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EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAWS IN GCC COUNTRIES

Updated on June 18, 2013

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Employment and Labor Laws in GCC Countries

GCC which is constituted of six countries is a single largest block for expatriate employment. These are the rich countries and single largest exporter of oil and gas in the world. GCC consists of Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman. Saudi is world’s top rank oil exported and Qatar is way ahead in gas. These countries are fully dependent on expatriate workers for the skilled and non-skilled jobs.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is biggest of all countries. The KSA population is 27 million of which almost 18 million or 70 percent are Saudi’s and 30 percent or 9 million or less are expatriate population.

UAE is second biggest by population in GCC. As per data available the UAE population is almost 8.6 million people of which 90% are expatriates. In term of economy also, UAE is second biggest economy of the region and transshipment hub.

Kuwait is third biggest country with 3.3 million population of which 1.1 million or 33 percent are Kuwaiti’s and 66 percent are the expatriates. Kuwait is one of the biggest oil exporter in the world and economy is basically driven by oil.

Oman is relatively poor of all countries with around 3 million populations. It is not a big exporter of oil and its position is more coming from mines and mineral industry. Nationalization is highest in Oman.

Qatar is around 1.5 million population. The economy and population is fastest growing. Qatar is fast growing state which has known fast going after big sporting event. Qatar was the first Middle East country to host Asian games in 2006 and will host FIFA world cup in 2022. Qatar is biggest exporter of gas in the world.

Bahrain is smallest of all with around a million or less in population. Financial sector along with oil and gas plays important role in growth of Bahrain.

These are the rich countries with Qatar standing as second richest in the world as per the IMF 2011 data with more than $ 100,000 per capita income, others are not far behind with UAE the world rank 4 and then Kuwait, Saudi and Bahrain.

Employment and Labor Law

There are two categories of the visas, employment visa and house work visa (maid visa) and farming visas. Domestic workers and farming workers are not part of labor laws. Employment visa is issued to companies and establishments and house work visa are issued to the every family. Every local family is issued five visas for house work but they can apply and get more visas issued for some payment.

Employment visa is issued based on the size of company and its capital. Every local can establish and business enterprise and can get visa, these may be big companies or may be small shops. The law always favors owners.

The underlying principle of GCC countries is “hire and fire”. GCC countries have failed to establish internationally acceptable standards for migrant workers. Most GCC countries’ labor and immigration laws facilitate and validate inhuman treatment towards migrant workers. These laws are abusive, and as a result they control, restrict, and infringe on all internationally accepted standards of “fair dealing” towards millions of migrant workers. Employers frequently withhold wages for months and confiscate passports as “security” to keep workers from quitting. The combination of “recruiting fees” and abusive work environment constitute “forced labor” in this region.

Khiraj – Exits Permit – Except Kuwait and UAE all other countries needs permission of employer to leave the country. Even if the employee has his passport he needs permission of the employer so that he can travel abroad.

Sponsorship – This is system where if employee wants to change his job and join another job he need the permission from his present employer or change it. Unless and until permission is granted jobs cannot be changed. Transfer of sponsorship is allowed in restricted categories only. The issues affecting expatriate workers in the Gulf region are different from the migrant population in other regions of the world. The most important difference is the “temporary status” of the expatriate workers in the Gulf countries.

Trading in Visas – This one more phenomenon where local national provide to the expatriate worker and takes a fixed charge every year. He is not responsible for any thing of the worker. Local nationals establishes companies may be fake or real and sale these visas. A worker buys visa and is self-employed.

Salaries – I will divide it into marginal labor, blue collar jobs and white collar jobs. The marginal labor is one of most exploited class of workers. ( ALL Wages and Salaries are monthly basis)

The marginal labor – Cleaning company workers and construction workers along other marginal workers are highly exploited class. They paid least between USD 150 to USD 250. The wages are very irregular. Sometimes they are delayed for six months and sometime never paid. These are highest number of workers. Those who work in small shops are usually paid USD 250 to USD 500 depending upon working hours. Cost of living is very high. 20 to 30 marginal workers live in single apartment of 2 bedrooms. (700 sq. ft. – 850 sq. ft.) Saving is very difficult in this situation.

Blue Collar Jobs – These are the jobs of companies or self-employed. They are paid USD 750 to USD 1750. In this category the heavy and super heavy drivers and all kinds of mechanics and machinist are in demand. Their exploitation is relatively less than the marginal workers.

