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Domestic workers aged over 60 years shall be allowed to get their employment contracts renewed under three conditions, including medical fitness, payment of medical coverage and an official consent by competent departments allowing them to continue their residency visa, according to the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
"This step stems from the Ministry's keenness to meet the needs of the employers and households wishing to keep their domestic helpers for longer periods and who are certain their performance is not affected by age," said Khalil Khouri, the Ministry's Under-Secretary for Domestic Workers' Affairs.
According to the ministry's announcement, the auxiliary worker should be physically fit under a medical certificate issued by relevant government authorities.
Their employers should bear the entire financial costs of their medical treatment in the UAE.
Thirdly, an official approval must be obtained from competent bodies, allowing the continuation of their residency visa in the UAE.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has introduced Tadbeer service centres for handling all household and domestic workers in the UAE. Sponsored by the ministry, the Tadbeer service centres guarantees safety and security for those wanting to hire domestic workers.
UAE employers were asked to prioritise the safety of their employees during the current unstable weather conditions.
“The optional implementation of the WPS for domestic workers came as part of the ministry’s keenness on providing employers with distinguished services to help them easily pay domestic workers’ wages on time,” said Khalil Khoury, Assistant Undersecretary for Domestic Worker Affairs at Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE, the people of the countries facing disasters can contact the Tasheel Service Centres and can provide their details for the residency permit.
The ICA has issued a circular to the General Civil Aviation Authority stating that residency stickers will no longer be issued for expatriates and that their ID cards will be used as a proof of their valid UAE residency, effective from Monday, April 11.
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