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How do one ensure that their family has a means of support in case they die in the UAE, pending release of their estate to their family?

October 23, 2018 | 115 | Faqs

This question concerns estate planning and must be discussed with a solicitor/lawyer, a financial advisor, or any professional handling financial and legal affairs.

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How long does it take for the court to render a decision on the petition for release of my assets in case one dies?

October 23, 2018 | 166 | Faqs

The process may take up to six months especially if the required documentation, most importantly, the deceased’s Will and Testament, is not readily made available. Under the Sharia Law, a deceased’s (if Muslim) assets (called the estate) do not automatically go to the surviving spouse. The estate is divided, according to specific guidelines, amongst the deceased’s relative’s parents, sibli...

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What happens if someone dies in the UAE?

October 23, 2018 | 137 | Faqs

Consistent with provisions of the Sharia Law, all assets of a deceased expatriate is frozen and held by the State as soon as the death is made public. All assets mean real or personal assets, from cash in UAE bank accounts, cars registered in the deceased’s name and every other property. The surviving spouse (widow or widower) or any other qualified heir, must then file a petition with the court...

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Is one's license from another country directly convertible to a UAE driving license?

October 23, 2018 | 168 | Faqs

Yes, but with an exception of some countries.

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Is having an international driver's license enough to enable one to drive any vehicle within the UAE?

October 23, 2018 | 107 | Faqs

Holders of international driver’s licenses may only drive rental cars from official rental agencies. It is illegal to drive private vehicles on a driver’s license other than that issued by UAE authorities. Depending on where your license is issued from, you may have it converted directly to a UAE driver’s license. If your license is not issued from any of the countries listed in the law, you...

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How and where do I get my documents attested?

October 23, 2018 | 132 | Faqs

The UAE Federal Labor Law requires all documents showing proof of qualification files with an application for an employment visa to be attested by the UAE embassy of the employee’s home country. The UAE embassy in your home country may require your documents to be certified by certain agencies or attestation bodies in your home country’s government prior to submission to their office. Because ...

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What is the process of attestation?

October 23, 2018 | 126 | Faqs

Attestation is involves a process of authentication of the documents you are presenting as proof of qualifications. This means the party conducting the attestation verifies the validity of the information contained in your documents.

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What other documents should I prepare in connection with my employment in Dubai?

October 23, 2018 | 140 | Faqs

Besides the suggested documents to bring to an interview, you would need the following once you get hired:

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What documents must I be ready with when reporting to an interview?

October 23, 2018 | 122 | Faqs

Although you would presumably have already sent a copy via fax or email of your updated CV/resume to the employer or recruitment agency requesting an interview, it’s always best to bring with you a hard copy when you report for your schedule. Coming prepared makes for an excellent first impression. In addition, having the following on hand would be helpful:

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