Those residents who have been illegally living in the UAE with visas that expired before March 1 have three more months to rectify their status.
According to a WAM report, instead of the August 18 deadline, the visa scheme will run until November 17, giving these visa violators more time to fix their visa status.
All overstay fines shall also be waived off if the violators were leaving the UAE.
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Major General Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi, Director General of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) advised visa violators to avail of the opportunity to leave the country without facing penalties.
The amnesty covers people who have been illegally staying in the country after their visas–visit, tourist or residency, had expired before March 1.
“Residents and visitors who have been staying illegally in the country before March 1, are exempted from all the fines if they leave the UAE,” Al Rashidi said.
No ban will be imposed to the offenders that prevents them from returning to the UAE.
Those will leave the country and avail of the scheme are required to present a valid ID, passport, and flight ticket to go back to their home country.