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Old 23rd February 2013, 08:07 AM
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Hello everyone,

I am working in UAE, Abu Dhabi for 3 months now on a job that i dont like at all (though the money are very good). So i am thinking to zip my mouth work a small period of time (one year let say) and then try to find something else in the UAE, cause i really like the country also.

Can you please share your experiences in this aspect please? What needs to be done paper-wise? I am now in a normal 2 year visa from my employer.

Thanks for your time and regards,

Andrew

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Old 23rd February 2013, 01:50 PM
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Guys, no one ?

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Old 23rd February 2013, 02:03 PM
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Normally your employer will arrange cancellation of your residence visa and work permit when the time comes to leave the UAE, or when changing jobs. The procedure will usually involve closing bank accounts, returning credit cards, cancelling telephone subscriptions, electricity and water accounts, moving out of company provided accommodation, and anything else for which the employers sponsorship was required. If you are remaining in the UAE, you will have to negotiate some way of retaining bank accounts, telephone lines etc, with your employer.

Remember that if you are working in one of the UAE free zones, your employer and your sponsor are not usually the same - the free zone authority is your sponsor, not your employer, so the free zone authority is responsible for all your loose ends, although your employer might have a hand in helping you to tidy them up.

It's worth considering carefully your departure procedure before you hand in your resignation notice, because once you do tell your company, certain events may be set in motion which can cause complications for you, especially if you have a less than harmonious relationship with your employer. These are some items to deal with:

Money in the bank - will you still have access (bank accounts are often frozen when you resign, especially if you have credit cards and/or outstanding loans)?
Outstanding loans - do they need to be paid off and when?
Credit cards - will they be cancelled, and when do they have to be fully paid off?
Final salary and bonus / gratuity - how will it be paid and when?
Accommodation (if company provided) - when do you have to move out or can you stay if you want to, and how are the lease terms affected (rent may go up, there may be a transfer cost to change name)?
Telephone, internet, water, & electricity connections - if you want to retain them, how, or when are they cancelled?
Shipping goods to another country if you are leaving
School fees if paid by company
Residence or employment ban - will you be subject to either or both?
Changing jobs - will you transfer sponsorship, or will you leave country and return and make a new application?
From 01 January 2009, labour permit cancellation can be done at the DNRD (where residence visas get cancelled) instead of the Ministry of Labour offices according to a Gulf News report 26 December 2008: "One now will need just one step to finish the transaction instead of two, ..." said Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director General of the DNRD. Presumably this only applies in Dubai since the DNRD is the Dubai immigration department, and in other emirates two trips will still need to be made.

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Thanks for the answer but this is in case i want to quit and leave, that is not my case. I want to look for another job while i am working, go for interview while i am working and then switch jobs.

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Thanks for the answer but this is in case i want to quit and leave, that is not my case. I want to look for another job while i am working, go for interview while i am working and then switch jobs.
Well you are going to have to a bit 007 (maybe a bad analogy lol) in not letting your employer know you are looking for other jobs while still working for them, in case you think your employer would not be happy with you shopping around while employed with them .. some employers are amicable in this regard.. other's not.. depends on your relationship with them.. but in any case maybe you will need to be falling sick at opportune times during the week.. if you catch my drift...

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Also, depending what position/grade you are, you might have to work 2 years before your current employer would let you go without trying to put a labour ban on you.

As saraswat says, some employers are fine, so long as you do everything by the book, others can be downright vindictive.

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I think it's very early to start searching for jobs 10 months earlier than your plan. However, i would recommend that you just look for jobs in your industry to know the required skills/education so you can prepare yourself.

Also one of the most important aspects of having a new job is connections. Try to have as many connections/friendships as you can virtually (linkedIn for example) and in real life.

You can start the real search about 3 months before the scheduled leave, but don't tell your employer you want to leave until you have a real job offer.

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