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Can ‘overstaying Filipino workers’ in UAE avail the Philippine repatriation efforts?

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As the repatriation efforts of the Philippines resume, many overseas Filipino workers are asking more about the program’s scope and delimitation.

In a UNTV interview, Dubai-based OFW Marion Tuangco asked Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes if those Filipinos whose visas are expired can avail of the repatriation efforts of the country, considering the host country announced the visa validity extension up until December 2020.

UAE earlier announced about extending the validity of all residency visa, entry permits and Emirates ID until the end of 2020, as long as the documents expired after March 1.

“Sa mga nag-over stay, tandaan nating there was an announcement na yung mga nag overstay from March 1 ay extended validity ng visa all the way till the end of the year. Yung mga nag overstay beyond March 1 or February or last year ito yung need ng clearance (outpass), it’s a criminal offence and punishable by detention or deportation,” Cortes said noting that the situation now is different from that of 2018 wherein there was general amnesty program that waived fines or visa violators.

Those who overstayed, according to Cortes, need to undergo a separate procedure to have the fines waived.

The consulate has recently announced that they’re preparing for the repatriation of some 1,500 OFWs from the host country.

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Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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