Lifting Work Ban
If you have a work ban (also known as visa ban or labour ban) and want to get lifted before it expires in 6 months or 1 year time, you should read further.
If you want to lift work ban, provided that you will receive an NOC (no objection certificate) from the company who cancelled your labor card. Ministry of Labor will impose the ban when the employee leaves the sponsoring employer before the expiry of the labor card provided that the employer’s NOC is not accompanied with the cancellation/transfer request.
Minister of Labor may also lift the work ban without the requirement of NOC in the instances that the employer has violated the terms of the employment contract and the Minister of Labor or the Court has found in favor of the employee who was entitled to terminate the contract early or without the statutory notice period.
Transfer of sponsorship
The request for transfer of sponsorship should be done within 1 month from the expiry / cancellation of the previous sponsorship along with the required fee of 200 Dhs and the NOC form the previous employee.
Source of law (UAE Labour Law):
- UAE federal law no 8 of 1980 articles 6, 121, 128 and 129;
- Ministerial Decision no 8 of 2006; Cabinet Decision no 3 of 1977.
It would be wise to seek legal assistance from a reputed labour law firm such as Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants if you get a work ban.