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Ensuring Job Description Consistency in the UAE: Aligning Job Designation on Offer Letters, Emirates ID, and Visas5 min read

Author: Derya Bandak
Managing Partner Attorney at German Law

In this article, we want to highlight the importance of consistency in job designations on crucial documents such as offer letters, residence visas, and Emirates IDs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Understanding the interconnection between offer letters, work permits, and employment contracts in the UAE is essential. The job designation mentioned in the work permit is linked to the UAE residence visa and Emirates ID, which depend on the information specified in the employment contract registered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE). Employers must ensure they respect the job designation mentioned in the original offer letter while following all relevant regulations.

Furthermore, it is essential to implement a standard employment contract that matches the job offer. This will streamline the work permit application process and allow additional benefits to be included without violating any legal regulations.

Compliance Requirements

Employers are legally required to keep copies of the job offer and employment contracts for at least two years after employment termination. It is also essential for employers to educate their employees about their rights and obligations as outlined in their employment contracts.

How TME Services Can Support Your Business

Discrepancies between job designations in the offer letter, Emirates ID, and visa can lead to legal and administrative challenges. Aligning the job title on the employment contract with official documents is crucial to complying with labor laws. Mismatches may affect work permit and visa renewals, raise questions about contract validity, and potentially result in legal consequences. Employees should promptly notify employers of discrepancies, seeking corrections to ensure alignment. If issues persist, reporting to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) may be necessary for resolution. Legal advice and an understanding of current procedures are recommended for individuals facing such issues.

At TME Services, our team of 45 experts is ready to help your business make the most of these opportunities. With over 18 years of experience in the UAE and the Middle East, we specialize in legal, tax, accounting, and compliance matters. Visit our services page to learn more about everything we do.


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