White Collar Jobs – These are best jobs, usually offered by good companies or relatively better one. Accountant, engineers, doctors, and investment banker are the best profession. Teaching is good option but salaries of the school teachers are not lucrative enough. College and university professors are senior or retired professors of Europe. They are most in demand at university level. They are available relatively at less cost compared to young professionals.

The salary structure varies a lot. A fresh accountant start with USD 700 to USD 800, experienced CA, CPA, CMA depending upon qualification and experience gets between USD 2000, Chief Accountant, Finance Managers, AVP and VP can fetch USD 3000 to USD 10000 and above. CFO can get up to USD 10000 to USD 20000 per months.

Engineers are the second in demand. Construction is one of the most important industry of the region and has very important role to play.

The best industry to work is Oil and Gas. This is the industry is at core of the wealth of the GCC region. It is best paying industry in the region. These are Government owned industry or subcontractor to the industry.

The other best industry in this region is banking and investment. This is one of shining industry in this region. This region is wealthy region and you need wealth managers. This industry has always done great. This is best industry as pay master. A salary varies from USD 5000 to USD15000 for senior managers.

House Work Visa – Maids and Agriculture Labor

This is most exploited class of workers. They work in homes or they buy it and work outside. Every national family gets five such visas. They can get some more by paying nominal extra money to the government. This class of workers does not covered by labor law.

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      liana 7 months ago

      Hello. I was working in UAE in one company for a year, then I resigned and worked my notice period, but company didn't cancel my visa and make a labor complaint on me. I left UAE without visa cancelation and having labor complaint . I'm home 2 month. Can I apply for a work in other GCC countries now, would I have problems with visa. Thank you

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      orientsunset 11 months ago

      Sir, i have debts in Dubai. After my mom died. I found out that all the money I have been sending her is kept in the bank. I now have her money. I want to pay my debts, but i want to pay little by little as I do not have stable work yet. Can banks in UAE freeze my account here in Philippines? If so, will that take lots of money from the UAE banks too?

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      kenken2016 11 months ago

      Hi Sir Zia,

      How true are those people testifying that they have problem to enter and work again in another GCC if they have unpaid bank loan and credit cards in one GCC? is it a hoax? or depends on the amount? or case to case basis?

      Or this people saying that there is a problem are hired by the banks and their purpose is only to scare people?

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      Shammi 14 months ago

      Zia sir,i have drug offense crime in dubai in 2009.after i depoted from dubai in 2010 i again joined a company in qatar 2012 to 2014 came back without any problem now i applying for bahrain visit visa and trying to get in to manama and find a job,but i have doubt wether they have implemented linked system to all gcc countries and i find a problem.please advice me sir,

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 14 months ago from Kuwait

      Yes you can travel to Kuwait, without cancelling your Oman visa

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      petteragreda 14 months ago

      Good Day Mr. Zia

      I am currently working here in Oman for 6 months then i got an offer from Kuwait and they have a ready visa for me.

      I know that my company here will no allow me to leave. can i go for emergency leave to my mother country then from there go to Kuwait.

      Can i enter and work in Kuwait with Oman Working Visa Stamp on my Passport.

      Hope you can help me.

      Thanks Petter

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      kenken2016 14 months ago

      Hi to all,

      I am previously working at KSA way back 2013 and left an unpaid loan of 43K rials and CC amounting to 10K rials and then after they terminated my employment due to undue extension of my vacation leave. I am trying to explain but they terminated my employment. Now one agency here in Philippines invited me to submit my cv to work in UAE and the other is in Qatar.

      Now, there is this collection agency asking me to settle my obligation with the bank. I told the collection agency that I will settle my outstanding payment once I landed again for a job to other GCC countries.

      My question is can I still work in qatar/UAE or other gcc despite I have unpaid loan and cc in KSA?

      Thanks and looking forward on your immediate reply.

      Thanks,

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      kenken2016 14 months ago

      Hi to Zia,

      I am previously working at KSA way back 2013 and left an unpaid loan of 43T rials and CC amounting to 10T rials because my Company terminated my job for extending my vacation with out their confirmation. Eventually one agency here in Philippines invited me to submit my cv to work in UAE and the other is in Qatar.

      Now, there is this collection agency asking me to settle my obligation with the bank in KSA. I told the collection agency that I will settle my outstanding payment once I landed again for a job to other GCC countries.

      My question is can I still work in qatar/UAE or other gcc despite I have unpaid loan and cc in KSA? And will there be any problem in processing my working visa in the Phils?

