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Are you worried about how you can supplement your income if you are facing a salary cut or are on an unpaid leave?

You can work part-time along with a full time one, based on the provisions in the UAE Labour Law.

You can work part-time after getting the work permit from Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE).

The part-time work permit is valid for one year and includes an application fee of Dh100 and an approval fee of Dh500.

You can work with another company-at the same time as working with their current employer- on a part-time basis for less than eight hours per day.
If you are on a family visa, you would need an NOC from your sponsor (husband/father). Such Work Permits can be issued to men and women bewtween 18 and 65 years of age.


As per Federal Decree Law No. 2 of 2007, if an expatriate is caught working for another company without an official permit, then a fine of Dh50,000 will be applied to the hiring company, in addition to other penalties in case of repeating the offence.

For people on an existing work permit
Emiratis, other GCC nationals and expatriate employees who are living in the UAE on a work visa, can take up a second job, upon getting a part-time work permit from MoHRE, which is valid for one year.

Part-time work permit holders are allowed to work in another company at the same time as working in the current company on a part-time basis for less than eight hours per day.

Temporary/Part-time work permit
It is a service provided by the Ministry to recruit a national or expatriate worker residing in the UAE to carry out a certain work within a period not exceeding six months.

Required Documents
A copy of both establishments' trade licences (the current establishment and the application applying establishment).

A colour photograph with a white background of the applicant.

A copy of the applicant's passport.

If academic qualification is required (post-secondary diploma, university degree or equivalent), a copy thereof which should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be attached.

A letter of approval issued by the competent authority shall be attached if so required (doctor, pharmacist, nurse, and teacher).

A copy of the contract.

No objection certificate from the first sponsor.

A copy of the applicant's visa that includes (the sponsor or establishment name) that is valid for more than six months.

Terms and Conditions
Workers who are registered in the Ministry, under following conditions:
The permit and residency visa shall be valid for more than six months
The permit's period shall not exceed six months or the current permit expiry date, whichever is earlier.
Approval of those authorised signatory of the current and applying establishments shall be submitted.

Workers not registered at the Ministry:
Government employees
Students of both genders (from the age of 18 years) who are under the sponsorship of their relatives, schools, or universities. On the condition that the visa profession is (student).
Females (from the age of 18 years) who are under the sponsorship of their relatives.
Husbands of UAE national women.
Children of UAE national women.

Under the following condition:

The worker and his/her non-national relatives shall have a valid residence visa stamped in the passport.
The guardians approval.

Validity: This permit shall be valid for six months.

Submitting approval of the profession related authority (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, Community Development Authority).

The Ministry may approve to grant a temporary work permit, without satisfying the condition related to the former employer's approval and the validity of the card and residence visa, in the following cases:
A labour complaint that is referred by the Ministry to a court of law.

If it is confirmed that the employer failed to pay wages for a period exceeding two months according to the wages protection office report or the labour relation offices report.

General conditions for the above:
The applying establishment trade licence should be valid.

The new labour profession should be suitable with the establishment activity.
The labour should not be below 18 years of age.

Request for initial approval of a new electronic work permit (Part-time)

1st Category: AED 100
2nd Category: Level (A) AED 100, Level (B) AED 100, Level (C) AED 100
3rd Category: AED 100
Initial approval of a new electronic work permit (Part-time) six-month period

1st Category: AED 500
2nd Category: Level (A) AED 500, Level (B) AED 500, Level (C) AED 500
3rd Category: AED 500
From Saturday till Thursday
From 8am to 8pm
You can register to work part-time on careers.mohre.gov.ae Establishments can also register with the information of their employees, if they have surplus workforce.
Similarly, companies in need or urgent employees can use the portal to find potential candidates.

Starting your own business
You can also think about setting up your own online/offline business by contacting the economic department of your emirate.
DED has scrapped 2.5% market fee and declared installment payment system for license renewal.
Are you planning to Set-up your business in Dubai? Call us for New business, LLC Formation, Amendment in existing license, Investor visa, Employment Visa, Translation and PRO Service. +971 55-273 2295, 055-345 7829, 04-239 1302 or mail your queries to visaprocess.ae@gmail.com
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