The UAE amnesty program aims to help illegal residents to protect their status by either leaving the country or change their cancelled/expired visa to a valid one without getting any Fines. This is a good opportunity for a lot of undocumented expats to convert the UAE visas and stay legally or exit the country.
Centers in the UAE that have been set up to handle overstayers who want to correct their residence status or leave the country without paying any Fines.
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How to Avail Amnesty Program in UAE
Here are some things to know on how you can avail the 2018 amnesty. Please be guided accordingly.
WHO THIS IS FOR:
The Amnesty is ONLY for those who are overstaying and have absconding cases will be covered by this immigration amnesty.
For those who have financial cases (non-payment of credit cards, bounced cheques or unpaid loans, etc.), police cases, and other cases, you need to resolve these cases first before you can avail the amnesty.
WHERE TO GO IN UAE
1. In Dubai, there are 2 centers for 2 different cases in Dubai: Amer Centers and Al Aweer office.
Amer Centers — for those who want to stay in the UAE and legalize their residence status:
— Exemption of financial penalties (residence overstay penalty, Emirates ID, labor card)
— Close the absconding case
— Renew an expired visa or get a new stamped visa from your sponsor
Al Aweer Office — for those who want to Exit the UAE
2. In Abu Dhabi, go to Immigration offices in Shahama, Al Ain and Al Gharbia
3. In Other Emirates, Go to the main immigration offices
WHEN TO AVAIL AMNESTY
Amnesty period is from August 1 – to October 31, 2018
Reception Centers open from 8am to 8pm.
FEES TO PAY
521 AED – Fee to Correct Residency
221 AED – Fee to Exit the UAE
Fees for those who want to close an absconding case
121 AED – for individuals
521 AED – for private institutions
71 AED – for government institutions
DOCUMENTS REQUIREED TO BRING
If No Passport — You need to go to your respective country Embassies/Consulate General offices to request for a travel document (after presenting a certificate of loss of passport).
Flight ticket back home – Violator must provide the ticket and travel date must be booked after 10 days of visiting the amnesty office.
CUSTOMER SERVICE HOTLINE
For those who have questions, you can contact this hotline for assistance (80080)
Those who want to get the 6-month temporary visa for jobseekers need to apply via MOHRE (Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation)
FOR OTHER CONCERNS
Please contact your country’s embassy or Consulates General office for further inquiries.
NOTE: Information posted here is intended to help shed light about the UAE amnesty program. Information may change without prior notice, and it’s always best to contact authorities for updated news and details. Good luck!