      Thanks and looking forward on your immediate reply.

      Thanks,

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 15 months ago from Kuwait

      You can travel to Oman

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 15 months ago from Kuwait

      You can pay and settle and get NOC

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 15 months ago from Kuwait

      Yes, you can.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 15 months ago from Kuwait

      Yes, you can go to other countries.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 15 months ago from Kuwait

      Yes he can

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      Afsar khan 17 months ago

      Sir my friend take 600 Kd in his civil I'd and he go to India. Can its possible he go to another Gcc country.

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      Vic 18 months ago

      Sir, I absconded from my job in Oman with no criminal liabilities. Is it safe for me to get a new job offer in other GCCs only after 1 month?

      Thanks

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      jenny garcia 19 months ago

      Good day,sir, i am a recommended employee here in kuwait fir hws is it possible for me to go back in philippines without the permission of my employer and without the exit clearance just my ticket and pasaport is it possible???

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      Malhal 20 months ago

      Dear sir,,, I am Malhal, presently in Oman working as a sr.estimator. I loss my job last week due to company is closed down their operation in oman. I have 3 other new offers. But I can't come back again due to noc issue. My problem is I have a personal loan with hsbc bank 6000ro. Any chance for me to get a grace for non repay of this amount. My final settlement amount is too low below 1000ro. If I can come back I can continue my loan..but that also not possible. Please advice

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      Mohammed Sami Ulla 20 months ago

      Dear Zia Ahmed Khan

      I was in dubai from 2010 to 2013 and I ahve defaulter 3 credit cards out of which 2 banks have registered case against me for credit card default. Now i got job offer from Oman will there be any problem for my new Omani Work visa as I have pending cases in dubai. Came through few articles where GCC countries are sharing data for their safety. Will this any how effect my new employment visa from oman.

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      Rihan shaikh 22 months ago

      hi sir ,,one of my friend is having a house maid visa, now he wants to exit and wants to come in a employment visa.....here in Kuwait the company is ready to give the employment visa...so can you guide me what to do this in this scenario ....

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      Manoj 22 months ago

      Sir,

      I left Oman in 2003 without cancel my visa and I joined company in Dubai 2004. Oman Visa valid up to Oct 2004.After joined Dubai company I try to enter Oman by road in Feb.2005 . But Oman border they cancelled my old Oman Visa & not allowed to enter Oman & came back to Dubai.Now I got offer from Oman & Is it possible to get visa in Oman or They will caught me airport.

      Please give me answer

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      mrinternet 22 months ago

      Hi, i have a travel ban from kuwait, i'm currently outside kuwait and got an offer in dubai, will my travel ban from kuwait be a problem in issuing a dubai residence visa? will i also be banned from all dubai and all GCC? Thx!

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      M Saad 22 months ago

      currently i am working in oman since last three months, i got a job offer from saudi, am i able to join there without any restrictions do my employer put me on GCC ban if i resign ? please reply

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      Ram srini 24 months ago

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      you can travel to Saudi

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      There should not be any problem

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      rosh werain 2 years ago

      dear sir,i have been working in dubai few years ago and got caught with the drugs and left the country after 2yrs of jail time after i joined a company in qatar and worked 2yrs and left the country in 2014,when i enter in to qatar i didnt face any problem through the airport immigration but my doubt is if i want to go back to qatar after 2yrs time will there be any issue at the airport due to my previous crime....please reply me...you always have helped me when im in trouble.thank you

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      harshabuddhika 2 years ago

      Dear Sir ,

      2 years before i left from Dubai , i had some credit card balance ( about 25000 Dirram ) , so now i am planing to go Saudi .please advice .Are they can do any case to me beacuse they sending email they put GCC Band to me . please advice me

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      It will be applied on new Visa, no problem for already those who are present.

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      manzar shah 2 years ago

      Assalamalaikum

      as you're aware this came in newspaper, i am based in qatar but have criminal case in dubai for cable theft .... do i face a problem ... am worried ... please help.

      GCC in joint push to block tainted expatriates’

      In yet another move to cut reliance on foreign labor, the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is working on a joint database project that will contain comprehensive information about tainted foreign workers.

      The plan is aimed at preventing the entry of a foreign worker into any Gulf country, if proof is found of his criminal involvement in his previous country of residence.

