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My previous employer had not cancelled my work visa in the UAE which resulted in me joining a new company. My new company is covering my flight expenses but they can’t give me a ticket without a visa. Therefore, I want to travel to the UAE a few days before the joining date to get my previous visa cancelled. Can I ask to pay for my ticket before and ask for them to pay me later once I get my visa?

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    Of course you can ask. They may say no, if this causes administrative problems or run afoul a corporate policy. Buts a perfectly valid question to ask.
    – Hilmar
    Commented Jul 5 at 11:45
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    As most things in the UAE are done by the sponsor, the cancellation is up to the former employer's to do it and you shouldn't need to do anything yourself (source)
    – signed
    Commented Jul 5 at 12:29
  • @Hilmar's comment should be promoted to the answer. IMHO.
    – DogBoy37
    Commented Jul 5 at 13:33
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    When your previous work cancels the visa, doesn't that mean you won't be able to work for the new company? Unless you have another visa - in which case why can't the new company get you a ticket based on the new visa? Commented Jul 5 at 18:23
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    If your work visa wasn’t canceled doesn’t that mean you have one? How did not cancelling your work visa result in you leaving your employer? Your question is confusing.
    – Donald
    Commented Jul 5 at 19:34

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Can I ask to pay for my ticket before and ask for them to pay me later once I get my visa?

Of course you can ask. They may say no, if this causes administrative problems or run afoul a corporate policy. But it is a perfectly valid question to ask.

If there is a problem you can discuss with them how they want to proceed and figure out a solution that works well for both of you. Surely you will get a better answer from the company than you would get from strangers on the internet (even of they are well meaning ones).

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