UAE Suspends Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians Over Rising Crimes

The United Arab Emirates government has suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians, as a result of the increasing rate of crimes involving Nigerians in the Middle-East country.

This was revealed in a Facebook post by the Nigerians in Diaspora of UAE in a statement which reads as follows:

“In line with Government directives, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has temporarily suspended approval and issuance of new work permit to Nigeria Nationality until further notice.


At the time of filing this report, the reasons behind the suspension are yet to be disclosed as official of the ministry declined further questioning.


When TASHEEL and AMER centres, an online government-backed system that simplifies labour-related processes, which allows residents to complete all Visa and Residency transactions were contacted on the incident, they also confirmed that the Nigeria portal were temporarily suspended at the moment.


Nigerians (Job seekers) who intend coming to the UAE are therefore advised to suspend their Tourist visa applications and movement from Neighboring countries to UAE at the moment.”

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