Shawakh Zaher, a resident in Abu Dhabi, applied for his 10-year-old daughter's residency visa this week and her one-year visa has been approved. Zaher's first wife relocated to the UAE in February 2018, along with their three children. He is now able to bring his second wife and three children whom he has not seen since 2014. Also, his brother-in-law, Ibrahim. Ibrahim was able to bring his wife and three children to Ajman in 2016, however, his son still remains in Germany in a refugee camp which he has been in since 2015.
A total of 10,797 people have applied for amnesty since August 1 at Al Aweer and Amer centres and officials are urging people who have cancelled their resident visas without changing their status to act quickly before amnesty ends on October 31.
We have spoken to large UAE-based Indian companies and they have come forward very generously to offer employment says Indian Ambassador to the UAE. Some large companies in the UAE have committed to employ hundreds of Indian amnesty-seekers as part of an initiative taken by the country’s embassy in Abu Dhabi
The Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi will provide buses to transport its nationals to the Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality in Al-Shahamah starting Thursday, the embassy said. The Embassy will contribute to the provision of meals and drinking water. In addition to providing jobs for Indian job seekers who want to stay in the country legally with major Indian companies. Speaking at a press conference held at the embassy in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, the Indian ambassador told Indian airlines to provide discounts on travel tickets to help members of the community who are unable to return to India.
Maria Isabelle was arrested for violating residency regulations while in Dubai, and the campaign was timely. She was released and directed to take advantage of the time-limit and correct her condition either by leaving or obtaining a residence. However, the tragic death of her 23-year-old son upset the scales, Pointing out that she attended the headquarters of the violators to leave and faced some of the obstacles to the completion of the papers required more time, and when the officials heard her case to help and end the procedures to be able to travel and participate in the completion of the funeral of her son.
55-year-old Bangladeshi woman and her two daughters, aged 15 and 16, took advantage of "protect yourself by changing your situation" after violating residency regulations in the state for 20 years. The mother said that she attended the center to receive the violators in Sharjah to complete the procedures to amend their situation, confirming that she now lives legally after nearly twenty years of living in secret. Colonel Ali Amin, Acting Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Sharjah, said during the briefing, which was organized by the Department at its headquarters yesterday, to provide a new hall at the main gate of the Department with all their facilities for 500 people, bringing the total number of halls to 9 halls to speed up services.
The Director-General for Aliens Affairs and Executives at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al-Rashdi, told Emirates Al Youm that this residence is granted only once, to amend the status of the violators, give them the opportunity to look for work, and transfer their residence legally to a work party, in implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers. During this period, an offender can obtain a job. He/she must leave the country voluntarily and come back with a new entry permit.
Brigadier Mohammed Abdullah Alwan, Executive Director of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Ajman, revealed that the administration has exempted 10 beneficiaries from the "Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status" initiative with a total value of AED 1,254,000 out of a total of 164 violators. He said that the total number of violators who handed over their transactions until yesterday was 2,700. Obaid Al Zaabi, Director of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments Branch in Ajman and himself agreed to distribute the promotional publications with the benefits of the initiative in the mosques and alert them to the procedures for benefiting from them.
The Director of Admissions and Residence Permits at Sharjah General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Col. Hazeem Khalifa Al Suwaidi, said that although those wanted for criminal and security cases would not benefit from the "Protect Yourself by Changing Your Situation" initiative, family members can benefit from the initiative. To amend their situation in the event they have the legal conditions of residence within the state or the entitlement to grant permission to leave, noting that the department invited representatives of communities during the meeting, in cooperation with the department, to modify the status of children of the "unknown descent" category born within the state, and nationals of their respective countries.
The decision of the Council of Ministers to grant nationals of countries suffering from wars and disasters, residence for a year in the UAE. This is carried out by simple procedures through the electronic channels E - CHANNEL "Tasheel" offices without the need to visit the centers identified by the Commission for violators.