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Major General Saeed Rakan Al-Rashdi, Director-General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, said during the briefing that the crisis contributed to restricting the movement of individuals to renew their visas, and accordingly the decision was reached to exempt all violators of residency and other visas provided that the offender desires to leave the country and return to his homeland.
He added that this decision includes residency violators, entry permit and visa violators under which fugitives from their sponsors and work contract violators are included where the violation may have occurred before March 1, 2020.
He made it clear that these exemptions will not be used in case the violator wants to modify his status and stay in the UAE.
The Director General confirmed that the lead time for this project is 3 months from May 18, 2020. The advantages of this project are the exemption from fines incurred by residents in general and visitors wishing to leave the country, exemption from the identity card fine, exemption from departure fees, which includes the fee for a departure permit, cancellation, and fee for paying the exit circular, exemption from the fine of extracting an employment contract or renewing a work permit, knowing that these categories will not be prevented from entering the country again in the event that they obtain a new employment contract.
The questions submitted by the accredited ambassadors and consuls were answered through the electronic system, and a press conference will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 to explain more details about this project.
120 cultural visa applicants have met eligibility criteria; a majority of them have been issued visas while the remaining are being processed.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that it has resumed issuing entry permits into the country, commencing today, 24th September 2020.
All residence visa holders returning to Dubai must get a return approval from General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai
In detail, a video footage showed the strange phenomenon of water mist flying upwards from the strength of the strong winds that hit Sydney in Australia.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at UNHCR, has allocated Dhs6 million worth of medications that will be shipped from the UAE to support young cancer patients in the Children’s Cancer Centre of Lebanon (CCCL), as a response to the hard impacting all sectors in the country, especially the health sector.
Sheikh Sultan listened to a detailed explanation from Dr. Sabah Aboud Jasim, Director General of the Sharjah Antiquities Authority, about the components of the new discoveries that were unearthed discovered during surveys and excavations in the central region of the Emirate of Sharjah.