UAE: Can my company keep my passport?

Dubai: What is a worker’s privilege if their organization’s (HR) division requests that they hand over their visa? This was the inquiry raised by a Reputed Reporter.

He expressed: “I have joined another organization as of late and dissimilar to my old organization, here workers are approached to present their identification to the HR office. I am not happy with giving my identification to the HR division, however I comprehend from my associates that this is a necessity. Is this legitimate and in the event that I demand not giving my visa, will I face any issues at my work environment? It would be ideal if you prompt!” 

Bay News raised the peruser’s question with Ahmed Elnaggar, Managing Partner of Elnaggar and Partners a UAE-based law office, who said that it is unlawful for a business to retain a representative’s visa against the worker’s will. 

“The business should possibly be in control of the worker’s visa when they are completing authority business (for example visa issuance, restoration and additionally scratch-off) and the identification should be gotten back to the representative straightforwardly after finish,” he said. 

“After the worker gets their business visa or their work visa is dropped, the business ought to promptly restore the identification back to the representative. 

Notwithstanding, this isn’t generally the situation, and if the business doesn’t eagerly hand over the visa, the representative ought to promptly take an official situation against the refusal and solicitation the arrival of the identification, recorded as a hard copy,” he added.

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