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Old 4th November 2014, 04:17 PM
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No idea - ask them.

You will get an offer letter to sign, like a Heads of Terms as the majority of employment terms are bound by UAE law and not by an individual's employment contract. For example, if the UAE decrees that everyone will work 10 hours a day, then you are bound by the law and won't be able to claim your employment contract says differently. That's the way things work here. On the up side, you cannot unwittingly sign away and rights, and you will get what you are entitled to under the law, regardless of what you sign.

You won't get anything to negotiate as employment contracts here are not negotiable other than the items set out in the standard offer letter. That's a bit of a simplification, but I wouldn't trust an overseas lawyer to look at the contract, as you will pay good money to have a guy tell you all the things you should try and negotiate, only to be told 'take it or leave it'

You can certainly seek clarity from your prospective employer but the offer letter is pretty much all you will get.
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Greetings guys,

Please I am looking for advise as soon as possible,

company asked me to give them all the papers needed so they can proceed my visa, and I haven't signed the offer yet, actually I haven't seen it yet !!!

so the thing I am worried about by giving them required papers to proceed my visa they might write that my basic salary is 10 derhams or whatever

so kindly can you confirm me is it possible they can apply without my signature on the offer letter?

the HR mentioned he would give me the offer letter after two days but they needs the documents by tomorrow and they won't give me the offer letter before submitting all the required documents.

Please help
II only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare an offer letter. There must be a reason why they are avoiding the normal procedures here in UAE. If this is the case, I am 100% sure it will not be a big company and they might be doubtful about their own existence. So its better if you have time and you are here to search the job, try to get job in some better organization.

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I was offered the post of Assistant Manager and i got the offer letter in which the post mentioned was Assistant but i got the VISA yesterday and in visa my profession was mentioned as a Cleaning worker.? and i ask the PRO so he said that it is just category. please help me is it ok?
You may get certain problems in getting visas for neighbouring countries. You may be denied for a credit card. You maybe denied for a postpaid mobile sim card and so on...
But they can even change it later on once the visa in any clerical category is available. Ask your PRO and company if they are willing to do it. Manager or Assistant Manager visas have its own certain privileges.

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Is offer letter mandatory for processing a visa by a company? I've heard that its customary not mandatory. Its just a contract between employee and employer. The main thing is the contract that is signed by the employer and translated in Arabic.

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One of the main requirements of processing any visa, no matter main-land / freezone or size of the employer, is to have the potential employee sign on a document called the contract. This will detail all the information in regards to the sponsor of the visa, the wages (in a breakdown format, allowances etc...), the job title etc ... It will be in both English and Arabic and usually is a Greenish orange colored paper.

The company can get everything done up until the requirement of the signature but cannot move forward without it. Although it is unusual/suspect they have not given you an offer yet, you are protected from having terms inserted into the agreement by this requirement of the signature. Yes there are horror stories where some have forged signatures, but that is a HUGE deal which can lead to severe penalties for the employer from the authorities. Insist on getting your offer from them as soon as possible, but don't worry about getting screwed over with false information like 10 bucks wages being inserted.

p.s: another thing to think about is that submitting a degree with the application and then having an extremely low wage is going to throw off alarm bells with the officials ... also your labor card process is after the signature I have described above ...
According to me the offer letter is only an agreement between the employer and employee and it has no role for processing of visa. Its not mandatory but customary from the employer containing salary, allowances and other benefits details etc. Same is typed on the contract in English and translated in Arabic that contains only employer's signature for further processing of visa.

Some companies don't issue offer letter to employee and do the commitment verbally then type a contract for visa processing. Am I right?

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Yes some really do. But still better you get so documentary proof and all good companies will issue you an offer letter.

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Perhaps they are unsure of they can get you a Visa in the first place - some people with various nationalities and parentage seem to struggle. Its possible they want to know you can get a visa before doing all the paperwork.

That said, I wouldn't give anyone my paperwork unless I had an offer that I agreed with and was happy with. the next thing will be that they get your visa, make a terrible offer, you decline and then they try and make you pay the visa costs.

Ask them for the offer first.

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I have signed my offer letter two weeks back and send them to my company(small size). Yet i havent got any visa. When i asked them they told me its processing and they have already applied it a two weeks back. When will i get my visa. Will they cheat me after getting my letter?

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Can you share the contact details of that HR or company >snip< who is asking you to submit documents ?


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