Working on a visit Visa for 2 Month without Salary, I’m not sure if the company will renew my Visa. Can we file a complaint in Ministry of Labour ?

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Rodel Jusayan asked 6 months ago
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I’m asking for a friend, Just wanted to seek guidance and to have clarity.

His on a Visit visa till now but was hired by a company (offer letter signed) for almost 3 months now, never got paid any salary, now he has almost 2 months unpaid salary and his visit visa will expire next week. They promised to renew his visit visa again. But his not confident that they will do it.

Can we file a complaint in Ministry of Labour? What is the procedure? Thanks in advance!




3 Answers
Kevin answered 6 months ago

Both parties are at fault, your friend was working on visit visa. You can call MOL for further clarification. Incase complain is registered, he would have to prove his employment days to get his rights.

Manfred Anwanda answered 6 months ago

1st of all it’s illegal for someone on a tourist visa to work in UAE. What most employers do is manipulate those on tourist visa to work for them and whenever their visa is about to expire, they’ll tell them ” sorry we couldn’t process your visa due to one or two issues” well I pray you guys find a way to resolve this issue. Best of luck

Bashir Juma answered 6 months ago

I don’t think there is much you can do in this case because both of you are in trouble or doing something illegal as per the UAE LABOUR LAW. but I think the employer has a lot to lose, like paying a big fine or even risking his company for closure. So in that case you can try to threaten him maybe he can sit on around table and find a solution THAT IS BETTER FOR BOTH.
Well what I want you to know is that it is illegal for anyone to work in UAE without a valid employment contract or visa that is approved by the Ministry of Labour.

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