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To live and work in Dubai a work permit and residency visa is required. Upon arriving in the UAE you will receive a Visitor’s Visa.

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ask-louiseQuestionI have just got a new Emirates I.D. card  which is valid for 1 year and want to add my E-gate to it. I live in Abu Dhabi. Where can I go, to have the E-Gate feature ‘added’ to my I.D. card? (My wife is getting a new card as well so I will change her card at the same time).

AnswerI presume you have Abu Dhabi residency if you live there and not Dubai. Either way it is a very simple process to add the e-gate to your ID card whether you are in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. There are many centers which will do this for you, follow the links to find out where is nearest to you Read more

join-our-team‘Looking for a new job but without the every day work commitment? Are you outgoing and enjoy meeting new people? Are you interested in a career opportunity to introduce expatriates into your town and help them with certain elements of settling in?

Move One’s Relocation Team in the Middle East is expanding and looking for new Consultants to help expats in their process of relocating. Work part-time, flexible hours and be part of a dynamic team of relocation professionals assisting 100s of assignees each month find their future homes, source new schools, settle into their new environment and learn how to navigate their new location. Read more

Dubai-Airport-Freezone-DAFZAQ. What is a free zone? Why do some companies opt to set up their business in free zones?

A. In general, a free zone or free trade zone may be described as a portion of a city or a clearly designated area in a country apportioned for business activities such as the receipt and storage of goods without any import duties, and where commercial/industrial operations may be carried on and certain taxes or restrictions on business or trade do not apply.

What makes free trade zones attractive for business is the tax exemption they offer; and, especially in the UAE where regular companies are required to have a UAE national sponsor, the fact that businessmen get to enjoy 100% ownership and control of their business. Read more

move-one-truckFor any expat, shipping the contents of a home to a new country is a nerve-wracking experience. There is always the worry that items might be stolen, lost or damaged by water or fire.

But in an age where companies can easily be named and shamed online, expats like to assume their belongings will arrive on time and in perfect condition.

But that is not always the case.

“I’d say one out of every three or four international shipments has some sort of claim for damage,” says Curt Clements, chief executive of Dubai-based Move One Inc, which has been in the moving business since 1992 and operates in 41 countries. Read more

ukinuaeFrom 9 June 2014, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is changing the way that it registers the births & deaths of British Citizens overseas.

The process of registering the births and deaths of British Citizens overseas will gradually be withdrawn from British Consulates during 2014. Thereafter registrations will be carried out in a central registration unit in the UK. The transfer of services will begin on 9 June 2014.

There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same but you will need to allow extra time for documents to be sent to and from the UK.

The transfer of this work will start on 9 June and will affect all applications from the following countries or territories: Read more

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