With expatriates gearing up to flee Dubai, Kipp looks at the complications of disengaging with the once thriving emirate
January 19, 2009 2:18 by Dana El Baltaji
Once your employment at a company ends, you have one month to sort yourself out before your visa expires. During this time, companies usually confiscate your passport (although they shouldn’t); they give it back to you at the airport the day you leave.
If, for whatever reason, you feel you have been dismissed arbitrarily and you’d like to file a complaint with the labor court, then the court can grant you a visa extension so that you can find another job in the emirate, even if your previous sponsor has requested that you leave the country.
However, if you do not get the extension and you stay in the country after your residency visa has expired, you will be charged AED100 for every day you stay in the UAE.