Do employers have the right to hold or keep employees passport in UAE?

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Orly Baldonado asked 3 months ago
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Do employers have the right to hold or keep employees passport?
If not,  do employees have the right to get it as perUAEe labour law?

5 Answers
Liz Joseph answered 3 months ago

It’s illegal to hold employees passport. But still in UAE, many employers doing so in concern with safety and security.




Umeadi Felix answered 3 months ago

Can the person get it back wen he never completed six months, answer Please?

Arewa Kan answered 3 months ago

As per the Law, although few companies respect it. You supposed to keep your Passport or even if the company holds it, you have the right to get it anytime you request. 
I work in Dubai, our passports are kept by the company’s HR but we have access anytime we need it without long explanation 
 

Umeadi Felix answered 3 months ago

OK, because I need Mine but my boss did not even give me emirates I.D card and even my passport he holds two of them, wat can I do to get it back, answer please

Edith Olaguera answered 3 months ago

Yes it’s illegal to retain someone’s passport if employer retain passport they can pay fine for holding passport. If u want to get your passport back go to police station. But some of the employers doesn’t follow UAE rules

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