UAE visa violators should depart before December 31: ICA

The authority said the violators of residency laws can avail of exemption from all fines and other administrative restrictions

  
Aerial view of city skyline and cityscape at sunset in Dubai,UAE. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Aerial view of city skyline and cityscape at sunset in Dubai,UAE. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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The Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (ICA) on Thursday explained procedures of benefitting from the grace period granted to the visa violators.

In a tweet on its official account, the authority said the violators of residency laws can avail of exemption from all fines and other administrative restrictions. This is applicable only to the violations occurred before March 1 and the last date of exemption is December 31.

Residence visa violators should book an air ticket with a departure date before December 31 and arrive at the airport with the ticket and passport four hours before the departure time.

Visit visa holders with their visas expired before March 1, who travel out of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah airports, should reach the airport at least six hours before the departure time to avail of the amnesty programme. Those who travel through Dubai and Al Maktoum airports will have to report at the Dubai Civil Aviaion Security Centre 48 hours before the departure time.

The authority also said that the violators who have dependants under their sponsorship should depart with their dependants.

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