Legally Speaking - 24 January 2017
Legally Speaking: Can I work under a visit visa?
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Dubai-based lawyer Barney Almazar answers the most common questions regarding your legal options in various cases related to living and working in the UAE.
CAN I WORK UNDER A VISIT VISA?
No. A visit visa will not allow you to work, whether paid or not. Even if you are self-employed, you are not allowed to perform any work on a visit visa.
If your visa is issued for employment, you cannot work for another without the written consent of the General Directorate of Naturalization and Residency.