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New UAE work permit allows employers to hire men on family sponsorship

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uae workAbu Dhabi: In a bid to provide “stability” to families, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) is now issuing work permits to employers who want to recruit eligible male employees who are sponsored by their families.

This has been done in accordance with the resolution that was recently issued by the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli regarding regulations on issuance of work permits.

These permits were previously issued exclusively to women.

Speaking about the new permits, MoHRE Under Secretary Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi said that the resolution was issued with the aim to provide “stability to families” by allowing them to “increase their source of monthly income”.

With the new resolution, firms will also be able to meet the demand for jobs from residents, thereby enabling them to reduce operational costs.

The resolution also reduces the rates of fees to be paid by the employer for the work permits. As per the resolution, firms are now required to pay DH300 for a two-year work permit for a skilled or limited skilled worker for all categories under the ministry’s group classification.

The previous fee ranged between Dh300 and Dh5,000, according to the category and skills of workers.

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