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UAE visa violators now exempt from fines

There is a three-month grace period after May 18

UAE visa violators now exempt from fines

Brigadier Khamis Al Kaabi, a spokesman for the Federal Authority for Identify and Citizenship.

Visa violators will now be exempt from fines, the UAE government said on Wednesday.

The order – which comes from UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – stipulates that those with entry or residency permits that expired before March 1 will not have to pay any fines.

In a statement to the media on Wednesday, Brigadier Khamis Al Kaabi, a spokesman for the Federal Authority for Identify and Citizenship, said that the order includes full waivers for individuals with expired residency or residency permits who are will to leave during a three month grace period after May 18.

“The order includes waiver of fines on expired Emirates ID and work permits,” he said.

Those who take advantage of the offer will not be prevented from returning to the UAE if the proper conditions are met.

“We urge the public to use the smart platform of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to get the services they need.”

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