UAE: Visa Amnesty Scheme Extended By One Month

The amnesty period has officially been extended for one more month in UAE, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced on Tuesday.

The amnesty period has officially been extended for one more month in the country, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced.

The current three-month long amnesty period, which started from August 1, was due to end on Wednesday, October 31st, but will now continue until December 1.

Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al-Rashdi, director general of Foreign Affairs and Executives at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, said the move comes as centres continue to see “heavy demand” by people wishing to take advantage of the amnesty.

The government previously said those who entered the UAE illegally or overstayed their visas and who come forward before the deadline will not be fined or charged if they choose to leave the country voluntarily.

The amnesty also grants those looking for employment a six-month visa to find a job. It excludes, however, those who are “blacklisted” or with legal cases pending.

 

Source Credit: Arabian Business