      “The project is subject to clearance from the ministries of labor and interior of the GCC countries,” said a GCC source, Saturday. He said the details of the database and the mechanism to follow were discussed by the GCC labor ministers’ meeting held in October last.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @roshewerain - please do not go to UAE

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      roshwerain 2 years ago

      dear sir,i recently left qatar and willing to get the visa in bahrain as i have sseen ur replies for some one on the top i was curios to know if there will be any issue if i try to get down in to bahrain due to my previous drug related case in uae.please let me know thank you

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @Hani - As per new Security pact, GCC has agreed to ban mutually four offenders base on case to case basis , drugs, organised crime, terrorism and major fraud and crime. ( This does not include labor related or laon and credit card default case).

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      hani 2 years ago

      why would i get deported to dubai ? i don't have pending charges in any of gcc country and am aplying from Europe home country i had job interview wouldn't i ged dnied visa first if m not allowed in gcc country doesn't it make more sense then what you just said my frien d and i were in jail he is Turkish drug charges deported from Dubai now working in qatar legit how is that possible?

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @arakhan -Yes, you can, but check your visa status and also if there is any case against you or if you are banned.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @Saad - Dubai police do not respond to such request, do not contact them directly, only a good lawyer can help you.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @Saleem321 - Yes you can get Visa or other gulf countries , without cancelling your Oman Visa.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @Sameer - If you are defaulter in Dubai, then Mumbai agent can not harass you. Just register a case against them at Mumbai Cyber Crime Branch of harassment. Legally they can not do anything to you in Oman or Bahrain. If they call take their Name, Phone number and address, all details and file a complained against them.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @Hani - For drug case, yes there is possibility of you will be denied Visa or on arrival arrested and deported to UAE.

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      Hani 2 years ago

      sellam brother. I got deported from Dubai 2013 and I have job opportunity in bahrain would I get problems gettin visa And I had drug case. Please let me know ASAP thank you in advance hopefully I get good news

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      Sameer 2 years ago

      Hello Sir ,

      I am defaulter in dubai and its being two years i am in Oman . I was looking for a change of job and updated my job portal account with company and current phone number. I got a called from the recovery agent in mumbai yesterday , i didn't speak to them just cut the call. then i looked at the job portal and saw that the agent looked at my profile. then i delete the entire profile and removed all my details. But i am afraid , they got my current company details they continuously calls me now from mumbai but i have not responded to them . Will they be able to do anything against me in Oman ? . will they approach my company ? . should i speak to my HR ? . i am worried again. Will there be any problem for me. whole family is just depending on me. its RAK bank through which mumbai based agency is communicating me ... please respond :-(

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      Saleem321 2 years ago

      Assalamu Alaiku Sir,

      I am currently in Muscat, I want to other gulf countries without cancelling my current resident permit.. Can i get residence permit of other gulf countries as my oman residence permit is valid.? One of my friend visa is cancelled due to this issue four months back. Please give me clear view of this..

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      Saad 2 years ago

      Dear Zia

      In continuation to my earlier post, As you advised I checked thru my friend with one of the bank lawyer and he is saying there is no case filed against you..

      But some people saying do not rely on this you should directly make a contact with police and ask them.

      I am bit confuse please advise what to do, I don't think Dubai police will respond to any call that made from overseas..

      Regards

      Saad Arsalan

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      arakhan 2 years ago

      Aslamoalaikum Mr. Zia Ahmad Khan,

      My question is April'2014 i left the kuwait without cancel my visa and visa valid sep'2015. i got it new opportunity from qatar and presently i m working qatar. but i am again get it offer from kuwait so can i go kuwait an other company. if i can't go so what's procedure of reentry paying fees and charges (fine) for getting new visa.

      please help me.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @ lifeisbeautiful- yes in case drugs, organised crime and terrorism you can face arrest.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 2 years ago from Kuwait

      @Saad - only a lawyer can get details from court

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      Saad 3 years ago

      Salam Zia

      In Contonuation to my previous post I like to inform my bank was RBS and that bank was closed in UAE in 2010..I also got the visit visa last week already means there were no entry ban on me..there are cases where people caught on arrival to avoid this to whom should I contact as bank also not there.

      Thanks

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      lifeisbeautiful1 3 years ago

      Salam Alaikum Zia Sahab,

      I had had an earlier query with you and appreciate your complete response on it. You are really serving humanity with full humbleness.

      Now, I am not going to ask you anything, but I am asking this from the people who have posted on this page.

      Folks, you have received many comments from Zia brother, that we can go to other Middle East or GCC countries, even if one particular nation has put a ban or court case against you.

