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UAE’s new juvenile work permit: the full guide


DUBAI – Under a string of new visa regulations announced recently, the UAE government has released details on how companies hiring youths can apply for the new juvenile work permit.

Who can avail of the UAE juvenile work permit?

Students aged 15 to 18 can avail of the juvenile work permit. They must have a valid residence visa, and must have permission from their parents.

What is it for?

It will allow them to work part-time in the UAE while they are studying in the emirates.

How much is the UAE juvenile work permit?

It costs Dh600. Employers will first pay Dh100 for an electronic work permit application, and then pay a further Dh500 once the application is approved.

How can companies apply for UAE juvenile work permit?

Companies can submit applications through any Tas’heel service centre. Once approved, they can print the work permit through the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) website.

What are the documents required for UAE juvenile work permit?

Copy of teen’s passport
Copy of teen’s residence visa
Copy of parent or guardian’s passport
Copy of parent or guardian’s residence visa
Application form
Written consent from teen’s parent or guardian
Copy of part-time contract
Teen’s coloured photo with white background
Valid certificate of fitness issued by health official

How long does it take to apply for UAE juvenile work permit?

The process can be completed in a day.

What is covered under the UAE juvenile work permit?

Teenagers can be hired to work for up to six months, or for several hours in a span of a year. The maximum number of work hours per day is six, with a one-hour break per day.

What is not allowed under the UAE juvenile work permit?

Teens are not allowed to work at night and must not be hired to do hazardous jobs. Working overtime or on holidays is also prohibited.

What are the other terms and conditions to get a UAE juvenile work permit?

The period of the work contract must not exceed one year. Also, the company applying for the work permit must have a clean licence record, and an e-signature card at MOHRE. ICA/Expat Media

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