UAE residency law violators can seek amnesty

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 17:20 hrs

Abu Dhabi, Nov 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on violators of its entry and residency laws to benefit from the country's new amnesty provisions.

The violators of the entry and residency law would be granted permits to leave the country, in case, they handed themselves up voluntarily to the competent authorities within the time limit specified by the ministry, an interior ministry official said.

"There are clear instructions on dealing with offenders who hand themselves up voluntarily to authorities to benefit from the amnesty, as their departure procedures will be smooth," said Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Menhali, assistant undersecretary of the ministry of interior for naturalisation, residency and ports affairs.

The centres to receive the violators have been set up nationwide, he added.



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