UAE Return Permit Service GDRFA – ICA Approval

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Good news for many helpless residents who are struggling to get ICA Approval through ICA Smart Service, if you are  one of them then don’t worry any more. To help these stranded citizens GDRFA started a new Return Permit Service which is more trouble free than the previous one.

GDRFA Return Permit Service:

New system has been set up to facilitate the return of Dubai Residents stranded abroad. According to Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management firstly these residents are required to get an approval from GDRFA through its newly launched return permit service, once the application is approved, the residents can book air tickets.
Let’s learn how to apply for Entry Permit and get easy approval through General Directorate of Residency and Foreign affairs Dubai in 5 easy steps.

Step 1: Click Return Permit Link:
First step is to visit the official website of Amer GDRFA through below link.

We suggest everyone to use desktop/PC to fill the form as currently to mobile version is not working properly.

Step 2: Search Your Profile:

After clicking above link, you will be redirected to a page where resident need to search his/her profile in immigration system, you need to write following

• Residence Number (File Num) from your Visa Page pasted on Passport
•  Nationality
•  Year of Birth
•  Clear the Captcha code and click search

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service

Once search button is clicked, you will be able to see your English/Arabic name with nationality and visa expiry date, if the applicant details are correct click on continue button to begin form filling.

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service


Step 3: Travel Information:

Choose the country you are stranded right now , and select DXB (Dubai International Airport) as a arrival airport. Mention email address on which you will receive entry permit approval mail, pass captcha and continue button.

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service


Step 4: Upload Documents:

To avoid any delay in application processing; the uploaded documents should be authentic and clear. The attachment should be clear and legible before posting.  GDRFA staff  approve or reject your application by checking your uploaded copies

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service


We request you to upload clear face and text (High Quality) documents otherwise your application will be rejected.

Require documents are:
• valid passport copy
• residence    visa   Copy
•       Emirates ID Copy (both sides)
If you have any other document such as labour card, passport size photo, air ticket etc you can upload it but the important one are Passport and Visa page. You can upload up to 10 documents. Once uploaded, click on continue.

Step 5: Fees and Payment:

Last step is to submit the application; the service is free of charge. Click post button to send your return permit application.

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service

Once you clicked post button, you will be redirected to a confirmation page with details of your application name, number and the uploaded documents.

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service

You will also receive an immediate mail from GDRFA Smart channel with your filled details.

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service



Approval of Entry Permit:

Generally it take one or two days to approve the request (sometime minutes only) but as the service is reaching more and more people the system is taking more time to approve the requests, but need not to worry it will not take more than  a week time to approve your request

ICA Approval: Enter to UAE easily through GDRFA Return Permit Service

Once it is been approved, you will be informed through mail with above attached approval sample. After that you can than book ticket to travel Dubai.
Important Points:
•       Only Dubai residence visa holders can apply for this service, but you can still  take a chance and check if the system accept your visa number or not.
•       Those applied for ICA Approval need to wait for their response, if rejected they can apply through GDRFA Return permit service.
•       To get your application approve,  upload  clear and legible documents.
•       When you get the approval then only book your tickets.
•       Returning residents can fly with any of the airlines that have approved flights to Dubai airports.
•       All arriving to Dubai must register their details on the COVID-19 DXB app.
•       Arriving residents must complete Health Declaration form.
•       Residents to bear the cost of COVID19 tests in UAE.
•       GDRFA organizes the arrival of residents.
Read Returning Residents Rules:
The guide about ICA Approval or GDRFA return permit for resident outside UAE  end here, if you are still facing issue while submitting your application, leave comments to get instant answer or join our group for your GDRFA approval queries.

What is the meaning of DMZ?


A DMZ (demilitarized Zone) is a conceptual network design where publicly accessible servers are placed on a separate, isolated network segment. The intention of a DMZ is to ensure that publicly accessible servers cannot contact other internal network segments, in the event that a server is compromised.

What does DMZ stand for in computers?

A home router DMZ host is a host on the internal network that has all ports exposed, except those ports otherwise forwarded. By definition this is not a true DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), since it alone does not separate the host from the internal network.

