More than 400 Indian nationals approached the help desk created by the Indian missions in UAE on day one, to seek guidance on the latest three month amnesty scheme announced by the Government.
Consul General Vipul said, at least three officers from the Consulate have been deputed at the Duabi immigration office to help those who are directly approaching them.
Indian Missions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have opened a help desk to help maximum number of Indians staying in the country illegally to avail the amnesty.
The UAE has announced that it will grant a three month general amnesty, starting from today to foreign violators of the country’s residency laws. The violators will have the option to either rectify their legal status through paying nominal fees, or leave the UAE voluntarily without prosecution.
Ambassador Navdeep Suri has urged the Indian nationals who are staying in UAE illegally or those who have stayed beyond their visa period to take advantage of this ‘amnesty window’ to either regularize their stay or leave the country.
In 2013, more than 60,000 illegal residents of different nationalities took advantage of the general visa amnesty, which ran for two months.