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UAE's parliamentary body approves extending validity of work permit to 3 years

08:41 PM | 23 May, 2023
UAE's parliamentary body approves extending validity of work permit to 3 years

DUBAI – Authorities in United Arab Emirates have approved extending the duration of stay allowed under work permit. 

UAE’s parliamentary body, Federal National Council (FNC) has approved extending the duration of work permits from current duration of two years to three. The approval came after an FNC committee recommended the move to reduce the financial costs associated with obtaining work permits.

Work permits are issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for two years; without this document, it is illegal for a person to work in the country and any failure to comly with the regulations can invite criminal proceedings.

In the report submitted by the FNC Committee on Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs, measures such as waiver of work permit fees for job change have also been proposed besides other recommendations.

Another recommendation that the FNC approved is that workers must spend at least one year with an employer after the probation period; however, this requirement can be waived if the employer agrees.

FNC was also informed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation that it conducted over 72,000 inspection visits across the country this year and cases requiring attention were referred to the public prosecution.

The United Arab Emirates is seen as a top destination when it comes to choice available to many Asian workers who find the emirate safe, easily accessible and offering tons of opportunities.

The authorities in the emirate are transforming the visa processing to tilt it in favour of visa seekers and introducing new visa types such as the Golden Visa which is a new hit amongst celebrities and stars.

When it comes to Asia, Pakistan sends thousands of workers each year to the emirate some of whom spend their whole lives in the country.

It is to be mentioned that UAE hosts about 1.7 million Pakistanis, the second largest Pakistani expat community in the world.

The data by the State Bank of Pakistan confirms that the volume of remittances from the UAE to Pakistan in fiscal year 2022 was $2555.22 million, implying that a sizeable Pakistani workforce is employed in the country in diverse fields from banks to real estate.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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