What is a demilitarized zone?

A demilitarized zone, or DMZ, is an area in which treaties or agreements between nations, military powers or contending groups forbid military installations, activities or personnel. A DMZ often lies along an established frontier or boundary between two or more military powers or alliances.

What does the Korean DMZ stand for?

Tour of Korea’s Demilitarized Zone. PANMUNJOM, Korean border. Although it stands for the “demilitarized zone,” the DMZ is the most militarized border in the world, U.S. Army Col. Kurt Taylor told us during our recent tour of the buffer zone separating North and South Korea.

Tips to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

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How would you like to get a raise before you have the job offer? It is possible, and candidates are doing it right now. Employers are not averse to increasing pay packages to secure the right candidate.

If you have the kind of specialist skill or unique experience that employers are desperately seeking right now, it could pay you to negotiate over the starting salary for a new job. Here’s how:

1. Benchmark your value. Check vacancies that require your skills and experience, and read relevant trade press articles and statements by recruiters that specialise in your sector. If it turns out that you are a desirable commodity, you stand a good chance of being able to negotiate up the salary quoted in vacancies.

2. Apply for jobs as normal, but try not to get involved in discussions about salary at initial interviews. Asking about salary before you have been offered the job is usually risky because it looks as though you are only interested in the money. For those who plan to negotiate the salary upwards, it’s an even bigger mistake. You don’t want the employer to rule you out at an early stage because they fear you will be expensive.

3. Meanwhile, prepare your case. Start with the current pay rates for employees like you, and then factor in the extra value you bring based on your special skills, experience, network of contacts, visibility within your sector and greatest successes, expressed in terms of financial benefit to your employer. Work out the amount of extra salary you ideally want, and have solid evidence that shows you are worth it. Base your reasons on the benefits you will bring to the new employer, not the benefits for you.

4. Then work out the amount you will settle for as a compromise. Look at the whole remuneration package, including benefits. If they will not pay the total salary you are looking for, they may be persuaded to make up the shortfall in increased benefits so as to bring the whole package up to a level that suits you.

5. Wait until they offer you the job. Simon Horton, author of Negotiation Mastery, says, “You are strongest when they have offered you the job but not named a figure. Then get in first with a high figure, otherwise they will start low and it will be hard to negotiate upwards.” State your ideal figure. You may be lucky; they may simply accept.

6. If they demur, ask why and listen carefully to their reasons. Be prepared to explain why you are asking for more money. Again, stress the benefits for the employer. It will make you a stronger negotiator if you do not see it as an oppositional process. Horton says: “If you enter a deal with a win-lose approach, you will invoke a win-lose approach from the other party.” Realise that you are both on the same side – they want you as an employee and you want their job. Then it just becomes a process of working out how you can achieve your mutual goal – both sides win.

7. Have a plan B, such as taking a job with another employer or staying with your existing job. If you have an alternative offer, it may be worth mentioning it. Whether you choose to do this or not, the knowledge that you have an alternative plan will make you a more confident negotiator.

8. Be flexible, but do not compromise too soon or too easily. Be prepared to give them time to think, and to ask for time to think yourself.

9. If all else fails, be prepared to walk away.

Author : Linda Whitney


Top 10 #Windows10 Coolest Features


The long-awaited Windows 10 has finally arrived with Coolest Features of Windows 10 and it’s available in over 190 countries worldwide. This update is the result of Microsoft’s efforts to develop an ecosystem where every gadget uses the same OS and has synergy.

If you haven’t installed Windows 10 yet, you might want to read through the following list of coolest Windows 10 features. Even if you have, you might discover something new!

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Windows 10 Worst Privacy Nightmare


Are you downloading Windows 10 upgrade? or planning to do so in next few hours? then we are totally sorry for spoiling your excitement but we think that you should know some facts that can grade Windows 10 into a spying software.

With every new version of an operating system there comes new exiting features and Windows 10 is no doubt a major upgrade that brings along variety of cool stuff; including the legendary “Start Menu button”.

