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Long-term UAE visa: All you need to know

Long-term UAE visa: All you need to know

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Executives with a monthly salary of Dh30,000 and above are also eligible for the long-term visa. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai, on Tuesday shared details about the recently announced 10-year Gold Card residency scheme. Here are the key takeaways: 400 expats, including business leaders, have received the Gold Card since the permanent residency was introduced last month.At the end of 10 years, the Gold Card has to be renewed. The applicant has to undergo medical tests and have a valid medical insurance.The visa is valid as long as all terms and conditions are met. If the recipient's business falters in the future, the Gold Card visa will be reviewed on a "case-to-case" basis.Gold Card visa holders can freely come in and out of the country at th...
Duterte to COA: Hajj more important than housing

Duterte to COA: Hajj more important than housing

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte warned the Commission on Audit (COA) against meddling in the move to redirect housing funds to the pilgrimage of Muslims affected by the Marawi Siege. Speaking in a post-Eid’l Fitr dinner here on Thursday, Duterte urged COA to understand the social and cultural reasons behind the decision to use P5 million from the P500-million fund allotted to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) through Task Force Bangon Marawi. “Sabihin ko wag mo masyadong pakialaman yan (I tell you, don’t meddle in this matter),” Duterte told COA. The President asserted that the Hajj or the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca is more important than housing. “You can forget about the housing there that are being planned by the g
Fil-Am woman, husband die of mysterious disease in Fiji

Fil-Am woman, husband die of mysterious disease in Fiji

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A Filipino-American woman and her husband died a mysterious death while having a vacation in Fiji, it was learned. Fil-Am Michelle Canalog Paul and her husband David never made it back home to Fort Worth, Texas after they fell terribly ill some time upon arriving in Fiji on May 22. The couple was having a vacation in the South Pacific country when Michelle decided to call her father to tell him that they have been experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, and numbness in their hands. The two of them were taken to a local medical facility and treated. However, their case worsened and Michelle, an employee of a five-star hotel, died first while her husband, who was an Air Force veteran, passed away waiting for further treatment. Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services said they
5 OFWs in GULF Die of stroke, brain aneurysm in just 2 weeks

5 OFWs in GULF Die of stroke, brain aneurysm in just 2 weeks

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In just a span of two weeks, five overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Kuwait died of stroke and brain aneurysm. One of the OFWs who passed away was only 27 years old. Fr. Restituto Ogsimer, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) – Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, reminded OFWs to be mindful of their health. Stroke and brain aneurysm are among the main causes of death among OFWs in Kuwait, he added. “Health is really a primary requirement, ang good health status ay napakahalaga and isipin po ninyo na pagsampa ninyo sa ibang bansa, the vulnerability is higher napakataas kasi hindi natin masisigurado kung ano ang working conditions, dynamics ng papasukan nating trabaho,” Abante newspaper quoted him as saying. Aside
Filipino expat killed in horrific gliding accident

Filipino expat killed in horrific gliding accident

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In a tragic accident, a 38-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died while paragliding in Gudauri, Georgia. Identified as Bryan Vale De Guzman, the OFW had been working in Saudi Arabia for ten years and was on a vacation in Georgia with friends. According The Filipino Times, De Guzman fell on to a rocky river after his paraglider malfunctioned, his family said. It was his first trip to Georgia and he was with his friends. Local police has launched a probe into the death, while De Guzman's kin are awaiting the repatriation of his remains. Source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/europe/filipino-expat-killed-in-horrific-gliding-accident-in-georgia
Man dies in hit-and-run accident on first day of Eid in UAE

Man dies in hit-and-run accident on first day of Eid in UAE

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A Omani citizen, in his fifties, succumbed to fatal injuries he received after a speeding motorist ran over him on the Urabi road in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on Eid Al Fitr eve. Col Waleed Kanfash, Chief of Maamura police station, said the motorist involved in the accident proved to be a 16-year-old Gulf national teenager. "The driver was not licensed for driving," he added. The central operations room, was alerted of the mishap, and then dispatched traffic patrols, a national ambulance, paramedic and rescue teams to the site in a record time. "The victim was rushed to the emergency room of the Saqr hospital for treatment on Tuesday night around 12:35 after midnight," Kanfash said. The victim was in a critical condition, according to informed medical sources with the Saq...
Motorists in UAE warned against driving for doing this

Motorists in UAE warned against driving for doing this

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The Abu Dhabi Police have issued a warning to motorists to comply with the driving laws and ensure that they always carry a valid driver's licence, while desisting from speeding. Police said recklessness and unlicensed drivers pose great danger to road users and cause death of innocent people. The warning comes in the wake of the death of three Emirati children and a nanny in a horrific accident in Al Falah area of Abu Dhabi on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The accident took place when the children's mother - who was driving the vehicle - rammed the car into a lamp post.  The mother, who sustained serious injuries, was driving recklessly and didn't have a driving licence, according to police. Her kids, including a 15-year-old son and two daughters aged 12 and 11, died on ...
Will you get allowances when you go on annual leave in UAE?

Will you get allowances when you go on annual leave in UAE?

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Q. I am employed by a reputed company based in the emirate of Dubai, which was incorporated almost 25 years ago. Whenever an employee proceeds on annual vacation, the employer pays only basic salary and housing allowance as annual leave pay. The employer does not pay fixed allowances, which are part of the employees' salary, excluding other performance incentives. My salary is Dh5,000 per month and its breakup is Dh2,500 towards basic pay, Dh1,250 as housing allowance and Dh1,250 other allowances. Further, incentives, overtime salary, mobile allowance and vehicle allowance are separate. Answer: We assume that you are employed with an employer, which is incorporated in mainland in the emirate of Dubai. As an employee, you are only entitled for basic salary and housing allowance ...
Can you sponsor your son in UAE for one year after he graduates?

Can you sponsor your son in UAE for one year after he graduates?

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"I wish to know if there is any new rule that allows graduates to stay in the UAE in search of employment." Q1. I am 22 years old and I graduated on August 5, 2018. Currently, my UAE residence visa is sponsored by my father which will expire on July 11, 2019. As I am unable to find a permanent job in the UAE, I wish to know if there is any new rule that allows graduates to stay in the UAE in search of employment. What other options are open to me so I can stay on in the country? Answer Pursuant to your query, starting from October 2018, a parent may sponsor his son in the UAE for one year if he graduates from a university or secondary school or if his son completes 18 years of age and such residence visa is renewable for another year from the day his son graduated or on attaining
Car rams into people offering Eid prayers in India

Car rams into people offering Eid prayers in India

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A motorist rammed his car into devotees emerging from a mosque in Delhi's Khureji area on Wednesday but police said no one was injured, denying their own earlier claim that many suffered injuries. A Delhi Police statement said the claim that 17 people were injured was incorrect. "We have realised that the number of injured reported in the incident was not correct and the police department wants to make it clear that no one was injured," said Additional Public Relations Officer Anil Mittal. But police officials admitted that protests broke out in the area in east Delhi after the incident. An investigation has been ordered to find out about the lapses in security since the police knew that the devout would gather on the road to offer Eid prayers. Source:https://www.khaleejtimes.com/inter...