Issuance of domestic workers' permits moved to another ministry

Work permits for domestic workers in the UAE will soon be handled by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) and not by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs any longer. The procedure starts in the first quarter of the next year in Dubai and will be rolled out across the other Emirates in the second quarter. Domestic workers are those employed by households like housemaids, cooks, security guards, drivers and gardeners.

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