UAE’s Three-Month Amnesty for Visa Rule Violators to Start on August 1

UAE’s Three-Month Amnesty for Visa Rule Violators to Start on August 1

The UAE will permit a three month general amnesty to foreign violators of the country’s residency laws starting from August 1.

The violators will have the option to pay nominal fees or leave the UAE voluntarily without prosecution.

A toll free telephone number will be set up to answer inquiries about the amnesty and the time granted to the violators.

The visa will be granted to people of war-torn countries including Syria, Libya and Yemen. This special visa can also be granted to people who face difficulties moving to their home countries such as the Palestinians.

This visa will target people who arrived in the country on visit, tourist or employment visas and stranded because of the political disorder in their countries. These people will also be exempt from overstay fine.

Widows and divorcees will also be granted a special one-year visa sponsored by themselves and exempt from their overstay fines.
The Cabinet has approved a new package including a residency system to allow a two-year extension of the residency period for the dependents of their parents after finishing their university studies.

Transit visa can be extended for up to 96 hours for a fee of only Dh50. Obtaining transit visa will be facilitated by a number of express counter at the passport-control hall across UAE airports.

The Cabinet allows people overstaying their visa to leave the country voluntarily without a “no entry” passport stamp. A new 6-month visa will be introduced for job seekers who wish to work in the country.

For those who entered the UAE illegally, they will have the chance to leave voluntarily with a “no entry” stamp for two years given that they provide a valid return ticket.