The Official Portal of the UAE Government explains and discusses the procedures needed to be taken to avail amnesty scheme. These include the required fees and locations to head to. The portal also states the requirements and restrictions for the amnesty seekers. These include those who are blacklisted and with current unsolved legal cases.
Philippine consul general said his officers were dealing with hundreds of cases of people who had lost their passports. Other common problems include employers failing to process visas correctly and mothers who gave birth to children in the UAE but had not registered them.
For those now wishing to return home, the Philippine government has agreed to cover the cost of an exit pass and the fee for those needing to have charges for absconding dismissed.
The government is also covering the cost of a one-way flight ticket home for those choosing to leave, but will not pay the fees of anyone wishing to stay.
A Dubai-based company sought amnesty on Sunday for 500 of its workers with overstaying violations that amounted up to over Dh500,000, with the company management seeking to send some employees back home and renew visas for others.
While the UAE Amnesty is said to welcome everyone, officials recently state again that former banned UAE residents are not eligible to avail amnesty. Colonel Ali Amin Mohammed, director of the amnesty centres and establishment at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) in Sharjah confirmed that the amnesty programme, which will run until October 31, was designed for those who have overstayed and are residing illegally in the country.
The general directorate of residency and foreigners affairs (GDRFA) in Sharjah allocated four additional halls to meet the heavy rush of violators seeking to benefit from the amnesty, as more than 2,000 people visited Sharjah immigration until midday to avail of the ongoing three-month long amnesty programme, officials said yesterday.
A 79-year-old disabled Indian woman and her son with mental health issues got their Dh1 million fine for overstaying waived off at the Amnesty centre of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Fujairah on the second day of the initiative.
Amnesty seekers in Fujairah and Sharjah will be able to leave the country on the same day, and have a period of 21 days to depart from the country.
According to the Executive Director of the Directorate General for Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Ajman, Brigadier General Mohammed Abdullah bin Alwan, referred to a case of exemption from the amount of 550 thousand dirhams after violating the state for 16 years. Her status has been modified, and she expressed happiness due to the good treatment of the department.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Sharjah yesterday provided 4 additional lounges in its main building to accommodate the increasing numbers of violators who wish to correct their situation of various nationalities.
A number of "service broker" took advantage of the need for auditors in a number of Asian consulates to submit various documents to complete their procedures and offer them fast services with amounts ranging from AED250 to AED500, in return for handing over their passports.