      My only concern is has anyone of you faced any difficulty after going to that different country. Though I have full faith in Zia brother's responses, still I wish to know from the real people who had experienced this.

      Take care, and please do respond.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @JAke - yes

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Arun - Yes

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Saad - you should ask bank, or hire a lawyer and can settle through court and get clearance and ban revoked from court.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Kashif - it is not guaranteed even after paying bank ban can be revoked. Only court can revoke a ban after clearance from ban and police.

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      Kashif 3 years ago

      Salam ZIA

      I left debai in 2009 with unpaid loan of aed 20000 from RBS bank...The bank must have filed case against me and there must me be entry ban on me... How can I lift that ban as I wanted visit dubai on visit visa and also having amount to settle it..

      Regards

      Kashif

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      Saad 3 years ago

      Salam Zia

      I left dubai in 2009 with unpaid load and card bill of RBS of amount 19000 aed now I want to settle this I don't know if they filed a case against me since RBS is acquired by ADCB and RBS is only operating with one branch for retails customers. now I have to visit on company behalf to UAE again from Pakistan need ur advice shuld I contact with bank before travel to setttle my amount and police case or depend on my luck and see what happen there ..by the way I have the money to negotiate and settle with them...

      Saad Arsalan

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      Arun 3 years ago

      Sir,

      Should I do medical test to get Oman work visa if I am presently living in Bahrain. I am an Indian national.

      Thank you in advance.

      Arun

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      jake 3 years ago

      sir if the visa expired but im still not travel can the agency requested again for work visa in qatar?

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      jake 3 years ago

      sir if the visa expired but im still not travel can the agency requested again?

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Syed Fasih - If your new sponsor agrees then no problem.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Arun VAdakkepath - There is nothing like converting. You can get new licence without going through learning directly but after passing test.

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      Syed Fasih 3 years ago

      Hi Mr. Zia , I'm working with a company in KSA for last 1 and a half year , I've asked my company to cancel my visa as i have a good opportunity in Bahrain but they won't !! so I wanna ask if there will be any issue in attaining a work permit in bahrain without cancelling my visa in KSA ?

      Regards,

      Syed

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      Arun Vadakkepatt 3 years ago

      Sir,

      Thank you for your valuable reply.

      One more question; Is it possible to convert Bahraini driving license to Oman license. If possible, please let me know the procedures.

      Await your kind reply.

      Arun

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @jake - if you have unused valid visa then you can travel. If they say it is rejected then they are lying.

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      jake 3 years ago

      im waiting for visa for 5 months in my agency to work in qatar. now i received an email that telling im been rejected due to unused valid visa. they say that im have a visa before im qatar but im not go their and apply in any agency going in qatar. Is this possible that im been rejected due to unused valid visa?

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Arun - Yes you can go to Oman without cancelling Bahrain Visa.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Julychie - No problem you can go to KSA.

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      Julychie 3 years ago

      Zia ahmed khan

      Here's my email add julychie@yahoo.com

      Please send me reply to my email

      I was terminated from dubai but before my visa cancell , I left dubai with bank loan , credit card and phone bills.. Almost a year ago,.,.

      Now i got job offer from Saudi arabia

      Do you think i will not face a problem if i accept the offer ,., please let me know

      Thanks

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      Arun 3 years ago

      Dear Sir,

      I am an Indian working in Bahrain. Now I got a job in Oman. Can I go to Oman without cancell my Bahrain employment visa. (ie. I will go for a vacation to India and will go to Oman from there)

      Await for your kind reply.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Ibrahim - Before you leave, you must check visa issuer and type of visa.

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      Ibrahim 3 years ago

      Hi Sir,I from India, before 3 months ago I got a job offer from QATAR,my work visa not come yet now,I asked my sponsor about my visa,they said you will travel next week,but not show my visa to me,my passport &certificates are they kept, I confess please help

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Rocky Albert - You can travel to Qatar no Problem

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Scorpio08 - Thanks

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      Rocky Albert 3 years ago

      I was fingerprinted and convicted for 2 months for a theft case in Dubai.Later after release i cancelled my visa and returned to my home country.Now i have got an offer from qatar, will it be any issue to get qatar cid clearance after fingerprinting for residence visa.

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      Rocky Albert 3 years ago

      I was fingerprinted and convicted for 2 months for a theft case in Dubai.Later after release i cancelled my visa and returned to my home country.Now i have got an offer from qatar, will it be any issue to get qatar cid clearance after fingerprinting for residence visa.

