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UAE to Offer Grace Period For Illegal Residents

Know someone who has overstayed their visit visa or residency permit? Good news is on the horizon with a new amnesty plan for illegal residents to fix their UAE visa status. Here are the details

Grace period to help correct UAE visa status

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has launched an initiative called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’ that provides a grace period for illegal residents to correct their UAE visa status, Gulf News is reporting. The three-month grace period to modify your visa status will run from August 1, 2018 until October 31, 2018.

Visa violators will be able to exit the country freely without facing fines or legal issues. They will also have the option to rectify their legal status if they choose to stay.

How will it work?

We’re still waiting to hear on specifics, but a toll free number is being set up to answer questions from the public. In past years the visa amnesty was extended to those who presented a valid passport and flight ticket home to residency departments. Watch this space for updates…

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