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Embassy warns Indian maids against UAE visit visa misuse

Embassy warns Indian maids against UAE visit visa misuse

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Embassy records more cases in recent months; most women came from Telangana and Punjab India requests UAE to stop giving job visa to women coming on visit visa Abu Dhabi: The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has warned Indian housemaids not to come to UAE on visit visa, bypassing Indian emigration rules, as such women have ended up in deep trouble. India has banned emigration of housemaids under 30 and even eligible women can leave the country on an employment visa only through eMigrate system that ensures their welfare and protection. However, over 400 female domestic workers in distress approached the embassy in the capital and the consulate in Dubai during the past two years on visit/ tourist visa and all of them were sent back to India, the embassy officials told Gulf News on Tues...
You have to pay this amount additionally for unaccompanied kids travelling to and from Dubai

You have to pay this amount additionally for unaccompanied kids travelling to and from Dubai

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Tickets can be booked only from city or airline offices, not online or through travel agents. India's national budget carrier has implemented new rules and additional charges over and above the ticket cost of unaccompanied minors traveling to and from Dubai Airports. Now, parents sending unaccompanied children on Air India Express have to cough up an additional Dh 165 for a one-way trip for each child, totalling up to Dh 300 for a return trip. The new cost was implemented after Dubai Airport's ground handling agency dnata's decided to levy the new charges towards the handling of unaccompanied minors. The announcement was made on Monday, December 4, and is with immediate effect, according to a circular issued by the Air India Express distributed to travel agents in the UAE. Ac...
Indian expats in UAE ‘worried’ over e-migrate registration

Indian expats in UAE ‘worried’ over e-migrate registration

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Expats with a valid employment visa have to register on the portal. Indian residents continue to be on the edge as the deadline announced by the Ministry of External Affairs of India looms large for the mandatory registration on the government's eMigrate platform. The Indian ministry announced on November 15 that starting January 1, 2019, registration is now mandatory for all Indian nationals holding an employment visa in all the 18-emigration check required (ECR) countries. Expats with a valid employment visa have to register on the portal www.emigrate.gov.in while dependents and people on investor visas were exempted from the registrations. However, expatriate Indians working in the UAE deplored that the registration process could've been simpler, and the announcements made on N...
Everything we must know about the mandatory online registration for Indian expats in 18 countries

Everything we must know about the mandatory online registration for Indian expats in 18 countries

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From January 1, unregistered Indian expats travelling to 18 countries will be off-loaded All Indian expatriates working in 18 countries must register online before travelling There have been several questions by Indian expats on how the recently announced online registration for ECR (Emigration check required) and ECNR (Emigration check not required) passports work. With Indian expatriates forming a major chunk of residents in many of these countries, a lot of people are expected to be affected by this new rule. Is your passport ECR or ECNR? An ECNR passport is usually given to individuals who have covered the minimum qualification level of matriculation or Grade 10, or to children and teenagers under the age of 18. Any person who has not completed this level is given a passport ma...
Indian investors in UAE need not register online, Indian workers…???

Indian investors in UAE need not register online, Indian workers…???

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The objective is to keep track of people who are exiting India for employment to any ECR countries. Indian expatriates with investor visas and dependent visas do not need to register on India's eMigrate platform, according to an FAQ document and advisory released by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Overseas Employment Division on Thursday. Diplomatic mission heads in Dubai also confirmed that all Indian expatriates working in the UAE with an emigration check not required (ECNR) passport have to do a mandatory one-time registration on the country's e-migrate platform, www.emigrate.gov.in, 21 days or at least 24 hours before they leave from India. All you need to know about e-Migrate registration Consul-General of India to Dubai Vipul confirmed dependents of Indian expatria...
This Indian tourist’s life changed in split seconds in UAE

This Indian tourist’s life changed in split seconds in UAE

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A speeding vehicle hit him while crossing the road in UAE When Peeter Kolamala Babu came to the UAE on visit in March 2017, little did he know his life would take a tumultuous turn. Babu, 37, who hails from Kottayam district, Kerala, India was hit by a speeding vehicle while crossing the road in Musalla Street, Sharjah. A Pakistani expat was driving the car. The accident took place in May, two months after his arrival in Sharjah where he was staying with his brother. Babu was rushed to Al Qassimi hospital where he remained in coma for five months. According to the medical report shared by Babu’s lawyer to Gulf News, the 37-year-old suffered severe skull injures. He was bleeding from his right ear and nose, had a fracture in the left humerus (the bone of the upper arm or forelimb,
Expats worried about Online registration: Indians in UAE seek clarity

Expats worried about Online registration: Indians in UAE seek clarity

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Expats worried as many questions remain on new rule coming into effect on January 1 Dubai: Indian expats in the UAE have sought clarity on the implementation of the new online registration rule announced by India’s Ministry of External Affairs. They have also demanded the convenience of registering from here. As per the new rule, registration on the government recruitment portal http://www.emigrate.gov.in will be mandatory for Indians not requiring emigration clearance [ECNR passport holders] travelling to work in 18 countries including the UAE on employment visas, failing which they will not be allowed to board the aircraft from January 1. As exclusively reported by Gulf News, the rule will be applicable to all ECNR passport holders already working in these countries as well.
All Indian expats working in UAE must register online

All Indian expats working in UAE must register online

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Dependents of Indian expatriates working in the UAE need not register on the e-migrate platform. All Indian expatriates working in the UAE have to do a mandatory one-time registration on the country's e-migrate platform, www.emigrate.gov.in, confirmed Vipul, Consul General of India to Dubai. The rule is applicable to all Indian nationals working in all 18 countries listed by India's Ministry of External Affairs. Failure to do so will result in the off-loading of unregistered non-ECNR emigrants at all international airports across India, starting January 1, 2019. Vipul also clarified that dependents of Indian expatriates working in the UAE, such as spouses or children, need not register under the platform. He said, "If you are working in an ECNR nation, and you have an employmen...
New rule for Indian nationals seeking jobs in UAE

New rule for Indian nationals seeking jobs in UAE

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The registration is mandatory, and has to be completed at least 24 hours prior to departure. All Indians travelling to the UAE for employment have to register online at the government's e-Migrate portal, or else will be offloaded. The new rule will be implemented from January 1, 2019, according to a notice issued by the Ministry of External Affairs in India. The government of India has listed 18 countries including the UAE, where registration is mandatory for non-ECR passport holders who are travelling on employment visa. Indian citizens will have to complete the registration at www.emigrate.gov.in. 24 hours prior to their departure. The new rule is to provide protection and welfare to the Indian emigrants abroad, said the ministry in the notice. "The said registration on...
Indian expat wins $1 million at Dubai Duty Free raffle

Indian expat wins $1 million at Dubai Duty Free raffle

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He has been a resident of Dubai for 20 years. Dubai-based Indian expat, Nowshad Subir, has become the latest $1 million winner in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion with ticket number 0520 in Series 286. Subir bought his lucky ticket online and shared the ticket cost with his nine other colleagues. Commenting on his win, Subir said, "Buying a ticket to win $1 million has become a habit for us in the company. We are delighted to have finally won and can call ourselves lucky people. Our win makes us feel more secure so thank you so much Dubai Duty Free!" A resident of Dubai for 20 years, Subir is the 137th Indian national to win in the promotion since its inception in 1999. Meanwhile, three more Dubai expats have reason to celebrate as they each won a luxury ...