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      scorpio08 3 years ago

      Sir Zla ahmed khan,

      thank you very much sir you ligthen my mind more power and Godbless.......

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @zabiullah - if company can issue new visa for you then yes you can come back.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Jo - there should not be any problem.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @aneesh - If you do not have any debt or credit card, then no problem. But you can be banned from Bahrain.

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      zabiulla 3 years ago

      hi i have worked in kuwait for about 4 1/2 years i came on vacation but i didn't retur back . now i want to join the same company is there any issue if i go back? i don't have any problem with the company and the govt . please give me the correct advice.

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      JO 3 years ago

      I HAVE AN UNPAID LOAN AMT 2000 BHD ON CITI BANK BHRAIN AND MY VISA IS NOT CANCELLED FROM BHARAIN.

      NOW I GOT JOB ON UAE. ANY PROBLEM WILL COME IF I GO TO UAE

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      aneesh 3 years ago

      sir,

      i am planning to exit bahrain without my employer knowledge.I got better job but present company is not releasing me.What are the consequenses if i exit bahrain like this?

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @scorpio83- you can work in Kuwait.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      Yes, you need clearance from bank for final exit.

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      jijin10 3 years ago

      hello sir,

      shall i face any legal problems when i am going final exit from saudi arabia with pending of personal loan from bank.

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      scorpio08 3 years ago

      yes they are liers!!! they accused me for things i did not do,any way i forgive them already,as i said i was jailed for 6 mnths in ksa my case is immoral i was deported,and now am applying to kuwait knowing also that kuwait is a part of GCC country,im ban in kuwait? thanks and Godbless

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      scorpio08 3 years ago

      good day sir!

      im filipino i worked in ksa for 2 yrs and 6 months i was jailed for 6 months for the case immoral bcoz they found porno in my cellphone,now im applying for kuwait.my question is im ban also to kuwait? pls answer....thanks and more power

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      nasil 3 years ago

      thanks

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      nasil 3 years ago

      thanks

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Pradip - they are lying.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @nasil - no

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @John d Third- there is nothing like this, u can enter Kuwait.

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @Mohammed Rahmathullah - It all depends upon case registered against him.

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      Mohammed rahmathulla 3 years ago

      In 1996 absconded from muscat and reached India now can he renter to muscat?

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      john-d-third 3 years ago

      Dear Dr. Zia,

      Greetings!

      May I ask how true is the rumor going around that expats from one GCC country cannot enter another country in GCC if he/she has deported from one of the GCC countries? They said the new law is based on GCC security pact? I am particular to the case of being deported from Dubai due to absconding case and now planning to visit Kuwait soon.

      Many thanks in advance.

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      nasil 3 years ago

      i have case in oman for 1700 hunderdomani riyal with out paying to omani guy now iam in tourist visa in dubai is there is any problem for exit to india from uae

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      Pradip 3 years ago

      Dear sir,

      I got a job offer in Qatar and my employer they applied my work visa but it is rejected because of my name is in blacklist. is that possible i never beet to Qatar before ? Please advise how could i solve this issue, i really don't want to miss this offer.

      I came from saudi arabia on a vacation about 4 months ago and i didn't go back.

      Thanks in advance

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      This is true if you have given them check, check bounced case is different. Secondly, he can fight it in Court and specially in home country he is at advantage. He can also declare bankruptcy. It is not possible to arrest and send from home country, even the local default and check bounce will take 20 years to close the case. Just take a legal process. No one can be deported from India, Pakistan , Bangladesh and Philippine ( nationals) for their default in third country and they have all legal ways to fight it in court. In western country they can declare bankruptcies. This article is just to frighten . Legally Qatar court can not deport him to third country except for Organised Crime, Terrorist activity, drugs and serious fraud. One should hire a good lawyer to fight a case.

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      khanshahab 3 years ago

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      khanshahab 3 years ago

      dear sir, any comment on this please

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @ruel - Ramadan timings are less than half regular timing and usually slows down everything.

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      ruel 3 years ago

      im waiting only for my visa in qatar, but my agency said that its hard to get a visa now in qatar. They said that employer try to re applied again for visa. Its true that its hard to get now a visa in qatar, especially now ramadan month?

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      Dr. Zia Ahmed 3 years ago from Kuwait

      @ Then amount can not go that much, after one year of default it stopped increasing, this the law. Go legal against them. Let them file a case in UAE, they can not do anything here. What they are doing is illegal and they can be arrested in Qatar.