Along with sleek features, Windows 10 comes with new set of privacy policies that have attracted a lot of criticism with-in 24 hours of its launch.

You should go ahead and read Privacy Policy and Service Agreement yourself in detail to find out the extent of information that you would be sharing with Microsoft.

We are presenting few of the items below:

Data Syncing is by Default Enabled

Your private data and apps (software) settings will be synced with Microsoft servers by default. This data includes your browsing history, websites that are open, apps settings, software setting, WiFi hotspot names and passwords and similar things.

This is very much similar to what Chrome does and it can be disabled by going into Setting menu > Privacy> general > Change privacy option.

Your Device is By Default Tagged with a Unique Advertising ID

With Windows 10, each user on each device is uniquely assigned an advertising ID that can be used to serve you with personalized advertisements by third-party advertisers and ad networks.

You can opt-out of this tagging by going into privacy options.

Cortana Can Collect Any of your Data

Cortana, a Siri like voice assistant that isn’t available in Pakistan as a feature but is bundled with the Windows 10 upgrade, can collect any and every data that you use, including your keystrokes, mic input, searches, data from your calendar, your address book, contacts and relationship, credit card payment information, data from your email, SMS, your call list, music that you listen, what you view or purchase, browser history and what not.

Microsoft says that its necessary for Cortana to collect all this data in order to work with optimum results. However, there is a lot of data that you are allowing to send back to Microsoft servers and we think you should be aware of this fact.

Microsoft can Collect Any Personal Data of Yours!

In addition to what’s mentioned above, when you download Windows 10 and sign the agreement, you are actually authorizing Microsoft to collect your following information:

  • Your Identity: First and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data
  • Passowrds: Passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access
  • Demographics: Data about you such as your age, gender, country and preferred language
  • Interests and Habits: Data about your interests and favorites, such as the teams you follow in a sports app, the stocks you track in a finance app, or the favorite cities you add to a weather app.
  • Credit Card information: Data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument.
  • Usage data: Microsoft collects data about how you interact with various services. Such as the features you use, the items you purchase, the web pages you visit, and the search terms you enter.
  • Contacts and relationships. We collect data about your contacts and relationships if you use a Microsoft service to manage contacts, or to communicate or interact with other people or organizations.
  • Location data. Microsoft collects data about your location, either through GPS or by identifying nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Content: Microsoft collects content of your files and communications when necessary toprovide you with the services you use. This includes:the content of your documents, photos, music or video you upload to a Microsoft service such asOneDrive. It also includesthe content of your communications sent or received using Microsoft services, such as the:
    • subject line and body of an email,
    • text or other content of an instant message,
    • audio and video recording of a video message, and
    • audio recording and transcript of a voice message you receive or a text message you dictate.

Your Data Can be Shared

When downloading Windows 10, you are authorizing Microsoft to share any of above mentioned data with any third-party, with or without your consent.

Here’s what the privacy policy says:

We share your personal data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any service you have requested or authorized.

We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:

  1. Comply with applicable law 
  2. Protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone;
  3. Operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or
  4. Protect the rights or property of Microsoft


Since Windows 10 is a device independent OS, meaning that it will be able to run on PCs, tablets, smartphones and on other capable devices, it collects a lot more data than previous versions. However, accessing private files and emails is pretty serious.

While we know that there’s nothing private on internet, this is a lot of private data that is going to get accessed and probably shared with third parties.

Considering Windows 10 is distributed as a free upgrade, data privacy advocates are likely to get on the roll soon.

Over all we think it may get crucial for many to decide to either upgrade to Windows 10 or not.

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Difference between REST and SOAP webservices

This article is to compare REST vs SOAP. There is huge difference between REST and SOAP. Comparing SOAP and REST is not just right as they are different things. It is like comparing orangutan and octopus, I have high regard for both of them. But still, as it is a popular topic lets have a discussion on SOAP vs REST.


Roy Fielding was a member of the team that wrote the specification for HTTP and co-founder of Apache HTTP server project. He introduced the word REST and the concept in his doctoral thesis in 2000. REST disruptively took over as an architectural style for web services implementation.