Can employers in UAE hold last paycheck and employee passports?

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Charlyn Mangubat asked 3 months ago
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My Boss already Cancelled my Visa and even got the cancellation stamp in the passport. But he still holds my passport and salary plus gratuity. he claims that ministry still holds his visa deposit and he can only pay me or give my passport to back after he gets his money back.
Now my concern, it is my obligations that his money is still on hold?
I already finished my contract with the company.
What Ian i do in this case?

4 Answers
G Kumar answered 3 months ago

As per law till the date you leave the country or transfer to other job ,it is their responsibility.But he can’t hold your passport as per law.so first you take your dues ,then find a job,get the visa(original passport not required for that) show to your sponsor and get your passport .Or take the dues then put a complaint in court you can get your passport in 4 days .Leave the country or change of status before the grace period ends.




Charlyn Mangubat answered 3 months ago

My said dat I have two option 1:I can have my passport but he wont give me my salary 2: I can have my salary but dey will hold my passport to guarantee them that they can have back their deposited money. I’m I entitled to get the leave pay aside on my salary since I finish my contract?

G Kumar answered 3 months ago

You are entitled to get your 42 days gratuity and 60 days leave salary(if not yet taken leave in 2 years) .Suggest you to collect all this first .let them keep the passport till you get a new visa or till you leave the country.

G Kumar answered 3 months ago

Are you housemaid visa?if so no gratuity only 30 days leave salary

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