many people actually arrive out here on a Temporary Work Visa. very few I would imagine.
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