UAE Amnesty 2018
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The individuals who are staying illegally in the country can apply for amnesty.
Q: What is the duration of the amnesty?

A: Residents can avail of the amnesty for three months from August 1 to October 31

Q: Who are the people eligible for amnesty?

A: The individuals who are staying illegally in the country can apply for amnesty.

Q: What are the two options available for illegal residents under amnesty?

A: Those who wish to exit the country can go back to their home countries without paying fines or facing jail term. Or individuals can regularise their status by getting a new visa under a sponsor.

Q: Will those who entered the country illegally be given amnesty?

A: Yes. But they will exit the country with a two-year ban.

Q: Will there be a permanent ban on reentering the UAE for those who avail of amnesty?

A: No. There will be no ban, and people can reenter the country on valid visas.

Q: Will the applicant have to pay overstaying fines before modifying their illegal status?

A: No. Applicants of amnesty will get a waiver on all overstaying fines.

Q: What kind of violations will not fall under the amnesty scheme?

A: People who have been blacklisted and also those who have legal cases against them are not eligible for amnesty. All residency violations will fall under the amnesty scheme.

Q: Can those who have absconding report against them apply for amnesty?

A: Yes, Immigration authorities will remove the absconding report and issue exit permit without ban.

Q: Can applicants who modify their status apply for jobs in the UAE?

A: Yes. Applicants can register in the virtual job market available on the website of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation

Q: How long can those who modified their residency status stay in the country to look jobs?

A: People looking for jobs can obtain a six-month temporary visa to look for employment.

Q: How can residents apply for amnesty?

A: Illegal residents wishing to exit the country can approach the Immigration department and get exit permit.

Q: What are the documents residents need to submit?

A: Residents need to submit original passport or EC (emergency certificate). They also need to submit an air ticket along with the application.

Q: What is the fee for applying for exit permit?

A: A fee of Dh220 is charged on the exit permit.

Q: What is the fee for modifying residency status?

A: A fee of Dh500 is charged.

Q: Can residents without passports apply for amnesty?

A: Yes, Residents without passports can also apply.

Q: What is the time period to exit the country after getting the exit pass?

A: Individuals have to exit within 10 days of getting the exit pass.

Q: How can those who cannot come to the Immigration apply for amnesty?

A: Immigration will issue exit permits based on medical reports or letter from embassy or consulate.

Q: How many amnesty service centres have authorities established across the UAE?

A: A total of nine centres have been established at the centres of the General Directorates of Residency and Foreign Affairs across the UAE.

Q: Where are the centres in Abu Dhabi located?

A: Al Ain, Shahama and Al Garbia

Q: Where can people submit their documents in Dubai?

A: At Al Aweer Immigration centre

Q: What is the location for other emirates?

A: The amnesty centres are located at the Immigration Offices in the emirates.

Q: What are the timings of the centres?

A: The amnesty service centres will open from 8am to 8pm.

Q: What benefits will amnesty bring to families coming from war-torn countries like Syria and Yemen?

A: They will be granted a one-year residence visa without restrictions attached.

Seek help from your embassies
>Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi
02 449 2700

>Consulate General of India, Dubai
056 546 3903 ([email protected])

>Embassy of the Philippines, Abu Dhabi
02 639 0006

>Philippine Consulate General, Dubai
04 220 7100

>Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi
02 444 7800

>Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai
04 397 3600

>Embassy of Indonesia, Abu Dhabi
02 445 4448

>Consulate General of Indonesia, Dubai
04 398 5666

>Embassy of Bangladesh, Abu Dhabi
02 446 5100

>Consulate General of Bangladesh, Dubai
04 238 8199

>Embassy of Sri Lanka, Abu Dhabi
02 631 6444

>Consulate General of Sri Lanka, Dubai
04 398 6535

>Embassy of Nigeria, Abu Dhabi
02 443 1503

>Consulate General Nigeria, Dubai
04 352 2505

>Embassy of Uzbekistan, Abu Dhabi
02 448 8215

>Consulate General of Uzbekistan, Dubai
04 370 6060

>Consulate General of Sudan, Dubai
04 397 7722

>Consulate General of Egypt, Dubai 
04 397 1122

>Embassy of Nepal, Abu Dhabi
02 634 4767

>Consulate General of Malaysia, Dubai
04 398 5843



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