UAE government waives fines on expired visas

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People, whose residency and visit visas have expired as of March 1, will not have to pay any fines.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the directive, which is also applicable for fines on expired Emirates ID and work permits.

The details were announced during a virtual press conference by Brigadier Khamis Al Kaabi, spokesperson of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

He added that applicants will be given a grace period of three months, starting May 18, to depart the country.

Al Kaabi also stated that the latest decision will not prevent beneficiaries from returning to the country in the future, provided they meet the requirements and take advantage of the departure period.

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