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New UAE private tutor work permit: full guide

You can now be a licensed private tutor in the UAE with the new Private Teacher Work Permit announced by authorities on Monday (December 18).

The new permit is launched jointly by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) and the Ministry of Education.

The new work permit is for private tutors or teachers who give private lessons to students outside educational institutions. Here’s all you need to know.

What is the Private Teacher Work Permit?

The work permit allows qualified professionals from the community to legally offer private lessons individually or in groups in the UAE.

What is its validity?

The Private Teacher Work Permit is valid for two years.

How much is it?

It is granted free of charge.

Who can apply for the permit?

Those who can apply for the private teacher permit include registered teachers in government or private schools, employees in the government and private sectors, unemployed individuals, students aged 15 to 18, and university students.

How to apply for private teacher permit?

Applications can be submitted though the MOHRE website, in the “Private Teacher Work Permit” category under the “Services” section. It takes up to five working days for the permit to be issued. Click here

What are the documents required?

You need a valid passport or Emirates ID, a signed code of conduct declaration, a certificate of good conduct, No Objection Certificate from employer, No Objection Certificate from guardian of student, certificate of experience or diploma, photo with white background. According to MOHRE, those who are given the permit are required sign a code of conduct approved by the ministry.

What happens if your application is rejected?

You may submit another application after six months.

What happens if you offer private lessons without a permit?

Individuals caught offering illegal private lessons will be fined and subjected to further penalties, according to MOHRE.

Is there a limit on the number of students?


What is the coverage of the private teacher permit?

It covers online and in-person tutorials. Licensed tutors can also work from their home country.

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