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I’m planning to change jobs here in the United Arab Emirates. I don’t know if there’s going to be a problem here considering I have a Limited Contract from the Ministry of Labour (MOL). I know that I will get an automatic ban from the MOL since I will not be finishing the 2 years that is stated on my work contract.

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I have submitted my resignation letter already and I’m hoping that my employer will not have any problem with it since I’m filing my resignation with the proper notice.

Switching from an LLC Company to a Freezone Company

I have heard plenty of stories from other workers (professionals and skilled workers) and they all seem to have the same story that it’s okay for you to resign from your Limited Licensing Company (LLC) so long as you can find a job in the freezone company. I have also called the Labour Department and they normally cannot answer if it’s alright in the Freezone area since it’s beyond their scope of support already.

Sometimes it was such a hassle trying to call cause each representative had a different answer altogether. It’s always best to ask advice from the PRO of the new company if you will get a ban in UAE or not because of not finishing your contract.

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Resigning for Better Pay and Opportunities

Based on the offer provided by the Freezone company, I have a good opportunity to grow with them and within the field that I am interested in. I explained this side to my employer in the hope that he would understand my situation. I have plenty of mouths to feed back in the Philippines and it’s important for me to ensure that I provide to them especially while I’m in Dubai. I could just get a call center job back home but that’s why I’m here in Dubai, to make good  better money.

I’m crossing my fingers especially when I have submitted my letter of resignation. I’m hoping that there won’t be any further problem.

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  • nlmrtn

    Hi, we have the same sentiment. I am under limited contract. I have been serving my company for more a year and i just submitted my resignation letter few days ago. My company doesn’t have any problem if i will be transferring to another company. I am only a bit worried if I will be given an automatic 1 yr immigration ban as I breached my contract. Again, one person to another do have different answer that made this predicament complicated.

  • sharafat ali

    my company give me N.O.C. when my visa cancellation 6 months ban automatic on me.i hear if you have N.O.C.there is no banned .tell me.when my visa is cancelled what will be the next process to remove the banned from labour department .becasue i have N.O.C kindly give proper information

  • Irshadrehman

    I want to a job in auto cad draftsman sounstruction

  • Diwan

    I want to change job in March my contract is still 1 year to finish its limited contract wid my company is ill have ban it ill resignation to the company after this new ruls is coming I alredy completed 3 year in this company its my second visa ,, please send me all ruls and regulations at my mail id thanks. Sir


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