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Hepatitis B and getting a Work Permit in Abu Dhabi.

Anoop Nair's picture
By Anoop Nair - Posted on
06 September 2012
dear sir i have hepatitis b i am working in hotel industry housekeeping department that can affect housekeeping jobs in UAE?
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I NEED TO TRY TO UAE IN HOTEL INDUSTRIES, i am coming in visiting visa then i will try to hotel. i know from mail hepatitis b is not affecting in uae housekeeping , that is right or wrong?

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Hi Anoop,

People working in the hotel industry, restaurants or as domestics will need to take a test for Hepatitis B.

It is a bit of grey area when it comes to how people with Hep B are judged within the visa cases. There have been instances where they are deported and other cases where the person has been said to have received treatment.

In your case, you should just be aware that it is likely to make the process of obtaining your visa a little more complicated. However, if you have already been made a job offer - why not dicuss the matter with the employer.

It might make sense to get the required treatment in your home country before trying to get your visa for the UAE.

Read more about the process on the Expat Arrivals Visas for Abu Dhabi page.

Good luck!

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Anonymous's picture

stay away please. we dont need this here, no offence! they are - rightfully - very strict about these things here even if it has unfortunate consequences on a personal level. However, please appreciate, its for the greater good and safety of the society.

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Anonymous's picture

Anonymous, what is your culture on Hep B? it is not a TA3OUN, and cannot be transferred!!!!

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Anonymous's picture

hi i'm jenn from Philippines. Just want to ask if is dubai really that strict about hepa even if you're going to work in the office?

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