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The UAE government has postponed the Good Conduct Certificate as a requirement for getting a work visa starting April 1 until further notice. No reasons have been given regarding the postponement. Earlier this year, the UAE government announced the certificate as an additional requirement in applying for a working visa. The new rule required all foreign workers… Read More

apply for schengen visa for iceland in dubai

If you’re planning to see and experience the beauty of Iceland, one of the most important things you’ll need is a visa! For your travel to Iceland, you will need to apply for a Schengen Visa. While we have already covered a general guideline in getting a Schengen tourist visa in general, this article discusses… Read More

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There’s an Open Day for cabin crew position by Emirates airlines this 13 April and 28 April. and details of the location are yet to be confirmed. So those of you in Dubai who are planning to apply for a job as a flight attendant, kindly take note of the dates for you to submit… Read More

In an earlier post, we shared important telephone numbers that everybody should know. The list includes contact numbers of the Ministry of Labour, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), taxi services, and other agencies that all expatriates in Dubai should be familiar with. This time around, we would like to focus on how to report different kinds… Read More

A delegation from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila is visiting Dubai next week, April 2-7, 2018. Their purpose will be to promote community engagement as well as to bring the Philippine government closer to the people by using social media channels. Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes shared that the delegation will include DFA Undersecretary… Read More

The Social Security System (SSS) is one of the ways in which Filipinos can save for the future. By making monthly contributions, members can apply for loans, acquire benefits, and eventually receive pension. Previously, we shared about how members can check SSS contributions online. Aside from these services, did you know that SSS has a… Read More

There are different modes of transport in Dubai, but if you drive a car, you’ll need to upgrade your plate soon. The Roads of Transport Authority (RTA) recently announced that all motorists with owned registered number plates from A – Z should upgrade these to the new design. Car owners with owned registered number plates can… Read More

The UAE Labour Law includes policies on wages, working hours, and other matters regarding workers’ rights and welfare. There’s even a law for domestic workers that came out last year, ensuring that they are properly compensated as they render their services. Today, we would like to focus more on the safety and protection of workers. How can… Read More

UAE residents who plan to visit Sri Lanka and may need to get a visa before-hand, here’s a step by step guide how to get an eVisa online prior to your travel to this Asian country. Take note that some nationalities may or may not need to get an tourist visa on hand as it… Read More

In a previous article, we shared several tips for eco-friendly living in Dubai, citing ways in which we can help save the environment. Today, we are going to focus on how to save and conserve one of the most important natural resources on Earth: water. Did you know that 97 percent of the water on Earth… Read More

Noticed any changes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) lately? Well, you’re not the only one! The airport has just been recognized as one of the most improved airports in the world this 2018, based on a global survey by Skytrax, a research firm. According to the survey, NAIA ranked 10th in the “World’s… Read More

For those of you who want to travel and visit India, depending on your passport, you may need to process an India visa beforehand. Here we share a step by step guide on how you can get an Indian eVisa online. This experience is shared by one of our DubaiOFW contributors, Japeth, who wanted to… Read More

According to a recent survey by HSBC, the Philippines ranked third among four countries in the world that are most vulnerable to climate change. Topping the list is India, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. The survey assessed 67 countries based on: ability to respond to climate change, exposure to energy transition risks, sensitivity to… Read More

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