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15 April 2024

Rise in licence fees for employment agencies

By Staff

Private recruitment agencies will have to pay Dh150,000 for a one-year licence, according to the Ministry of Labour.

Fees for temporary employment agencies dealing in 'labour brokerage' has been increased to Dh150,000 from Dh10,000, reported 'Al Ittihad' newspaper.

The annual fees for licence renewal of recruitment agencies is Dh75,000 while it is  divided into Dh50,000 for recruitment activities and Dh25,000 for mediation.

Owners are given a grace period of three months to renew their expired licences after which the licence will be cancelled, unless the owner provides a valid reason. 

The ministry will allocate some of the bank guarantee of employment agencies to meet labourers' requirements in case the agencies do not fulfil them.