Most schools maintain that they cannot accommodate children without valid documents.
The authorities tell illegal residents not to fear retribution as law will be kind to them.
According to a decree issued by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, absconding reports of workers filed before July 31 will be cancelled. This applies to absconding workers who are currently residing in the country.
Women jailed for having illegitimate children while working in the UAE could be freed and allowed to avail amnesty scheme.
Former residents that have been banned from entering the UAE may be able to use this opportunity to have their ban lifted.
Residents line up to avail the benefits of the amnesty scheme that kick started. Article includes videos of illegal residents telling their story.
How to make use of the amnesty for residency law violators announced by the UAE Government
Gulf News Coverage on the first day for amnesty seekers at Al Aweer Centre. Article includes live video featuring Brigadier General Khalaf Al Ghaith, the assistant director general of the violators and foreigners follow-up section at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.