UAE Gratuity Claim Application Format [Sample Letter]

UAE Gratuity Claim Application Format [Sample Letter]

When your employment contract ends, you need to claim gratuity and all end-of-service benefits. You should write a letter to the HR Officer to claim gratuity payment from the employer.

You can learn how to calculate gratuity in UAE with help of this Online Gratuity Calculator at free of cost.

To know how to write a request letter to claim gratuity in UAE, you should check the application format and sample letter that I am going to share here. Thereafter you will be able to write your letter for claiming gratuity from your employer in an authentic way.

Application Format for Claim Gratuity in UAE

To claim gratuity on termination/end of contract in UAE, you need to write a letter towards your employer company where the HR Officer handles payment of workers’ end-of-service entitlements.

Check the application format below to learn how to write a request letter to claim gratuity in UAE.

The Human Resources Officer/Manager,
Employer Company Name
Company Address
Date in DD-MM-YYYY Format
Subject: Application to Claim Gratuity Payment


Subject: Request to Release Gratuity Payment
Respected Sir/Ma'am,
My name is____________ and my employment ID is_______(Labour Card No.).
I have worked with your company/establishment (company name) from _____(joining date) to _____(ending date).
I have read my employment contract and the UAE Federal Decree Law No. (33) in detail.
As per UAE Labour Law Article 51, I am entitled for gratuity as a part of the end-of-service benefits.
So, I request you to process my gratuity payment as per rules.
Thank You,
_______(Your Name)

_______(Your Signature)

Sample Letter to Claim Gratuity from the Employer in UAE

In order to write a sample letter to claim gratuity from the employer in UAE, you should have some basic details about the employee. Here I provide those details and a sample letter to request for gratuity payment as follows;

Employee NameAdil Razak Khan
Employee ID (Labour Card No.)42063084033
Joining DateJanuary 1, 2022
Ending DateJanuary 1, 2024
Company NameAl Mufid Trading Co. (L.L.C.)
Company AddressOffice 1702, 1703,DAMAC Smart Heights,
383 Al-Sufouh third,Jebel Ali Race Course Road, Tecom.Dubai, UAE. PO Box: 4636

Now, I will write a sample letter for the employee information given in the above table.

The Human Resource Manager,
Al Mufid Trading Co. (L.L.C.),
Office 1702, 1703,
DAMAC smart heights,
383 Al-Sufouh third,
Jebel Ali Race course Road, Tecom.
Dubai, UAE. PO box 4636
Subject: Request to Claim Gratuity Payment on Termination
Respected Sir/Ma'am,
My name is Adil Razak Khan and my Employment ID is 42063084033. I have worked with your company i.e. Al Mufid Trading Co. (L.L.C.) from 01-01-2022 to 01-01-2024. I have read my Employment Contract and also referred the UAE Federal Decree Law No. (33). As per the UAE Labour Law, I am entitled and eligible to receive gratuity on termination of contract. So, I request you to process the payment of my gratuity and all end-of-service benefits as per rules.Looking forward for your kind response.

Thank You,
Adil Razak Khan.

So, this is how you can write a letter towards the HR Manager to claim gratuity from the employer in United Arab Emirates.


The UAE Labour Law offers many benefits to the foreign workers like paid leaves, sick leaves, gratuity and many more. In UAE, the employment contract can end by resignation or termination or its expiry date.

In all cases, the employee/worker is entitled for end-of-service benefits (including gratuity) if there is not a legal reason to suspend all dues. I have shared the application format above to help you write a letter to claim gratuity from your employer.


How can a worker claim gratuity from the employer?

A worker can claim gratuity from the employer by writing a request letter towards the HR Manager of the company.

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