Dubai: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), in collaboration with the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security (ICP), has launched a campaign to raise awareness about entry and residency laws for foreign nationals, as well as the labor law.
The three-month campaign begins on October 10, with various government entities taking part, along with free zones across the country and media outlets.
Major General Suhail Al Khaili, Director-General of the ICP, shared that “the campaign aims to promote compliance with the law, particularly the conditions and regulations for the entry and residency of foreign nationals in the UAE, as well as regulations for labor relations. The campaign also highlights the legal measures taken against violators, which strengthen the rule of law as a culture in society.”
Major General Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at the ICP, commented that “the campaign focuses on raising awareness among target groups and the larger community about violations related to tourist visas, work visas, employment seekers’ visas, termination of employment, illegal residencies after the expiry of the legal residency period, and violations related to entry visa expiration and illegal entry into the country.”
According to Mr. Mohsen Al Nassi, Assistant Undersecretary for Inspection Affairs at MoHRE, the campaign’s objectives include “raising awareness among target groups about new forms of employment under the Federal Decree Law Regarding the Regulation of Employment Relationships, as well as the rights and obligations of both parties, types of leave, the prohibition of forced labor, and other topics stipulated in the law.