As an example of Facebook pages announcing the amnesty. People are mostly skeptical about it. We could keep an eye on comments and maybe reach out to these pages in case we want to get involved. See other related post here: https://www.facebook.com/Syrian.And.UAE/posts/1188088937999792
Diplomats urge people to apply soon after amnesty begins on August 1 to avoid delays. Many labour-exporting countries are not printing passports in the UAE. The applications have to be sent back home for clearance and printing which may take weeks in some cases. If an amnesty seeker applies for a passport on October 1 thinking that there is still one more month to go, he or she may not be able to get the passport before the end of amnesty on October 31.
The articles adds (Libya) to the war-torn countries, in addition to Syria and Yemen. It claims that beneficiaries of violators amnesty for visa and entry permits of Dubai only, and that in case the violator wishes to rectify his status inside the country, the visa is issued from another emirates and he has an absconding notification, he should contact the same emirate to close the absconding case.
in a Q&A format, the article provides information about the amnesty programme, including the mention of the one-year visa for countries torn by war and conflict. The article provides phone numbers of related embassies, however UNHCR is not listed, neither are the embassies of Syria or Yemen.
The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate in Dubai and Northern Emirates announced the process and requirements needed for overstaying overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who will avail of the amnesty program organized by the UAE government.
In a Facebook post, the Philippine Embassy in the UAE said that financial assistance will be given to Filipino expats who wish to avail of the UAE's amnesty programme. However, there are certain conditions to be met.