UAE authorities issue guidelines on applying for amnesty as Dec deadline looms
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UAE authorities issue guidelines on applying for amnesty as Dec deadline looms

UAE authorities issue guidelines on applying for amnesty as Dec deadline looms

Following the amnesty period, those found with expired visas face fines of up to Dhs315 per week

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The UAE has urged expatriates whose residence and visit visas expired before March 1 to make use of the amnesty and leave the country without any penalties before the end of this month.

Taking to Twitter, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) issued guidelines on how people can apply for the amnesty.

The amnesty, which had an initial deadline of August, was extended until the end of this year and covers all financial fines related to the Emirates ID cards, work permits, as well as the waiver of all administrative restrictions.

Read: UAE extends waiver for residency law violators till end of the year

Following the amnesty period, those found with expired visas face fines of up to Dhs315 per week. They will also have to pay Dhs250 when they leave the country.

Guidelines

* Book an air ticket to travel before the December 31 deadline

* Bring the passport and air ticket to the airport

* For expired visit visa holders heading back from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah airports, they must arrive at the airport six hours prior to departure. Those heading out from the Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airport have report to the Dubai Civil Aviation Security Centre 48 hours prior to departure time

* For those with expired residence visas, head to the airport four hours prior to the departure time

* At the airport, the travellers will be exempted from all financial fines; all imposed administrative restrictions will be cancelled; and their visas will also be cancelled

* Visa violators falling under business partner and investors categories must liquidate their companies or abolish their legal capacity in the company

* Those sponsoring dependents must depart with them

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