There are many expatriates who are residents in UAE. In general, expatriate residents should not be outside the UAE for more than 6 months in order for their residence visa to remain valid. A special entry permit is required to be able to return to UAE after six months.
There are circumstances that going back to UAE every 6 months is just not practical. This procedure applies to the following:
- Foreign wives of UAE nationals
- Domestic workers accompanying local students who are studying or undergoing medical treatment abroad
- Expatriates seeking medical treatment outside the country along with those in their company
- Those who are employed in the UAE public sector and are overseas for work or sent abroad on training courses
Currently – January 2017
It’s the last Saturday of January!! Can you believe it?
The month is flying by and I only posted 2 blog posts (three, including this). So, to update, I’m writing down my “currents”.
How does it work? I picked 5 prompts (others use more) to keep everyone up to date (everyone who is interested, that is!). Here goes:
School started in September. Since then, I have made B’s lunchbox. I’m sharing some of the bento boxes we’ve made. More photos on our Facebook Page.
As an expat, lost passport is one of the worst things that can happen to us. It may seem that all is lost in the beginning but with this guide on what to do if you lost your passport in UAE, there is actually hope.
Tip: Having copies of your documents speed up the process of applying for a new passport. Make sure you have copies of all your important documents.
Steps to follow in case of lost passport in the UAE:
Many Filipinos are unaware that they can now pay travel tax online . For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) this do not apply. OFW’s are exempted from paying travel tax provided we have a valid Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). However, we do get visitors from time to time and any amount of time saved by eliminating unnecessary trips to the Department of Tourism or waiting in line at the airport is time that we can spend better on other things.
Online Travel Tax
As I’ve previously mentioned, I am now debt free. It was a long journey but it was not difficult either. In this article, I would like to share some money saving tips that eventually contributed towards my financial freedom.
Debt Free after 4 years
As I said in the last blogisode (blog episode), I am now debt free. Being debt free did not begin when I paid the last installment of the consolidated loan repayment. There are steps that I had to do in order to ensure that I am indeed free from indebtedness.
During this time, most offices have reduced working hours which is a big YES! for me. This means I can go home and spend some time with B (or blog, just like what I’m doing now!)