By Staff writer
There is a three-month grace period after May 18
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.
Brigadier General Al Kaabi: As per the directives of UAE President,His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,holders of both residency and visit visas that expired in early March are exempted from fines.They have a three-month grace period to depart UAE starting May 18th.— UAEGov (@uaegov) May 13, 2020
“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.”