Dubai: Are you planning to travel to UAE on visit visa and accept a job\u00a0offer? If yes, then it is the time to reconsider your decision. Accepting a job offer may land you in trouble.\r\n\r\nAccording to the report published in Khaleej Times, some companies in Dubai are offering jobs to visit visa holders despite the fact that it can land both employer and employee into trouble.\r\n\r\nThe employer may also exploit employee as they will not come under labour laws.\r\n\r\nSharing his experience, one of the Indian expat said that he had accepted job offer when he was on visit visa. The company had assured him that he will get a two-year employment visa. However, when his visit visa was about to expire, the company disclosed that he will not get an employment visa.\r\n\r\nThe expat further said that he was hired on a monthly salary of Dh 3500, however, he was getting Dh 3000. As the expat was on visit visa, he was forced to work on the salary of Dh 3000 without approaching court or police.\r\n\r\nAs per the law, visit visa holder cannot work in the country with or without pay or for his own. In case of violation, the employer has to pay a fine of Dh 50000 per such worker. The amount will be doubled in case of repeated violation.\r\n\r\nApart from the fine, if the employer is UAE national, he will be imprisoned for six months. Expatriate employers will be deported in case of violation.\r\n\r\nDespite such stringent laws, some companies are hiring visit visa holders.\r\n\r\nCompanies usually appoint persons who are on visit visa if there is an urgency or if they want to appoint someone on a probationary period. Such a practice is usually followed in low-income jobs.\r\n\r\nAnother expat sharing his experience said that he had accepted job offer when employer promised to change his visit visa to a residency visa. However, after the expiry of the visit visa, his manager asked him to leave.\r\n\r\nIn such\u00a0a situation, if an employee approaches court or police, the employer will be penalized. However, a penalty or ban may be imposed on employee too.\r\n\r\nIn order to accept job offering in UAE without landing into trouble, a job seeker must ask the company to issue offer letter. The employer must obtain jobseeker\u2019s signature on the letter and submit it to Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. It is the responsibility of the employer to procure work and residency permits of employees.\r\n\r\nJob seekers must also complete certificate attestation from UAE embassy or consulate in their home countries. They should also get attestation from the home country\u2019s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.\r\n\r\nIt may be noted that possession of the\u00a0passport is one of the important rights of every expatriate.